A Relaxed Waterfront Restaurant in Fowey

This Fowey restaurant at The Old Quay House Hotel, offers the finest dining in a relaxed setting with spectacular estuary views and outdoor seating.

Only the best quality seafood, West Country meat, Cornish cheeses and locally sourced fresh seasonal produce are used. Our professional and friendly front of house staff will ensure an unforgettable dining experience enhanced by these culinary delights, presented on our menu of creative, contemporary dishes.

dining times at the old quay house hotel restaurant


The bright restaurant leads out onto a spacious terrace where on a sunny day you can enjoy afternoon tea (the Cornish way, of course, jam first!), a pre-dinner glass of champagne, or a long and lazy lunch. It’s a great spot to watch life on the estuary unfold, from boats of all shapes and sizes to the local wildlife which includes resident swans and the occasional dolphin. Our expertly selected wine list is crafted to complement each course on the menu.


fowey restaurants chefs richard massey

Meet our Head Chef Richard Massey

Richard Massey moved to Cornwall from Scotland. He now lives in Fowey with his partner and twins and has already made his mark on the menus at The Old Quay House.

Check out our quick fire Q&A below to find out more about Richard and his approach.


12:00 pm to 14:30 pm
(Available Easter to September.
Please call to confirm lunch opening times throughout the other times of the year)

High Tea and Cream Tea
12:00 pm to 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


We had a few questions?

How did you become a chef?

I first started off as a kitchen porter. I became a commis chef at 16 and haven’t looked back since. I have now been cheffing for almost 10 years.

Please could you tell us a little about your previous role?

I have recently moved to Cornwall from the Isle of Skye, where I was head chef at Ullinish Country Lodge for three years. I was keen to move down to the South West to be closer to family. I was also ready to take on a new challenge.

What is your style of cooking and do you have a favourite ingredient?

My style is modern British. I like to take classic dishes and ingredients and give them a modern twist. At the moment my favourite ingredient has to be wild garlic, I just love that it’s so fresh and that it grows just minutes away from the hotel.

What is your favourite dish on the menu? What is the most popular?

My favourite dish is the Kilhallon Beef Fillet – a refined take on a Sunday Roast. It is also one of the most popular amongst our guests, and supplied by local Fowey butcher Kittows. Using local, seasonal ingredients where possible, is key to our ethos.

What do you like doing when you’re not in the kitchen?

When I’m not in the kitchen I like to be outside, mostly fishing. Other pastimes include experimenting with new dishes in my kitchen at home and tending to my home-grown fruit and vegetables.

Thanks Richard!