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the rockpool beach cafe gwithian hayle cornwall - The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall

The Rockpool - Beach Cafe Gwithian

4.5
4.5
225 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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2 people

20:00


Booked 16 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 225 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Child Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Lunch

  • Cornwall

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. JJ

    JoannaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely dinner in a gorgeous location. Service was spot on. As per previous reviews, the only negative was that the menu was pretty limited (carb heavy!), with a few things not available and the specials only having one dish available. Request to The Rockpool, can you consider offering mussels and a seafood pasta dish? Definitely then a five star all round!
  2. SV

    SusanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at not bad prices. Lovely surroundings
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff all very happy, quick service and nice tasty food. Just what we needed after a long day on the beach. Need to book in advance
  4. ER

    EdRmc

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Lovely setting, lovely staff serving us, but the food was mediocre for the price. Menu choice was poor. Pizzas were standard, but with all the seafood available, no seafood pizza?! If you didn’t want pizza the choice was limiting with no red meat available it was either chicken burger or fried fish. We had calamari side where the calamari was on the over done side, a little rubbery and the salad leaves were swimming in oil. Flavour however was good. What we ate was pleasant but if you have such a small menu you really need to nail what little you have to offer. Would still go back for drinks or a lunch but would not go for an evening meal again as there are better offerings locally for the same or less money.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great Staff friendly Service was quick
  6. LG

    LouiseG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, friendly staff and cool, quiet ambiance on a very hot afternoon. Thank you so much- we had a great time.
  7. CA

    ColinA

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked for Sunday lunch, five adults and two children, in early August. Beach and car park busy but parking OK (not owned by Rockpool, so a small charge). Staff were superb and service spot on. Sunday roast for four adults and two children’s portions, and an adult pizza. Roast beef and belly pork and a vegy option. Choice of pizzas. Lots of vegetables and gravy. A bottle🍷 of wine, a pint of local IPA 🍺 and with tips the bill came to £150. Food was good and the restaurant clean and airy. Decent toilets. Didn’t seem 100% full but enough for a convivial atmosphere. Outside seating non bookable and take away options. Located on the edge of the dunes so a short stroll by a stream to get to the beach. We came at Easter and were equally happy .. and with a big wood burner stove. Lots of Sunday lunch options in Cornwall… this is a good one😀
  8. JB

    JonB

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Not the best experience. The food order wasn’t put though to the kitchen so after waiting for 40 mins they had to rush the order through again. Thankfully the gave us the drinks for free. The staff were very apologetic and attentive. The gents toilets were also quite messy and smelled horrendous
  9. AC

    AnnieC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had to ask to be served as had been sitting there for 20 minutes without even a drink order taken, staff busy chatting at bar. Only 5 dishes on main menu and 2 of those were unavailable. Food we did order was not great. Real shame.
  10. MR

    MRic

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very limited menu choice -really just pizza after 4 pm . Would not return on this basis
  11. HC

    HazelC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Went to have Sunday roast, only to find that it stopped at 3pm. Booked online at 3.45 so didn’t know. Only pizzas, and some left over pork roast…which was awful, so didn’t pay for 2 out of the 3 left. The white wine was warm, so had to ask for an ice bucket.very disappointing as a precious family holiday which was somewhat spoilt. The waitress was a lovely young lady. She was the only plus point.
  12. C

    Caro1967

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was lovely ( when it arrived) Waiting staff attentive and efficient Having to pay to park was a bit of a downer especially as I live locally Food wasn’t that spectacular that I’d rush back
  13. NF

    NigelF

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointed with the very limited choice on the menu. 4 options on the 'specials' board but 2 sold-out, so pizza or chips basically. Not the menu we were expecting.
  14. JG

    JoGyt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Sunday lunch was the tastiest I’ve had in a long time - compliments to the chef and fabulous service Highly recommend
  15. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning place Sunday lunch lovely will definitely be back x
  16. D

    Daisw13

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were amazing and the service was very quick!!! Food was amazing and brilliant value for money!!
  17. DH

    DavidH

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Picked this by chance, really glad we did. Lovely Sunday Roast, minor issue with how the red cabbage was cooked. Overall really nice, staff superb.
  18. B

    Bronty

    Bath

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’ve been here twice and have pretty much eaten everything off the menu it is so uninspiring, no fish dishes, no salads, not even a burger,just pizzas or a roast on Sunday but you have to sit inside. Lovely location but will not go back until they have more choices!
  19. AW

    AngieW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rockpool offered good value, quality food. The service was quick and friendly will definitely be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best roast that I’ve had in the area!
  21. HS

    HelenS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    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.
  22. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our visit, wonderful high quality food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful view.
  23. GF

    GowiththeFlo

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although the menu is not massive the food IS amazing Superb roast on Sunday service efficient and friendly Will be back
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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).
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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 !!
  37. 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 2022Our 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!

  38. 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 2022We 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.

  39. 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 2022We 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...

  40. 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 2022We 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...

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 225 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

20:00


Booked 16 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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