The Flying Boat
Tresco's relaxed and welcoming café-deli, boasting epic views over New Grimsby sound.
Coronavirus Update - 1st June 2020
The Flying Boat is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to reopen The Flying Boat as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. For further details of the changes you'll find across the island, please see our Coronavirus Update.
The information below is general information on The Flying Boat and may not reflect the current offering under the temporary Coronavirus restrictions.
About The Flying Boat
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, we're closed for eating and drinking until further notice. **