Food and Drink
From the harbourside fish and chip takeaway to the country hotel with its a la carte menu there is something for everyone and every pocket.
Local specialties include
- Cornish pasties, best bought from a local baker, full of potatoes, swede, onions and beef.
- Saffron cake, a rich yeast cake full of fruit and rich golden saffron.
- Clotted cream, thick and delicious, spread on scones, or better still, splits. These soft rolls are the traditional way to have a Cornish cream tea.
- Fish, Looe has some of the freshest fish in the country due to the fact that the majority of the boats go out and back in the same day. Many restaurants are supplied straight from the boat ensuring quality.
- Cider, Cornish apples make great cider…and it doesn’t have to be rough scrumpy!
- Cheese, Cornish Yarg was ‘invented’ on the edge of Bodmin Moor and covered in stinging nettles from the fields around the area. Nowadays it has been joined by several other local types of cheese, all just as scrummy.
- Beer, there is no excuse for drinking gassy euro lager when you visit a Cornish pub…just ask the landlord for the local ale…you won’t be disappointed.
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