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A comprehensive guide to eating out in Cornwall Restaurants • Cafés • Bars • Pubs • Hotels


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Welcome Welcome to the Cornwall Food & Drink Guide 2018. On the following pages you’ll find a wide range of options for eating out in the region. To help you make your selection, each review features a coloured tab to denote the restaurant’s location – just reference the map and key below. NC North Cornwall

Bude

SE South East Cornwall NS

Newquay & St Austell

Tintagel

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TF Truro & Falmouth

Padstow

CR Canbourne,

Newquay

Redruth & Hayle

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St Agnes Redruth

St Ives

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St Ives & Isles of Scilly

Penzance

Bodmin

Launceston

SE Liskeard Looe

St Austell

Truro

CR Camborne SI

Falmouth

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Many of the reviews include a price tab. This is the typical cost per person you can expect to pay for two courses from the à la carte menu, plus a drink (unless otherwise stated). This is for guidance purposes only and prices may vary. Restaurants featuring this symbol have both disabled access and a toilet suitable for wheelchair users (this information has been provided by the restaurants in question and should be confirmed prior to visiting). Restaurants featuring this symbol have accommodation.

You’ll notice that some restaurants in the guide have an 084 telephone number. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Just like the weather, ownership, opening times and prices are subject to change throughout the year. Have a look at our website – www.foodanddrinkguides.co.uk – to see reviews of restaurants nationwide and to request other regional Food & Drink magazines.

Contents Foreword ............................................. 2 Fine Dining .......................................... 3 Modern British .................................... 6 British ............................................... 15 Modern European .............................. 19 Mediterranean ................................... 22 Italian ............................................... 23 Tapas ................................................. 24 Seafood ............................................. 25 Fish & Chips ...................................... 27 Gastropub .......................................... 29

Food & Drink Guide 2018 Canningford House 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY t: 0117 927 7167 e: editor@foodanddrinkguides.com w: www.foodanddrinkguides.com Editor Hannah Burton-Grieve Senior Editorial Assistants Joele Forrester, Robbie Masters Editorial Assistants Tori Sharpe, Elle England, Jess Maples, Maddie Chapman Graphic Designer Sally Bufton

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Bar & Restaurant ............................... 31 Cocktail Bar ...................................... 38 Café & Bistro ..................................... 39 Café & Restaurant.............................. 41 Café ................................................... 42 Traditional ......................................... 44 Pan Asian .......................................... 60 Noodle Bar ........................................ 60 Chinese .............................................. 61 Chef Profiles ...................................... 62 Index ................................................. 64

Photography Verity Westcott (www.veritywestcottphotography.com)

Contributors Emma Nunn, Emma Timpany, Jackie Taylor, Jane Lawrence, Jessica Oughton, Sue Kittow Project Manager Joe Packer Advertising Sales Matt Brentley, Simon Northcott, Tim Hall, Emma Filby, Paul Balshaw, Emma Clarke, Sam Terrett, Tara Hennell Published by Food & Drink Guides Ltd Publisher Sam Collins Managing Director Robin Fry

The cost of producing this guide has been met by advertising revenues from the restaurants featured within. We only include restaurants that we know, from either experience or recommendation, provide a quality service, and our journalists review the majority of the establishments. However, some reviews are supplied by third parties, and no review in this guide should be taken as a direct recommendation by Food & Drink Guides Ltd. Printed June 2018.

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Tom Bennetts I feel lucky to have been born and raised in Cornwall; it’s a region focused on improving and protecting its food production as well as sourcing local and native ingredients. I’ve often heard Cornwall described as a foodie enclave; it’s evident that chefs here appreciate having great seafood and produce on their doorstep. Our beautiful coastline provides seasonal day-boat catches and many of our restaurants are uniquely positioned to cook and serve fish almost as soon as it’s landed. It’s essential that we focus on sustainability, adapting our menus in response to approved species lists to ensure that we protect our local environment and continue to get the best from it. I considered following family tradition and becoming a butcher, but ultimately found greater interest and excitement in delivering delicious dishes as the end product. My passion and location led me in the right direction – there’s something really special about Cornish restaurants, be it seaside bistros with spectacular views, award-winning boutique hotels, or beloved country pubs. I really admire Chris Eden at Driftwood, who cooks beautiful seasonal fare and forages local plants like wild garlic and three-cornered leeks before service. Andy Appleton showcases a really unique and modern approach to cooking at his restaurant at Trevibban Mill, and Paul Ainsworth at No.6 in Padstow delivers the best Cornish produce with abundant flair. I gained a great deal of knowledge and experience working at Rick Stein’s seafood restaurants; as a young chef in Cornwall, Stein and his fellow seafood chefs were influential to me. I’ve been running my own kitchen at the Rose in Vale Hotel for three years, moving up through the AA accreditation system with my ambition firmly set to push ever higher. From intimate eateries along cliff walks and light and airy restaurants set atop wonderful beaches, to relaxed bistros and cafés overlooking working fishing villages, and country pubs in leafy surrounds, there’s much to be explored in this beautiful county. The pages of this guide hold many a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered.

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Rose in Vale Hotel

Fine Dining

 Location Mithian, Nr. St Agnes, TR5 0QD t: 0844 502 9163 w: www.roseinvalehotel.co.uk e: reception@roseinvalehotel.co.uk Set in ten splendid acres of woodland and gardens and nestled in an idyllic private valley, you’ll find the 500-year-old former winter residence of John Oates, the owner of Wheal Leisure mine, which has featured in Poldark – in fact, the series was penned just a couple of miles away. Nowadays, it’s the picturesque Rose in Vale Hotel. With beautiful gardens, leafy lanes and a stream running through the grounds, the stunning Rose in Vale Hotel is the perfect place for a tranquil overnight stay and relaxed, memorable dining.

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Run by talented chef Tom Bennetts, the two-AA-rosette-awarded restaurant offers fine dining in the evening, focusing on classic and refined British cuisine. Using the best local ingredients, seasonal menus feature fresh fish that comes straight from Cornwall’s Atlantic fisheries, and game from nearby woodlands. Some of the ingredients used are even foraged from the hotel’s own land and surrounding countryside. Anticipate expertly presented dishes of red deer, lobster, pigeon, sea bass and megrim sole. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, the team is happy to cater to your individual needs. Just let a member of the team know your requirements and they’ll ensure you’re served something delicious. Whatever you decide to sample from the food menu, you’re sure to find the perfect drink to accompany your dish. With over 100 cocktails and an extensive wine list to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. A brasserie menu featuring homemade burgers, fish and chips, antipasti and other favourites is available from May to September. Beautifully crafted afternoon teas and cream teas are among the Rose in Vale’s specialities, along with a bespoke tasting menu and private dining, which is available upon request. Advanced booking is strongly advised, and sample menus can be found on the website. So stunningly manicured are the grounds that they make for an unrivalled backdrop to elegant wedding celebrations. With a range of attractive packages, this Georgian retreat is a popular place to tie the knot. Attentive service coupled with secluded surrounds ensures that your experience is as memorable as can be – few venues provide such tailored packages.

Food Served: Mon-Sun 6.45pm-8.45pm Afternoon Tea Served: Mon-Sun noon-4.30pm

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Constantine Restaurant  Location Trevose Golf & Country Club, Constantine Bay, Nr. Padstow, PL28 8JB t: 0844 502 0390 w: www.trevose-gc.co.uk e: info@trevose-gc.co.uk

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Constantine Restaurant is perched above the rolling fairways to Trevose, overlooking the beaches of Booby’s and Constantine Bay with views stretching to the Atlantic and beyond. The sublime Constantine Restaurant promises an £20 to unforgettable dining experience, whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch £35 or dinner. The over-arching aim of the talented and dedicated team at Constantine is to deliver only the freshest Cornish ingredients in the form of delicious fare. The menus are thoughtfully crafted to showcase the best produce that can be found locally. The restaurant is understandably busy and popular throughout the week, so booking is highly recommended. Offering a little piece of gourmet heaven, the restaurant is light and airy and boasts stunning vistas. As you gaze out at the rolling waves, you might start with a trio of gravadlax or mussels. Follow this with the likes of freshly caught Open: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm fish and locally sourced steak. The restaurant also boasts a fantastic Sunday lunch, and those looking for a lighter bite can choose from a lunch menu packed with local favourites. The dessert menu is bound to tempt even those with the most discerning sweet-tooth, but if you’ve little room left, why not round off your meal with a glass of dessert wine or a tipple from the carefully crafted wine selection? With warm and attentive service and an impressive food offering, you’re guaranteed an extra-special visit to Constantine Restaurant. Fine Dining

The Nare  Location Carne Beach, Nr. Veryan-in-Roseland, TR2 5PF t: 0844 502 8893 w: www.narehotel.co.uk e: stay@narehotel.co.uk

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The Nare is considered by many to be Cornwall’s most comfortable hotel to relax and unwind in, away from the cares of everyday life. Enjoy afternoon cream tea, read the papers and snooze on a comfy sofa before dining in style in one of the hotel’s two sea-view restaurants.

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With panoramic views over Gerrans Bay, The Dining Room offers a formal table d’hote menu of English fare, which changes nightly. Guests enjoy silver service, including the renowned hors d’oeuvres trolley, flambés and homemade puddings. Local Portloe lobster features daily on the menu, alongside an abundance of fresh seafood. In addition to The Dining Room, The Nare is home to the two-AA-rosette Quarterdeck restaurant, where light lunches, afternoon cream teas and à la carte dining can be enjoyed. Classic yachting decor and teak panelling give the restaurant a less formal ambience than that of the main dining room. Choose from favourites such as the seafood oyster boat, Portloe crabcakes or the popular Captain’s Tea, which is classic cream tea served with local Tregothnan English tea and lashings of Cornish clotted cream. Offering fine dining, beautifully decorated bedrooms and stunning seascapes, The Nare has everything you need for a great holiday all year round. The Dining Room Open: Mon-Sun 7.15pm-9.30pm The Quarterdeck Open: Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm

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The Cormorant Hotel

Fine Dining

 Location Golant, Nr. Fowey, PL23 1LW t: 0844 683 6008 w: www.cormoranthotel.co.uk e: relax@cormoranthotel.co.uk

NS The Cormorant serves spectacular views with each and every dish. No matter whether you sit at a table in the smart, light and airy restaurant or on the outside terrace, you are guaranteed views impressive enough to distract you from even the most fervent of £28 to hunger pangs. When you eventually drag your eyes away from the gorgeous scenery £38 to glance at the refined, seasonal menu, your attention will no doubt be reined in and your appetite suddenly intensified by the collection of mouth-watering dishes. Those looking to enjoy a leisurely al fresco lunch will find plenty to please on the light lunch menu, with dishes such as whole Cornish sole with olive-crushed new potatoes and caper butter providing a delicious accompaniment to the beautiful vista. The finest locally caught seafood and Cornish-reared meat is put to fantastic use by Food Served: head chef Dane Watkins in carefully crafted dishes from the main menu. Think gravlax of sea trout and smoked haddock with summer vegetable salad and dill purée, roasted Mon-Sun noon-9pm rump and braised leg of spring lamb with a fricassee of little gem lettuce, mint, broad bean and asparagus, and pan-fried fillet of sea bream with lemon mash, crayfish and samphire. For dessert, choose from the likes of hot chocolate fondant with amaretto ice cream and cherry compote, and strawberry and clotted cream semifreddo with wild strawberry sorbet. Complement your meal with something delicious from the award-winning wine selection. With two AA rosettes and a spectacular location overlooking River Fowey, The Cormorant must be one of the finest dining venues in Cornwall. Make a night of it and book one of the elegant guest rooms, all of which share the lovely river view. ides eded kgu e drin ers n food graph to o Ph

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Irina’s Restaurant

 Location Camelot Castle, Tintagel, PL34 0DQ t: 0844 502 8214 w: www.camelotcastle.com e: enquiries@camelotcastle.com Leave the everyday at the door and indulge in a luxurious experience that brings together the glamour of a magical castle with exceptional dining and a truly outstanding location. Camelot Castle was brought back to life by John and Irina Mappin, whose dedication and vision for the castle is in evidence at every turn. A gorgeously finished Victorian-style interior is decorated with art by resident artist Ted Stourton – visitors can even opt to have an after-dinner tour of Ted’s studios. Dinner in the restaurant is an experience in itself – the views from the dining room in Irina’s Restaurant are nothing short of breathtaking. Large windows make the most of the vista across the cliffs and Tintagel Castle. Sunsets are particularly magnificent, transforming the restaurant with rich changing hues of red, orange and purple. Smart staff serve immaculate dishes full of fresh, seasonal flavours, making Irina’s Restaurant a dining destination worth venturing off the beaten track for.

