RestaurantsCornwallSt MawesTR2

survey result


Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A really special place to eat in summer or winter with views out over the bustling harbour of St Mawes” – this 18-bedroom Relais & Châteaux hotel is perched near the sea, and its restaurant occupies a “light and attractive dining room” that’s warmly reviewed in all feedback. “A limited seasonal menu doesn’t detract: each course is beautifully presented by cheerful staff; and the fish is fresh and guaranteed to make you want to come back time and again”. If you want to push the boat out, there’s also a seven-course ‘signature’ option.

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Owner's description

Homely yet sophisticated, elegant yet immensely welcoming, the main mood is “home from home informality”.

Perched perfectly on the rocks, in the heart of St Mawes, the 18 bedroom Relais & Châteaux hotel is your home away from home.  Each of our bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the ultimate beauty in waterside comfort & luxury.

With an award-winning restaurant, relaxing treatment room and unprecedented south-facing views across the water, the environment is relaxed and the hospitality is genuine and engaging.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £95.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£22.00 £36.00 £18.00 £14.00
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details


The chef

“My cuisine at The Idle Rocks reflects the hotel’s ethos of re-engaging with the simple pleasures in life. Fresh, local and seasonal Cornish produce is at the heart of my food philosophy with a focus on sustainability, promoting local suppliers and using only the finest ingredients. At all times, mentoring my team of chefs to constantly develop their skills and knowledge." - Dorian Janmaat, Executive Head Chef 

Harbourside, St Mawes, TR2 5AN
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm

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