Head Chef Gregory Milne sources local and seasonal Cornish produce to create delicious dishes for the Sail Loft and Island Cafe

A taste of the Mount…

Licking ice-cream off sticky fingers. Spooning clotted cream onto freshly baked scones. Tucking into a flaky Cornish pasty. Whether it's a summer treat or a winter warmer, the Sail Loft and Island Cafe cater for all tastes and occasions.

From handpicked crab landed fresh across the bay, to local cheeses and homemade chutneys, we scour the county to bring you the best local, seasonal produce in both our island eateries.

Sail Loft

Set in the island’s old sail loft on the fringe of the village, in proximity to the ticket office, that looks out over our ancient harbour. The Sail Loft, with the influence of head chef and avid forager, Gregory Milne, has embraced the local, seasonal and sustainable ethos of St Michael’s Mount’s food and beverage offerings. 

The Sail Loft serves a wide selection of light lunches, home-made breads and cakes, as well as daily specials, using the best local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Enjoy tucking into a dish of fresh, locally landed fish, seasoned with local herbs. Or treat yourself to our Cornish sharing platter and enjoy a variety of produce that our area has to offer, from home-baked ham, local cheese, mackerel pate, homemade chutney, salad and crusty bread.

And how could we forget – Cream Teas! It is not a proper visit to Cornwall without sampling the county’s delicacies. Our scones are baked fresh every day and are served with delicious clotted cream and locally made soft-set strawberry jam. 

View the Sail Loft Menu

Island Café

Located on the eastern side of the island, near to the garden entrance, is the Island Cafe, with an indoor dining area and the ever-popular outdoor area. With the outdoor seating offering expansive sea views towards Marazion, the interior of the café is now host to a refreshed look. Once the castle laundry, the building has since been transformed, with further renovations having taken place over the winter months.

Visitors can indulge in a variety of delicious options. Start your morning with a breakfast roll and pot of coffee – fuel for the day ahead. Or pop in at midday and enjoy a wholesome, traditional Cornish pasty. Treat the kids to our ‘Little ones’ menu, consisting of hearty, healthy meals, or enjoy a light lunch with our wonderful wraps.

View the Island Cafe Menu

Visitors are welcome to visit the Sail Loft or Island Cafe regardless of whether you pay to visit the castle.

Cornish Sausages

Brand new to the island for 2019 is a delicious new addition to our Food & Beverage offering on the island - Cornish Sausages. Located just near the checkpoint, our pop up serves a variety of sausages from The Kernow Sausage Company - including a vegan option. Accompanying sauces are made on the island.