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£30

Open: Mon-Sun 8.30am-10am, noon-3pm, 7pm-9pm Modern British

Kota

 Location Harbour Head, Porthleven, TR13 9JA t: 0844 502 9241 w: www.kotarestaurant.co.uk With a string of awards and accolades to its name, Kota prides itself on consistently demonstrating its love affair with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The quality of food at Kota hasn’t gone unnoticed; recognised by The Good Food Guide and Trencherman’s Guide, the restaurant holds two AA rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Chef Jude Kereama creates exciting dishes, combining the best from land and sea, with his signature Asian-fusion style. The innovative menu includes Jude’s famous rockpool dish, as featured on the BBC’s Great British Menu. An extensive wine list complements the menu beautifully and the knowledgeable team is always on-hand to help you decide. You can even stay the night in one of Kota’s four-AA-star-awarded harbour-facing rooms and make the most of the venue’s convenient location and stunning surrounds.

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The Scarlet

Modern British

 Location Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, TR8 4DQ t: 0844 625 3230 w: www.scarlethotel.co.uk e: stay@scarlethotel.co.uk

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First impressions couldn’t have been better as we approached The Scarlet to sample its tempting Sunday lunch menu. The beautifully modern hotel peers out over Mawgan Porth – one of Cornwall’s favourite beaches. As soon as you enter the impressive building you’re welcomed by a panoramic view with an infinity pool in the foreground, which connects the hotel to the coastal landscape and draws your eye towards the glistening sea. A friendly greeting from our host made us feel at home as we were shown to the restaurant, where the seemingly endless view took centre-stage once again.

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£30

Comfortable furnishings and stylish decor combine with rich colours and natural wood finishes to form a contemporary coastal scheme. The layout is roomy and relaxed, putting you immediately at ease. We perused the menu awhile as we gazed out at the Atlantic from the warmth of our table. Host Adam was friendly, helpful and more than happy to advise us on wine pairings. Having heard great things about the food at The Scarlet, we were excited to sample their Sunday lunch offering. Letting the ingredients speak for themselves, head chef Mike Francis (chef profile page 62) designs enticing menus that change with the seasons, filling them with fantastic Cornish produce. After some deliberation I settled on a heritage beetroot salad to start, which was beautifully presented, fresh and vibrant. My guest opted for the Cornish duck terrine – a pretty plate that demonstrated the chef’s simple yet undeniably skilled approach to cooking. For mains, we tucked into generous helpings of roast topside of beef and roast pork loin, although the nut roast and the fish option both sounded equally delicious. Plates were stacked with tender meat and crisp roast potatoes, and finished with lashings of gravy; a platter of vegetables accompanied and it was all cooked to perfection. Booking is highly recommended for Sunday lunch at The Scarlet; with two courses costing £20.95 and three just £24.95 it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. In line with the hotel’s focus on sustainability, the restaurant sources its wine from local suppliers and small businesses wherever possible. With bellies full, we were encouraged to enjoy one of the many comfortable sofas with our locally roasted, barista-style coffee, which completed a wonderfully relaxed and memorable meal.

Food Served: Mon-Sun 8am-10.30am, 12.30pm-2.15pm, 7pm-9.30pm Afternoon Tea Served: Mon-Sun 3pm-4.30pm

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The Pickwick Inn & Oliver’s Restaurant  Location St Issey, Nr. Padstow, PL27 7QQ t: 0845 468 1128 w: www.pickwickinn.co.uk e: pickwick.inn@virgin.net

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Nestled in acres of beautiful Cornish countryside with utterly breathtaking sea views, the award-winning Pickwick Inn is one of North Cornwall’s hidden gems; it’s a family-run, traditional pub with a modern restaurant boasting uninterrupted views over the Camel Estuary, stretching as far as Padstow, Rock and out across the Atlantic. You can also watch the Pickwick’s chefs work their magic in Oliver’s open kitchen. If you fancy savouring the stunning view for longer, there are nine luxury bedrooms that all share this incredible vista.

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£40

Sourcing quality local produce is the name of the game at The Pickwick, so you’ll only find the finest catches and cuts on offer. Alongside an extensive à la carte, the imaginative daily specials offer everything from duo of local game with Padstow cider sauce and truffle mash, to whole Megrim sole with a caper beurre noisette. You may wish to start with local Porthilly oysters served raw with shallot vinaigrette or deep fried with lemon mayo, or sample hand-picked Padstow crab. Make sure you leave room for Open: Mon-Sun noon-11pm dessert; it doesn’t get much more local than homemade crème brûlée infused with gorse flower from The Pickwick’s garden, served with gorse doughnuts, and the homemade rich chocolate torte with fresh raspberries and Cornish clotted cream is also delectable. The Pickwick boasts a Cask Marque-approved cellar and offers a range of local real ales, lagers, ciders and wines, as well as the usual favourites. Modern British

The Gannet Inn  Location St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, TR26 2SB t: 0844 502 9297 w: www.gannetstives.co.uk e: info@thegannetinn.co.uk

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Situated in the pretty village of Carbis Bay, The Gannet Inn is just a mile from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives and a short walk from the award-winning Blue Flag beach at Carbis Bay. With 16 boutique bedrooms and a comfortable restaurant £20 to and bar area, The Gannet is one of the area’s most popular destinations for a restful £30 stay and relaxed dining experience. Its quirky and stylish interior design, combined with warm and friendly service, keeps customers returning time and again. As well as welcoming Cornish hospitality, The Gannet Inn is known for its offering of British classics, presented with modern flair. Breakfast can be enjoyed daily including homemade granola and creamed porridge, or the popular Gannet Breakfast of local sausages, eggs, bacon, tomato, hog’s pudding, apple and mushrooms. Settle down in the restaurant and catch up over a delicious cocktail, a refreshing pint or a glass of wine from the extensive list while you peruse the menu. At lunchtime, choose from Food Served: Mon-Sun home-cooked favourites such as bangers and mash, and scampi and chips, or opt for 7.30am-10am, noon-3.30pm, a sandwich, salad or toasted ciabatta. 6pm-9.30pm In the evening, perhaps try something different such as the Moroccan-spiced ratatouille, complete with herb rosti, poached duck egg, cauliflower fritters and a Parmesan crisp. Each of the pub classics such as fillet of beef Wellington, lamb shoulder meatloaf, and beef, Guinness and orange pie are presented with finesse and demonstrate the award-winning chef’s passion for delectable seasonal produce. In the spacious bar area you’ll find a dartboard and a pool table, perfect for friendly games and competitive tournaments alike. 8

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Pilchards at Port Gaverne

Modern British

 Location Port Gaverne, Nr. Port Isaac, PL29 3SQ t: 0844 625 3305 w: www.portgavernehotel.co.uk e: relax@pilchardsatportgaverne.co.uk

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Seconds from the sea, overlooking Port Gaverne cove, Pilchards offers a modern and inventive menu that surprises diners every day. At high tide, the water laps the shore, just a few yards away from the tables on the front decking. It’s a perfect spot to while away an afternoon or settle in for an evening. Alternatively, kick back inside where you’re sheltered from the sun. All are welcome at Pilchards, from sandy kids and thirsty ramblers to diners in search of exciting new flavour combinations.

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£28

‘...showcasing Cornish produce and world flavours...’ The menu changes daily, showcasing Cornish produce and world flavours. Snack on tapas, share a larger plate or have one all to yourself; there’s grilled seafood, freshly caught fish and a selection of smaller portions for kids. Drinks range Food Served: from Cornish craft beer and memorable wine to tea, coffee and hot chocolate. If Mon-Sun noon-9pm you fancy something extra-special, (hours vary seasonally, please Pilchard’s mixologists will whip up see website for details) a beautiful cocktail or a gin and tonic, with 20 local and national gins to choose from. Heading the kitchen is the highly talented Oliver Thompson, who has previously worked with Bruno Loubet and Nathan Outlaw. The venue opens from April to September, and during the festive season. Drop by and see what’s on the menu, and check the frequently updated blackboard for special events.

Blue Plate Bar, Seafood & Grill Restaurant

Modern British

 Location Main Road, Downderry, PL11 3LD t: 0844 502 9161 w: www.blueplatecornwall.com e: blueplate@btconnect.com

SE Close to the beach in Downderry, near to Rame Head and Looe, sits Blue Plate Bar, Seafood & Grill Restaurant. As you step inside this diverse venue, the aroma of artisan coffee, baked sourdough, crab tarts and fruit scones will no doubt tempt £20 to you. Dogs are welcome in the deli and café throughout the day and in the evening. £30 Blue Plate proprietors Simon (chef profile page 62) and Sam have created a relaxed and stylish boutique coastal dining experience with an innovative menu that celebrates local produce, day-boat-caught fish and seafood, pasture-reared meat and local organic veg and salad. You can enjoy al fresco dining all day until late. Cornish gin, cocktails and a well-stocked bar complement the fantastic menu. Summer Open: You can expect attentive service from Sam and Simon’s crew. Start with their Mon, Weds-Sun 10am-10pm; famous crab and prawn cocktail or try the anchovy fritters. Alternatively, choose (Sunday roasts served on from 28-day dry-matured Chateaubriand and rib-eye steaks. A brand-new artisan Bank Holidays) sourdough pizza selection includes Winter Open: the pizza bianco topped with wild Weds-Sun 10am-9.30pm garlic pesto, artichoke, Cornish Yarg and rocket. The specials board offers lobster Caesar salad alongside seasonal dishes showcasing local produce. Finish with sticky triple ginger treacle pudding and caramel sauce or the Cornish cheeseboard. The Pickled Shrimp Apartment offers a coastal retreat with two double bedrooms, spectacular sea views and contemporary coastal decor – this really is the perfect Cornish getaway. Cornwall Guide 2018

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Langmans Restaurant

Modern British

 Location 3 Church Street, Callington, PL17 7RE t: 01579 384933 w: www.langmansrestaurant.co.uk e: info@langmansrestaurant.co.uk Langmans Restaurant has been delighting diners for the past 18 years and has a string of awards and accolades to its name. This two-AA-rosette-awarded restaurant is owned and run by Gail and Anton Buttery, who pride themselves on serving freshly made, modern British food in relaxed and elegant surroundings. Chef-proprietor Anton makes everything from fresh bread to petits fours on-site and champions produce from local suppliers, while Gail heads up the front of house. Tasting menus emphasise local seafood and game and feature stunningly presented dishes such as Cornish brill with little gem, fennel and brown shrimp, and haunch of fallow deer with truffle mash, baby carrots, girolles, celeriac, flower sprouts and cacao nib sauce. Desserts showcase classic flavour combinations with inventive presentation, and the selection of Cornish and West Country cheeses is second to none. *Price range represents the cost of the tasting menus.

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The Falmouth Hotel

 Location Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ t: 0844 625 3668 w: www.falmouthhotel.co.uk e: reservations@richardsonhotels.co.uk Standing proud on Falmouth’s seafront, with views stretching from the famous port to Pendennis Castle, you’ll find The Falmouth Hotel. Dating back to 1865, this attractive Victorian château-style hotel is a spectacular destination for fine food and relaxation. Hotel guests and non-residents are welcome to dine in the serene two-AA-rosette-awarded Castle Beach Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a daily changing selection of appetising dishes crafted from a variety of regional elements. You might sample the likes of seared duck breast with butternut squash, confit plum, hazelnut and five spice jus to start, followed by fillet of Cornish stone bass complemented by spinach, shallots, clams, cod cheeks and fish sauce. For less formal dining, head to the lounge bar and sample light bites, sandwiches and satisfying dishes like traditional fish and chips. You can also indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea, which you can choose to pair with a glass of Champagne.

