Food + drink

Great food has been part of Port Eliot’s DNA since our very first year when freshly caught local fish, crab linguine and icy cold Sancerre was served up by the local pub on the lush lawn of the Bowling Green.

We’ve always prided ourselves in the range and quality of food available across the Port Eliot Festival site. We’ve built longstanding relationships with some of the most renowned chefs, restauranteurs and food producers in the business. We’ve been lucky enough, over the years, to host restaurants from the likes of Polpo, River Cottage and Fortnum and Mason.

We also like to celebrate the rich food culture of Cornwall and the South West – you’ll always find stalls offering a great selection of locally-sourced sustainable seafood, and local producers cooking traditional delicacies from scratch.

But that’s not to say that you won’t find a rich selection of international street-food too – there’s something to suit every palate. And when it comes to drinks, we have locally roasted coffees, craft beers, fine wines and a range of tipples that’s sure to tickle your fancy.

Continuing the festival’s long running relationship with great Cornish beer, we are very excited to have Sharps Brewery bringing their fine Offshore Pilsner and New World inspired, Atlantic Pale Ale. Cider-lovers will have an array of delicious apple-based tipples to try from Orchard Pig.



Woodfired Suppers

Each day, Ben Quinn and his team will roam the Port Eliot grounds and lay a long table for over 100 guests… when the perfect weather window allows. A seat at Woodfired Canteens long table is £25 and only available to book at the festival. Head to Woodfired Canteen right by the House to chat to the team, find out more and get your seats for a unique and magical experience.

The Woodfired Canteen

The Woodfired Canteen is an inviting and relaxing dining spot next to the House run by Ben Quinn and his team. It’s a safe and comfortable space; a faultless mix of wood-fired food, coffee shop culture, festival vibes and good honest hospitality.

Opening early for that first and all-important morning coffee to fill your re-usable cup, with our chefs lighting the grills and those first smells of cinnamon buns, bacon and fresh bread filling the air.

Lunch served from midday comes fast from the fires and straight to long shared tables. Enjoy a simple menu of bold flavours and seasonal Cornish produce whilst you chat and make plans with the festival soundtrack playing in the background.

Early afternoon, lively conversation will fill the intimate space, with food talks and demonstrations bring guests closer to the subject. Tasters will find their way around the tables while our version of an afternoon tea is available.

And then, the team will make their way out into the festival to lay a long table in special location for 100 guests…

The Oyster Shack

The Oyster Shack, just up the hill from the Avon Estuary in Bigbury, has established a reputation for its award-winning seafood and has become a destination restaurant. They passionately provide the finest foods and showcase seasonal local produce. Chef’s speciality is in sustainable seafood, and their tables are graced with the likes of lobster, crab, diver-caught scallops and, of course, oysters galore – all prepared to perfection.

Street Food

Happy Maki

Happy Maki is all about freshly rolled vegan sushi. Bursting with fusion fillings, their futomaki rolls are super addictive, filling and healthy too. Their tried and tested menu has got everyone’s taste buds covered, from the Carnivore approved ‘Hoisin Duck’, to the fresh and flavoursome ‘Avocado Kiss’.

Hanoi Kitchen

Hanoi Kitchen was inspired by the experience of travelling across Vietnam, eating the best street food in Hanoi, and speaking to all the locals about their favourite eats. Their recipes strike the perfect balance between hot, spicy, fresh and fragrant and are garnished generously with lime, garlic, ginger and chilli. They’re faithful to the recipes sampled at the street food stalls in Hanoi but with an occasional signature culinary twist. Having traded for 6 years across London, they’re proud to say they produce the best Vietnamese street food in London and across the UK.

Piskie’s Pantry

The Piskie’s Pantry in Wildlings Wood serves up stealthily, healthy food with a spot of mischief every day between 8am and 7:30pm. Head over with your little ones for breakfast pancakes, bento-box style lunches and dinner delights at our dedicated cafe for children.

Origin Coffee Roasters

Blending science and senses, ritual and experimentation. Obsessing over every detail. Measuring quality at every stage. Origin Coffee Roasters are a leading speciality coffee roaster in the UK with six coffee shops, and SCA training facilities in London and Cornwall.

