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 | 2022

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.

We have invested heavily into updating the old lifeboat station not only to create a great destination to dine in but also an enjoyable, well-equipped place to work. The last couple of years we had to adapt our take away options and the restaurant has remained closed. As things get back to normal, we are keen to reopen our restaurant and reward our staff with not only a great remuneration package but also a realistic work/life balance.

Telephone: 01326 281 400

It’s one of the UK’s favourite dishes and it always tastes better with a big portion of sea air.

Seaside fish and chip shops are a national treasure. We’re listed in the top 20 to visit this summer 2022. Read the full report by Sarah Turner with a forward by Jay Rayner.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

“I chose the fish chowder served with soda bread, absolutely delicious, my partner chose fish and chips which again was very good, both our meals encouraged us to book again, so glad we did! This time had homemade fishcake , homemade mackerel and beetroot pate! Good value for money”
Alison K | May 2022
“I am very fussy about fish and chips and I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality. Fish was huge with not too much batter. Chips were neither soggy or over fried. Homemade tartare sauce was excellent”
Helen D | April 2022
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Steamed Mussels

Cooked with Orchard 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.

Join our Team

We are looking for creative, positive, reliable, hands-on crew members to help us sail through the busy season ahead.

We offer a gem of a place to work in return for a competitive hourly wage, with pension contributions and full holiday pay.

PLEASE NOTE – As we are so rural, transport to and from work is essential. The nearest village to us is St. Keverne, 2 miles away. The nearest town is Helston, 10 miles away.


We look forward to hearing from you.

Key Positions (Full-Time)

Chefs/Cooks £11.50 – £15.00
Fresh food kitchen ideal for a commis to learn new skills or a chef looking to move forward, highlighting your skills to create restaurant menus that work for you as well as the business.

Restaurant manager/supervisor £10.50 – £12.00
Stella location to hone your customer service skills assisting the owner in the day to day running of the business, driving sales and customer satisfaction forward.
Wages dependant on experience and commitment with an achievable end of season incentive bonus.

Other V.I Positions

Kitchen Porter, Fish Fryer, Take away assistants, restaurant and bar staff.
Pay dependant on experience but above national minimum wage. Equal share of Tips. Experience is an advantage but not essential as full training is available for the right candidates.


The Old Lifeboat House,
The Cove, Coverack, Helston,
Cornwall. TR12 6SX

T: 01326 281 400


Facebook: /lifeboathouse
Twitter: @HouseLifeboat
Reviews: TripAdvisor