‘The South West has the best larder in Europe”

Michael Caines

As a multi-Michelin-star chef, Michael Caines has long been a champion of the South West and its outstanding larder. Here at The Harbourside Refuge, he looks forward to working directly with local producers and suppliers, utilising the abundance of fabulous and world-class produce and ingredients literally on his Cornish doorstep. Sustainable fishing and support for a sustainable Cornish fishing industry is vitally important to Michael, and to us all. Michael and his team work only with sustainable seafood and shellfish. Michael has worked with the acclaimed Cornish Duck for many years, and also looks forward to working with other nearby farms for the supply of local meats, and with Cornwall’s outstanding farmhouse cheesemakers. Cornwall is a rich agricultural county and The Harbourside Refuge will celebrate its bounty.

Michael is focused on reducing the amount of single-use plastic across his portfolio. He and his team are dedicated to reducing its use wherever possible, doing away with the need for excessive plastic-wrapping.

Seasonality lies at the root of any great cuisine, whether simple and informal or more complex. The menus below are updated regularly and can be subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of ingredients.

the harbourside menu

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner; The Harbourside Refuge, Porthleven is the perfect place for that morning motivation, a quick light bite, or that indulgent evening meal as you watch the sun slowly set into the Atlantic.

2 courses – £45

3 courses – £55

sample lunch menu

2 courses – £26

3 courses – £35

Fathers Day Menu

2 courses – £26

3 courses – £35

Tasting Menu

Discover the signature tasting menu 

vegetarian and vegan

Please note our vegetarian and vegan options are now featured on our main menu. Our menu is subject to change on a regular basis as we use fresh and local ingredients. We also feature a selection of dishes on our daily specials menu please ask a member of the team.


wine list

Expertly chosen to perfectly pair with each of our dishes, you will find a wine for any occasion at The Harbourside Refuge.

Our team are more than happy to help you find a match or you can go straight for your favourite to enjoy with Michael’s cuisine.

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