BBQ Dreamz

For two years running BBQ Dreamz has been listed in Time Out’s top ten streetfood vendors. They are here to bring you bold, mouth-watering dishes inspired by Lee’s Filipino heritage. Since 2014 the couple have created updated versions of traditional classics. They recently featured on the BBC’s Million Pound Menu where they wowed the judges and won investment with their innovative food.


Man’eesh, Manaish or Manakish are flat breads from the Levant (Syria, Lebannon, Palestine) typically served with a topping of Za’atar and olive oil, cheese or a minced lamb mix. They are a delicious way to explore Middle Eastern Cuisine. Big Bang Pizza cook them in their wood-fired oven, and they make a perfect snack or small meal at the festival. They also sell various delicatessen from Palestine acquired from Zayto.

BittenClub Bahn Mi

Bittenclub, The Vietnamese Eatery, likes to combine the vibrant zingy flavours of Vietnam with the robust gutsy origins of classic French ingredients. Expect a playful mindset creating delicious-tasting baguettes, noodle salads and jasmine rice bowls filled with marinated crunchy raw vegetables, homemade zingy sauces and fresh herbs. Indulge in french toast with pecans and cinnamon or an invigorating broth and a rolled omelette.

Broo – Chapter & Holmes

BROO are bringing back their delicious all natural Bubble Teas to Port Elliot for 2019. Fresh direct trade jasmine tea and Clifton Coffee, fresh fruit purées, all natural popping boba, fresh baked brownies and cakes are all returning this year! They are also pleased to announce a new special edition bubble tea for the festival: Quad.

Butter Fudge Co.

Handmade artisan-style all-natural Butter Fudge confectionery with no artificial ingredients or flavourings. Based in St. Germans, the Butter Fudge Company absolutely love making their unique and rustic all-natural butter fudge. Hand cooked in open pans and tempered to form a unique “bark” like appearance in a variety of “melt in the mouth”, sweet and buttery flavours & textures.

Coombe Farm

Coombe Farm have what they think is such a good story behind their organic farm and food, they hope that through trying their menu at Port Eliot you will taste the quality of their food and become as passionate about fantastic, sustainable, organic food as they are.


Elseafood sell fresh Cornish seafood & meat cooked to order, at restaurant standard. They proudly support the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and select sustainable seafood for their menus. They select all their ingredients locally to create innovative menus, from the seafood to the Cornish Sea Salt and Ales used in their batter. Items on the menu include the crispiest salt & pepper squid, freshest fish and chips, moules mariniere and the popular surf and turf.


Hot P’tatoes are bringing decadent and nutritious vegetarian comfort food to the festival circuit. From Roast Potatoes, Cheese Fondue and Truffle Oil, to Hash Browns, BBQ Jerk Jackfruit and Crispy Kale, there’s something for the whole family, including all you dietary requirements! What’s more it’s all palm oil free!

Little Green Trailer

Awesome all day brunch served from a pastel green trailer with disco balls, flowers and pineapples and set to an amazing soundtrack. Burritos, butties, avocado toast and fry ups, with vegan and gf menus. Little Green Trailer believe the service they provide is as important as the food they serve – hugs and high fives all day!

Manic Organic

Manic Organic have graced the UK and European festival circuit for more than 30 years. Their delicious vegan fayre is always freshly prepared using local organic produce including leaves and edible flowers from their own Cornish small holding. They delight in creating vibrant, wholesome and nutritious meals and snacks including their famous cooked Breakfast that gives heart to many a happy returning customer.

Thyme & Tide

Thyme & Tide has healthy seafood and vegetarian dishes using the abundant locally caught seafood and fresh, sustainable produce available within Cornwall. Think vibrant, colourful salads; huge pans filled with hearty rice dishes cooking alfresco such as kedgeree, paella, nasi goreng and seafood jambalaya; fresh locally caught fish marinated with spice blends cooked on chargrills; and Cornish lobsters drizzled with flavoured butters and served on crisp salad.