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Food Served: Mon-Sun 9.30am-10pm Modern British

Zacry’s

 Location Watergate Bay Hotel, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AA t: 0844 625 2865 w: www.zacrys.com e: life@watergatebay.co.uk For seasonal dining on the north coast of Cornwall, Zacry’s at the Watergate Bay Hotel is second to none. The focus is on British food and Cornish ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons, but you can expect bold chargrilled flavours and a unique atmosphere thanks to its beachside location. At the heart of the restaurant is an indoor charcoal oven. The ever-changing two- or three-course menu showcases both classic and contemporary dishes, drawing upon international influences and local inspiration alike. Florentine steak, English venison, Cornish spider crab and Grampound duck could all feature on an evening’s menu. Reservations are available for non-residents, including a swim-and-dine deal, which allows you to spend time in the infinity swimming pool with its glorious sea views. To book your table, please visit the website or give the team a call. *Price represents the cost of a two-course meal.

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Mount Haven

Modern British

 Location Turnpike Road, Marazion, TR17 0DQ t: 0844 625 3098 w: www.mounthaven.co.uk e: reception@mounthaven.co.uk

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Mount Haven is on the outskirts of Marazion, an historic market town in West Cornwall. The hotel has 19 beautiful bedrooms, a spa-style treatment room, a peaceful garden, an excellent restaurant and a contemporary terrace bar with mesmerising views out to sea, with St Michael’s Mount as the focal point. A stay here offers the chance to truly relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Head chef Ross Sloan and his talented kitchen team pride themselves on creating imaginative, nature-inspired dishes with modern British flair. Expect exciting menus that showcase the freshest ingredients available in this beautiful part of the world. Sample mouth-watering starters such as seared beef, lardo, blackberry mead, beet molasses, dark fruits and amaranth. Delectable main courses might include perfectly cooked hake accompanied by mussel fritters, celeriac, samphire, dulse seaweed and crispy potato.

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£35

Restaurant Open: Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm Bar Open: Mon-Sun 8.30am-11pm

The Mount Haven is located away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but within easy walking distance of the independent galleries, shops, and cafés of Marazion. It provides respite for those in search of a relaxing escape. The treatment room provides guests with an additional opportunity to unwind and enjoy a holistic massage, reflexology or a luxury facial. What more could you ask for?

Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel

Modern British

 Location Port Gaverne, Nr. Port Isaac, PL29 3SQ t: 0844 502 0410 w: www.portgavernehotel.co.uk e: eat@portgavernehotel.co.uk

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Voted Cornwall’s top gastropub for 2017 at the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Awards and county winner at the National Pub & Bar Awards three years running, the Port Gaverne Hotel is fast becoming one of Cornwall’s favourite foodie destinations. It has two AA rosettes to its name and a five-star AA rating. The luxury en-suite rooms are refurbished every year and the à la carte and specials menus change frequently to reflect the best of Cornish produce. Head chef James Lean learned his trade under Angela Hartnett and Nathan Outlaw, but he’s now making a name for himself by continually improving the quality and provenance of his ingredients. Innovative but never fussy, the focus at Port Gaverne is on memorable flavours fresh from sea and field, matched by fantastic wine including rarities by the glass or half bottle. Lean’s food is an expression of the seasons, using the riches found in the local area to keep every day exciting.

£30 to

£40

Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 3pm-5.30pm, 6pm-9pm

With stunning views over the bay, Port Gaverne is only a few minutes’ walk from beautiful Port Isaac, and is ideally situated near two of the UK’s top golf courses, St Enodoc and Trevose. Look out for the team’s new beach café, Pilchards, which is proving extremely popular. Cornwall Guide 2018

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Rosewarne Manor  Location Gwinear Road, Connor Downs, Nr. Hayle, TR27 5JQ t: 0844 502 8373 w: www.rosewarnemanor.co.uk e: enquiries@rosewarnemanor.co.uk

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Landscaped gardens in the midst of lush countryside, commendable events and wedding facilities, and an accomplished restaurant with a superb menu – Rosewarne Manor is unwaveringly accommodating. A true passion for food lies behind what they do and it goes without saying that the procurement of ingredients is of great importance to the chefs at the Rosewarne, with Cornish providers used wherever possible. The menus reflect the seasons and everything from bread to ice cream is made from scratch. This excellence is evidenced in head chef Phil Thomas’ sublime two-AA-rosette-awarded à la carte menu, which offers modern British dining at its best. A modern bar-style menu is also available.

£23 to

£26

Expect innovative dishes such as Cornish beef fillet, red onion, wild mushroom and ox cheek dashi, followed by Tregothnan Estate venison three ways, with sweet potato, sprouts and shallots. The bar menu offers fixed-price options of two and three courses; Cornish fish chowder with tempura mussels is a signature dish, as are the high-quality steaks. To finish you must indulge in one of the stunning desserts, such as the Snickers (a unique take on the flavours of the chocolate bar) with feuilletine, salted caramel and peanuts. A seven- or eight-course tasting menu is available on the last Friday of each month. On Sundays you can enjoy a high-quality carvery. A good wine selection and a very well-stocked bar complement the menus beautifully. Food Served: Weds-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8pm (closed on Sunday evenings during winter)

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The Headland  Location Headland Road, Newquay, TR7 1EW t: 0844 625 2874 w: www.headlandhotel.co.uk e: reception@headlandhotel.co.uk

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The Headland is a luxurious hotel and spa, as its name suggests, with private cottages set on a secluded clifftop overlooking Fistral Beach. It is one of only 50 UK hotels to be awarded four silver stars by the AA and boasts two stunning restaurants. Experience £25 to two-AA-rosette contemporary dining in Samphire Restaurant, with menus designed £40 by executive chef Christopher Archambault, and the best of coastal cuisine with superlative views at the AA-rosette-awarded Terrace. Each restaurant boasts a wide range of drinks and an extensive wine list. The stylish Samphire Restaurant has an impressive menu that showcases the finest local Cornish ingredients with the chef’s award-winning modern touch. Sample the likes of ham hock terrine with grilled Samphire Restaurant Open: spring onion and leek purée to start. Follow with pan-fried sole served with salsify fritters, Headland sea spinach and shellfish sauce, or ricotta and honey tortelloni Mon-Sun 6.30pm-9pm with Cornish Gouda and candied pecans. Glorious desserts, Cornish and Continental The Terrace Open: cheese, and pretty macarons all provide a satisfying conclusion to a memorable Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm dining experience. A more informal ambience awaits at The Terrace, where you can expect the same attentive service and relaxed atmosphere, but with light bites, hot drinks and sandwiches, and a creative approach to laid-back seaside dining. You might plump for Cornish mussels steamed with white wine, garlic and parsley, followed by fried mackerel tacos with pico de gallo, Margarita dressing and Mexican rice. Whether you’re stopping by for dinner or enjoying a cosy stay and exploring The Headland’s varied dining options, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. 12

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Lord Tennyson Restaurant at the Falcon Hotel

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 Location Breakwater Road, Bude, EX23 8SD t: 0844 502 9055 w: www.falconhotel.com e: bookings@falconhotel.com

NC Lord Tennyson Restaurant is housed within the Falcon Hotel, which was established in 1798 and is the oldest coaching hotel in North Cornwall. Overlooking Bude’s inner harbour, the Falcon Hotel is just five minutes’ walk from the beach and £25 to offers modern three-AA-star en-suite bedrooms that boast fantastic views of the £35 water at the front, and of the garden to the side of the building. Lord Tennyson Restaurant has launched a brand-new à la carte menu spearheaded by Master Chef of Great Britain Peter Gorton, and head chef Aaron Vanstone (chef profile page 62). The restaurant has been refurbished with elegant decor, but still feels relaxed and unpretentious. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Library while you peruse the menu and wine list, which features a comprehensive selection, along with a wide range of carefully selected premium wines. You can even browse their digital wine list, which is showcased on a tablet and provides photographs, Food Served: Mon-Sat tasting notes and critics’ scores. 6.30pm-9pm; The table d’hote menu varies, Sun noon-2.30pm, but may feature starters such as 6.30pm-9pm belly pork atop sweet potato and mushroom hash with balsamic glaze. A hearty main course might be venison Bourguignon with gratin potatoes. Heavenly desserts include sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel sauce and Cornish clotted cream. The chefs use local ingredients and suppliers, and they can easily cater for special dietary requirements. Many of the menu items are gluten-free or vegetarian.

Dune Restaurant at Fistral Beach Hotel

Modern British

 Location Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1PT t: 0845 468 1056 w: www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk e: reservations@fistralbeachhotel.co.uk

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Boasting epic sea views, Dune Restaurant at Fistral Beach Hotel is a foodie’s haven with world-class surf right on the doorstep. The menu changes with the seasons, as does the wine list, meaning diners are assured of the very best local fruit, seafood and vegetables. Serving everything from a hearty Sunday lunch to gourmet burgers, and from succulent steaks to the best of the bay, the head chef’s passion shines through each thoughtfully prepared dish.

£22 to

£36

Fresh ingredients are at the heart of the extensive and tempting menu. Perhaps start with hand-picked Cornish crab, basil aioli, radishes and chicory, or duck liver pâté focaccia toast with apple chutney and balsamic-dressed leaves. The squid ink tagliarini with squid, samphire, fennel, parsley and lemon is sure to Open: Mon-Thurs 6.30pm-9pm; be a winning choice to follow, as are the Cornish mussels steamed in white Fri & Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm wine with spring onions, coconut cream and toasted focaccia. If you can find room afterwards, the vanilla and maple cheesecake with lime curd and candied pecans is sure to bring your meal to a sweet finish. At the heart of the hotel, Dune Restaurant is a relaxed dining space perfect for business entertaining, family get-togethers and friendly catch-ups. During the festive period, afternoon teas can be devoured, Christmas meals can be enjoyed and sparkling lunches can be indulged in, all while gazing over the Atlantic Ocean with friends, family and colleagues. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Bay  Location Hotel Penzance, Penzance, TR18 3AE t: 0844 625 3316 w: www.thebaypenzance.co.uk e: eat@thebaypenzance.co.uk

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Entering the spacious and airy dining room of the recently refurbished Bay – Hotel Penzance’s award-winning brasserie – we felt immediately relaxed. After a friendly welcome, we took in the panorama across Mount’s Bay, which is reason enough to visit. Also boasting a sunny poolside veranda, the restaurant’s convenient central location provides easy parking and a welcome escape from the crowds.

£25 to

£35

The fine wine list complements a tempting menu of locally sourced British dishes with a subtle French influence from classically trained head chef Ben Reeve. My starter of pan-fried king prawns was memorable and delicious. My partner enjoyed a generous bowl of West Country mussels, followed by a beautifully cooked sirloin steak with Café de Paris butter, French fries, broccoli and homemade tomato ketchup. My perfectly steamed cod fillet arrived on a bed of choucroute garnie with tasty mushrooms and pancetta. To complete our meal we shared truly decadent baked lemon cream enhanced by rhubarb, meringue, crème Food Served: fraîche sorbet and pain d’épices. A Mon-Sun 6pm-9pm tempting list of artisan cheese Afternoon Tea Served: provides a satisfying alternative Mon-Sun 2.30pm-5pm for those with more savoury tastes. The Bay offers a special fixed-price menu and a generous loyalty scheme that rewards regular diners with a 25-per-cent discount. Given the quality and ambience of the restaurant it’s unsurprising that many customers return to this two-AA-rosette-awarded establishment. Why not treat yourself to a stay at this Cornish gem? Modern British

The Beach At Bude  Location Summerleaze Crescent, Bude, EX23 8HJ t: 0844 502 8413 w: www.thebeachatbude.co.uk e: enquiries@thebeachatbude.co.uk

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Light, bright and welcoming, the restaurant and bar at The Beach are open for lunch, dinner and drinks for both hotel guests and non-residents. Head chef Joe Simmonds has a real passion for fresh local ingredients. This love, combined with his knowledge of classic techniques learned from working with Sam Moody at the Michelin-starred restaurant at Bath’s Priory Hotel, shines through in his food. Whether you are planning to have a light bite to eat from the daytime bar menu, or a full three-course meal in the evening, expect beautiful dishes and exciting flavour combinations, with the fabulous backdrop of Summerleaze Beach.

