The Ruin is where Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining…

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the season, The Ruin is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal, afternoon tea and cake or evening cocktail.

At the heart of the restaurant – and the menu – is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas and roasts the succulent beef and fresh fish, as well as baking the bread. It’s fuelled with island wood, and brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean to the cooking.

Famed for its pizzas, sharing boards and woodfired dishes, The Ruin menu brings a hint of the Mediterranean to Tresco, using the finest local produce.

The café 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.


Opening Times

2019 (15 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)

* Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon cake and dinner. Booking essential for dinner



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast
  • 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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