This week saw the end of a month-long government scheme to encourage people back out to restaurants, pubs and cafes thanks to 50 per cent off through the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme.

It proved hugely popular, with businesses reporting a massive spike in custom when the scheme ran ever Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August.

With so many of you going out to eat over the last few weeks, we asked readers on the Packet Newspapers Facebook page to highlight their pick of Cornwall's businesses that have really got it just right when it comes to social distancing.

We were inundated with comments and so, while acknowledging there are many more providing excellent customer safety and high standards during this time, here is the list of what readers had to say:

Palacio Lounge, Falmouth

"Staff always friendly, despite being so busy during the Eat Out To Help Out and all the new Covid regulations (distancing,cleaning etc)."

The Lookout, Falmouth

"Lovely staff, tables spaced apart, all tables etc sanitised before you're seated and if too busy to sanitise they won't let anymore customers in until it's done! Great food too."

The Fox's Revenge, Summercourt

"Certainly great and would like to see it continue with its self service app."

Royal Oak, Perranwell Station

"Very clean, good service with social distancing. Staff brilliant."

Victoria Inn, Threemilestone

"Brilliant social distancing and staff - wonderful."

The May Tree, Helston

"Always friendly staff and great food."

Royal Standard and Seven Stars, Flushing

"Great food, great service!"

The Olive Grove, Cornish Garden Nurseries

"Such friendly staff and super food."

The Boathouse, Falmouth

"They did a great job last weekend."

Smokey Joe's, Scorrier

"Best by far - even check your temperature on arrival."

Roskillys, St Keverne

"Brilliantly set up."

The Lemon Arms, Mylor Bridge and The Seven Stars, Flushing

"Good social distancing. Well organised and lovely staff and meals."

The Stag Hunt Inn, Ponsanooth

"We enjoyed a fabulous steak there this evening."

The Stable, Falmouth

"All the staff have been fantastic."

The New Inn, Mabe

"Sanitiser outside, sanitiser inside, tables separated, cleaning seats down after every use, one person in the toilet at one time - very well organised and the staff are so welcoming."

The Boslowick Inn, Falmouth

Coffee Bean, Helston

Coffee Traders, Truro

Henlys, Helston

Penventon Hotel, Redruth

Royal Duchy, Falmouth

Tricky’s, Redruth

The Shack, Shed and Ranch, Falmouth

The Shed, Falmouth

Chain Locker, Falmouth

  • Have you been somewhere you've been impressed with? Let us know in the comments below.