£25 to

£35

Open: Mon-Sun 9am-11.15pm Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm (cream tea & afternoon tea served 10am-5pm; booking essential for afternoon tea)

The large terrace with uninterrupted coastal views provides an idyllic spot for an early-evening cocktail, especially when you consider the daily happy hour from 5pm until 7pm. During the summer months, DJs create a lively atmosphere in the bar on weekend nights, accompanying stunning North Cornwall sunsets.

The hotel itself comprises 16 comfortable rooms, a number of which have impressive sea views, decorated in a coastal New England style, with cool limed oak furniture, Vi-Spring beds, Lloyd Loom chairs and duck-down bedding. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming seaside retreat. 14

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The Rock Inn

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 Location 6 Beachside, Rock, PL27 6FD t: 0845 468 1130 w: www.therockinnrock.co.uk e: rockinn@outlook.com

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For delectable British fare paired with beautiful vistas, The Rock Inn is the place to be. Offering stunning panoramas of Camel Estuary and Padstow Harbour from the elevated decking, in addition to a beautiful indoor dining area, a meal here promises to be an experience you’ll be keen to repeat again and again.

£10 to

£25

‘...an experience you’ll be keen to repeat again and again...’ Start your day with a visit to The Rock Inn and choose from the likes of eggs Royale, porridge topped with fresh fruit and a traditional full English. The daytime offering is equally tempting, with food prepared by the talented kitchen brigade using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The extensive à la carte menu features tempting options including fresh Porthilly mussels, pork belly braised in Cornish cider and paired with mashed potato and French beans, and spicy tomato and roasted pepper linguine. If you’re visiting in the evening, why not make it a three-course affair and finish your meal with delicious local ice cream, sorbet or a fantastic Cornish cheeseboard? Alternatively, select from the range of head chef Dave Townsend’s house specials, such as seafood pie and curry of the day. Children are also catered for here and everything is attractively priced, making this the perfect place to visit during a day out with the kids.

‘...warm atmosphere and stylish surrounds...’ The drinks menu complements the food offering perfectly, and showcases a selection of locally sourced ale and a choice of wine from around the globe. Try a refreshing pint of Korev Cornish lager, or Tribute pale ale from St Austell Brewery. The bar also serves four varieties of Cornish cider from Healey’s Cider Farm, Pimm’s on draught and boasts all your favourite soft drinks too. The Rock Inn’s delicious food, warm atmosphere and stylish surrounds make it an ideal destination, whether you’re popping in for a drink or celebrating a family occasion.

Food Served: Mon-Sun 10am-9pm

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Trevaskis Farm

 Location Gwinear Road, Connor Downs, Nr. Hayle, TR27 5JQ t: 0845 468 1131 w: www.trevaskisfarm.co.uk e: hello@trevaskisfarm.co.uk Enjoy the delights of Cornish food, drink, countryside and produce all in one place. Trevaskis Farm offers a wonderful day out, whether you fancy strawberry picking on the farm, lunch, relaxed evening dining or a trip to the farm’s market. Dedicated to producing the freshest, healthiest dishes and renowned for its generous portion sizes, Trevaskis’ Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant is a must-visit for food-lovers. All dishes are prepared using the highest-quality ingredients; meat from their own butchers, vegetables and fruit from the farm or local suppliers. Trevaskis Market boasts a butchery counter that stocks a first-class selection of homemade sausages, hog’s pudding and home-cured bacon from their rare-breed British Lop pigs, together with free-range West Country poultry and lamb, and South Devon beef. The fish counter offers a wide variety of local fresh fish and shellfish, while the deli is a must for foodies looking to stock up on anything from homemade pork pies to local cheese.

CR £20 to

£25

Restaurant Open: Mon-Sun 8.30am-close Shop Open: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm British

The Well Parc

 Location Dobbin Lane, Trevone, PL28 8QN t: 0844 625 3268 w: www.wellparc.co.uk e: info@wellparc.co.uk Just a five-minute walk from some of Cornwall’s most glorious beaches and stunning coastal paths sits The Well Parc – a family-run hotel tempting locals and those from further afield with a scrumptious food offering and friendly service. Peruse the menu and you’ll discover everything from light bites and hearty mains to the scrumptious afternoon tea. The restaurant also serves delicious pizzas with a variety of toppings, all of which are made fresh in-house and are available to take away if preferred. Guests are equally spoilt for choice at the bar, with a wide array of regularly changing local ale – the perfect accompaniment to any meal. As well as regular quiz nights and events throughout the year, the venue also offers accommodation for up to 21 guests. Why not pay The Well Parc a visit for a well-deserved weekend away?

NC £18 to

£28

Food Served: Mon-Sun 8am-10am, noon-2.30pm, 5pm-close Afternoon Tea Served: Mon-Sun 3pm-4.30pm British

The Stepping Stone

 Location Polmorla Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7ND t: 0844 502 9251 w: www.thesteppingstonewadebridge.co.uk e: thesteppingstone@mail.com A visit to North Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without sampling some fresh Cornish produce. Just five miles up the River Camel from Padstow, Wadebridge is perfectly located to receive some of the best seafood Cornwall has to offer, which is demonstrated beautifully at The Stepping Stone. With fantastic seasonal menus emphasising seafood, local meat and game, you can expect to tuck into the likes of fabulous Cornish crab, scallops and lobster specials as well as pot-roasted lamb shoulder and locally sourced sirloin and fillet steaks. Lighter lunches are available during the week and a fabulous lunchtime roast is offered on Sundays throughout winter. The light and airy restaurant makes for a relaxed and elegant dining experience, and a great selection of wine complements the menu beautifully. For friendly service with a smile and wonderful locally sourced food, look no further than The Stepping Stone.

NC £20 to

£25

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The Wellington Hotel

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 Location Market Square, St Just, TR19 7HD t: 0844 625 3517 w: www.wellingtonhotelcornwall.co.uk e: info@wellingtonhotelcornwall.co.uk

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The Wellington Hotel occupies a prime position on the main square in the historic mining town of St Just. Step inside this grand building and you immediately feel at home; the new manager and team at The Wellington go out of their way to greet guests with a genuine, friendly welcome. Their ethos of serving fresh, locally sourced, honest food is evident in each dish. The Wellington’s food offering is exactly as great pub fare should be: satisfying, reasonably priced and utterly delicious.

£18 to

£25

The menu offers classic staples with modern touches, such as Newlyn fish pie with Cornish Cheddar mash and smoked mackerel pâté with Baker Tom’s toasted sourdough. The specials, which change regularly to reflect seasonal availability, Open: really demonstrate The Wellington’s culinary flair. Try the roasted local hake Mon-Sun 10am-12.30am with cannellini beans, Cornish kale, new potatoes and chorizo, or a succulent Food Served: Mon-Sun 21-day-aged rump steak with all noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm the trimmings from local butcher (hours vary seasonally) McFaddens. For dessert, why not indulge in boozy marmalade brioche and butter pudding, or Irish cream and chocolate cheesecake? All of the desserts at The Wellington are homemade and equally indulgent. The Wellington offers bed and breakfast accommodation and is perfectly located for exploring Cornwall, with Cape Cornwall and the South West Coast Path on its doorstep and Land’s End nearby.

Godolphin Arms

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 Location West End, Marazion, TR17 0EN t: 0844 625 3068 w: www.godolphinarms.co.uk e: enquiries@godolphinarms.co.uk

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On the edge of the bay, overlooking the island fortress of St Michael’s Mount, the Godolphin Arms is a real find that offers great food and spectacular views. It boasts a large dining area with an outdoor terrace, and ten en-suite rooms. The Godolphin Arms is a must-visit for restorative short breaks in dreamy rooms and delicious meals in the relaxed living space, which is flooded with natural light. Newlyn crab sandwiches, classic fish and chips, and homemade burgers feature alongside sumptuous freshly caught fish dishes on the main menu. Fantastic daily specials are also available, and the beach menu might include a pint of fresh king prawns with rustic bread and butter. There are plenty of nibbles to provide sustenance for those catching up over drinks between meals. A great selection of local beer, wine and cocktails can be enjoyed on the beachside terrace or in the snug by the fire in the winter.

£18 to

£26

Open: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sun 8am-11am, noon-9pm

West Cornwall is a special place to explore, full of wild beauty and life-enhancing experiences, making this the perfect spot for a peaceful overnight stay and breakfast before you set off in the morning. Those stopping by for a meal with the family will be pleased to hear that a children’s menu is available and four-legged friends are welcome, so there’s no need for anybody to miss out. Cornwall Guide 2018

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Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove  Location Sennen Cove, TR19 7BT t: 0844 502 9162 w: www.benatsennen.com e: restaurant@benatsennen.com

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Located in the far reaches of the western Penwith peninsula, Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove opens its doors at Easter and is open until October. Its setting in a rugged and unspoilt bay just two miles from Land’s End means that the restaurant enjoys commanding coastal views overlooking the beach and the stunning blue water.

£20 to

£30

‘...in a rugged and unspoilt bay...’ Passionate about providing a relaxed experience for families, including four-legged friends, the team prides itself on its friendly and efficient service. A simple menu is available for beach visitors, showcasing a variety of homemade pizza, pasta dishes, tapas and fish and chips. Making the most of its coastal location, Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove’s outdoor bar, the Surf Den, offers great local April-October Open: beer, wine and pizza. It’s a great Mon-Sun noon-late place to watch the Cornish sunset while listening to resident DJ Samiad and enjoying a refreshing drink. Visit Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove for a fantastic array of food and drink with an emphasis on simplicity and a laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re stopping by for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks in the sunshine, you’re going to love this seaside gem.

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CJ’s at the Sanctuary  Location School Hill, Budock Water, TR11 5DD t: 0844 625 3396

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Housed within a former chapel, CJ’s at the Sanctuary is a beautiful setting for relaxed dining. With an ingredient-led approach that affords Cornish produce the attention and respect it deserves, chef-proprietor Paul James serves a fantastic bill of fare that ranges from delicious steaks from local pastures, to sumptuous seafood from nearby harbours.

£25 to

£45

After a friendly welcome, peruse the extensive menu with a glass of wine in hand. You might choose to start with baked Cornish Camembert with onion marmalade and warm rustic bread, or steamed West Country mussels enhanced by cider, leeks and cream and served with rosemary focaccia. Perhaps the jewel in the Open: Mon noon-9pm; menu’s crown is the local roast lobster. Choose from Thermidor sauce or garlic and Weds 4pm-9pm; chorizo to complement the lobster’s delicate flavour, or simply enjoy it as it comes Thurs-Sat noon-9pm; with a choice of hand-cut chips, new potatoes, fries or bread, and dressed Cornish Sun noon-7pm leaves and aioli. Be sure to check out the special’s board for daily catches. CJ’s homemade burgers are an enticing and popular option; the lamb burger spiced with fresh mint and cumin is served with coriander mayonnaise and is a delightfully flavoursome dish. Vegetarians and those with gluten-free diets and special dietary requirements are well catered for with an array of tempting options. The team serves a popular roast every Sunday, which isn’t to be missed. A warm welcome and a generous helping of delicious food await at this stunning family-friendly venue. 18

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The Riverside

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 Location The Bridge, Boscastle, PL35 0HE t: 0844 625 3260 w: www.riversideboscastle.co.uk e: reception@riversideboscastle.co.uk Within easy reach of Bude and Camelford, The Riverside offers stunning five-star guest accommodation and a top-notch dining experience in the beautiful village of Boscastle. Glorious views of the River Valency and a convenient location make The Riverside a relaxed and secluded spot from which to explore the local area. The kitchen team prides itself on its coastal location, focusing on fresh, locally sourced produce. Starters such as pan-fried scallops with black pudding, salsa verde and crispy bacon lardons feature alongside mains like the Cornish trio: three fillets of market-fresh fish, which may include lemon sole, monkfish and haddock. The Cock ‘n’ Bull comprises pan-fried strips of sirloin steak and chicken breast in brandy and peppercorn sauce, served with mash and roasted veg. The white chocolate and Malteaser cheesecake is a highly recommended dessert. A fantastic array of wines sourced by family-run Castang Wine complements the menu perfectly.

