The Idle Rocks Hotel, Harbourside St. Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5AN

The Idle Rocks Restaurant

Take a front row seat on our blissful waters edge dining spot in the much-loved Cornish seaside village of St Mawes.

Led by Executive Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, whose cooking style is mostly British with a focus on locally sourced ingredients offers delectable dishes with influences from the Far East, using classic French cookery techniques.

Dorian and his team have designed a menu around stories brought to fruition through carefully developed relationships with local suppliers, fishermen and farmers.

Homely yet sophisticated, elegant yet immensely welcoming, the main mood is “home from home informality”.

Served daily for bookings between 6.30 – 8.30pm (or Thursday – Saturday in January & February).


Autumnal Afternoons:
Served 12noon – 5pm Monday – Saturday (or Thursday – Saturday in January & February).


Sundays At The Idle Rocks:
Served 12noon – 2pm Sundays only.


Sunday Sparkling Cream Tea:
Served 3pm – 5pm.


The Idle Rocks Restaurant will be closed Monday – Wednesday throughout January and February

(During the Summer months, we serve lunch & dinner daily)

View our restaurant reservations policy


The Idle Rocks Supper Club

We are excited to announce the launch our new monthly Supper Club, starting in November. Join us for a relaxed evening at The Idle Rocks, in the heart of St Mawes, a unique opportunity to meet the team and experience their delicious creative dishes.

Executive Head Chef - Dorian Janmaat

The hotel restaurant, led by ex Le Manoir chef Dorian Janmaat, focuses on locally sourced produce with flavour, texture and presentation being integral to all dishes. Dorian and his team have designed a menu around stories brought to fruition through carefully developed relationships with local suppliers, fishermen and farmers. It's a true celebration of Cornwall and offers an unforgettable culinary journey, with strong emphasis on seasonal flavours, keeping true to our sustainability ethos.
Dorian Janmaat - Head Chef at The Idle Rocks Restaurant, St Mawes

Sparkling Cream Tea

Visit The Idle Rocks, for a traditional Cornish Cream Tea, served with a glass of Knightor Classic Cuvée.

Private Dining

Enjoy our private dining room in our sister property, the St Mawes Hotel, which can accommodate up to 30 guests.
Dine in The Upper Deck

St Mawes Hotel

Enjoy authentic, quality dishes, showcasing the best locally sourced ingredients at the St Mawes Hotel, just across the harbour.

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