Eating & Drinking

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. As our yearly world-class lineup on the Flower and Fodder stage attests, 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.



The Lawn

This year, the festival is excited to introduce a brand new restaurant dedicated to the enjoyment of good food, good drink, good produce and good times.

Each morning, The Lawn will host a breakfast of kings, with something for everyone – from confirmed carnivores to voracious vegans… or simply selective young ones.

In the evening the area will pay host to a series of suppers and the chance to immerse yourselves in dining experiences that reflect the values that are at the heart of the Festival – good times with wonderful people, in the company of some of Port Eliot’s finest entertainers. Expect delicious Southern Mediterranean and North African-inspired sharing dishes over fire.

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Talks, tastings and demos

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 cooked to perfection.

Street Food

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.

Barnaby Sykes Piemakers

Barnaby Sykes Piemakers are passionate makers of delicious hand-made pies. The use locally sourced ingredients and serve their pies alongside generous portions of creamy mash or lush chunky chips, proper gravy and mushy peas. From Steak & Ale to Goats Cheese, Sweet Potato & Spinach, they have a pie for you. They also sell Fairtrade coffee, Yorkshire tea, and soft drinks.

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.

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.

Booja Booja Icecream

The Booja-Booja tuk tuk serves award winning dairy free ice cream. Their flavours include such delights as Caramel vanilla ice cream schmoozled with salted caramel pecan praline sauce, and Hazelnut chocolate ice cream with swoons of chocolate hazelnut truffle swirls. They are served either in tubs or vegan artisan cones, with gluten-free cones available too.

Here Today Scone Tomorrow

Here Today, Scone Tomorrow are a South West-based mobile scone bakery and have the first scone van of its kind. They bake delicious scones aboard their lovingly converted Citroen HY Van, ‘Alison’, serving sweet and savoury scones with a wide choice of teas.

They offer the traditional cream tea (with organic jam and organic clotted cream) as well as less traditional, but equally delightful toppings such as palm-oil free hazelnut spread, organic chutneys, jams and lemon curd.


CLAW specialise in sustainable British seafood – they want more people to realise that it is fresh, healthy, high in protein and delicious!  They deal directly with fishermen to ensure that they receive the best produce. Their crab and lobster comes from Favis in Salcombe and their trout comes from the chalk streams of Hampshire.

Fleetwood Mac & Cheese

You haven’t tried Mac ‘n Cheese like this before. Using Devon’s Taw Valley Mature Cheddar, Leicestershire’s punchiest Stilton and sprinkled with rosemary breadcrumbs, this very British edition of an American staple is something to behold. They offer additional toppings of bacon, crispy onions, jalapeños… and a secret special.

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!

Gilmore Catering

The Gilmore Fairtrade Coffee stand in the camping field sells fresh ground coffee, speciality teas, luxury hot chocolates and cold drinks and scrummy cakes and patisseries. They also do delicious hot fresh donuts with lots of different toppings.


Luardos serve big, fresh, delicious burritos and nachos, all made from scratch in their pink Citroën van. Choose from slow-cooked cuts of meat such as carnitas, chipotle brisket, grilled chicken breast or take the vegetarian/vegan option. Each is served with braised black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, pico, guacamole (made fresh every morning), lots of fresh coriander and three homemade hot sauces.

Cargo Coffee

Cargo coffee is a new and unique mobile catering venture which serves quality organic produce in style.

With over 10 years experience at catering at festivals they knew that they had to create something different to add to this evermore competitive catering world. Cargo coffee creates a hub where people can meet, relax and enjoy the view, all while drinking their beverage of choice and listening to some well picked tunes!


B-Bar serve authentic Thai noodle dishes cooked fresh to order using carefully sourced ingredients. They use quality fresh vegetables and meat sourced from local independent businesses and combine them with unique sauces created in-house.

Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck celebrates and promotes all that is great about British cheese. They work closely with their producers, sourcing all their cheese directly from British-based farms that make cheese in a traditional and thoughtful way.