NC £20 to

£30

Food Served: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm

Alverne Restaurant and Lounge

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 Location 30 Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QN t: 0845 468 1172 Alverne Restaurant and Lounge is a popular family-run, all-day venue in Penzance, boasting a warm, relaxed and informal atmosphere. Here, the emphasis is on quality and consistency, from the service to the food. Dine here and you’ll discover an excellent and varied menu featuring everything from modern Mediterranean cuisine to creative British dishes, alongside a daily specials board that incorporates fresh fish procured locally and daily from Newlyn. The kitchen team uses fresh local produce as well as premium Spanish charcuterie and ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes. An intimate meal in the dining room is always a treat at Alverne, but guests are equally welcome to visit for a casual cup of coffee or a relaxing drink on the suntrap patio – it’s the perfect spot from which to watch the world go by. Open throughout the day and into the evening all year round, there’s always a warm welcome to be had at Alverne Restaurant and Lounge.

Sl £25 to

£35

Open: Mon-Sat 9am-late

Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant

Modern European

 Location Trevibban Mill, Dark Lane, St Issey, Nr. Padstow, PL27 7SE t: 0844 502 9153 w: www.appletonsatthevineyard.com e: appletons@trevibbanmill.com Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant is set within a working vineyard and winery on the way to Padstow. Appleton’s was set up in March 2016 by Andy Appleton, former head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and his partner Lyndsey. For Andy, food is about more than just the recipes – it’s a whole attitude and lifestyle that makes great food the focus of each day. It’s about sourcing the best seasonal ingredients at their peak, and letting them do the talking without unnecessary complexity. Taking rustic, Italian dishes and adding a contemporary twist, Andy creates unique seasonal menus that bring the best of Italy and Cornwall together on a plate using some specialist ingredients from Italy, but also using local producers to support the local economy. The restaurant is an exciting venture for Andy; the vineyard has its own vegetable garden and rears its own lambs for him to use, allowing Andy to source produce from his doorstep.

NC £26 to

£40

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Sands Restaurant  Location Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, Carbis Bay, Nr. St Ives, TR26 2NP t: 0844 502 8453 w: www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk e: reservations@carbisbayhotel.co.uk To get the most of its fabulous location and panoramic views of the Blue Flag-rated Carbis Bay beach, the Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate boasts a range of dining options including the elegant, award-winning Sands Restaurant. This popular dining destination showcases the best of local produce and offers a gourmet two-AA-rosette dining experience with beautifully presented dishes like seared scallops, textures of cauliflower and truffle vinaigrette, and butter-poached fillet of hake enhanced by sautéed wild mushrooms, crab taco and butter salsa.

SI £25 to

£40

‘...showcases the best of local produce...’ After enjoying a treatment at the C Bay Spa, peruse the light menu, which Food Served: focuses on fresh local produce such Mon-Sun 7.30am-10am, as pan-seared St Ives Bay mackerel noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm fillets, Carbis Bay crab fritter and grilled fillet steak salad, all served in the stunning surrounds of the coastal spa or in the quirky, heated pavilion with dramatic sea views. A great range of accommodation packages makes this the perfect Cornish getaway. Each of the 47 luxurious rooms, beach lodges, beach suites, cottages, beach houses and apartments is individually furnished and offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. Modern European

Beach Club Restaurant  Location Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, Carbis Bay, Nr. St Ives, TR26 2NP t: 0844 502 8453 w: www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk e: reservations@carbisbayhotel.co.uk The Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate is a stunning Cornish haven, boasting direct access to one of the region’s most beautiful beaches, the privately owned Carbis Bay beach. The 25-acre beach has earned a coveted Blue Flag rating, thanks to its breathtaking views and pristine golden sand. The bright and beautifully decorated Beach Club Restaurant offers a vibrant alternative to the nearby tourist destination of St Ives.

SI £25 to

£40

After a beachside coffee, you can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the water’s edge, while sunbathers can enjoy delectable snacks and drinks in an informal atmosphere throughout the day. Experience a taste of the Mediterranean, with a menu of stunning seafood, pasta, and homemade pizzas that will have Food Served: you planning your next visit from the first bite. As the sun goes down, order a Mon-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm refreshing cocktail or gin and tonic and sample the grazing board for two, which comprises scallops, king prawns, squid, chicken skewers, olives, Parma ham and toasted focaccia with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dipping. Eight beachside lodges and luxurious spa facilities make the Carbis Bay Hotel the perfect coastal retreat. For a memorable beachside dining experience, stunning views, and options to suit all tastes, look no further than the Beach Club Restaurant. 20

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The Bakehouse

Modern European

 Location Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE t: 0844 502 9152 w: www.bakehouserestaurant.co.uk e: info@bakehouserestaurant.co.uk

Sl Located in the heart of Cornwall in Penzance, The Bakehouse is a fantastic and well-established restaurant run by experienced chefs Kim Letchford and Gary Francis. Kim worked here for eight years under the previous owners, and jumped at £20 to the opportunity to take ownership of the restaurant alongside Gary. The Bakehouse £35 attracts diners from near and far, who come to experience the wonderful food and welcoming service that the restaurant is renowned for. Arriving at The Bakehouse, guests walk through a beautiful courtyard with fairy light-lit palm trees either side. Fairy lights also drape overhead, providing a spectacular entrance that is reminiscent of beautiful squares in the Mediterranean. The restaurant itself is bright and airy, with windows on one side, mirrors on the Winter Open: other, and French doors opening out onto the courtyard. Opt for Newlyn shellfish Tues-Sat 6pm-9pm bisque or duck liver parfait with toast and pickled vegetables to start, followed by Summer Open: one of six different local steaks or pan-fried lemon sole with Thai broth and pak choi. You’ll be forgiven for not having Mon-Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm room for afters, but resisting the Jaffa Cake dessert will prove a real challenge. This beautifully presented vanilla parfait with orange jelly, chocolate mousse, and a chocolate shard is finished with candied orange and orange purée. The cocktail menu boasts an array of favourites such as refreshing Margaritas and classic Cosmopolitans, while the wine list features local wine by Polgoon Bacchus, which is made and bottled in Penzance. The Bakehouse can comfortably seat up to 56 people, making it the perfect venue for your next private function or special occasion.

Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar

Modern European

 Location The Atlantic Hotel, Dane Road, Newquay, TR7 1EN t: 01637 839048 w: www.atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk e: info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

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Situated high on the headland of Newquay and tucked away inside the glamorous Atlantic Hotel is the AA-rosette-awarded Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar, one of £22 to Newquay’s best-kept secrets. With its elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, you’ll feel more £32 like you’re on the Mediterranean than the North Cornish coast as you dine amid giant palms and chandeliers, just moments away from the golden sands of Fistral Beach and the incredible swell of the Atlantic Ocean, and diners can enjoy this view whilst dining al fresco on the terraces. With a special emphasis on locally landed seafood and the wonderful seasonal produce the team sources from the surrounding area, the menu at Silks guarantees diners a real treat, whatever the season. Open: Mon-Sun 11am-late Firm favourites include the moules marinières, pan-fried sea bass fillets, sirloin steak and lobster (24 hours notice is required). A daily changing specials menu based on what has been caught in Newquay that day is also available. For those looking for a lighter meal, there’s a selection of tempting tapas, an exciting lunch menu and Nationally Acclaimed high teas on offer. Don’t miss out on the renowned Silks Sunday lunches – the locally reared joint of beef is carved how you like it at your table and served up with a generous helping of crispy yet melt-in-your-mouth roasties and locally grown seasonal vegetables, not to mention lashings of luscious gravy. The menu also boasts stunning desserts that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate – you won’t be able to resist. The Champagne Bar is home to a first-class selection of perfectly chilled Champagne, ideal for a celebration. There’s also a range of freshly shaken classic cocktails to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Harlyn Inn  Location Harlyn Bay, Nr. Padstow, PL28 8SB t: 0845 468 1129 w: www.harlyn-inn.com e: mail@harlyn-inn.com

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A true coastal establishment, The Harlyn Inn sits just a sip of real ale away from the beach’s golden sands and sparkling waves. With two bars and restaurants, this family-friendly inn caters for all. The adjoining beach shop provides essentials such as snacks, clothing, and a surf school with gear to hire. The Harlyn Inn’s diverse offering combines to make it the perfect holiday destination.

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Great local ale and cider are a given here, and head chef Lee Cudmore and the talented kitchen team take great care and enjoyment in compiling the frequently changing menu. Inspired by the seasons, it perfectly combines heart-warming pub favourites with daily specials from further afield, such as sole, venison and octopus. Starters range from the likes of sublime vodka-cured salmon and moreish prawn and crab toast to a tapas menu that’s the envy of many an Iberian eatery. The main menu Open: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm offers classics like steak and ale pie, authentic sourdough pizza, flavoursome fish Food Served: Mon-Sun pie and their succulent own-recipe 8.30am-4pm, 6pm-8.30pm sausages. Others may be tempted by the Indian and Thai curries, the charcoal grill menu or something from the fantastic seafood section, which includes their celebrated paella. A return visit will no doubt be on the cards. When you plan your trip, don’t forget to take advantage of the bed and breakfast offering. There are also fully equipped self-catering cottages with three bedrooms – perfect for family holidays.

Mediterranean

Amélies  Location Porthleven, Nr. Helston, TR13 9JS t: 0844 502 6740 w: www.ameliesporthleven.co.uk e: info@ameliesporthleven.co.uk

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Amélies is a beautiful café, bar and restaurant overlooking Porthleven harbour, with a string of accolades to its name. In 2017, Amélies was awarded Best Restaurant in the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards and bronze in the Best Restaurant category £20 to at the Cornwall Tourism Awards. It was also featured in The Times’ Top 20 Places to £25 Eat Seafood by the Sea article, and was named as Coast Magazine’s Cool Café for May. In 2015, Amélies and its owner Sam Sheffield-Dunstan were featured on Alex Polizzi’s Chefs on Trial, and Alex is still a big supporter of the venue. During the day, Amélies has a relaxed and informal ambience and is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch, a light snack with coffee, or a glass of fizz on the terrace as you watch the boats bobbing on the sun-dappled waterfront. By night, the lights of the harbour and the restaurant’s intimate feel combine to make a romantic atmosphere and a memorable dining experience. We would recommend that Summer Open: Mon-Sat you start with wood-fired sardines on toast, or tiger prawns with smoked paprika. For noon-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm; a classic seafood main, you can’t go Sun noon-3pm, 5pm-9pm wrong with the Porthleven lobster Winter Open: Tues-Sat roasted with garlic and accompanied noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; by skinny fries and lemon, or the Sun noon-4pm baked whole fish with garlic and ginger, landed yards from the door and cooked to order in the wood-fired oven. The award-winning Sunday lunch menu offers families and friends an opportunity to come together over fantastic food and live music – what better way to while the day away? 22

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Piero’s

Italian

 Location Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3DJ t: 0844 625 3292 w: www.pieros-pizzeria.co.uk e: booking@pieros-pizzeria.co.uk

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For a truly authentic Italian experience in the heart of Truro, look no further than Piero’s. Established over 28 years ago by Piero himself, this wonderful, family-run restaurant is Truro’s top destination for delectable Italian and Sardinian cuisine.

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Enter the venue and you’re sure to be instantly charmed by the decor, evoking that of a traditional Italian trattoria – checked tablecloths, Venetian masks and beautiful stained glass partitions all add to the restaurant’s charm. The menu features a range of classics, all of which are lovingly made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Start with a selection of antipasti; perhaps crisp bruschetta and melon with delicate Parma ham, or the whitebait and fresh mussels, which are popular with those with a penchant for seafood. Mains consist of top-notch classics – pizza, pasta and risotto with a selection of daily Open: specials to tempt your tastebuds. Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, Gluten-free pasta and pizza bases 5.30pm-late are also available. Join the team for happy hour on weekdays between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, when every pizza and pasta dish costs just £6.95. For dessert – all of which come highly recommended – take your pick from ricotella, a rich and creamy Sicilian cheesecake, or perhaps the mousse al limone for a refreshing lemony tang. Whatever you fancy, you’ll find something tempting among the mouth-watering baked treats.

