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.  

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. 

On the Quay

St. Mary's

New for 2018 ‘On the Quay’ offers a stylish restaurant, bar, cafe & bike hire all conveniently situated at the Gateway to the Isles.  Serving throughout the day a wide range of fresh, where available local,  produce whilst offering some of the best views on the island.  Phil and Sheryl look forward to providing a warm welcome.

Large Fruit Box

Scilly Food Boxes

St. Mary's

Welcome to Scilly Food Boxes, a unique online food Box delivery service for self-catering guests holidaying in the Isles of Scilly.

We understand that the last thing you want to do when you arrive on the Islands after a hard days travelling is go food shopping! That's why we have put together a variety of quality products from around the Isles of Scilly and Westcountry, packed them into a range of delicious food boxes ready for

Salakee Farm Duck

Salakee Farm Duck

St. Mary's

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

The gardens at Polreath Tea Room.

Polreath Tea Room

St. Martin's

Delicious homebaked cakes, freshly prepared lunches, afternoon cream teas or just a local beer; a warm welcome awaits you in our conservatory, plantsman’s garden or traditional Scillonian glasshouse.

Open Monday 16th April to Friday 28th September 2018 inclusive.

See Opening Times below for more detailed daily information.

Scilly from the air

Fraggle Rock Bar


Delicious food and drink on Bryher

The cafe at Tresco Abbey Gardens Visitor Centre

Tresco Garden Visitors Centre & Cafe


The Visitor Centre on Tresco is situated at the entrance to the world famous Abbey Garden. Along with a history room and a wonderful gift shop you will find the bright and welcoming cafe where light lunches and delicious cakes are on offer. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, ice-creams and snacks. There is plenty of indoor seating or enjoy the colourful cafe garden where you can keep an eye out for our

The Tanglewood Kitchen Company @ The Post Office

St. Mary's

Diverse food retail shop @ The Post Office on St Mary's, specialising in award winning homemade ready meals, fresh fish and IOS shellfish, gourmet 'best in town' sandwiches, freshly baked individual quiche daily, American import foods and fine wines. Tanglewood also stocks IOS eggs, vegetables, ales and ice cream. Bespoke catering available.

Now offering our new dine in option, The Tanglewood Table.

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

Delicious dairy delights from St. Agnes

Sam Hicks and his family have run Troytown Farm on St. Agnes, arguably the smallest dairy farm in the UK, for nearly 35 years.  Here’s his story about how they produce their milk and ice-cream right here on Scilly.

Scilly from the air

Ales of Scilly

St. Mary's

Local brewery

Life is better at The Beach

The Beach

St. Mary's

NEW FOR 2018! The Beach is Scilly's first and only beachside BBQ restaurant, specialising in local seafood and rare breed meats. We provide a relaxed and informal shabby-chic interior as well as a balcony overlooking Porthmellon Beach and across the sea to the islands beyond.

The Island Fish shop on Bryher

Island Fish Ltd


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.

Bryher Shop

Bryher Shop


Bryher Shop is centrally located and open 7 days a week. Free delivery is standard for online orders to your holiday cottage. Our stock includes local produce as well as all your favourite brands. We have an in-store bakery offering fresh bread and cakes. We also have a plentiful delicatessen counter with an amazing range of meats and cheeses.

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!