Decorating the tree. Shopping for presents. Making Christmas cookies. The hassle of preparing and cooking up a huge Christmas spread. The holidays can be a stressful time when there’s a lot to get done. So if you feel you can’t muster up the energy to prepare a banquet, don’t worry. Head to a restaurant this Christmas and let someone else do the cooking (and the washing up!). Simply enjoy good food, relax and spend time with your loved ones – that’s what Christmas is all about after all.

Take a look at the restaurants in Cornwall which are serving up Christmas Day meals. Remember to secure your booking early!

 

Christmas Day at Greenbank Hotel

The Greenbank Hotel is set on the waterfront in Falmouth. Christmas is a magical time at the Greenbank, and there’s a lot on offer – from festive afternoon tea to a variety of Christmas day lunches. With extensive coastal views, it’s one of the best places to spend Christmas in Cornwall.

– Festive lunches and dinners

Lunches:

2 course menu £19 per person

3 course menu £25 per person

Dinners:

From £35.95 per person (includes arrival mulled wine, sorbet and festive treats)

– Festive afternoon tea

£20 per person (includes mulled wine and tea or coffee)

£10 for children (includes hot chocolate)

– Christmas day pub lunch

3 course menu £55 per person

Children under 12 £25

– Christmas day lunch

3 course menu £95 per person (includes arrival glass of bubbly)

 

Christmas Day at The Alverton

The Alverton Hotel in Truro is a tranquil spot on a hillside setting. It’s home to a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant which is one of the best spots for a luxurious meal. Overlooking luscious lawns, suntrap terrace and ancient trees, it’s one of the most scenic spots for a Christmas meal.

– Festive lunches and dinners

Lunches:

3 course menu from £18 per person

Dinners:

Available 6pm – 8pm every Friday and Saturday from 27 November – 19 December

3 course menu £39 per person (includes mulled wine or bubbles on arrival, and festive treats)

– Christmas day lunch

3 course menu £95 per person (includes arrival glass of bubbly)

 

Christmas Day at St Ives Harbour Hotel

If you’re looking for somewhere with a sea view this Christmas, St Ives Harbour Hotel is one of the best places to be. Overlooking Porthminster Beach, the hotel has beautiful views across St Ives Bay. Enjoy a selection of festive meals, afternoon tea and Christmas day lunch in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

– Festive lunches and dinners

Available from 20 November – 23 December

Lunches:

3 course menu from £25 per person

Dinners:

From £29 per person (available Sunday – Thursday)

– Festive afternoon tea

From £20 per person (includes mulled wine and tea or coffee)

– Christmas day lunch

4 course menu from £80 per person (includes coffee with petit fours)

Children under 10 £40 per person (includes a Christmas Harbour teddy bear)

 

Christmas Day at Watergate Bay Hotel

Spend Christmas by the beach this year. The Watergate Bay Hotel is set on a spectacular surfing beach in North Cornwall. Set in The Beach Hut restaurant, expect to enjoy fresh, local ingredients while you gaze out to sea.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £70 per person

Coffee and mince pies included

 

Christmas Day at The Working Boat

This Christmas, head down to the waterfront in Falmouth. The Working Boat is a traditional pub that boasts views across Falmouth harbour. With 15 local ales and ciders on tap, a whole host of brews from Cornish distillers and brewers, it’s certainly the place to get jolly this festive season.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £55 per person

Children £25 per person

 

Christmas Day at The Ship Inn

Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole across from Mount’s Bay, The Ship Inn is just two miles south of Penzance. Indulge in a delicious 5 course Christmas menu while you enjoy far-stretching views across sandy beaches and docked boats.

– Christmas day menu

5 course menu £75 per person

 

Christmas Day at The Chain Locker

The Chain Locker is set on Falmouth’s historic quayside. It offers stylish and contemporary dining combined with the charm of the 16th century inn, which is thought to be one of Falmouth’s oldest buildings. Enjoy fresh seasonal ingredients, locally brewed beers, west country ciders, fine wines by the glass, classic cocktails and barista coffees – what more could you want?

– Christmas day menu

5 course menu £75 per person

 

Christmas Day at Countryman Inn

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall at Piece, the Countryman Inn is a traditional country pub. If you’re looking for a countryside getaway this holiday season, this is the place to be. With outstanding hospitality, fine beers, wines and spirits, and mouthwatering food, you won’t be disappointed.

– Festive lunches and dinners

2 course menu £17.95 per person

3 course menu £19.95 per person

– Christmas day menu

4 course menu £57 per person