Ruin Beach Café
Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.
The Ruin Beach Café is open throughout the day for hot and cold drinks, pastries and cakes, as well as lunch and dinner (bookings essential). Please see our opening times below.
Please note that in compliance with COVID-secure guidelines, all guests must be seated at a table, even if you are just coming in for a drink. Bookings are essential for lunch and dinner, and the maximum table size is six people. You will need to wear a face-covering until seated at your table and provide details for NHS Test & Trace.
Please note: the information below refers to our usual operation and some services and facilities may differ under the current circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
Serving 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.
|Coffee & Pastries||9am - 12pm daily|
|Lunch (reservations essential)||12pm - 2:30pm daily|
|Tea & Cake||2:30pm - 6pm daily|
|Dinner (reservations essential)||6pm - 8:15pm daily|
To make a table reservation, please call 01720 424849.