The Cracking Crab is a beach chic seaside restaurant with the best view of the surf in Polzeath and serving everything from breakfast butties to seafood platters and all the bits in between.

Open for open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas, coffees and plenty of ice cream throughout the week, The Cracking Crab is a family friendly restaurant where we like to think we have something for everyone. Certainly our dressing up box is a hit with ‘kids’ of all ages.

There’s seafood by the bucket load, 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.

Meanwhile, our clifftop location makes The Cracking Crab ideal for outdoor lunches or a glass of something crisp at sunset.


Opening Times

Breakfast 9.30am to 11.15am Monday to Friday

8.45am to 11.15am Saturday & Sunday

Lunch 11.30am to 4pm everyday

Dinner 6pm to 8.30pm everyday

Bar open all day for drinks

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"This is a great restaurant! The views are fantastic watching the Cornish sunset. The meals are very tasty and suitable for children and adults alike. Had the lobster and prawn cocktail. These where both delicious and good value for money compared to Rick Steins. The restaurant would be busy during peak times in the daytime so worth booking. The only downside is the car park could be busy in peak times and you have to pay to park."

Brett on TripAdvisor