Lemon Jelli

10 years in the maturing Lemon Jelli has come along way from a tiny juice bar in Totnes Devon to the French inspired crêpe coffee Shake and juice van that it is today. A long term favourite at Port Eliot, Lemon Jelli has occupied The corner plot on Bowling Green for some 13 years now! Wherever they are you are guaranteed the same friendly and distinctly French style welcome.

Nosh Box

The Nosh Box is a lovingly restored vintage horse trailer serving up delicious hot drinks and homemade cakes. Get your festival caffeine fix early morning or for an afternoon pick me up alongside a generous slab of chocolate brownie! Their beans are roasted locally and their coffee is smooth but packs a punch!

The Chop Bar by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

The Chop Bar serve modern west African flavours inspired by traditional recipes, highlighting the great flavours and ingredients from across West Africa. Zoe has been pioneering modern African food in the form of supper clubs (London, Berlin, New York, Accra, Wales), pop-ups, street food and events since 2010. She now has a cookbook – Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Zoe’s mission as always been to bring the great flavours of West Africa to a wider audience and this has been acknowledged through great positive press and publicity

Smoky Tentacles

Smoky Tentacles was born twelve years ago as the original shisha lounge on the festival circuit and has a tendency to become the hub of any festival! Housed in a custom made Moroccan marquee, they create a unique chill-out lounge for the festival-goer to relax with friends any time of day and well into the night. They do an awesome chai and their food is also top notch: Great organic/free range vege breakfasts and fantastic falafel wraps, all made from scratch on site. This is the perfect comfy place for breakfast, a coffee stop or a late night hang-out with a shisha: Think rugs, Moroccan lanterns, sofas, bean bags and cushions, low slung tables, good tunes and good vibes to create one of the most popular chill-out spaces on the festival scene.

The Off Road Café

The Off Road Café provides freshly ground and locally roasted coffee, a selection of hot and cold beverages and homemade cakes – all served direct from a Land Rover Defender 110. Their great tasting cakes are no nonsense and full on flavour. They only use the highest quality local ingredients where possible to support the local economy.

Cosy Rosie’s

Cosy Rosie’s is a family run cafe and creperie based around a beautiful vintage lorry with seating at tables inside and out.

Their crepes and galettes are bursting with fresh, wild, organic produce. They also serve a daily vegan bowl, hot drinks in china mugs, homemade lemonade and healthy sweet treats.

It’s a wonderful place with a great vibe to meet, eat and relax, with board games at the tables and a skittle alley too.

Sunbeams Juice Bar

Sunbeams create exquisite treats that taste divine while improving health and vitality, and serve the finest cold pressed juices, smoothies, raw cakes, chocolates and pralines. All their creations are handmade, organic and free of dairy, refined sugar and gluten, and everything is served in fully compostable packaging and powered by solar energy. And they compost all returned cups themselves!

The Bhangra Bus

The Bhangra Bus Cafe is a converted American school bus, serving freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan Indian food. They have seating inside for about twenty-five or more people – depending on how friendly everyone’s feeling (or if it’s raining!)

Churros Bros

Churros Bros have been travelling the country in Juanna the Van since 2007. They serve award winning handmade organic churros – the best you can find outside of Madrid – alongside silky hot chocolate from Villajoyosa and Allpress Espresso coffee. Always organic and Fairtrade they now have a full vegan option on their menu. Port Eliot is like coming home for them and they will be bringing a few surprises in 2018.

Chip off the Block

Chip Off the Block Sells high quality, triple cooked cheesy chips out of a beautifully decorated VW Multicoloured van. Their chips are triple cooked and blended with the finest Montgomery’s Cheese to create something truly spectacular. They use multi award-winning Montgomery’s Cheddar and Ogleshield cheeses, coupled with hand-picked potatoes from their farm in the heart of Somerset.

Ginger’s Comfort

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium is an ice cream van for kids and grown-ups alike, serving a range of inventively flavoured and incredibly delicious handmade dairy ice cream and sorbet. There are naughty flavours, exotic flavours, daring flavours – all perfectly pitched to lip-lickingly good.