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The Olive Garden

Italian

 Location Atlantic Road, Tintagel, PL34 0DD t: 0844 502 8981 The Olive Garden is a small, independently run Italian restaurant in the heart of Tintagel, near popular attractions like Tintagel Castle and Merlin’s Cave. The Olive Garden opens seasonally to make the most of spring and summer and tends to close from November to April. Regulars and new visitors alike are charmed by the light and airy restaurant’s relaxed and friendly ambience and service. Start with some olives, bread and dips, and perhaps order a bottle of wine for the table, and you can almost make-believe that you’re in the heart of the Mediterranean. For a delicious main course, choose from a range of pizzas and pasta dishes, which are also available to take away. The Olive Garden also offers gluten-free choices and some irresistible desserts such as cheesecake and panna cotta. The restaurant can be hired for large parties for lunch and dinner with advance notice and is perfect for special occasions.

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Rubens

Tapas

 Location Market House Arcade, Market Street, Launceston, PL15 8EP t: 0844 625 3681 w: www.rubenstapas.co.uk e: bookings@rubenstapas.co.uk Situated within the Market House Arcade, a popular Launceston shopping destination, Rubens is a relaxed and family-friendly tapas bar and café. The lunch menu combines classic Spanish small plates such as deep-fried squid rings with aioli and sizzling garlic and chilli king prawns with Mexican burritos, quesadillas and nachos. The evening menu is a feast of authentic seafood, meat and veggie dishes, and features a wide variety of small plates designed to tantalise your tastebuds the way that only Spanish food can. You might opt to share chorizo and butter beans fried with onions, olive oil and garlic, steamed mussels in white wine cream sauce, and hearty Spanish fish stew. Pair your meal with a flavoursome Rioja or a refreshing glass of albariño. Whether you’re stopping by for a light lunch or a memorable dinner, the friendly team will make you feel right at home. *Price range represents the cost of three tapas and a drink.

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Hooked on the Rocks

Seafood

 Location Swanpool, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5BG t: 0844 625 3348 w: www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com e: hello@hookedontherocksfalmouth.com With a new look for 2018, Hooked on the Rocks brings a touch of luxury to Falmouth. A rich colour palette, wooden tables and stunning teal velvet chairs give this eatery an opulent feel, while the beautifully framed view overlooking Swanpool beach provides all the atmosphere you need for a memorable dining experience. Head chef George Morgan cooks up a veritable feast of Cornish seafood, inventive small plates and sumptuous steaks. From fish and chips to Goan seafood curry, Hooked on the Rocks specialises in seafood. Crabs and lobsters straight from the tank are a regular fixture along with oysters, fantastic daily specials and the ever-popular Fisherman’s Feast, comprising steamed mussels, roasted tiger prawns, breaded scampi and crispy squid. If you’re stopping by for a relaxed glass of wine, a selection of tapas is the perfect accompaniment.

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Open: Mon-Sun 10am-3pm, 5pm-late Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm

Boatshed

Seafood

 Location Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 4AS t: 0845 468 1104 w: www.boatshedpz.co.uk e: info@boatshedpz.co.uk

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The lively yet casual Boatshed is all about fresh flavours and seafood. This traditional, historic wharfside building benefits from a prime location on the harbourside in Penzance. The decor is cosy, and the atmosphere convivial and relaxing. One huge mast extends down the length of the whole restaurant. Beneath the ancient timbers of the restaurant, bargains were transacted by the masters of Neapolitan brigs from Rio, and homeward-bound East Indiamen. The enthusiastic team here values fresh seafood, such as sea bass, Cornish megrim and pilchards, and local brill, all sourced as locally as possible. Make sure you try the turbot on a bed of mash with lemon and coriander marinade and samphire, or the Cornish seafood special in coconut and sweet chilli sauce – always a firm favourite. The innovative kitchen team also puts the charcoal grill to good use, giving great flavour to top-quality sirloin steaks and tuna. For contemporary food in a wonderful location, Boatshed is the perfect choice.

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£25

Food Served: Mon-Sun 11am-3pm, 6.30pm-late

The Point at Polzeath

Seafood

 Location Polzeath, PL27 6QT t: 0844 502 9275 w: www.thepointatpolzeath.co.uk e: restaurant@thepointatpolzeath.co.uk Set in the hills above Polzeath, this family-friendly restaurant enjoys stunning views over the countryside towards the sea, Pentire Point and Newlands Island. The contemporary restaurant offers comfortable seating both inside and out, the sliding glass doors leading to a large balcony where diners can enjoy the view of the Cornish coastline. The menu features classics such as fish and chips and locally sourced mussels, as well as Scandinavian-inspired seafood chowder. The Point was voted one of the top 30 places in the country to enjoy fish and chips. Over the past fi ve years the restaurant has built its fantastic reputation for great local food, served with a smile. 2017 saw the launch of the Bear Bar, where visitors can enjoy a small bar menu, a great range of beer and ale, and refreshing cocktails.

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The Tolcarne Inn  Location Tolcarne Place, Newlyn, Nr. Penzance, TR18 5PR t: 0844 502 9159 w: www.tolcarneinn.co.uk e: ben@tolcarneinn.co.uk

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The Tolcarne Inn, Ben Tunnicliffe’s down-to-earth pub, has an enviable reputation for serving the freshest seafood in Cornwall. The setting is unpretentious, but those in the know flock here to enjoy Ben’s simple, flavoursome cooking, which £25 to is inspired by the finest seasonal ingredients. The friendly team of staff includes £35 Ben’s mum Anne as host, giving The Tolcarne a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Nestled next to the sea wall in Newlyn, one of the UK’s most important fishing ports, The Tolcarne has a 300-year history of attracting miners, seafarers, artists and, more recently, food-lovers. Ben’s chalkboard-style menu reads like an ode to the sea. Mackerel, cod, brill, bream, scallops, crab, mussels, bass, John Dory and more feature according to the seasons. The catch of the day is complemented by fresh produce sourced from small Open: Mon-Sun local growers; the harvest from land and sea is combined instinctively and 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-late with lightness of touch, allowing Food Served: Mon-Sat the ingredients to speak for noon-2.15pm, 6.30pm-9pm; themselves. Ben’s masterful take Sun noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9pm on Cornish seafood has won him a loyal following and national acclaim; The Tolcarne has held its Michelin Bib Gourmand status since 2013. The Tolcarne also boasts a succinct wine list specifically designed to complement seafood, a well-kept selection of ales and ciders, and desserts worth leaving room for.

Seafood

The Coddy Shack  Location St Martins, Looe, PL13 1NX t: 0845 468 1145 w: www.coddyshack.com e: coddyshack@gmail.com

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The Cornish town of Looe attracts those from far and wide with its bustling port, olde-worlde charm and breezy, sandy beaches. Nothing beats salty, golden chips and crispy battered fish when visiting a coastal town, and those exploring Looe can head to The Coddy Shack to satisfy their appetite and sample lip-smacking Cornish cuisine.

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‘...top-quality, sustainable fish and local produce...’ At The Coddy Shack, top-quality, sustainable fish and local produce is the order of the day. From the menu, you might fancy local Fowey mussels, homemade Thai fishcakes, local scallops in garlic and parsley butter, or calamari. For those who aren’t seafood-lovers, there are plenty of meat and vegetarian options. Many choose to dine in the fully licensed restaurant, which seats 70 guests, but takeaway is equally popular Open: Mon-Thurs noon-9pm; at The Coddy Shack if you’re keen Fri & Sat noon-9.30pm to enjoy great-quality food in your own home. With over 46 years in the industry, it’s no surprise that The Coddy Shack has earned a following of loyal customers. As if that’s not enough, the team welcomes four-legged friends, invites bands to play live music, and this quirky establishment has its own parking. Cornwall’s highest-rated fish and chip shop on TripAdvisor, The Coddy Shack is a destination that’s well worth seeking out. 26

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Rick Stein, Porthleven

Seafood

 Location Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, TR13 9JS t: 0845 468 1067 w: www.rickstein.com e: reservations@rickstein.com Situated alongside the harbour, the roof terrace at Rick Stein offers stunning views of this perfect Cornish fishing town. Enjoy a cocktail, a bottle of zingy Porthleven ale, or a glass of wine from the extensive list as you savour the scenery and peruse the menu. Choices from the à la carte menu include dishes such as Goan cod curry, salt and pepper prawns, and classic Cornish fish and chips. The menu is brimming with local, seasonal produce and dishes inspired by Rick Stein’s travels around the world. His travels likewise inspired the sharing boards, which are perfect as an appetiser or light lunch and showcase Rick Stein’s unique take on mouth-watering Mediterranean and Mexican flavours. A set menu is also available, priced at £17.50 for two courses or £21.50 for three. As the temperature drops, cosy up under a blanket and watch the sun set from one of the best seats on the harbour.

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Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 5pm-9.30pm

Rick Stein’s Fish

Seafood

 Location Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3XA t: 0845 468 1065 w: www.rickstein.com Popular food personality and chef Rick Stein offers some of his favourite dishes in Falmouth. After appreciating the great views over the bay, you might enjoy the convivial starter sharing board of seared yellowfin tuna, Thai fishcakes, salt and pepper prawns, crisp smoked mackerel, green mango salad and brandade de morue. Follow with a European favourite such as crab linguine or fruits de mer, or with an Indian-influenced dish like the Amritsari sea bream in chickpea batter. Classic fish and chips are available, while more unusual takeaway options include grilled whole prawns and battered oysters. Although the latter may sound peculiar, the silky plumpness of the oyster encased in a crisp coating creates a mouthful of perfectly contrasting flavours and textures. Whether you’re after a taste of the British seaside or a sophisticated fusion dish, Rick Stein’s Fish is a treat not to be missed. If you’re craving a takeaway, why not order one of Rick Stein’s delicious curries?

TF £20 to

£30

Open: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm

Rick Stein Fistral

Fish & Chips

 Location Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay, TR7 1HY t: 0845 468 1074 w: www.rickstein.com This restaurant is located on the iconic Fistral Beach, one of the best surf beaches in Europe, with a long, sandy stretch perfect for families and dogs. Incidentally, dogs are welcome at Rick Stein, as long as they’re on leads. On the menu you’ll find Rick’s classic fish and chips and fish chilli burgers served with homemade tartare, aioli or curry sauce. There’s also a great range of curries and other dishes inspired by Rick’s travels to India and the Far East, and grilled vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Round off your meal with handmade salted caramel tarts, white chocolate and raspberry mousse, or Treleavens Cornish ice cream. All dishes are served in takeaway containers so you can enjoy them wherever you please. The hardest part is choosing where to sit: a seat inside with a view, a bench on the balcony looking out to sea or your own secluded spot on the beach. *Price range represents the cost of fish and chips with a drink.

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Barny’s  Location 10 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7DA t: 0845 468 1127

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Located on one of the busiest streets in Wadebridge, Barny’s is in a prime spot for those visiting local attractions. Pop in during a day out with the kids at Camel Creek Adventure Park, or after a lazy walk along the river.

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‘...passionate about serving quality fish and chips...’ The kitchen team is passionate about serving quality fish and chips, and they’ll keep you coming back for more. Fish is freshly prepared daily and you can choose from delectable plaice, cod or haddock to accompany your fluffy chips. Tuck into your meal in the coastal-themed restaurant, or opt to take away and dine while relaxing in the sunshine; either way, expect polite and efficient service. Those visiting earlier in the day can opt for a full English breakfast, Restaurant Open: while those arriving later on can enjoy a delicious offering from the specials Mon-Thurs 10.30am-7.30pm; board. Throughout the day a range Fri & Sat 10.30am-7.45pm of tea, coffee and soft drinks is Takeaway Open: served to accompany your fantastic Mon-Thurs 10.30am-8.30pm; fish and chips. Having garnered Fri & Sat 10.30am-8.45pm something of a cult following (hours vary seasonally) online, locals and tourists alike will tell you that Barny’s serves some of the best fish and chips in Cornwall. *Price represents the cost of a meal and drink. Fish & Chips

Port & Starboard  Location Chapel Road, Indian Queens, TR9 6JZ t: 0844 625 3670 w: www.theportandstarboard.co.uk

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The popular Port & Starboard is a well-loved Cornish foodie institution that serves traditional fish and chips. This award-winning restaurant and fish and chip shop offers a takeaway service.

