Port Isaac

Discover Port Isaac

Home of the Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac is also the setting for some famous TV shows. Located on the North Coast of Cornwall, the name 'Port Isaac' is derived from the Cornish 'Porth Izzick' meaning the 'Corn Port' and until the middle of the 19th century, Port Isaac was a busy port handling various imports and exports; including coal, timber, pottery, and Delabole slate; as well as a fishing port. In recent times this quaint corner of Cornwall has become the setting for several films and TV series with keen tourists flocking to get a glimpse of this famous village. The arrival of Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in 2013 further boosted the seafood scene in Port Isaac, complementing other eateries and serving up the best and freshest Cornish seafood. You can order the same restaurant quality Cornish seafood, delivered direct to your door. Choose Port Isaac favourites such as Mackerel, Monkfish and Lemon Sole.

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Where to eat in Port Isaac

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen is located within a 15th century fisherman’s cottage at the bottom of Port Isaac. The kitchen, led by Head Chef Tim Barnes, prepares small, original and delicious seafood.

Their menu is dictated by the local fishermen but includes delicious fresh seafood such as Ginger Cured Mackerel, Tandoori Monkfish and Whole Lemon Sole. Or choose a Seafood Plate for the whole table to share.

The Mote

The Mote

Situated in the heart of Port Isaac, the Mote is a charming haven for locals and visitors alike. Their highly experienced catering team take pride in serving delicious dishes in a relaxed, warm and friendly environment.

Their dinner menu includes classic seafood dishes, beautifully prepared – such as Fowey Mussels, White Crab and Seafood Linguine and, of course, lobster.

Fresh from the Sea

Fresh from the Sea

Located at the top of the village by the Pea Pod Gallery, at Fresh from the Sea, crab and lobster is cooked and hand picked on the premises – you can buy it whole, dressed, in a sandwich or salad, boxed to take home.

As well as fantastic sandwiches their menu includes Homemade Smoked Mackerel Pâté & Toast and Porthilly Oysters with shallot vinegar.


Where to stay in Port Isaac

John Bray Cornish Holidays have 84 of the best located self-catering Port Isaac holiday cottages and holiday homes – perfectly located to explore Port Isaac and neighbouring Port Gaverne.

Some of our favourites include:

The White House

The White House

The White House is a seriously special holiday cottage set in the cliffs on Roscarrock Hill over looking Port Isaac harbour, village and ocean on the North Cornwall coast.

The Crows Nest

The Crows Nest

The Crows Nest is perched in a privileged position above Port Isacc Bay on the North Cornwall coast, with unparalleled sea and coastal views towards Tintagel. This luxury holiday home has been recently refurbished.

Hillside Cottage

Hillside Cottage

For a boutique-style, coastal family holiday to remember, Hillside Cottage is a dreamy self catering fisherman’s cottage located less than a minute’s walk down to Port Isaac’s vibrant harbour side, shops, galleries, pub and restaurants including the Michelin Star Nathan Outlaw Fish Kitchen – just at the bottom of the hill

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