Beachside eats, seaside slumbers and phenomenal views
To dine with a view which encapsulates the essence of Cornwall, head to Marazion and make your way to the Godolphin Arms.
The stately Grade II-listed frontage leads to a spacious split-level interior where, whichever table you end up taking, you’ll be amazed by the scene through the windows; the ancient St Michael’s Mount island fortress is framed by the sweeping vista of St Mount’s Bay. This is sea and sand, history and legend all wrapped in one.
Following a fairly recent transformation, the Godolphin Arms boasts an impressive glass and steel extension which opens up the old building, bringing that stunning scenery into every corner of the beachside inn.
The upper level comes with cosy sofas, comfy chairs and a log burner; then there’s a beautiful light-filled dining room with floor to ceiling glass doors which open out on to a sun terrace; below that you can walk straight from the beach into the Lower Deck bar.
It’s open for breakfast and from 12 there’s an all day menu providing popular dishes such as fish and chips and chef’s homemade burgers, along with lighter bites like Newlyn crab sandwiches and seafood sharing platters. Good use is made of local produce and there’s a refreshing modern approach to the menus with crowd-pleasers such as seasonal salads and vegan burgers.
With a great choice of local beers, wines and cocktails, you can dine then sit back and relax. Soaking up Marazion’s unique atmosphere, you’ll be entranced as the tides ebb and flow over the causeway to the Mount and, as the sun sets on the horizon, you could always decide to stay over in one of the Godolphin’s ten ensuite rooms.
Keep an eye on the tide and either take a boat across the water to St Michael’s Mount or wait until the ancient causeway is revealed and you can walk across.
West End, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EN
Chef: Nick Eyre
Owner: James and Mary St Levan
Room rate from: £90
8am – 11pm
- Kids welcome
- Dogs welcome
- Disabled access
- Parking available
- Private dining available
- Gluten free options
- Online booking
Smoked salmon, homemade beetroot chutney, horseradish crème fraiche, St Ives Bakery rye bread, £9
Homemade beef burger, sesame seed bun, Davidstow cheddar, spiced tomato and onion chutney, salad and chips, £13
Seasonal crumble, poached apples and sultanas, mixed spice syrup, hazelnut crumble, vanilla custard, £7