Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.

Serving lunch and dinner throughout the season, The Ruin is the perfect place to enjoy a long and lazy lunch, a glass of wine on the terrace as the children play on the beach below, or a special evening out.

At the heart of the restaurant - and menu - is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas and roasts fresh fish, chicken and vegetables. Famed for its pizzas, sharing boards, salads and woodfired dishes, The Ruin menu brings a hint of the Mediterranean to Tresco.

The beachfront restaurant takes its name from the ruined smuggler’s cottage that forms part of its terrace, overlooking Raven’s Porth. Shady 19th-century activities aside, today the terrace is the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon as the children play on the safe beach below. You can take in the wonderful view from the restaurant via our webcam.

The Ruin has been awarded two AA Rosettes and Conde Nast Traveller magazine has also awarded The Ruin the Gold Standard in its listing of favourite hotels, restaurants, bars and beach clubs from around the world.

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Opening Times

2024 (11 Mar 2024 - 6 Nov 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 22:30
Bank Holiday10:00 - 22:30

* Open daily for coffee & pastries, lunch, afternoon cake and aperitifs and dinner.
Booking is strongly recommended for lunch and dinner.



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's menu

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Garden/patio for guests' use

Key Features

  • Seafront

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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