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The Flying Boat

Indulgent brunches, leisurely lunches, sumptuous suppers. Relax with a coffee in the walled garden or enjoy a cocktail in the quirky, boat-shaped terrace while watching an island sunset.

With epic views of the Tresco channel and its spellbinding tidal cycle, the Flying Boat is an inviting spot to savour the moment.

A tempting breakfast menu is served until late morning – ideal for serial brunchers or coastal explorers planning a day of discovery. For something a little lighter, stop off for coffee and pastry in the splendid upstairs snug, where full width picture windows frame the alluring marine scene.

Head Chef Jack and his team source the finest local produce to add fanciful flavours to the menu. Fresh seafood is the overarching theme, from classic dishes like half Bryher lobster and catch of the day, to intriguing twists such as monkfish bao buns and squid & prawn tacos. A bespoke vegan menu is also available, and main menus feature a selection of vegetarian dishes, plus decadent desserts ready to lead you astray.

Aside from prolonged garden lunches and celebratory suppers, share a toast to Tresco with a champagne cream tea on a summer’s afternoon. Or ease your way into the evening with a cocktail – all inspired by, and featuring fresh botanicals from, our world-famous Abbey Garden.

The Flying Boat is built on the site of a former WW2 Seaplane base – planes would launch from the concrete slipway just below. The walls are adorned with established works of art from Cornish greats such as Alfred Wallis and Dame Laura Knight, and the evocative sea view is complemented by ‘Sail’, a bronze sculpture by Tom Leaper.

Wish you were there now? Take a look at the view from our live webcam.


Sample Menus

Our chefs have been working hard to devise delicious new menus that celebrate the best of island and westcountry produce. Take a look at our sample menus below…


Awaken your tastebuds



Our tempting, laid back lunch menu



The finest local produce


Seafood Supper

Our special seafood supper menu, served on certain evenings

Featured Supplier

Island Fish, Bryher

The Penders have been fishing the Scillonian waters for generations, and today it's three generations of this island fishing dynasty that forms Island Fish. A true family business, delivering the finest, freshest shellfish and wet fish from the islands to Tresco every day.

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Featured Supplier

Westward Farm

Based on the island of St. Agnes, Westward Farm is a tiny batch distillery producing a selection of craft gin. We worked together with the Westward Farm team to create our exclusive Tresco Abbey Garden gin, perfect as a refreshing G&T or in one of our cocktails.

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