The Flying Boat
Tresco's relaxed and welcoming café-deli, boasting epic views over New Grimsby sound.
** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation, from 20th March 2020, The Flying Boat is closed until further notice. The Ruin Beach Cafe is offering a limited takeaway and delivery service. Please see this page for details. **
The Flying Boat reopens for the 2020 season with a new beachside offering. Offering relaxed all-day dining and drinking as well as regular supper nights, it's an inviting spot to savour the moment.
Downstairs, the café-deli space will serve a simple, fresh menu throughout the day with spellbinding views of the Tresco channel and its tidal cycle. Breakfast on smashed avocado on sourdough, savour an indulgent toastie or a colourful salad, or recharge with a Cornish coffee and decadent Devon-baked cakes.
Look out for thrice-weekly supper evenings - enjoy intimate, informal, island-inspired dining, and expect to feast on the likes of Bryher-lobster and sea-salted chips, 21-day aged Cornish steak and marinated vegetables cooked on the charcoal grill. Accompany your dining with a bottle from our considered wine list, featuring exclusively organic and natural wines.
Follow up a spa visit with a fresh juice or smoothie, take time out over a Prosecco cream tea, or celebrate holiday moments with an Abbey Garden-garnished pitcher as you contemplate the magnificent view.
Upstairs, The Studio is our dedicated multi-purpose space, hosting yoga classes, special celebrations and more.
The Flying Boat is built on the site of a former WW2 Seaplane base- the décor pays hommage to the site's rich history.
Wish you were there now? Take a look at the view from our live webcam.
Current Opening Times
** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation, from 21st March 2020, The New Inn is closed for eating and drinking until further notice. The Ruin Beach Cafe is offering a limited takeaway and delivery service. Please see this page for details. **