Opened in 2012, The Herring is the result of a collaboration between the owners of the ultra-trendy Bedruthan Steps hotel and the two chefs behind the Porthminster Beach Café in St Ives. There is a global feel to the cooking here, with local and seasonal ingredients often given a fragrant Asian twist. At lunch, the menu is geared more towards families and weary walkers looking for some respite from the coastal path in the shape of, say, Thai-style fishcakes or a bowl of Cornish crab linguine packed with Fowey mussels, chilli, garlic, parsley and lemon. Dinner offers more daring fusion dishes – perhaps sticky tempura cod cheeks with wasabi and pea purée followed by pink-roasted Cornish duck with braised salsify, poached quince, purslane and slow-cooked duck egg. Don’t miss clever desserts such as cinnamon meringues paired with whisky-poached apples, clotted cream, hazelnuts and salted caramel.