Escape to the Isles of Scilly
Like nowhere else in England, the Isles of Scilly is a stunning archipelago of small islands just off the coast of Cornwall. With a rugged coastline and beautiful sandy beaches, Scilly is also a foodie wonderland offering the freshest produce from the land and sea, cosy pubs, beach-side cafes and smart dining experiences.
Famous for its relaxed pace and simple pleasures, Scilly’s food and drink is no different – and represents the ultimate in slow food and low food miles. In fact, on Scilly you not only know where your food has come from, but you can often point to the fisherman or farmer who has provided it!
These tiny islands are also home to award-winning restaurants, cafes and delis; each with exceptional chefs creating mouth watering dishes from the finest local produce. Fresh-from-the-sea lobsters and crabs are the jewel in Scilly’s food crown, and local boats land them on the beaches daily. They are by far the most delicious you’ll ever taste and you can now even take some home with you!
This September, the Isles of Scilly plays host to the inaugural Taste of Scilly festival – a wonderful month-long celebration of the very best in local food and drink from the islands. The festival will feature a melting pot of local flavours and truly distinctive foodie experiences, as the islands bring together local bakers, brewers, fishermen, foragers and chefs to share their passion and creativity.
Expect special island-hopping food trails, foraging walks, talks and demonstrations, masterclasses, wine tastings, crab and lobster evenings, restaurant promotions, local produce markets, beach barbecues and of course the unique Tresco low-tide experience where you can eat in the middle of the sea!
For more information on Scilly’s food scene and details of the Taste Scilly festival please visit the festival’s website.