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We can help you book your perfect break to Tresco. We all live here, so it's our specialist subject!

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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

The Ruin Beach Café

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.

2022 Opening Times

Spring (11th March - 4th June)Summer (5th June - 4th September)Autumn (5th September - 7th November)
Open dailyFrom 10amFrom 9amFrom 10am
Coffee & Pastries10am - 12pm9am - 12pm10am - 12pm
Lunch12pm - 3pm12pm - 3pm12pm - 3pm
Aperitifs3pm - 6pm3pm - 6pm3pm - 6pm
Dinner6pm - 9pm6pm - 9pm6pm - 9pm

Booking Information

Booking is strongly recommended for lunch and dinner at The Ruin, though it’s worth calling to check if we have space if the mood takes you - cancellations do happen.

Online booking is available for up to 6 people; please call or email for more. We also recommend calling if you're making multiple bookings. Please note that

We reserve the right to charge a fee if you forget to cancel your booking or do so less than 24 hours before arrival, and we're unable to re-sell the table. Please see our full table booking terms below.

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Beachfront dining with a Mediterranean twist, fresh from our island wood-fired oven

Table Booking Terms & Conditions

You can book online for up to 6 people; for more, please call us. We cannot accept additional party members in the 'Comments' box.

We take indoor bookings only, but you're welcome to move outside if there's a table free when you arrive. You'll have your table for two hours from the start time. Please let us know on booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Dogs are welcome on the terrace but not inside, so if you're bringing a dog you'll be unable to book ahead.

We reserve the right to charge £25 per person if you forget to cancel your booking or do so less than 24 hours before arrival. We always prefer not to charge, so we will do our best to re-sell your table. Your booking confirmation email details how to change or cancel your booking; do let us know if this doesn't reach you. If you're running late, please call ahead, and we'll try to hold your table. While we can't guarantee to do so for longer than 20 minutes, we'll do our best to work something out.

Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849