Restaurants with a view in Cornwall have to be the main reason any foodie comes to our county, right? Sipping local bubbles overlooking the open water, watching the sky turn pink and gold as the sun sets, and gazing out over rolling hills as you tuck into a Cornish cream tea are just a few definitions of heaven for the food-obsessed, Duchy- exploring, Instagram-loving travellers that we see daily, and it’s our pleasure to offer all three of the above, and more! So, what can you spot from Greens of Padstow’s perfect position on the hill?
The Camel Estuary
Perhaps the most spectacular view from any restaurant, anywhere. The stunning Camel Estuary snakes past right below us, shining in the sunshine, moody in the winter light, and always in constant motion. From Green’s you’ll see up the river Camel leading towards Wadebridge, the pretty tributary of Little Petherick Creek and the Iron Bridge, and down the mouth towards the wild Atlantic.
The estuary is also teeming with life. Dolphins have been known to jump and dive past Padstow, and traditional, colourful boats leave the harbour daily to fish. The Black Tor Ferry runs constantly back and forth across the stretch of water to Rock where passengers can jump on and visit the opposite shore, and Sealife Safari boats speed out towards the open ocean in search of marine life, stunning views of the coast and thrilling rides over the waves!
The Camel Trail
A family favourite, from tiny tots on tow-alongs to grandparents on tandems, the Camel Trail is a source of endless fun and entertainment. It weaves for 18 miles from Padstow to Wadebridge and onto Wenford and Bodmin, and can be enjoyed any time of year, for free!
As well as being a great way to keep fit, be active and have fun, you’ll also enjoy stunning views over the estuary and up the creek, spot loads of wildlife, and find plenty of pasty stops in the little towns along the way!
Rock + Porthilly
From our sun-trap terrace and through the floor to ceiling folding windows that can be slid back to bring the outside inside, you’ll look across to stunning Rock – Padstow’s-across-the-estuary sister seaside town. Hop on the Black Tor Ferry if you’d like to explore the beaches that span all the way down the estuary from Porthilly to Daymer Bay. You will also spot Porthilly, tucked away up the river from Rock, where most of Padstow’s shellfish comes from!
Sit back with a cup of Cornish Coffee overlooking the rolling green hills, white sand beaches and turquoise waters. In our opinion, there’s no where in the world more peaceful or beautiful.
Our little restaurant on the hill looks directly out over beloved Padstow. Colourful cottages, fishing boats, bustling streets, bakeries on every corner and kids crabbing on the harbour walls – is a holiday in Cornwall every complete without a trip to our traditional and touristic town?
Happy Hour cocktails looking out over the twinkling lights of Padstow in the evening are one of our favourite ways to spend the autumn evenings.
Sunrises and Sunsets
When it comes to morning coffees and sundowner local wines, there’s no where better to enjoy them than at Greens of Padstow. The perfect spot in Cornwall to marvel as the sky changes from midnight blue to silver and pastel as the sun rises, and later that day when the sun begins to set and the clouds turn golden, the sky turns pink, and the estuary shines.