Fresh local produce served with a beautiful sea view

The Old Lifeboat House in Coverack, Cornwall, invites you to our friendly small independently run Take Away, Restaurant and Bar.

On the Menu | 2024

Fresh local produce served with a beautiful sea view

The Old Lifeboat House in Coverack, Cornwall, invites you to our friendly small independently run Take Away, Restaurant and Bar.

On the Menu | 2024

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Happy Hour from 3pm until 6pm

A selection of cornish ales, ciders, gins and rums to enjoy inside or out in the harbour.

Take Away Times

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Sunday 12Noon till 7.30pm
Please note we are unable to take pre-orders over the phone.

Restaurant/Bar Times

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 7.30pm
Breakfast, Lunches, Cream Teas, Drinks or Dinner.
Sunday 1pm – 7.30pm

Sunday lunch 1pm until 4pm

Restaurant Bookings

TEL: 01326 281400

Please note due to staffing or bad weather conditions our opening times may alter. For further information please visit our Facebook page

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The Old Lifeboat House in Coverack, Cornwall

Set in the quintessential Cornish fishing harbour of Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall we are a rejuvenated, historical old lifeboat station as close as can be to the water’s edge.

At the front of the building, we have a fish and chips take away serving a range of quality fresh cooked menu items to enjoy whilst sitting at our outdoor tables or upon the sun trapped harbour walls.

To the rear of the building, we have a bright and airy bar and restaurant with seating for 30 customers and a breath-taking view over the lifeboat slipway across the bay towards the Manacles and beyond.

As we are a small independent business we do not have the luxury of staff managing our emails or messenger. The best way to book in our restaurant is by phone. We can then run through any dietary requirements your party may have.

Please note we don’t do take out pre-orders.

We are a dog friendly restaurant

2024 Events

Coverack's Christmas Lights | Charity Fund Raiser |1st June 2024

Our annual Christmas Lights Fundraiser

Saturday 1st June 2024 – 7pm arrival for food at 7.30pm

Tickets are £15 per person (To be paid cash on the night). include a glass of wine or half a draught beer.

Seafood Paella or Roast Vegetable Risotto with salad and freshly baked bread, plus a glass of wine or half a draught beer upon arrival.

All profits go to Coverack Christmas lights committee, whose voluntary hard work and dedication bring warmth to the village over the Christmas holidays.

Commercial size paella dish on a gas burner

Steamed Mussels

Cooked with Cold River cider, bacon, sage and cream. Served with fresh baked baguette.

Authentic Curry

Homemade Curry of the Day. Served with rice, naan, poppadom and mango chutney

Cornish Full Breakfast

Proper pork sausage, dry cured bacon, hogs pudding, fresh tomato, mushrooms, sauté potatoes, beans and a choice of; – poached, fried or scrambled free range egg. Toast and Cornish butter.

Seafood Chowder

Our own recipe Seafood Chowder. Smoked Haddock, Cod and Prawns cooked in a cream sauce with dill, fennel, leeks, celery, carrots, onions and potatoes. (G.F.) Served with homemade Soda bread.

Smoked Mackerel & Beetroot Pate

Served on Lizard leaf salad with Horseradish dressing and Toast

Cornish Cream Tea

A cream tea is a form of afternoon tea light meal, consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.

TripAdvisor Reviews – 2024

Fish & Chip Find

“Went there for an evening meal with family, the food was first class and our server Kelly was very friendly. The fish and chips were delicious, the chef was very apologetic due to the wait ,as he had a large takeaway order, which was appreciated. Well worth a visit if in the area”

Amazing, friendly, welcoming, great food

“Lovely setting, extremely friendly welcoming staff who cant do enoughfor you, we visited several times for breakfast, cream teas and dinner (and takeaway fish & chips) all amazing. Portions were very generous and food was excellent. Can’t recommend enough . Great dog friendly family atmosphere.

mtsmrugby – April 2024

Sunday roast hits the spot

“Excellent Sunday roast. Food delicious. Beef and gammon roast potatoes and parsnips fab. The dogs were also given a scraps dinner.
Amazing views with very attentive and polite staff.”

Paul L – March 2024

Delicious meal at The Lifeboat Restaurant

“We’ve just had a delicious meal here, camembert starter, followed by a really delicious fish chowder and vegetarian risotto. Great service, definitely coming back.”

Sarah G – April 2024

Wonderful time at The Little Lifeboat House

“Popped in for a lovely cream tea and stayed all afternoon! Then came back for our dinner… lovely, friendly people…view to die for from the amazing picture window, and really lovely food and atmosphere.
Can’t recommend it enough!”

Susie P – March 2024

Great Sunday roast and super staff

This was one of the best Sunday roasts we’ve ever had. We were so impressed with the Old Lifeboat House for many reasons. Not only was the food excellent, but all the staff were so incredibly lovely, it made the meal even better. The food was very reasonably priced and the view was perfect. We’ll definitely be going back.”

Sarah M – April 2024

Delightful Impromptu Lunch Stop

“Walking the Lizard coast on a rare sunny winter’s day we abandoned our cheese rolls and decided to stop for fish and chips. These days my body reacts to gluten and I was delighted to find that they had this covered. We had a lovely friendly reception, given great quality food, GF batter prepared on the spot, beautifully crispy and light, chips perfect, tartare sauce homemade and superbly balanced.”

Ali G – February 2024

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