Comer y beber

Una tentación para el paladar

Desde el delicioso helado autóctono hasta la tierna carne de vacuno criada en las islas; desde las exquisitas langostas recién pescadas hasta los tradicionales y esponjosos pasteles de patata; desde las verduras de las granjas vecinas hasta los vinos y cervezas de producción local… la gastronomía de las Sorlingas es un placer para el paladar. La buena mesa es una de las pasiones de estas islas, siempre importante pero especialmente celebrada con motivo del Festival Gastronómico anual de Tresco y Bryher.

El archipiélago cuenta con un gran número de excelentes establecimientos que sirven con orgullo los productos locales, así que si estás de vacaciones una semana, o incluso dos, no tendrás que repetir restaurante… ¡a menos, por supuesto, que desees repetir!

Si buscas buena comida en el ambiente de un pub tradicional con vistas privilegiadas, o prefieres un local de playa más relajado, una cena de cinco tenedores al aire libre, o sencillamente un aperitivo rápido… tienes de todo donde elegir. Y para los más aventureros, siempre está la opción de salir a pescar tu propia cena o recoger crustáceos en la playa para cocinarlos después.

También puedes comprar productos locales en tiendas de granja que suelen encontrarse a pie de carretera: desde fruta y verdura fresca hasta mermeladas, conservas, dulces artesanales, huevos y otros productos. Asegúrate de llevar cambio en efectivo, puesto que muchas veces estas tiendas funcionan sin dependiente y sólo hay una caja donde depositar el dinero por el importe de los productos que te llevas. En St. Mary también hay un mercado de productos locales que se celebra regularmente en el ayuntamiento durante toda la temporada turística.

Para ayudarte a escoger la mejor opción culinaria en función de tus gustos y preferencias, te recomendamos descargar nuestra Pequeña Guía Gastronómica de las Islas Sorlingas.  

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.

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!

Troytown dairy cows

Troytown Farm Shop

St. Agnes

Troytown Farm is the only dairy farm in Scilly. Milking 9 dairy cows, it might also be the smallest in the country. Farming on a small scale works for us, as we process the milk in our little dairy and make very special ice cream, clotted cream, butter and yogurt to sell direct to our customers from our farm shop.

Recommended by Cool Places.

We have seating both indoors and outside in our pretty garden with sea views.

Covean Cottage Tea Garden

St. Agnes

Teas on T-Days: delightful garden cafe on the island of St. Agnes serving delicious, freshly baked cream teas and cakes.. 2 - 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays Tel. 01720 422620. Also evening Pizza nights during the Summer (pre-orders only).

Crab Shack

Crab Shack

Bryher

Serving a simple but beautiful menu of Bryher crab, mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas in a relaxed, informal atomosphere. Open in the evenings between May and September, we recommend booking early to avoid dissappointment.

Walkers crossing the channel between Tresco and Bryher at low tide

Get a Taste of Scilly this September

September: what better time to visit the Isles of Scilly? The schools are back, and yet the islands enjoy some of the best weather of the year. And to top it off, you can enjoy a Taste of Scilly for the entire month!

That’s right, our Taste of Scilly Festival takes place throughout September – a time for you to really tuck into the islands’ fuller flavours: to meet the islands’ producers, watch them work, and

Tim Hicks, dairy farmer on Scilly, Troytown Farm

#MyScilly Tim Hicks, Dairy Farmer

I come from a very long line of Hicks on Scilly.  I grew up on a flower farm in the centre of St. Agnes. My brother and nephew still farm it.

When I was at primary school on St. Agnes, there were just 8 children in total. I then had to leave the islands at 11 to go to boarding School in Truro. It was a bit of a shock coming from a tiny

An evening boat trip

Evening Supper Boats

St. Mary's

An evening supper boat to St. Agnes operates most nights when the weather is fit. Throughout September, there will also be evening boats going to St. Martin's.

Kris makes the fudge by hand

Veronica Farm Fudge

Bryher

We're a family owned and run business where old traditions still hold. The Taylor family started making fudge twenty years ago on our farmhouse kitchen Aga. At Veronica Farm, on Bryher on the Isles of Scilly, we now have a purpose built fudge kitchen - still using traditional farmhouse methods.

Scilly from the air

Speros

St. Mary's

Restaurant on St. Mary's

The Island Bakery

The Island Bakery

St. Martin's

Alongside a selection of artisan breads and rolls, we also have a range of savoury options perfect for a picnic lunch or supper. These include traditional Cornish pasties, pies, tarts and pizzas. For those with a sweet tooth we also have an ever changing selection of homemade cakes. All handmade and freshly prepared on the premises from scratch.

Dibble & Grub, located right on Porthcressa Beach, St. Mary's

Dibble & Grub

St. Mary's

Dibble & Grub is a Mediterranean style Restaurant & Bar situated on Porthcressa Beach. Our bright and cosy dining room offers beautiful views over the bay, and our alfresco seating area enjoys sheltered sunshine. We pride ourselves on a relaxed atmosphere with attentive, friendly service. We are passionate about the quality of our ingredients, the creation of our products and quality of our service.

Troytown dairy cows

Troytown Farm Shop

St. Agnes

Troytown Farm is the only dairy farm in Scilly. Milking 9 dairy cows, it might also be the smallest in the country. Farming on a small scale works for us, as we process the milk in our little dairy and make very special ice cream, clotted cream, butter and yogurt to sell direct to our customers from our farm shop.

Recommended by Cool Places.

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. 

St Mary's Hall Hotel

St Mary's Hall Spirit Bar & Restaurant

St. Mary's

Our restaurant, 'Spirit', uses the best seasonal and local produce, including meat from our own farm, to which our chefs add a dash of inspiration.