The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian
The Rockpool is the perfect stop off after a beach walk or surf. The Rockpool provides consistent excellent customer service and innovative and inspiring, locally sourced dishes.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Contact tracing information collected
Asian Style Kale Slaw* **
Pea and Mint Fritters with Avocado and Kale Salad* **
Battered Cod and Chips**
Website was misleading. Should be updated that all you can eat is burgers and pizza.
Unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience.
Our pizzas looked beautiful, but were very, very bland pizza.
They forgot my drink order , gave my husband the wrong drink .
We waited along time for food , around 45 minutes.
Very noisy , but that’s not the restaurants fault . Will not return.
Lovely restaurant - clean and nice atmosphere. Great location. Menu is limited to just pizzas which was disappointing. My pizza was particularly bland - Hawaiian.
The restaurant was serving a reduced menu because COVID so there wasn't a huge selection, but the food was delicious. We had four dishes, each was flavourful, a good size, and arrived quickly. The cocktails were ambrosial, and the service on form.
The restaurant is currently at reduced capacity, so tables are widely spaced apart. In addition, waiters wore facemasks and disinfected tables between seatings.
Edit: I previously gave this restaurant 5 stars because the food and service were excellent, but subsequently received a £100 parking fine. This was completely unfair because the meter was out of order and there was no mobile signal, so it was impossible to have paid. The parking is independently operated, but since there is nowhere else to park for this restaurant and all patrons will park there, the two are inextricably linked.
Short staffed but still did a decent job. Food and location lovely
Reduced menu due to staffing shortages across the region but the pizzas were fab and the service very good.
Lovely food. Staff were very attentive and explained the reduced menu well. Great service during these tricky times
Popped in for lunch after walk round Godfrey Point. Limited menu of pizza and sides due to being a bit short on staff but service and food was good And it was busy.
Great food and friendly service.
A relaxed evening out
Beautiful setting, varied menu, friendly staff but slow service and although the food was fine it was lacking in finesse.
Nice and clean , service polite, food good and hot however very very slow, it took nearly two hours for main courses to come out. Great place to go if you have time
Such tasty food with a big specials board as well! Atmosphere was perfect, lovely decor, highly recommended.
Great location and pretty good food. However, service was absolutely appalling. Staff were rude and just did not care about their job or customers, resulting in multiple mistakes.
I specifically booked the restaurant and made a day trip out of it, totally to a disappointment. Saving grace was the wonderful beach.
Really enjoyed our lunch here, lovely atmosphere and good staff.
Very disappointing breakfast. They only do pastries and pancakes on the breakfast menu. Pancakes were cold, dry and tasted days old. When we commented we were told the kitchen no longer prepares breakfasts as they are too busy getting ready for lunch. They should take the pancakes off the menu if they can’t make them fresh.
The place looked good and staff were nice. The food for lunch did look delicious but definitely give this place a miss for breakfast.
We had a great meal post surfing - good choice, staff helpful, nice ambiance and food was superb
The staff went above and beyond during our time at The Rock Pool. They had minimum staff due to three chefs not showing for work (covid times causing havoc) so had to scale down the menu. We were initially disappointed due to it being a celebratory meal but the staff really did do everything to make sure it didn’t effect us. The food was amazing! I would certainly highly recommend.
Great location. Although the menu was reduced due to staff shortages. Still an amazing choice.
Limited menu. Specials dishes were not clear in terms of type of dish and what are you ordering. Some dishes are Over priced. Tables too close to each other. Tables too close the main bar therefore too noisy when making cocktails. Also, can’t find the reason why they don’t serve food with drinks in the outside terrace. In addition to that waiting staff bringing dishes and drinks not all together rather bringing one by one. This lead to other people on the table waiting for others to join, makes it awkward situation. Also, noticed bar staff making mistakes with billing where by food and drinks were added for the wrong table until I have to point it out to correct the bill. Overall service was poor. Needs lots of improvement in terms of someone experienced supervising the inexperienced waiting staff.
Amazing location amazing food but most importantly awesome staff and service
Lovely quirky place . Friendly and very attentive staff
Superb meal but worrying to have to keep an eye on the car park in case time expired.
Beautiful location and good decor. Good food choice and specials board.
Toilets require cleaning attention and toilet paper and hand towels replenishing.
Me and my Husband had a lovely time
Service and Food was excellent at the Rockpool Beach Cafe
Thank you Guys
Definitely will come again
We so look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Had a great lunch at the Rockpool cafe. Really friendly staff and great food. Also had a sea view. Would go there again.
Great spot on the beach
Outstanding service and the food was sooo good
I would return
Thank you for your great review!
Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed our meal.
Thank you - we look forward to seeing you again!
Really enjoyed the food but took ages to be seated and picked up a parking fine of £100 because I was 15 minutes late back to my car. I would not recommend The Rockpool to anyone due to the parking charge. You’d hope to be reimbursed for parking in the car park outside the restaurant but the fact it cost be £100 plus the annoying wait by the door for ten minutes because they couldn’t find the work iPad, has left a sour taste
We are really sorry that you had this experience. The car park is managed by a separate company and we are fortunate that it is conveniently located in front of our restaurant. The signs are clear around the car park and unfortunately the company that manage it are very strict, especially in peak season. Please know there is a National trust car park just 2 mins walk away which is free for members or less for a day than the one in front. We hope this helps and we really hope to see you again.
We love The Rockpool, went expecting their delicious Sunday lunch but, it was not offered. But, we were not disappointed- the food was delicious. The new area looks lovely but, the new benches are the wrong height to the table, as a result really uncomfortable after an hour so, decided not to stay for pudding. Still the best coffee in Cornwall!
We're so pleased you enjoyed your time and food with us! We have taken your comments on board about the benches, we're so sorry about that! We hope to see you again soon.
Booked a table on line very straight forward. The food was amazing very quick service we have been in the past & it had been dun up so looks lovely & we shall be back again very soon x
We really look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
Good food, great customer service from all the staff. Very welcoming atmosphere and for our 2 dogs too.
Thank you for your great review!
Wonderful location. Great food. Quick service. A really young team and actually much better service than many restaurants.
Definitely would recommend this as location to visit for a walk relax and wonderful food ! *
We're so pleased you had a fantastic time and enjoyed The Rockpool!
Lovely spot for lunch after a walk - just make sure you book so you can get the full menu inside.
Food was tasty and high-quality, although part of our order (side of fries) was forgotten, had to be asked for, and arrived pretty late into our meal.
Good veggie options, as well a fine selection of meaty dishes. Pea and Mint fritta were excellent.
Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you like the variety on the menu too.
What a stunning location!
The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.
We had the mussels and it was absolutely divine, paired with a lovely recommended wine.
A relaxed boho beach vibe with class and style.
We're so pleased that you enjoyed our venue and your wine pairing, a new item to our menu this season. Thank you for taking the time to review.
Great food and great service. The staff were all friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed.
Wonderful - thank you for your review.
Great little spot and vibe for a chilled out lunch in the sunshine - crab sandwiches were gorgeous
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit!
We had a fabulous lunch at The Rockpool, which we’d booked at the last minute. The food was very good and the service excellent. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for this fantastic review. We hope to see you again soon.
Great food, great service, very quickly served. For covid times this place has definitely mastered how to do it will definitely return
We really look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
The whole experience was lovely. From start to finish was so good. The staff were helpful and attentive to us. The food was very tasty and we all loved it. Thank you so much!
We will pass on your comments - thanks so much!
Fabulous food, our waiter was exceptional
Lent, very charming
Thank you so much for this great review!
The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian is rated 4.4 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.