Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.
COVID-19 Information - Updated 26th February 2021
The Ruin is currently closed due to the national lockdown. If you're visiting us over the next few months, you'll be keen to know what we're offering at each stage of the government Roadmap. Our current plan is below, and we will provide updates as they become available.
Step 2 (from 12th April): Outdoor drinking and dining at lunchtimes on The Ruin Terrace for groups of up to 6 people, or more people provided you are from two households only. Table service only. No indoor service. The Beach Hut will be open for takeaway coffee and light bites throughout the day.
Step 3 (from 17th May): Indoor & outdoor drinking and dining at lunch and dinner. Indoors, groups are limited to 6 people or more people provided you are from two households only. Outdoors, groups of up to 30 are welcome. Table service only. The Beach Hut will be open for takeaway coffee and light bites throughout the day.
Step 4 (from 21st June): Normal service resumes (some restrictions such as face coverings may remain in place according to government and industry guidance). The Beach Hut will be open for takeaway coffee and light bites throughout the day.
We will also be offering The Ruin Pizza and Superfood Salad evening takeaways throughout the Steps.
The information below refers to our usual operation and is subject to variation and change.
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 beachfront restaurant 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 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.
Winter Opening Hours
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