Forget the tinkle of the ice cream van. We’re being lured out of the water mid-surf session by the thumping beats of this Land Rover-turned-pizza-wagon. Slinging classic slices and inventive pies, Dough Selecta’s mobile food truck pulls up all along the Cornish coast (find out where on its Instagram account). Order the G.O.A.T. smothered in goat’s cheese, roasted squash and tomato chutney, or the Little Green Courgette for something more verdant. The cult favourite? A pesto base sprinkled with chilli, roasted courgette, broccoli, stilton, nuts and mozzarella.
Prawn on the Farm
Cornwall’s much-loved pop-up restaurant returns for their second summer stint (from 21 April to 3 October) just up the hill from the restaurant’s original Padstow location. Championing community and the local fish industry, its small-plate menu reads like a love letter to Cornwall’s producers. Padstow Kitchen Garden supplies the salad and herbs; Johnny, a fifth-generation fisherman from Murt’s Shellfish, supplies the seafood; and oysters come straight from the father and son behind Rock farm in Porthilly. Pack the wellies and dig in to a taste of the seaside. The whole Padstow lobster is a must.
Prawn on the Farm, Trerethern Farm, Padstow, PL28 8LE
The Summer House
Hewn into the cliffside, this beachfront restaurant serves sharing menus with a side of no-filter sunsets from its terrace – so make sure to snag a table there. Expect generous portions of paella and prettily grazing boards. Alternatively, opt for its build-a-barbecue menu. Smoky chicken wings, campfire beans with smattering of halloumi and prawn skewers are a refined alternative to the charred sausages of DIY grills.
38 The Dunes, Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, TR6 0FJ