The Harbourside Refuge

Originally created as a safe haven for sea vessels traveling along the beautiful yet rugged Cornish coast, Porthleven is the southernmost port on the mainland of Great Britian and also the setting for Michael Caines’ Harbourside Refuge, Here he offers a flexible and family-friendly dining experience that uses the freshest, locally-sourced produce and ingredients. This is the place to come to enjoy Cornish heritage and gastronomic culture on the rooftop terrace or indoors looking out on the harbour.

While the waves are crashing against the harbour wall or the sun is shimmering over the sea, there are few places as beautiful as this idyllic spot.

Harbourside Refuge champions Cornwall and its bounty, with the menu serving delectable dishes using fresh Porthleven-caught fish and local ingredients.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can discover an abundance of produce from Cornwall’s rich larder, serving everyone’s palates, from meat lovers and fish fanatics to vegans and vegetarians. Delight in daily catch fish dishes, grilled meats and Cornish cheeses. Michael’s belief in seasonality and Cornish heritage is well reflected in his cuisine, making it a safe haven for foodies. Visitors are also invited to pop in for coffee and a pâtisserie, breakfast, or for a drink in the bar area. 

This dog-friendly informal, yet creative eatery set in an inspiring setting is the perfect way to start, end or help make an adventurous day in Cornwall.