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.


Sapeur started off with a French fire engine and finished up with a waffle wagon, but quite how they ended up serving delicious Belgian waffles is still a bit of a mystery… Made from scratch using local eggs, milk and flour (plus top secret Waloon ingredients), their waffles are crispy on the outside and nicely chewy within and are served with an enticing range of toppings – from luxury chocolate to strawberry and cream. Combined with one of their artisan hot chocolates or coffees, it’s the perfect indulgent snack!

Open Sesame

Open Sesame bring exciting Persian inspired food to the street. Using an old family recipe in a secret spice blend (handed down from Persian royalty no less!) they use sustainable, local, organic ingredients and welfare friendly meat that fuses together beautifully and set the senses alight.

Le Swine

Le Swine make a bacon butty like no other. Each individual part is lovingly created – from the lightly toasted milk bun and fresh bacon butter, to their very own signature mushroom ketchup. (And while you’re at it, why not add a fried duck egg, served as runny as you like?) They use good ol’ fashioned middle bacon sourced from the happiest and healthiest fat piggies the country has to offer! Le Swine will be serving up these porky blinders straight from their 1969 Austin Morris ambulance.

Olive in a Bus

Established 6 years ago, the Olive in a Bus olive bar includes over eight types of olives and antipastis. They also serve a beautiful alfresco charcuterie board including a selection of fresh olives, locally sourced cheese, the finest crackers and homemade chutney.

Mama Muesli

Mama Muesli serves up the most delicious wholesome and homemade honey granola, nutty muesli and creamy porridge, with local organic milk, yogurt and fruit. Come and seek them out for lovely coffees, Yorkshire tea, herbal teas and homemade cakes. (They are vegan friendly and gluten-free.)

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.

Dosa Deli

Born in 2012, Dosa Deli is a London based street food company that brings a flavour of Southern India to the UK festival scene. Winners of Best vegetarian dish at the British Street Food awards 2016 and members of KERB since 2012, Dosa Deli are inspired by their travels to Southern India, creating food that is a blend of authentic flavours but with a twist. They are dedicated to producing exciting and innovative vegetarian dishes with vegan options.


Popdogs make hotdogs using free range pork sourced from Cherry Orchard farm in Leicestershire, and their vegetarian sausages are homemade with locally sourced organic ingredients from a farmers market in Oxfordshire. Their free spirited staff, great food and great vibes, provide an all-round memorable festival experience.

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.

Love Coffee

Hey Mambo’s beautiful vintage horsebox ‘Love Coffee’ will be packed full of homemade cakes along with our wonderful on board coffee machine, making delicious organic coffee just the way you like it.

The Whole Cheese

The Whole Cheese was set up in 2012 by a cheese maker who wanted to spread the good word… of cheese. They serve their famous Somerset rarebit and jalapeno slaw alongside a range of posh cheese on toast and a selection of cheese picnic boxes which include oatcakes and chutney! You may have seen them on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces back in 2013, transforming their horse trailer!

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.

Sloshed Sorbets

Sloshed Sorbets bring you a British favourite – the gin and tonic – in a brand new format. Their small-batch gin sorbets are hand-made using the finest natural and dairy free ingredients, and combine traditional flavours from across the growing season with the best British gins from London and beyond.

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.


Villa Maria

Villa Maria will be running a number of complimentary workshops including macrame and leaf printing. All classes are drop-in, open to adults and will be scheduled throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check the blackboard for details – come up to the Walled Garden and enjoy a glass of wine and learn a new skill.

Sipsmith’s Gin Palace

Inspired by the traditional Gin Palaces of the 1820s, passionate gin pioneers Sipsmith will be returning to their patch by the water with their very own signature Sipsmith Gin Palace. Join these juniper experts at their ‘The Art of the Martini’ and ‘Shake Up’ masterclasses, revel at their infamously raucous jazz party or simply relax in their opulent palace of old with a crisp G&T.

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.