With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease many businesses are turning their thoughts to reopening safely.

Currently the government is looking to reopen non-essential retail in a phased way from June 1, subject to it being safe to do so, with the tourism industry given a date of July 4 to tentatively work towards.

A number of food businesses that are able to operate via a takeaway service have already begun to reopen within the current guidelines and many more are preparing to do so in the coming days and weeks.

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Here the Packet gives a round up of the businesses in the Falmouth and Helston area that have already announced their plans, and will continue to update the list as more are made public.


Bango Kitchen, Penryn

Reopening with a takeaway menu from Thursday, June 4. More details to follow.

Ciuri Ciuri

The handmade Italian ice cream shop is back open Monday, June 1. Takeaway available seven days a week, 11am to 6pm, plus delivery to the Falmouth and Penryn area 6.30pm to 8pm for a 500g takeaway box (four waffle cones or four cups). Free delivery within five miles, charge of £2 beyond that. 

Phone orders open from 11am to 3pm on 07742 844038.

The Dog and Smuggler pasty and tuck shop, Falmouth

Open Friday to Tuesday, "mid morning to mid afternoon."


Back open for takeaway coffee and a small range of brunch choices, every Thursday to Saturday, 9am until 3pm. The team has recently been joined by chef Ben Thompson.

Harbour Lights

Open Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon until 2pm for lunchtime specials, plus 4pm to 8.30pm for extended menu, as well as Wednesday evenings 4pm to 8.30pm.

Now also serving burgers - chicken, beef, cheese and veggie - in addition to fish and chips, chicken and sausage options.

Order online at www.harbourlights.co.uk

Hooked on the Rocks

A new take away menu went live on May 22, served Wednesday to Friday 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 8pm. Orders must be placed 3pm to 5pm on the day. Call 01326 311886.

Payment over the phone, collection from the bar, one person at a time. 


Now open for Saturday takeaways, 9am to 12 noon with a menu of pancake stack, bacon muffin, granola, breakfast salad, milkshakes, smoothies and hot drinks, to be extended next week.

Pre-order via an online ordering system at www.indidogeatery.com, to choose a pick up time and pre-pay.

Life's a Beach, Maenporth

Back open seven days a week, 9am to 4pm, serving a limited food menu, cakes, snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

One way queuing system in place, with card payments only at this time.

The Meat Counter

Food collections and deliveries available Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm until 9pm. Phone orders open from 3pm on 01326 312220.

Limited time slots available for collection. Home delivery available within the Falmouth/Penryn area with a minimum order of £20 and delivery charge of £2, or free delivery on orders above £35.

Oh My Goodness Falmouth (formerly Pasty Shack)

Full English breakfasts and vegetarian cooked breakfasts, loaded fries, roast dinners, pasties, wraps and sandwiches available for takeaway and delivery.

Order at www.ohmygoodnessfalmouth.co.uk or call 01326 617071.

Pips Pasties

Now available for home delivery, hot or frozen, with its shop at 57 The Terrace, Penryn also now reopened 10am until 1pm for takeaway only.

Pasties, sandwiches, sausage rolls and bacon bites available from shop, with pasties also sold again from Boslowick Garage, Penwerris Post Office, Bar Road Stores, Rame Post Office and Constantine Stores.

Provedore Neighbourhood Cafe and Bar

A deli range has returned with wines, cakes, noodle salads and takeaway meals to eat fresh or reheat. 

Call 01326 314888 between 10am and 12 noon to order, or email  provedore@icloud.com. Collection from the cafe between 12noon and 2pm.

Swanpool Beach Cafe

Reopened on Friday serving takeaway favourites including decorated ice creams, tiffin and other cakes, and oat-milk lattes amongst its hot drinks. No other food served at present, although breakfast ciabattas are coming soon.

Card payments only, with no cash accepted. Open Friday to Monday this bank holiday, then closed to reopen seven days a week from the end of next week.

Trengilly Wartha, Constantine

Delivering takeaway meals on Thursdays and Fridays. Pre-orders taken Wednesday to Friday, 10.30am to 12.30pm on 01326 340332. See changing menu on Facebook. 

Village Emporium, Falmouth and Truro
The party shop is planning to reopen on June 15 with temporary opening times. In Falmouth these will be Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday to 10am to 3pm. In Truro it will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm, closed Sundays. 


The Bell Inn, Helston

Serving takeaway Sunday roasts weekly, with collection 12 noon to 3pm. Orders to be placed by 3pm on Saturday on 01326 562965, payment by card only.

Boo Koos

Now open every day from 12 noon until 8pm. Menu options at bookoos.co.uk and on its Facebook page. Call ahead to place orders on 01326 572459 option 1.

Only one person per party for collection, with card payment requested where possible.

Home delivery coming soon to Helston, along with the reopening of the Falmouth branch.