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Open: Mon-Thurs noon-1.45pm, 4.45pm-8pm; Fri & Sat 4.45pm-8.30pm

The family-friendly restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and all food is cooked fresh to order. Alternatives to fish and chips include tasty burgers, jacket potatoes and salads. The team caters for gluten-free diets and has a dedicated children’s menu for those with little appetites. For dessert, it doesn’t get much better than a couple of scoops of Treleavens Luxury Cornish ice cream. Flavours include the likes of lemon meringue, New York cheesecake and sticky toffee fudge.

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Sole Plaice

Fish & Chips

 Location 20 Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 2AY t: 0844 502 7432 e: soleplaice@yahoo.co.uk Quality speaks for itself at popular fish and chip shop, Sole Plaice. After more than 40 years of serving delicious fish and chips, its large following of loyal customers would almost certainly name Sole Plaice the best chippy this side of the Tamar. If word of mouth is not enough, the nationally recognised Quality Award from the Federation of Fish Friers – handed to only the most prestigious fish and chip takeaways and restaurants – will reassure you. Potatoes are grown and delivered from Kevin William’s farm in Allet, just outside Truro, with varieties changing seasonally. They are peeled and chipped fresh every morning. The Sole Plaice team takes pride in sourcing the finest ingredients wherever possible, and exclusively uses sustainable fish sources based in Norway, Russia and Iceland. Visit day or night and relax in the 90-seater, fully licensed restaurant or take your hot, fresh fish and chips home to enjoy. *Price represents the average cost of a meal and drink.

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The Racehorse Inn

Gastropub

 Location North Hill Village, Nr. Launceston, PL15 7PG t: 0844 502 9286 w: www.racehorseinn.co.uk e: theracehorsemarketing@gmail.com

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The Racehorse Inn is a restaurant and bar with rooms, located in the unspoilt, picturesque village of North Hill on the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor – it’s a walker’s delight. Close to the A30 and midway between Launceston and Liskeard, The Racehorse boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a large bar and private dining room. The food is innovative and cooked using fresh local produce from the Tamar Valley. The menu features the likes of succulent steaks, duck breast, organic beefburgers, Cornish fish, prawns in garlic and spare ribs in the renowned house sauce. To finish, try Cornish sticky toffee pudding or the chocolate mousse. In addition to the food created by head chef Fiorentina, the restaurant also hosts foodie-themed nights and is especially famed for authentic Spanish feast nights. Dog-friendly, The Racehorse also has a large car park and beer garden. You can book online through the website.

£25 to

£30

Food Served: Mon 6pm-9pm; Tues-Sun & Bank Holidays noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm

Star & Garter

Gastropub

 Location 52 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AF t: 0844 502 9105 w: www.starandgarterfalmouth.co.uk Star & Garter received a swathe of accolades and awards within its first year and continues to receive rave reviews. It featured in The Good Food Guide in 2016 and 2017, was voted Best Foodie Pub in the South West 2016 by Food Magazine and won runner up for Best Sunday Roast in The Observer’s Food Monthly Awards. On the back of the massive success of the pub and popularity of its great location, the team has opened three newly refurbished apartments: Crow’s Nest, Penthouse and Starboard, as recommended by The Telegraph and The Guardian. The passionate chefs follow a nose-to-tail philosophy, and customers can enjoy oysters and fish fresh from the water just metres away, and meat and game from a local farm. All of the Star & Garter’s meat is butchered, cured and smoked in-house, alongside an offering of world-class whisky, rum and wine galore. Sit back, relax and watch boats sail by and enjoy panoramic views of Falmouth harbour.

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The Mill House Inn  Location Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, PL34 0HD t: 0844 502 9094 w: www.themillhouseinn.co.uk e: management@themillhouseinn.co.uk

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Just ten minutes’ walk from Trebarwith Strand beach, one of Cornwall’s very best surfing beaches, and a stone’s throw from Tintagel Castle, The Mill House is a warm, welcoming pub with a diverse food and drink offering and attractive decor. Behind the £22 to bar there’s a tempting range of beers including real ale exclusively from the nearby £30 Tintagel Brewery, as well as Cornish lager and cider. The extensive wine list comes from the team’s own wine business, Experience Wine, so complements the menu perfectly. As you settle down in one of two light and airy restaurants overlooking the mill stream, note that the varied range of food on the menu is all locally sourced and homemade where possible. Perhaps you’ll start with the local mussels, with white wine, garlic, parsley and lemon, paired perfectly with a crisp glass of Spanish verdejo. Follow with the pan-fried Cornish duck breast, Parmentier roasted root vegetables, sweet potato purée, tenderstem broccoli and Port jus, with which we would recommend the Chilean Food Served: Mon-Sat cabernet sauvignon. For dessert, it doesn’t get much better than lemon and lime noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm; cheesecake with clotted cream. On Sun 12.30pm-3pm, Thursday evenings there is a special 6pm-8.30pm (open until 9pm steak deal comprising a Cornish 8oz throughout summer) rump steak with all the trimmings for just £10. Every other Thursday there’s live music from local folk singers and an open mic night takes place monthly. The Mill House is deservedly renowned for its Sunday roast. The Mill House specialises in private functions and is licensed for weddings, so why not make this the backdrop to your special day? Gastropub

 Location Trenhaile Terrace, Malpas, TR1 1SL t: 0844 625 3208 w: www.heroninnmalpas.co.uk e: enquiries@heroninnmalpas.co.uk

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The depths of Malpas hides a welcoming, family-friendly pub with uninterrupted views of the stunning Tresillian and Truro rivers. Nick Hemming (chef profile page 63), his wife Amanda, and their charismatic and charming staff have ensured that Heron Inn is an excellent shout for foodies exploring the area.

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They’ve constructed a new menu that showcases the best local produce, and highlights the bounty of the Cornish waters. That said, the menu isn’t just about seafood. There’s also a superb selection of meats, cheeses and beers sourced from just a stone’s throw away that are second to none. We started with Newlyn crab Remick and smoked mackerel pâté. Although the latter is a Cornish staple, a zesty lemon infusion made for a refreshing twist on the classic. The crab Remick – a New York-inspired way of dishing up crab – stole the spotlight. This small and intensely enjoyable gastronomic experience comprised baked to-perfection cheesy Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-11pm; crabmeat and bread for dipping Sun 9.30am-10.30pm and spreading. For the main event we opted for a must-have pub favourite: hearty beefburger topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon, encased in sundried tomato and olive ciabatta. We also shared Cornish paella, which seemed to contain as much local monkish, prawns, chicken and chorizo as it did rice. The Heron Mess and deeply delicious chocolate torte made for the perfect end to a special and memorable meal. The Heron Inn is a lovely, welcoming and atmospheric pub with stunning food to match. 30

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Lusty Glaze Beach

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, TR7 3AE t: 0845 468 1029 w: www.lustyglaze.co.uk e: restaurant@lustyglaze.co.uk

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Sand between your toes in a sheltered Cornish cove, the sound of rolling waves and the aroma of superb food – no, this isn’t a dream, it’s a lazy afternoon at Lusty Glaze Beach. Tucked away in a private, secluded cove with breathtaking views and food to match, the bar and restaurant at Lusty Glaze is the epitome of relaxed and cosy dining.

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Recently crowned Britain’s Best Beach by The Sunday Times, this little oasis on the North Cornish coast is just a short walk from the bustle of Newquay’s town centre and is a unique setting for lazy lunches, cosy coffees and seaside suppers. No matter the weather, you’ll always enjoy stunning unspoilt, rugged coastal views across the Atlantic Ocean from your table. You can dine on the terrace and soak up the sunshine in the summer, or settle down in front of one of the roaring wood burners on chilly days and watch the waves roll in from a warm vantage point surrounded by fairy lights. With the freshest seafood and locally sourced Cornish produce on the menu, this is beachside soul food at its finest. Serving delicious dishes from sunrise to sunset, menus are updated seasonally and put together using only the very best local ingredients. Being a stone’s throw from the ocean means Lusty Glaze is the ultimate seafood-lover’s paradise, serving everything from fresh Cornish mussels to whole catch of the day. In addition, their famous hot rock steaks are a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Brand new for 2018, Lusty Glaze has opened a pizza and rum beach bar on the sand. Enjoying panoramic coastal views, the rustic new restaurant will be open during the summer, serving hand-stretched, wood-fired pizzas and a selection of fruity rum cocktails. The dishes at Lusty Glaze are fresh; the atmosphere is inviting and cosy, and the location is simply sublime. With the legendary Headliner Sessions in summer and free weekly music events throughout the year, there’s no better place to enjoy a local beer, delicious food and live music than this Cornish beach at sunset. Lauded as the ‘most picturesque live music venue in the UK’ by The Times, coupled with an ever-growing reputation for food and drink, Lusty Glaze is fast becoming a must-experience spot on Cornwall’s North Coast.

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The Old Inn  Location Churchtown, Mullion, Nr. Helston, TR12 7HN t: 0844 502 0415 w: www.oldinnmullion.co.uk e: oldinn.mullion@gmail.com

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If you’re exploring the Lizard Peninsula, be sure to give yourself time to visit The Old Inn. This delightful thatched pub is run by Sara Liddle, who provides quality St Austell real ales, hearty pub classics and comfortable accommodation to all who pass by. Even dogs receive a warm welcome here and can be pampered with a treat from The Old Inn’s special menu for four-legged visitors.

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£20

Open: Mon-Sun 11am-11.30pm Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm

You can be assured that you’ll be well looked after here – those aforementioned ales are Cask Marque-accredited, and the food is made using locally sourced produce. The superb-quality meat is sourced from a local butcher, while the seafood from Matthew Stevens in St Ives is so fresh that Sara can pinpoint which boat the fish was caught on. Naturally, if you order the fish and chips, scampi and chips or mussels in white wine, cream, garlic and shallots here, you’ll notice the quality immediately. The passionate kitchen team uses these choice ingredients to create an exciting specials board, which features plenty of delights, and focuses on the season’s best.

Vegetarians need not fear missing out on The Old Inn’s excellent food offering, though, as menu staples like the homemade cheese, potato and leek pie, and tomato, olive and goat’s cheese tagliatelle are designed to more than satisfy. For the best in Cornish hospitality, head to The Old Inn.

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La Casita  Location Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay, Nr. St Ives, TR26 2TA t: 0844 502 9023 w: www.lacasitarestaurant.co.uk e: bookings@lacasitarestaurant.co.uk

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La Casita boasts a relaxed and welcoming ambience. In spite of its quiet Carbis Bay location, this family-run restaurant is incredibly vibrant and has a close team of exceptionally friendly staff. Wander through the heated outdoor terrace area and the first thing that draws your attention is the bustling bar, where Iga invites you to unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail. Sit at the bar or on the terrace and enjoy a tipple from the European wine and drinks menu, which also includes Cornish cider and spirits.

