Top Tenby restaurants and places to eat holiday cottages

Top Tenby restaurants and places to eat

Ed Roberts 22 July 2022

Beautiful Tenby is a lovely destination on many a tourist map; a lauded seaside resort for generations and over the last decade it has begun to thrive as a foodie destination. 

The town is famous alongside Blackpool and Brighton for being one of the UK’s best-loved seaside resorts with plenty of things to do. To keep in step with the competition, Tenby has adapted and now offers visitors some of the best restaurants and the finest cuisine in West Wales. You can also find cafes and just some of the best restaurants in Pembrokeshire within the town walls.

You can find an excellent selection of Tenby restaurants, takeaways, bars, cafes, bakeries, ice cream parlours and everything you could possibly need from a quick snack to fine dining. 

Join us as we take you on a swift tour of just a few of Tenby’s best places to eat when staying in this wonderful and must-visit town. We also have some lovely self-catering accommodation around Tenby and an amazing collection of Pembrokeshire cottages further afield. Browse our full collection of West Wales holiday cottages to feel inspired.

If you are looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Tenby and wider West Wales, then take a look at our guide to the best Sunday lunches in Pembrokeshire

For even more foodie and holiday inspiration, take a peek at our guide to top Saundersfoot restaurants, the top places to eat in St Davids, dog-friendly places to eat and drink, and our guide to other things to do in Pembrokeshire

Breakfast & brunch in Tenby



Dog-friendly Cadwaladers. can be found en route to the popular Tenby Castle and Tenby Harbour beaches. You'll find a mouth-watering range of ice cream here along with amazing coffee, waffles, sundaes and a gorgeous range of breakfast items.

Specialities include the breakfast pancake stack layered with banana, fresh strawberries and blueberries smothered in maple syrup! 

There are also breakfast classics like toasted teacakes and homemade porridge to get you ready for your day ahead exploring pretty Tenby. 


  • Style: Warm, comfortable and cosy
  • Price: £
  • Location: Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7AD | Tel: 01834 842658
  • Stay nearby: China Cottage, Tenby | sleeps 7 + 2 dogs

The Dennis Café

The Dennis Café (spring and summer only)

With possibly the best views of any cafe in Wales, The Dennis Cafe is an institution for anyone who has been to Tenby before; it’s also a gem waiting to be discovered by those who are visiting Tenby for the first time. 

Found at the bottom of Castle Hill, on the slipway approach to Tenby’s Castle Beach, The Dennis is a welcoming, traditional cafe, serving great breakfasts, pancakes, and hot drinks. 

Ice creams and cool drinks are available for takeaway on summer days too, and they also offer beach wheelchair and sunbed services to help you make the most of your day by the seaside.


  • Style: Beachside cafe
  • Price: £
  • Location: Castle Hill, Tenby, SA70 7BL | Tel: 01834 842298
  • Stay nearby: Beach View - Tenby | sleeps 2

Tenby North Beach

Vista at Tenby

A fabulous cafe with a lovely terrace and grand views of Tenby’s beautiful North Beach and iconic harbour. 

Enjoy a hearty breakfast or a healthy start to your day in seaside Tenby with a selection of scrumptious hot and cold options including delicious Mediterranean food.

If you’re feeling thirsty, then they also offer outstanding coffee with a view! 


  • Style: Sea views
  • Price: £
  • Location: 3 Crackwell Street, Tenby SA70 7HA  | Tel: 01834 849636
  • Stay nearby: Royal Victoria Court 1, Tenby | sleeps 4

Lunch in Tenby

The Bay Tree

Found on the main high street in Tenby’s Tudor Square, The Bay Tree is a warm and rustic restaurant. 

This establishment is very much a family affair; it has a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re a regular diner or visiting The Bay Tree for the first time. 

The owner and the head chef are both passionate about supporting local businesses and having as much as possible sourced locally. The menu offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as gluten-free options.


