Ruin Beach Café
Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.
Coronavirus Update - 1st June 2020
The Ruin is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We currently hope Tresco can reopen on 4th July 2020, but this is subject to the lifting of government restrictions. We will only open when it is safe for us to do so.
Inevitably, Coronavirus will mean some temporary changes to our offering at The Ruin and we will initially only be offering an evening takeaway and delivery service until further notice, with a select menu of woodfired pizzas and salads available daily from 5pm. There will be no lunch service or dine in option.
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 Ruin and may not reflect the current offering under the temporary Coronavirus restrictions.
About The Ruin
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the season, The Ruin is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal, afternoon tea and cake or evening sundowner.
At the heart of the restaurant - and menu - is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas and roasts fresh fish, chicken and vegetables. Famed for its pizzas, sharing boards, salads and woodfired dishes, The Ruin menu brings a hint of the Mediterranean to Tresco.
The café takes its name from the ruined smuggler’s cottage that forms part of its terrace, overlooking Raven’s Porth. Shady 19th century activities aside, today the terrace is the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon as the children play on the safe beach below. You can take in the wonderful view from the restaurant via our webcam.
The Ruin Beach Café has been awarded two AA Rosettes and is included in the 2018 Michelin Guide. 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.
Current Opening Times & Bookings
** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation, we're closed for eating and drinking until further notice. **