Gastronomia e bevande

Stuzzicate il palato! 

Dall’eccellente gelato di produzione locale al tenero manzo dell’isola; da prelibati granchi e aragoste appena pescati a soffici torte fatte in casa; dalle verdure coltivate sul posto ai vini e le birre dell’isola: la cucina delle Scilly vi delizierà il palato. La gastronomia è una passione delle isole, celebrata in ogni momento ma soprattutto durante l’appuntamento annuale del Tresco & Bryher Food Festival. 

Nel loro insieme le isole vantano un’ottima selezione di locali gastronomici in cui assaggiare i prodotti del posto... Se trascorrete qui una settimana o due, non sarà necessario andare nello stesso ristorante due volte, a meno che non lo vogliate voi! 

Ristoranti panoramici, pub dall’atmosfera accogliente, aperitivi sulla spiaggia, prelibatezze gustate all’aperto o uno snack al volo - troverete di sicuro il posto che fa per voi. Inoltre, i più avventurosi potranno procacciarsi la cena andando a pescare o alla ricerca di cibo sulla spiaggia. 

Nei negozi agricoli spesso visibili a bordo strada è possibile acquistare prodotti del posto come frutta e verdura fresche, marmellate, conserve, il tipico “fudge” fatto in casa, uova e molto altro. Non dimenticate i contanti perché nella maggior parte dei casi si lascia una donazione a discrezione dell’acquirente. Anche St. Mary’s ospita regolarmente mercati con prodotti locali durante tutta la stagione, di solito nel palazzo del municipio. 

Per aiutarvi a pianificare la vostra vacanza culinaria, scaricate la nostra Guida gastronomica delle Scilly.

Aiden Hicks on his tractor - Westward Farm

Our islands’ amazing foodie producers

For a group of islands that hosts a resident population of just 2,300 people, the Isles of Scilly boasts an extraordinary array of award-winning producers and foody entrepreneurs. Food miles here are almost non-existent, with most of the produce staying right here and consumed on the islands.

Succulent strawberries, luscious lobster, Bryher bangers, infused gins, and spiced salt – these are just a handful of Scilly’s incredible array of local produce stocked across the islands’ shops

SC Salt Logo

SC Salt

St. Martin's

SC Salt is simply made from the sea and the sun on the Isles of Scilly. Hand made Sea Salt from the crystal clear waters of St Martins Par in the Isles of Scilly.

Scilly from the air

Coastal View Kitchen

St. Mary's

Restaurant on St. Mary's

Becky's Scilly Cakes

St. Mary's

We are a small cake shop specialising in novelty cakes and celebration cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. We are situated at Porthcressa opposite the library and open all year round. 

The famous Apfelstrudel

Strudel in Town

St. Mary's

The Kaffehaus has expanded! Come and try our new outlet in town with a view directly over Town Beach! Enjoy a perfect cup of Italian coffee and some famous apfelstrudel. We also offer panini, pretzels and other snacks to sit in or take away. You'll find us down the alleyway behind the Steamship office. 

Hell Bay Hotel

Food & Drink at Hell Bay Hotel


We have a large terrace, where you can enjoy a long leisurely lunch or drink while taking in the extraordinary views. Our bar, restaurant and crab shack menus include a wide selection of local and seasonal food.

Scilly from the air

Ales of Scilly

St. Mary's

Local brewery

Belgian Dark with Sea Lettuce

Scilly Maid Chocolate

St. Mary's

A special Souvenier: Scilly Maid Chocolate – More Cocoa, Less Sugar - High Quality Belgian and Single Origin Chocolate, tempered, moulded, flavoured and packed on St Mary’s with care and attention.  Some using locally foraged products such as Island Gorse Flower, Sea Greens, Wild Carrot Seed and the Island Sea Salt. Perfect for gifts, as souvenirs, wedding favours or a treat to yourself.  Look out for seasonal gift packs. Postal to UK is available. Payment

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.

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

Ruin Beach Cafe Terrace

Ruin Beach Cafe


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.

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!

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


Food & Drink at Bell Rock Hotel

St. Mary's

The Restaurant at the Bell Rock Hotel - open to non-residents for two or three course dinner. We recommend booking before 5pm to avoid disappointment, but we will accommodate a table when possible.

Karma St. Martin's Hotel & Restaurant

Karma St. Martin's

St. Martin's

Karma St. Martin’s, the islands' only hotel sits on a stunning site that spans 2.8 hectares and has panoramic coastal views of the South West shore - a perfect location for a drink, snack or meal . The 4* hotel has a restaurant, bar, lounge, and al fresco dining, just moments from the beach. Delighted to have been award 2 Rosettes in 2018 from the AA!