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 »

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 »

Dining at Tregarthen's Hotel

Tregarthen's Hotel

St. Mary's Mar-Oct

Tregarthen's Hotel is the premier Isles of Scilly hotel, with the most stunning setting of any hotel on St Mary's. Right by the water's edge, Tregarthen's is just yards away from the quay. 

Our restaurant is the epitome of fine dining and the hotel is also the ultimate venue for your wedding reception, renewal of vows or civil ceremony.Read more »

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 »

The gardens at Polreath Tea Room.

Polreath Tea Room

St. Martin's Apr-Sep

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 April to September.
Sunday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Closed Saturdays.

Lunch served 12 noon to 2pm. Cream teas available from 2.30pm.


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Enjoy the view from Juliet's Garden

Juliet's Garden Restaurant and Bar

St. Mary's Mar-Nov

Juliet's Garden is a well established, family run business which was created over 30 years ago on Seaways Farm, overlooking the harbour and seascape. Above Porthloo on St Mary's, its friendly atmosphere and fresh food have made it a great favourite with visitors and locals alike.Read more »

Kris makes the fudge by hand

Veronica Farm Fudge

Bryher All year

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.Read more »

The Farm Deli

St. Mary's All year

Delicious home cooked food and great coffee to take away. Plus a huge retail selection - local produce and harder to find ingredients from around the worldRead more »

Coastguards Cafe

Coastguards Cafe

St. Agnes Mar-Oct

Situated above Santa Warna Cove on St Agnes, behind the Coastguard Cottages with one of the wildest views in the UK. This cool family owned cafe serves great coffee, delicious homemade lunches, cakes and cream teas using local produce. Wifi access and lots of seating inside and out.Read more »