The Coffee Hut Helston

Reopening for takeaways Thursdays to Saturdays, 10am to 2pm, from June 4. Offering a limited menu of coffee, iced coffees, smoothies, cold drinks, cakes and sausage rolls. Only one customer in the shop at any time, with only card payments accepted, no cash.

NHS staff will receive ten per cent off their orders with an ID card.

The Coffee Bean

Open for takeaways as of Wednesday, May 27

The Cornish Oven

Pasty shops in Helston, Camborne, Penzance and Pool have now reopened, from 7.30am Monday to Friday, 9am Saturday and 10am Sunday.

Stores are observing strict two-metre distancing rules and are also asking customers to pay by card for their food.

Daisy Chain

The gift shop at the top of Meneage Street will be back open from mid June. 

Hellys Tearoom 

Open every Thursday and Friday as of May 27, 9am to 2pm, for takeaway only.

Its sister branch Hellys Deli Bar Cafe in Penzance is also now open every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 2pm. 

Helston Chiropody and Podiatry Practice and Kernow Pain Clinic

Both businesses reopened on Monday, May 18, following strict protocol by their professional body. Patients run and triaged first. Phone advice also available. 

Hideaway Cafe, Porthleven

Back open for pre-orders on 07568 082663, Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm, serving breakfasts, sandwiches, nachos, salad boxes, doughnut stacks, waffles and desserts.

Contactless payment available on collection, one person in shop at a time.

Hutchinson's Fish and Chip Shop

Open again Monday to Saturday, 11.45am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9.30pm. 

Janes Fish and Chips, Helston

Now back open, every Tuesday to Saturday, 4.30pm to 8pm. Running a slightly reduced menu.

Jumunjy Thai Cuisine Restaurant, Cury

Offering a drive-thru service, with food brought out to the car, and home deliveries to the Helston and Mullion area of a range of curries and authentic Thai food.

Open Monday to Saturday, 1pm to 10pm. Call 01326 241321 to order and pay by phone. Visit www.jumunjy.com for menu. 

KeyExpress, Helston

Key cutting and engraving, usual shop hours. 

Lifeboat House Restaurant, Coverack

Wednesday curry nights 4pm to 8pm, Friday fish and chips 4pm to 8pm, Sunday roasts 12 noon to 4pm. Telephone orders on 01326 281400, visit www.thelifeboathouse.co.uk for details. 


The clothes shop in Meneage Street hopes to be back open as of mid June. 

Moonflower, Porthleven

The Chinese restaurant has reopened under shorter hours, Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 9.30pm. Card payment preferable, although cash payments can be made under £10.

Telephone orders only, with delivery offered between 5pm and 9pm - cash only on delivery.

The Mussel Shoal, Porthleven

Providing home deliveries to Porthleven Friday to Sunday, as well as Helston on Saturdays, for orders over £15. Visit www.musselshoals.co.uk

Paris Hotel, Coverack

Now serving a takeaway menu of a variety of fish and chips, burger and chips and sausage chips on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 07779 991141 to order, or leave a message on 01326 280258 / via direct message on Facebook with name, order details and time of collection.

Open 4pm to 8pm, payment over the phone or at collection. Enter through the front door, collect at the bar and exit through the back door. Delivery available for orders over £20 in a three-mile radius for those self-isolating.

Poldhu Beach Cafe

Open again daily for takeaway orders, 10am to 5pm. One way system for ordering, card payments only.

Also offering Saturday pizza deliveries to Mullion and Cury, 5pm to 8pm. Pre-order at www.poldhupizza.co.uk by 3pm.

Roskilly's Farm, St Keverne

Serving wood-fired pizzas and ice cream tubs every Thursday and Friday, 5pm to 8pm, with home delivery available to St Keverne, Coverack, Porthoustock and Porthallow for orders placed before 6pm. Takeaway pick up also available. Call 01326 281924 to order, card payments only.

Sweet Pea Floral Studio

Open for contactless deliveries of flowers and also collection. Order via www.sweetpeahelston.com or call 01326 572243, 9am to 1pm Monday to Saturday.

Twisted Currant, Porthleven

Serving takeaway cream teas, cakes, brownies, tea and coffee between 11am and 3pm. 

Wheal Dream Restaurant

Back serving takeaway pizzas, burgers, chicken platter and light bites every Friday and Saturday. 4pm to 9pm, plus Sunday roasts 12 noon to 6pm. 

Home delivery to Helston for £3 or Porthleven for £5, call 01326 653333 for further afield and to place orders. 


Plus a special mention to the businesses who have continued to remain open throughout the pandemic:

Anglo Asia, Helston


Dig In, Helston

India, Helston

Mrs K's Fruit and Veg, Helston

The Pasty Line, Helston 

(11am to 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, baked and frozen pasties.) 

Shop Locally, Helston


  • This list will continue to be updated. To have your businesses included email emma.ferguson@packetseries.co.uk with the details.