The best view of the surf in Polzeath…

The Cracking Crab is a beach-chic seaside restaurant serving everything from light bites to seafood platters.

Our stunning clifftop setting is ideal for outdoor dining or a glass of wine at sunset!


Teas & Coffees

Sit back and relax

Join us for a simple pot of tea, a freshly brewed coffee and indulge yourself with one of our cakes or other baked goodies.

Cakes & Ice Cream

Sweet-tooth heaven

We always have a variety of fresh baked cakes, scones, pastries and plenty of ice cream available for kids and big kids alike!

Lunch & Dinner

Easy bites & seafood galore

Our menu focuses largely on seafood. There’s fish by the bucket load but you can get other treats like juicy West Country steaks off the grill.


We've got you covered

Teas, coffees and soft drinks. Need something a little more "grown up"? We have a comprehensive wine list and a fully stocked bar of beers, ciders and cocktails.

Take a look at our Menus

Cream teas, Sandwiches, Salads and fresh local seafood. Plenty of choice to fill any appetite.

Seafood Galore, juicy steaks and more. Delight your tastebuds with our extensive evening menu.

We have some classics with our own twist. There is definitely something to tickle your fancy.

Something for the little ones. Perfect for filling their tummies after all that fun on the beach. 

Opening Times


We have closed for the Winter and look forward to seeing you all again next season.



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A stone’s throw from Polzeath Beach

Open for open for lunch, dinner, teas, coffees and plenty of ice cream. The Cracking Crab is a family friendly restaurant where we like to think we have something for everyone.

As our name might suggest, our menu focuses largely on seafood, especially as we’re so lucky to have such wonderful local produce close by. However, we also try to provide something for everyone. So while there’s fish by the bucket load, we also serve juicy West Country steaks off the grill and the bar is always fully stocked with chilled craft beers, ciders and wine. Classic foodie favourites include our fruits de mer and popcorn shrimp in the best of Cornish surf style.

Our clifftop location makes The Cracking Crab a hot spot for a leisurely lunch watching the surf, a resting place for a cup of tea after a walk along the coast path or an awesome place to watch the sun setting over sundowners before supper.
"Lovely food, great atmosphere! definitely recommend! The view of the beach is beautiful! Kind staff and great menu items!"
Charlotte - London
"Excellent food and excellent service. The view is stunning. I would highly recommend going. The lobster and the prawn popcorn were both lovely."
Chris - Hertfordshire
"Lovely relaxed place, views amazing, food great & staff friendly!! Went 2 nights on the trot - well recommended!"
Suz - Chester
"Beautiful location for a sunset meal, very romantic but ask for a window seat. Spacious beer garden overlooking the beach. What's not to like?"
Alan - Chesterfield
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The Cracking Crab
Nr. Wadebridge
PL27 6TD

Hospitality across the south coast of England.

Until Spring 2024

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