The Slipway


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Child friendly


A former smugglers' hideaway, Port Isaac's The Slipway dates back to 1527, and having functioned as a seaside guest house and hotel since World War, it's now a café, bar and restaurant with rooms. Serving up crowd-pleasing dishes, which take inspiration from Cornwall's wonderful produce, The Slipway is a great spot for all occasions, whether you're looking for a sandwich and a drink at lunchtime or something more substantial in the evening. With stunning views of the historic fishing village's gorgeous port, The Slipway is a truly charming spot to come for food.

The Slipway was listed by the National Trust in 1969 due it being an architecturally and historically important building, meaning that it's retained much of its charm over the years. The café is based out on a gorgeous terrace, which overlooks the water, while the restaurant and bar is located indoors over two floors. When it comes to the interiors of the restaurant, high ceilings and exposed beams give the space a rustic feel while the large windows and pale colour scheme ensure the restaurant is always light and bright. Aa cast iron light fitting hangs from above and there's the odd framed picture on the wall.

Throughout the day a range of scones, cakes pastries and sandwiches are available alongside teas and coffees, whereas the evening sees a more formal menu served in the restaurant focused around local seafood. You can expect light bites on the menu such as crispy squid with lemon and dill mayo, and a goat's cheese salad with burnt apple puree, while main courses range from a selection of burgers to a traditional fish and chips with all the trimmings.

Choose from the range of Cornish beers and ciders on offer from the bar, as well as a choice of wines available by the bottle and glass.


Can I reserve a table at The Slipway Port Isaac?

You can reserve a table in advance by contacting the restaurant.

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Is The Slipway Port Isaac child-friendly?

Children are welcome at The Slipway Port Isaac.

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Harbour Front, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3RH

01208 880264 01208 880264


Opening Times

All day
Mon 10:00-23:00
Tue 10:00-23:00
Wed 10:00-23:00
Thu 10:00-23:00
Fri 10:00-23:00
Sat 10:00-23:00
Sun 10:00-23:00


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2 Reviews 


12 July 2023  
Food & Drink 1
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 1

Christine B

17 June 2021  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Fantastic food , great staff .

Had a lovely afternoon at The Slipway in Port Issac . The staff were lovely and very helpful . The food was amazing best mussels , I've had for a long time . I would defifanately recommend this place . Very reasonably priced . I wish you all the best in these difficult times you deserve to do well I would have no hesitation in recommending this place . I will be def back when in Cornwall . 

Thank you . We went on the 17th June 2021

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