The Mote

British, Fish·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish
Cool, Luxury
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Child friendly


Just a stone's throw from the water's edge at Port Isaac, The Mote is a traditional British restaurant serving food throughout the day. Priding itself on showcasing the finest Cornish produce in its dishes, it's no surprise that fish and seafood play large roles on the restaurant's everchanging menu, while children and people with dietary requirements are also catered for. Regardless of when you choose to visit The Mote, there'll be something that tickles your fancy. Head here during the afternoon for a homemade steak pasty and a cup of tea, or bring the whole family along in the evening for a full three-course dinner.

Sitting at the bottom of one of Port Isaac's winding backstreets, The Mote's old building has an immediate charm to it on approach, with a low stone wall enclosing a small outdoor area for drinks and al fresco dining. Inside, the space is split over two floors and has been modernised while retaining many of the period features such as beams on the ceiling. Wooden tables are spread out across the flagstone ground floor and there are plenty of cosy corners too.

Nearly everything on the food menu is from Cornish suppliers, with the fish coming from Dennis Knight's fish Merchant in Port Isaac and the meat from local butchers Williams of Wadebridge. The dinner menu is the main event at The Mote and features starters such as smoked mackerel pate with horseradish, creme fraiche and toasted focaccia, and panko monkfish scampi. Meanwhile main courses might include a fish pie, seared hake with harissa potatoes, or even rump steak with chunky chips and peppercorn sauce. Finish off your meal with sweet treats like sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.

Various wines are available by the glass and bottle at The Mote, while other drink options include beers, gins and soft drinks.


Is The Mote child-friendly?

There is a kid's menu available at The Mote.

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Can I reserve a table at The Mote?

Tables can be reserved in advance by contacting the restaurant.

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9 Fore Street, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3RB

01208 880226 01208 880226


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 15:00-17:00
Tue 15:00-17:00
Wed 15:00-17:00
Thu 15:00-17:00
Fri 15:00-17:00
Sat 15:00-17:00
Sun 15:00-17:00
Mon 18:00-21:00
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:00
Sat 18:00-21:00
Sun 18:00-21:00


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