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The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian

4.5
4.5
205 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

Boho beach cafe and wedding venue. Famous for good food and its sandy back garden. A relaxed, contemporary beach bar, ideal for the whole family and dogs.

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.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00 Fri–Sun 10:00–22:00 Breakfast Daily 10:00–11:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00–16:30 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Fri–Sun 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01736 449990

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The perfect stop for fresh seafood, a lazy burger, or a casual cake. A laid back beachside atmosphere, with the kitchen open for breakfasts, main meals and snacks. The inspiration behind the menu is from our very own incredible natural surroundings, farmland and forest gardens to the rolling waves of the thundering ocean on our doorstep. We source all our ingredients from sustainable, ethical, local suppliers.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a space for your private event? Our spacious venue offers the ideal location for your private party from birthday parties to business conferences and more. Located at the rear of The Rockpool, with opportunity for a separate bar and stunning views over a site of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can tailor requirements for your event large or small. Get in touch to discuss your requirements. Contact info@therockpoolbeachcafe.co.uk, give us a call 01736 449990

  • Area

    Hayle

  • Parking Details

    There is a large pay and display carpark in front of our restaurant. You can pay with cash, card or using the JustPark app.

  • Public Transit

    The nearest bus stop is right outside the road entrance to the carpark

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Child Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Lunch

  • Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasions

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  1. HS

    HelenS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked for our sons 18th birthday lunch and it was just lovely. Staff were really friendly and choice of food and the food itself was delicious! Would definitely recommend and we’ll be back next time we’re down.

  2. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our visit, wonderful high quality food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful view.

  3. GF

    GowiththeFlo

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Although the menu is not massive the food IS amazing Superb roast on Sunday service efficient and friendly Will be back

  4. MT

    MarcusT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a perfect location with friendly staff and a warm welcome

  5. W

    Wakley62

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We have eaten there before and it was amazing good . This time food was not has good and no option for desert

  6. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Great location and nice decor. Friendly staff but food was a little cold and not as tasty as we hoped.

  7. SA

    SpAt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in a beautiful location, and service was spot on - staff were clear around timescales for food (longer than usual due to holiday season), but when it arrived, it was obviously fresh and cooked expertly. There is plentiful parking (paid for - download the Justpark app), very dog friendly with lots of space inside and outside.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for Sunday lunch for the first day of our hols the food was amazing couldn’t fault in any way. That good that we’ve been back on day two for pizza and can’t fault that either. Love this place and will definitely be coming back before we leave for home

  9. B

    Blue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, location and service. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and the Sunday roast was so flavourful. Would more than recommend.

  10. LD

    LisaD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent vegan roast , so nice to have the choice of meat free and absolutely delicious too . Excellent service and value. Will definitely be returning when we are next in Cornwall.

  11. CS

    ColinS

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb food and service as usual. I work in Support and regularly bring my clients here for a complete dinning experience (and ice-cream).

  12. 8

    82much

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a breakfast following an early check out from a local AirBnB. We had a fabulous experience - staff were really friendly and attentive. Also had one of the best cortados I’ve had! Great location, great food. Highly recommend.

  13. JB

    JanB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely food, had our 2 dogs with us and they were made very welcome too.

  14. c

    carolinej

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely brunch. Great food, fantastic service and lovely views

  15. HM

    HeidiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely decor, great food with big portions very attentive staff, close to the beach.

  16. AJ

    AllysonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our lunch at tbe Rockpool - the squid was delicious The service from the lads that day was great so helpful and engaging Also really lovely with our crazy dogs We returned the next day - need i say more !!

  17. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best Roast dinner we have ever eaten in a restaurant. We could not fault anything . Well done Rockpool Beach Cafe , we will certainly return.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 11 May 2022

    Our kitchen team will be especially delighted to read your wonderful comments about our Sunday lunch, thank you and we cannot wait for you to return in the near future!

  18. CM

    ClaireM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it. We live locally and drop our daughter off at the Junior Surf Academy, give the dog a run on the beach and have the best ever breakfast at the Rockpool. Fantastic food and the loveliest staff. Nothing to criticise. It's our weekly treat. Can't recommend it enough.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We are so thrilled to learn that we are your weekly treat.... thank you for such nice comments regarding our staff and food, we can't wait to see you again soon.

  19. SW

    SteveW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant and attentive staff. Great location, we had a window seat with plenty to look at. Food was first class and reasonably priced. Will soon be returning.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We do strive to offer the most attentive service that we can, so thank you for taking the time to comment, and we will see you soon...

  20. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another delicious Sunday roast at the Rockpool. It’s is always consistently good, staff are cheery and helpful without coming across as fake - spot on. Food is fantastic. It’s amazing how so many places can get a roast so wrong but the Rockpool always delivers a perfect experience. See you next week!!!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We do love reading great comments about our delicious Sunday roasts, thank you for taking the time to review, our guests experience is always our number 1 priority so we are delighted that you have recognised this. Thank you and look forward to seeing you next week...

  21. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Easter Sunday roast and it was wonderful. Dog friendly too. :)

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We love welcoming our friendly four legged guests, and we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful Easter Sunday with us, thank you.

  22. CW

    ClareW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely food but disappointing coffee , very small cups and not hot , think they should consider size of cups for value for money

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we will be sure to speak to the team about our coffee service, we appreciate the feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed our lovely food.

  23. F

    Fred

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was well presented and very tasty. The staff were lovely. friendly and very attentive. We had a lovely time.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed such a lovely time with us here at The Rockpool and we do hope you will visit us again soon.