Good & Proper Tea

Since Good & Proper Tea’s launch in 2012, the team have taken their much-loved Citroen H van to events across the UK, feeding and watering thirsty festival goers as they go. The team serve loose leaf, custom-brewed teas and freshly-toasted sourdough crumpets to finish.

Katie’s Cornish Hotpots

Katie’s Cornish Hot Pots is run by a husband-and-wife team with a twelve year history in both restaurant fine dining and outside catering. They will be serving Monk Fish Curry, Moroccan Chicken and Caribbean Goat Curry, all made in their own signature style.

Cooking Cooks

The Cooking Cooks are Francesco and Alice, and they serve up beautiful, handcrafted, fresh pasta. Their influences come from the vast larder of Italian cooking but have been given an added twist. They use only the freshest ingredients and are always experimenting with seasonal ideas and different flavours.

Muffin Man & Co

Muffin Man & Co make fine, homemade English filled Muffins, using buttermilk and a culture to provide an almost sourdough taste. They source the very best ingredients: smoked eel and salmon from a small smokery in Lincolnshire; free range pork from an award winning butcher in Essex; and Ogleshield cheese from Somerset.

Nurses Cottage Drinks

Nurses Cottage Drinks are a small cottage industry producer specializing in traditionally made drinks which represent the very best that the fields, hedgerows, and orchards have to offer. Their award-winning cordials and pressés are great for hydrating party people and made with great taste and quality ingredients as the priority.

Woody’s Pizza

Woody’s is all about the classic Neapolitan pizza. A light, crispy base and fresh, inventive toppings, baked in a wood-fired oven. The menu has something for everyone, including firm favourite ‘Spicy Fennel Sausage’ and ‘Foraged Wild Garlic Pesto with Crispy Kale and Courgette. It’s simple, satisfying and delicious.


Yallah serve great tasting, honest coffee roasted at their barn in the midst of Cornwall’s rural wilds. It’s made for everyday adventurers with a full attitude towards life. Their principles are simple: they roast exceptional coffee and have fun while they do it.


The Orangery Bar

This year, Fashion Foundation finds its new home in the Port Eliot Orangery. Visit the Orangery Bar to try BLOOM’s deliciously stylish cocktails, made with their much-loved sugar-free gins – Jasmine & Rose Pink Gin to name a favourite – and luscious flavoured gin liqueurs, including Lemon & Elderflower. If you haven’t tried their gins before, you’re in for a beautiful treat. The bar will also offer Dubliner whiskey, another favourite.

Greenall’s Bar

More gin-based delights await at the Greenall’s bar, where you can try their unusual flavoured gins, Wild Berry and Blueberry, which are wonderfully tasty with no sugar or artificial sweeteners.

The Rioja Wine Terrace

Head over to The Rioja Wine Terrace for a taste of Spain’s flagship wine region. Relax in an outdoor bar, sample a diverse array of red, white, and rosé wines, enjoy a sample of expertly-carved jamón ibérico, and learn all about the delicious diversity of Rioja with Sunday Brunch wine expert, Raul Diaz. Based just a stone’s throw from Spain’s foodie capital San Sebastián, the Rioja region spans an 80-mile stretch of the River Ebro, with ideal conditions for producing some of the world’s finest wines.

Le Vignoble

Le Vignoble is an independent wine business based in the historic Royal William Yard just over the bridge in Plymouth. They are an award winning wine merchant, wine lounge and wine education business which aims to share a love of wine in an approachable way, encouraging their customers to try new and unusual wines.

Le Vignoble will be serving their delightful wines in the walled garden alongside The Oyster Shack, with wines matched to the fresh seafood menu.

Black Cow Saloon

Have a rockin’ good time at our low light, hard drinkin’, foot stompin’ honky tonk down by the riverside. Serving finest Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka, ‘The Spirit of The West’. Magnificent vodka cocktails for your delectation, thirst quenching hand crafted cider and larger. Live music to take you through the day and night, featuring our saloon house band, The Flats & Sharps, with rockin’ blues, finger pickin’, boogie woogie and barrel house from our guest players and balladeers. DJ’s spinning vintage vinyl, kickin’ country and jivin’ blues till the early hours. Pull on your s***kicking boots and two step your way down to the Black Cow Saloon.

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