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The Harbourside Refuge recalls the time when the South Cornish coast was a notorious black spot for shipwrecks battered by the prevailing so'weterlies that sweep up from the Atlantic. The harbour was created not only to provide a safe haven for passing ships and for its own fishing fleet, but also to serve as a base for the shipping from local quarries of pure white china clay, rich in kaoline, destined for the British bone china industry. Cornish heritage and gastonomic culture come together in The Harbourside Refuge by Michael Caines.

You can't help but be aware of the beauty and power of the sea when you come here, and also of the rich bounty that it has perennially yielded to those intrepid fishermen that brave its wrath. With fish and shellfish landed directly on Porthleven's harbourside, and with good things to eat and drink coming from the Cornish hinterland, Michael Caines has created a special restaurant that celebrates Cornwall and its bounty. Here he offers a flexible and family-friendly dining experience that uses the freshest, locally sourced produce and ingredients.

This is a place to come to enjoy foods prepared with skill and care by Michael's team, on the rooftop terrace or indoors looking out on the harbour.

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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Celebrity chef
  • Outdoor dining
  • Relaxed dining



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