  24. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was very busy when we got there as it was Good Friday. We had booked a table but changed to outside and they were accommodating to this although they did warn us outside tables were first come first served. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly despite being incredibly busy!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We are so happy to read such a lovely review, the staff will be delighted to read such great comments about the food and level of service. We do hope you can pop in to see us agin soon.

  25. H

    Helen

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had a great time celebrating a few birthdays. The food was really great. The guy on the bar was very helpful and attentive to the group. Some things that we ordered didn't arrive. But that didn't hinder the experience

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    It was a pleasure to host you all for the birthday celebrations, and glad that on the whole your experience was an enjoyable one, we will make sure to pass on your feedback to the whole team, thank you...

  26. PI

    PILKINGTONP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and great food. The perfect place to go with the family. Thank you!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We do try and pride ourselves on being as family friendly as possible, so we are delighted that you chose to visit us and leave such a great review.

  27. SD

    SarahD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and amazing service. The staff could not have been more helpful! The roast beef was delicious

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    Such a lovely review, the team will be thrilled to read your comments,! and we do hope that you can make time to visit us again in the near future.

  28. NA

    NicolaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely impressed with the excellent level of very attentive service and friendliness of all staff and to top all of that, the Sunday roast was absolutely delicious…we’re still all talking about it today, that’s how good the food and overall experience was! Well done Rockpool; we can’t wait to visit you again!!!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    We are absolutely delighted that you had such a memorable visit, the kitchen team especially will be delighted to read your wonderful comments about the Sunday lunch. Thank you again and we cannot wait to welcome you back to The Rockpool soon.

  29. RM

    RichardM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for Sunday lunch - beef and vegetables were amazing. Service was great - really enjoyable meal. Big portions - needed the beach walk afterwards!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 3 May 2022

    Such a lovely review thank you....the staff will be delighted to read the great comments about service and the food, we do hope that we can welcome you back to The Rockpool soon.

  30. ID

    IainD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Love coming here, dog friendly. Bit short of things on the desert menu.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 11 April 2022

    Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Rockpool. We're currently working on a new menu with our chefs and we'll be sure to make note that you would like to see more dessert options! Se you again soon.

  31. c

    carolinej

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, fantastic Outlook. Great gluten free options and dog friendly

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 4 April 2022

    We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed our gluten free options. We've made a conscious effort to create a menu suitable for all dietary needs, so we're glad to see it so well received. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

  32. K

    heatherK

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful position with sea views from certain positions of the restaurant. The menu is small but well cooked and very tasty, we have eaten at this venue a few times and will be returning. Staff are genuinely friendly and knowledgeable of the menu, also great local cider, crisp and refreshing. We have a Rottweiler who is always welcomed by the staff. Well worth walking on the 5 mile long beach and to return to a fantastic meal. Try for yourselves to see the quality.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    Thank you very much for your review, we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Four legged friends of all shapes and sizes are always welcome at The Rockpool and it's great for us to know that your Rottweiler always enjoys their visit too! Ending a walk with a crisp, local cider and a bite to eat is a great way to do so in our opinion! See you again soon.

  33. J

    Jude

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped in for a breakfast roll which was delicious. Our dog was welcomed inside and the service was excellent. We will certainly be back again.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    Great yo hear you were happy with your food! We love welcoming four legged visitors to The Rockpool. See you again soon!

  34. A

    Alison

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor and views from most angles. The staff are friendly and really helpful particularly with my elderly parents. The service quick and the toilet facilities excellent

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and the views. We're always looking to do our best to accommodate to all of our visitors needs, so we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with your parents. Hopefully we'll see you all again very soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, staff very welcoming !

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    Thank you for your review! Be sure to visit us again soon!

  36. l

    lauriek

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very loud music, had to yell at my father across the table, but otherwise great service and food

  37. KM

    KatieM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, delicious food at great value!! Pasties are top notch!!

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    Thank you for a great review! Our pasties always go down a treat, after a walk on the beach especially. See you again soon!

  38. NW

    NessaW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. The food was lovely and very good value for money. The staff were very friendly and very efficient. Location is stunning, we are looking forward to returning very soon.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Rockpool. We're very lucky to have such a great team. See you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful roast beef dinner. Lovely meal.

  40. LE

    LynneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is a very high standard and the staff .are lovely. Very clean.

    The Rockpool - Beach Cafe GwithianResponded on 24 March 2022

    Thank you for a great review. We have a fantastic team at The Rockpool! Hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 449990.

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian is rated 4.5 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian

1 Godrevy Towans Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5ED

Additional information

  • Area

    Hayle

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–18:00 Fri–Sun 10:00–22:00 Breakfast Daily 10:00–11:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00–16:30 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Fri–Sun 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Breakfast, Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is a large pay and display carpark in front of our restaurant. You can pay with cash, card or using the JustPark app.

  • Public Transit

    The nearest bus stop is right outside the road entrance to the carpark

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01736 449990

  • Catering

    The perfect stop for fresh seafood, a lazy burger, or a casual cake. A laid back beachside atmosphere, with the kitchen open for breakfasts, main meals and snacks. The inspiration behind the menu is from our very own incredible natural surroundings, farmland and forest gardens to the rolling waves of the thundering ocean on our doorstep. We source all our ingredients from sustainable, ethical, local suppliers.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a space for your private event? Our spacious venue offers the ideal location for your private party from birthday parties to business conferences and more. Located at the rear of The Rockpool, with opportunity for a separate bar and stunning views over a site of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can tailor requirements for your event large or small. Get in touch to discuss your requirements. Contact info@therockpoolbeachcafe.co.uk, give us a call 01736 449990

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