Food & Drink

Tantalise your tastebuds!

Nowhere is more local than the food and drink sourced, grown, and reared across our five tiny inhabited islands. It represents the ultimate in slow food and low food miles. On your travels around the island you’ll more than likely be able to point to the local fisherman or farmer who’s provided the food on your plate!  Watch them at work, talk to them and share their passion.

The Island Fish shop on Bryher

Island Fish Ltd

Bryher

The Pender family has been fishing out of Bryher for hundreds of years. Island Fish is continuing this proud family tradition with three generations of Penders following in the footsteps of their ancestors supplying quality lobsters, crab, wet fish and shellfish products across the Isles of Scilly. We know these waters well, it’s in our blood so you can be sure of the finest catch from the sea to shore daily.

Fresh basil grown in the Scilly sunshine

Veronica Farm Produce

Bryher

A farm stall selling fresh free range eggs, homemade jams, pickles and chutneys, dried and fresh herbs and a wide range of Scilly succulents.

Polreath Tea Room

How to make the Perfect Scone

St. Martin's

3pm Wednesday 6th September 

Watch a master scone maker at Polreath Tea Room make and bake some perfect scones. Then taste test for yourself and enjoy a delicious cream tea.

Rob's homemade pasties at the Old Town Cafe

Old Town Cafe

St. Mary's

Come and find us on Old Town Bay, St. Mary's. We're a friendly, family-run cafe overlooking the lovely south-facing beach. Homemade cakes, scones and pasties are always on the menu here, and Rob and his team always use local crab and island produce whenever they are available. 

Salakee Farm Duck

Salakee Farm Duck

St. Mary's

Salakee farm offer free range, island reared local duck meat on the Isles of Scilly. 

Robert the proprietor of the vineyard and winery

Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery

St. Mary's

Situated in the tranquil and beautiful Holy Vale on the Nature Trail at the heart of St. Mary’s, the Vineyard and Winery is a must visit location during your stay on St Mary’s. 

Open on weekdays 12.00 – 16.30 and by appointment only on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays for; wine tastings at £17.50 per person, ‘The story of Wine Exhibition’, Cellar Door Shop and refreshments, including Robert's Wine and Lobster Lunch at £24.50 per

Local St Martin's wines

St Martin's Vineyard, Winery and Visitor Centre

St. Martin's

Come and see a working vineyard in action. Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of fine wines - or simply pop by the visitor centre/shop at your leisure. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (11.00am - 4.00pm) by appointment or when the gate is open!

refurbished dining stage

Bishop and Wolf

St. Mary's

The Bishop and Wolf is a family run pub in Hugh Town, where a warm welcome awaits you. Enjoy our new menu from our talented new head chef Ben, we believe in freshly cooked meals using local produce where available.

Cows on St. Martin's

Churchtown Farm Walk

St. Martin's

Monday 11th September

Take a guided farm walk with Zoe Julian, meet her handsome herd of beef cattle and learn how they assist with maintaining St. Martin’s special landscape. Enjoy 10% discount on their beef throughout September - mention Taste of Scilly

Becky's Scilly Cakes

Becky's Scilly Cupcake Bake Off

St. Mary's

Saturday 30th September

Calling all Scilly children to put their baking skills to the test! Your task? To create 6 near identical cupcakes for judging. The only rule is that they shout “Scilly”!

Throughout the month

Head down to Becky's Scilly Cakes and check out her Taste of Scilly Cake of the Week!

St. Martin's Store

St. Martin's Store & Post Office

St. Martin's

The island's convenience store, post office and off-licence stocks a wide range of local Scilly produce, including St. Martin's wines, SC Salt, local eggs and veg, crab, delicious Troytown Farm ice cream and Veronica Farm fudge plus quality meats from Cornwall and Scilly gifts and postcards. Groceries can be pre-ordered and delivered to your accommodation.

Ruin Beach Cafe Terrace

Ruin Beach Cafe

Tresco

The Ruin Beach Café is open all day serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. At the heart of the restaurant – and the menu – is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas, 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.

Robert the proprietor of the vineyard and winery

Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery

St. Mary's

Situated in the tranquil and beautiful Holy Vale on the Nature Trail at the heart of St. Mary’s, the Vineyard and Winery is a must visit location during your stay on St Mary’s. 

Open on weekdays 12.00 – 16.30 and by appointment only on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays for; wine tastings at £17.50 per person, ‘The story of Wine Exhibition’, Cellar Door Shop and refreshments, including Robert's Wine and Lobster Lunch at £24.50 per

The Isles of Scilly Bakery Shop

Isles of Scilly Bakery Shop

St. Mary's

Situated on the Strand opposite Holgate's Green, The Isles of Scilly Bakery Shop is a must for all your take-away snacks and drinks.

The Crab Shack

Crab Shack

Bryher

Tuesday 5th September
Thursday 7th September
Tuesday 12th September 
Thursday 14th September

Feast on Bryher Crab, mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas at a pop up restaurant.