Food & Drink

Tantalise your tastebuds!

From divine locally-produced ice cream to tender island beef; from luxurious, freshly-caught lobsters and crab to squidgy tatty cake, from farm-grown veg to the islands’ own wine and beer, local Scillonian fare will get your taste buds tingling. Food is an island passion, celebrated as much as possible, but always at the annual Tresco & Bryher Food Festival.

There are a host of favourite foodie hotspots across all the islands proud to showcase our produce… if you’re holidaying for a week, or even two, you won’t have to visit a restaurant twice, unless of course you want to! 

Whether you seek food with a view, a cosy pub atmosphere, laid-back beach sundowners, al fresco fine dining, or a snack on the go, there are plenty of places to tuck in! And for the more adventurous, why not head out to sea to catch your own supper or head off for a forage on the beach? 

You can buy local produce from farm stores often spotted on the side of the road - from fresh fruit and veg to jams, marmalades, home-made fudges, eggs and more. Carry lots of change with you, as most of them operate on an honesty box system. On St. Mary’s too, there are regular Local Produce Markets throughout the season which usually take place in the Town Hall.

To help you decide on where you'd like to go, why not download our Little Scilly Food Guide?

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

Covean Cottage Ts on Ts Cafe

St. Agnes Apr-Oct

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).Read more »

The Airport Cafe

St. Mary's All year

Come and taste our exciting, fresh-filled ciabatta and foccacia breads at the licensed Airport Cafe.

We use Cornish Hand Roasted Coffee beans and all of our staff are trained to make you a stunning cup of coffee !

Cornish pasties, light pastries and a wide selection of delicious homemade cakes, including the famous Scillonian Tattie cake are on offer at The Airport cafe.

Cash only. Open 8am-6pm six days a week. Non-fliers welcome.

Incredible views across the islands and comfy surroundings guaranteed!Read more »

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse Bar/Restaurant (Golf Club)

St. Mary's All year

We are a relaxed and informal Golf Club open to everyone, with a bowling green, bar and restaurant. Outside seating with the best views across St Mary’s harbour, Samson, Bryher and Tresco.Read more »

The Tanglewood Kitchen Company @ The Post Office

Taste of the West Award
St. Mary's All year

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.Read more »

Rob's homemade pasties at the Old Town Cafe

Old Town Cafe

St. Mary's Mar-Oct

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. Read more »

Karma St. Martin's Bar

Food & Drink at Karma St. Martin's

St. Martin's Apr-Oct

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. Read more »

SC Salt Logo

SC Salt

St. Martin's All year

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.Read more »

Kavorna Cafe

Kavorna Cafe

St. Mary's All year

A traditional cafe and takeaway in the centre of Hugh Town serving delicious home-made food.Read more »

Flying Boat Club Restaurant Balcony

Flying Boat Restaurant

Tresco Feb-Nov

Situated above the beach at New Grimsby you can enjoy breathtaking views over to Bryher and along the Tresco Channel. It is the perfect location to watch the sunset in the evening. The Flying Boat Cafe is open during the day offering drinks, snacks and light lunches and the restaurant is also open for dinner three evenings a week, with seafood and fresh fish at the heart of the menu. Evening reservations are advisable and a children's menu is available.Read more »

Troytown dairy cows

Troytown Farm Shop

St. Agnes All year

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.Read more »