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Ruin Beach Cafe

The Ruin is where Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining…

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the season, The Ruin is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal, afternoon tea and cake or evening cocktail.

At the heart of the restaurant – and the menu – is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas and roasts the succulent beef and fresh fish, as well as baking the bread. It’s fuelled with island wood, and brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean to the cooking.

Famed for its pizzas, sharing boards and woodfired dishes, The Ruin menu brings a hint of the Mediterranean to Tresco, using the finest local produce.

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 live 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.

The Ruin is open throughout the main season for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Booking is essential for dinner; please call +44 (0)1720 424849.


Sample Menu

Our menus change to make the best of seasonal produce, but here's a taster.


Wholesome eco vibe…very laid-back and relaxed but civilised, with lots of driftwood and stone

Conde Nast Traveller magazine

Creative dining with memorable views... Excellent island ingredients and classic cooking techniques

The AA Restaurant Guide (Two Rosettes)
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