Tresco’s wonderfully laid-back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood-fired oven.
As you approach The Ruin, you’ll know you’re in the right place; the smoke curling from the kitchen chimney a heady blend of delicious dishes fired by island-grown wood.
It is the wood-fired oven that sets The Ruin apart, sitting right at the heart of the restaurant and the menu, producing delicious pizzas and roasting succulent meat, fish and vegetables. for our tempting sharing platters.
Enjoy a long and lazy lunch on the beachfront terrace as the children play on the white sand below, or a special evening out as the sky outside the window cycles with the reflected colours of a Scilly sunset.
The Beach Hut, just across the slipway, is open throughout the day – perfect for a morning coffee and pastry on the lawn, ice cream to cool off in the heat of the day, or late afternoon beers and wine on the terrace.
The beachfront restaurant takes its name from the ruined smuggler’s cottage that forms part of its terrace, overlooking Raven’s Porth. The Coastguard boathouse next door – now Watch House cottage – must have made smuggling from here a precarious business.
The Ruin has been awarded two AA Rosettes and Conde Nast Traveller magazine has also awarded The Ruin the Gold Standard in its listing of favourite hotels, restaurants, bars and beach clubs from around the world.
Table reservations are essential for lunch and dinner. We take indoor reservations only, but if the weather is fine, you're most welcome to move outside if there's space. We also have outdoor tables which can't be pre-booked. Dogs are welcome on the Terrace, but not indoors.
You can use our online booking facility for groups of up to 6 people. For larger groups, please call us.
Current Opening Hours
|The Beach Hut||Lunch at The Ruin||Bar open for drinks||The Ruin Dinner|
|9am - 5pm daily||12pm - 2:30pm daily||From 5pm daily||6pm - 8:30pm daily|