We did eat out for dinner once, at Rick Stein's Fish in Falmouth. I was really looking forward to this and knew that I wasn't going to make it over to Padstow. It's very child friendly and we got a seat easily - sat at the perimeter of the restaurant on stools, overlooking the marina. I had a the set menu, starting with the Cod, mussel and bacon chowder which was really good and hit the spot (nothing special about the bread). Next I had the cod and chips with mushy peas and ½ had the children's cod chunks and chips. I was bitterly disappointed and would go as far as saying that the fish and chips at the local chippy in Hatch End (Sea Pebbles) is far more superior. The chips were ok, but very dry, the batter on the fish lacked flavour and the mushy peas looked grey and tasted of cardboard. The fish itself tasted fresh and was succulent. Pudding (shared between us) was the chocolate cake, which was good, not wonderful or amazing, just good.
The only other time we really ate out was at the Eden Project, sharing a frittata (with salad leaves and new potatoes) and strawberries and cream. The new potatoes were lovely, well dressed with a mustard dressing, however the frittata could have done with a bit more seasoning. However, I must say for an establishment like the Eden Project the food was done well and looks very appealing.
Sounds all so negative, but not all. I did get an amazing pasty from the Horse and Jockey Bakery in Porthleven.