  • Style: Warm and rustic
  • Price: ££
  • Location: Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7AJ | Tel: 01834 843516
  • Stay nearby: No Pennies, Tenby | sleeps 2


The Cove

The Cove can easily be described as a low-key, charming outpost serving an array of pub grub standards alongside beer, cider and gin drinks. 

A gastropub with a lovely atmosphere, it is the perfect location if you’re looking for a stylish place to eat with the family, a classy bar for an evening drink out, or for a quick bite to eat in the afternoon. 

The Cove also has an extensive artisan gin and cocktail menu, priding themselves on their relationships with local gin suppliers, as well as famous favourites, to give a diverse gin offering for the ‘gin-noisseur‘. Enjoyed responsibly, they go hand-in-hand with lunch or evening food options.


  • Style: Stylish
  • Price: ££
  • Location: 14 High Street, Tenby, SA70 7HD | Tel: 01834 842438
  • Stay nearby: Apartment On The Mews, Tenby | sleeps 5 + 1 dog


Loafley Bakery & Deli Co.

Grab a flavoursome bite from these baking specialists! Loafly Bakery & Deli specialise in deliciously fresh baked goodies.

Enjoy homemade sarnies, salads, sausage rolls, pastries, and lots of other scrummy sweet stuff from this fine artisan bakery. 

You can even pick up a seriously good coffee here to fuel you for your afternoon wandering Tenby’s beautifully cobbled streets. 


  • Style: Artisan
  • Price: ££
  • Location: Llandrindod House, Upper Frog St, Tenby SA70 7JD | Tel: 01834 8439568
  • Stay nearby: Cobourg House 8, Tenby | sleeps 6

Restaurants for dinner in Tenby

The Qube

The Qube

Centrally located at the heart of Tenby, with a roaring fire and space to entice you in on colder evenings, is The Qube

Open for business all year round, there is a hearty menu packed to the edges with Welsh classics, and culinary attention to detail, all in a lovely setting. 

The menu is diverse and caters delicious food for all. Fantastic vegetarian and vegan options are available, and local meat, vegetables and harbour-landed fish options are a menu cornerstone.


  • Style: Sophisticated
  • Price: ££
  • Location: Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7AD | Tel: 01834 845719
  • Stay nearby: Seagull Heights, Tenby | sleeps 2

Plantagenet House

Plantagenet House

Consistently voted one of the top restaurants in Wales, Plantagenet House is a unique dining experience in the centre of Tenby. 

Housed in what is thought to be the oldest house in Tenby, dating back as far as the 10th century, you can dine under exposed beams and joists near the majestic tall, medieval Flemish chimney. 

On the menu, The Plantagenet serves some of the very best seafood and locally sourced meat and vegetables around, and they also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in Wales. 

Plantagenet House is one of the most interesting places to dine in the country, so book ahead to avoid missing out.


  • Style: Unique
  • Price: £££
  • Location: Quay Hill, Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7BX | Tel: 01834 842350
  • Stay nearby: The Edge - Tenby | sleeps 4 + 1 dog



Set at the top of Tenby’s bustling high street towards gorgeous North Beach, enjoy a beautiful brunch or dinner at Umi

You'll enjoy a warm welcome while feasting your eyes on beautifully colourful dishes created using local seafood and produce. 

Experience a relaxed dining experience with super fresh, healthy & delicious Japanese-influenced dishes. Specialities include gyoza, ramen, donburi, noodles, okonomiyaki and sushi. 


  • Style: Relaxed
  • Price: ££
  • Location: 15 High Street, Tenby, SA70 7HD | Tel: 01834 842502
  • Stay nearby: Newbridge House 3, Tenby | sleeps 6 + 1 dog

More inspiration

Try these tasty treats for even more foodie inspiration! 

Enjoy a holiday to Tenby

If you wish to try out more than one of these brilliant places to eat in Tenby, why not come here on holiday? Book yourself a break at one of our Tenby holiday cottages. 

We have self-catering accommodation all across town from sea view apartments to townhouses and former fisherman’s cottages. Browse our full collection today to find your perfect place to stay in Tenby.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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