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The finest fresh ingredients are meticulously sourced both locally and from Spain by head chef Javier Vivo and his predominantly Spanish kitchen team. These ingredients are at the heart of La Casita’s tempting menu, which features fresh fish and shellfish specials that change daily. Perhaps start with chargrilled sardines complemented by garlic aioli or delicious fillet steak Carpaccio with Open: Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10pm peppery rocket and Parmesan. Moving on to mains, try the Spanish seafood stew with saffron and almonds, or a flavoursome Iberico pork fillet. Alternatively, you can choose from an authentic Seville-inspired tapas menu or plump for an equally authentic choice of Spanish paella or fideuà, which is often cooked outdoors. If you’re craving Italian food, La Casita offers thin and crispy handmade pizzas alongside a varied selection of delicious pasta dishes. Booking is strongly advised if you’re eating in, although a wide selection of meals is also available to take away. 32

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The Vault

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 17-18 Market Place, Penzance, TR18 2JP t: 0844 502 9173 w: www.vaultwinebar.co.uk e: info@vaultwinebar.co.uk

Sl Originally a bank, The Vault is situated within a light and airy Regency-era building with full-height windows, comfy booth seating and café-style dining tables. The new, modern decor blends with the laid-back ambience to provide an £20 to inviting atmosphere. £25 The kitchen team serves delicious locally produced food including new skinny pizzas, fresh local mussels, Newlyn crabcakes, the ever-popular homemade burgers, epic sharing boards and a great selection of doorstep sandwiches. The Vault sources all of its ingredients from local suppliers including fresh fish and seafood that is landed in Newlyn and delivered on a daily basis. Keep your eyes peeled for the specials. The Vault recently launched a brand-new cocktail menu, with over 40 cocktails ranging from the classic Mojito to the best Espresso Martini in town and the popular Sweetshop menu. A beautifully arranged feature wall displays a wide range of gins. The knowledgeable team garnishes each gin Open: differently depending on its flavour profile. On top of all this, a fantastic Mon-Sun 9.30am-11pm selection of local ale, cider, and (hours vary seasonally) Pilsner is available; you can win a round in the popular quiz every Thursday evening. A lovely suntrap terrace is the perfect place to while away the hours. DJs play at the weekend from 10pm and The Vault becomes the perfect place to dance until you drop and make the most of great-value drinks deals. Pop in anytime and see the friendly team for award-winning coffee, cocktails to swoon over and delicious local fare.

Walkabout

Bar & Restaurant

 Location The Crescent, Newquay, TR7 1DS t: 0844 625 3561 w: www.walkaboutbars.co.uk e: walkabout.newquay@stonegatepubs.com

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Famed for its fun, buzzy Australian theme, Walkabout is a relaxed and informal restaurant during the day, a vibrant sports bar during the evening and a number-one party destination when the sun goes down. The venue’s laid-back atmosphere goes hand in hand with the Aussie food and great-value drinks the Walkabout brand is known for.

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‘...laid-back atmosphere...’ Whether you’re stopping by to make use of the plasma screen televisions or the huge cinema-style screens to watch the big game, or you’re just looking to while away a few hours in the sunshine, the menu is sure to tempt you. Tuck into tin can macaroni cheese: crispy potato wedges topped with macaroni cheese and Open: bacon, served in a tin can. Alternatively, opt for a burger, a steak straight from Mon-Weds 11am-midnight; the barbecue, or a classic chicken Thurs-Sat 9am-3am; Parmi. Cocktails with an Aussie Sun 9am-midnight touch make this the perfect place to start your night on the town or party until the early hours of the morning. Whatever you’re craving, the friendly staff will help you find something satisfying; they’re always on-hand to take your order and discuss your dietary requirements. With a host of fantastic food and drink deals, Walkabout’s offering is suitable for all tastes and budgets. Please see the website for up-to-date offers and events. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Lookout Restaurant & Lounge

 Location Retallack Resort and Spa, Winnards Perch, Nr. St Columb Major, TR9 6DE t: 0844 625 3458 w: www.retallackresort.co.uk NS e: stay@retallackresort.com The recently refurbished Lookout Restaurant & Lounge at Retallack Resort and Spa has a contemporary and vibrant surf theme. Bright colours, striped walls £18 to and surfboards hanging from the ceiling make this a fun and quirky place to settle £26 down and enjoy a cocktail or meal. The restaurant overlooks the FlowRider – a unique wave machine with instructors who will have you standing on your surfboard in no time – with seating on the surrounding decked area providing a great vantage point. Staff are smiley and helpful, and the atmosphere is wonderfully laid-back. Locally sourced produce is showcased on the seasonal menu; the cooked-to-perfection Newlyn-landed hake with saffron chickpeas was a real highlight. Other highlights included melt-in-the-mouth lamb from the specials menu and spring vegetables and Food Served: Cornish Blue cheese risotto, delicately cooked and enhanced by caramelised walnuts. Mon-Sun 9am-11am, To finish, we savoured attractively presented vanilla panna cotta with Cornish rhubarb noon-2.30pm, 5pm-8.30pm and ginger crumble as well as the chocolate fudge brownie and peanut sundae, which was a real hit with my dining partner. The family-friendly restaurant boasts an appealing children’s menu that ranges from fresh fish and chips to flavoursome vegetarian sausages. Popular with guests and locals, the restaurant has a diverse offering that includes takeaway stone-baked pizzas. A change of wine supplier is imminent, and our waiter enthused over the quality of the new list from St Austell Brewery – we’ll certainly be back to explore it. Bar & Restaurant

Sailors Arms  Location 15 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1HB t: 0845 468 0995 w: www.sailorsarms.com e: sailorsarms.newquay@stonegatepubs.com

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Overlooking Towan Beach is the Sailors Arms; a venue that’s been at the heart of Newquay’s community for over 150 years. It is popular with visitors and locals alike, and offers a very friendly welcome to all. With a stylish and contemporary interior and a friendly and knowledgeable team, the Sailors Arms is the perfect place to visit, whatever the time of day.

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‘...the perfect place to visit, whatever the time of day...’ During the day, this is a family-friendly pub, boasting a menu that caters for every palate. Head to the suntrap terrace and enjoy a refreshing cocktail, pull up a pew inside and gossip with friends over a bottle of wine, or share a platter of delicious treats. Whether you’re looking to hold a midweek working lunch or Open: Mon & Tues 8am-1am; are after a fantastic evening meal, the Sailors Arms has something to suit your Weds & Thurs 8am-4am; needs. A range of hand-stretched Fri & Sat 8am-1am; pizzas is available, complemented Sun 8am-4am by an extensive selection of premium draught and craft beer, wine and soft drinks. At night, the Sailors Arms transforms into a lively venue. As the lights go down, the music is cranked up and the partying begins. During an evening visit, guests will always find a plentiful drinks offering, excellent live entertainment – including a DJ – regular events and live sports coverage. 34

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No. 1 Bar & Grill

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Rock Road, Rock, PL27 6FD t: 0844 625 3680 w: www.no1rockroad.com e: restaurant@no1rockroad.com New owners Rohan and Emma Kelly have combined their industry experience and flair for serving sensational seafood to take the helm at the popular No. 1, situated just metres from the beach and opposite the Padstow ferry terminal. Rowan heads up the kitchen at this modern eatery, specialising in seafood platters and freshly caught local lobster, oysters, squid, mussels and flatfish. Fresh from the grill, sample the catch of the day or one of the spectacular local steaks. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, No. 1 offers something for everyone. Vegan and vegetarian diners are well catered for with exciting daily specials. The fully licensed bar offers a range of tempting options, which can be enjoyed on the spacious balcony with panoramic sea views. The friendly staff pride themselves on making each and every dining experience special, and dogs are welcome inside and outside on the balcony.

NC £25 to

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Open: Mon-Sat 10.30am-10pm

Dunes

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Perranporth Golf Club, Budnic Hill, Perranporth, TR6 0AB t: 0844 625 3074 w: www.perranporthgolfclub.co.uk e: secretary@perranporthgolfclub.co.uk With stunning sea views, a welcoming atmosphere, spacious interior and suntrap terrace, dining at Dunes offers a fabulous opportunity to escape the crowds. The impressive menu combines lovingly prepared favourites with more exotic fare, all locally sourced and reasonably priced. We ate from the specials board and started with chef Tom Sandall’s Asian-inspired slow-roast brisket spring rolls and Cambodian beef lok lak. My main was outstanding: two generous fillets of perfectly cooked sea bass with a rich and smoky chickpea, tomato and chorizo stew. My companion savoured the slow-braised pork belly with crispy crackling. For dessert, we shared a tasting plate of warm chocolate brownie, winter berry Eton Mess and the apple crumble, which was an absolute delight. Dunes offers vegetarian and children’s dishes, alongside special menu nights and events catering. There’s also lovely holiday accommodation.

TF £15 to

£20

Food Served: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm

Kota Kai

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Harbour Head, Porthleven, TR13 9JY t: 0844 625 3643 w: www.kotakai.co.uk e: info@kotakai.co.uk Perfectly situated at the head of the harbour, Kota Kai offers incredible views over the quay and of the iconic clock tower. Kota Kai is a relaxed and informal sister restaurant to Kota, Jude Kereama’s award-winning restaurant with rooms. Jude’s fantastic menu at Kota Kai has recently been awarded an AA rosette, which will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with his modern British food with Asian influences. In addition to the light main restaurant area, there is a dedicated family room equipped with toys and table football to keep little ones entertained, a lounge for drinks and functions, and a private dining room. The menu has been lovingly created following Kota’s signature style and the children’s menu offers a fantastic choice of home-cooked dishes. A range of wine, beer and cocktails complements the menu perfectly and makes Kota Kai the perfect place to stop by for relaxed drinks with friends and mini kai (tapas-style small plates).

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£22

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The Portbyhan Hotel  Location Quay Road, West Looe, PL13 2BU t: 0845 468 1180 w: www.portbyhan.com e: stay@portbyhan.com

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As you approach the award-winning Portbyhan Hotel you’re instantly reminded of what makes it so special, even before you enter; perched on the quayside, every direction offers a stunning vista. Boats bobbing in the bay, beautiful blue £15 to water and charming colourful buildings are what makes Looe so pretty, and are £30 what greet visitors on their way to The Portbyhan Hotel. Contemporary styling, excellent food and Cornish hospitality combine to make The Portbyhan Hotel the ideal retreat, whether you’re visiting for a bite to eat or staying in one of the comfortable rooms. Afternoon tea and cream tea are served between 2pm and 5pm from Monday to Friday, costing just £4.25 per person with tea or coffee included. Talented and dedicated, the kitchen brigade is passionate about creating superb dishes Food Served: Mon-Sat using Cornish produce. All the fish and seafood used in the restaurant is brought in 8am-9.30am, noon-3pm, fresh every day from the market on the harbourside, and the meat is locally sourced 5pm-9pm; from trusted suppliers. Why not start with the delicious smoked mackerel pâté and Sun 8am-9.30am, noon-8pm follow with the slow-cooked pork belly in cider jus? To round off a satisfying meal, The Portbyhan Hotel offers a range of homemade desserts that changes almost daily, including Belgian waffles and Oreo cheesecake alongside traditional options such as apple crumble and sticky ginger pudding. The friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to suggest a beverage to complement your choices, whether that’s a glass of pinot grigio or a local Cornish ale. Make the most of your visit by signing up to the newsletter on the website to receive exclusive offers for accommodation and first-rate food and drink. Bar & Restaurant

The Penventon Park Hotel  Location West End, Redruth, TR15 1TE t: 0844 625 2673 w: www.penventon.co.uk e: enquiries@penventon.com

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Tucked away behind an avenue of verdant trees and subtropical palms, The Penventon Park Hotel is a hidden gem in the county’s mining capital, Redruth. With its fusion of fine and casual dining in opulent surroundings, it’s little wonder the restaurant is known to locals as the go-to place for a special occasion, as well as being a lovely spot to grab a burger or sandwich.

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The knowledgeable team serves a seasonal à la carte menu as well as a daily changing three-course menu that offers a plethora of dishes, from local meat and poultry to freshly caught seafood, and plenty of vegetarian options. A state-of-the-art wood charcoal oven cooks up succulent grilled steaks with a caramelised, barbecue taste. Gin connoisseurs rejoice – the venue’s newest addition is a bar stocked with over 160 kinds of gin – it’s the perfect place to relax with a tipple. The portions are generous and offer excellent value for money. Even the starters are filling and the mains are fit for a king. Our beautiful cuts of steak – mine the The Dining Galleries sirloin, his the signature planked – Restaurant Open: Mon-Sun were cooked just as we’d requested 7am-9.30am, noon-2pm, and were followed by scrumptious 7pm-9.30pm desserts of chocolate torte and lemon soufflé. The staff at Penventon Park Hotel are friendly and welcoming, which means you can truly relax here and escape the ordinary, while lapping up all the luxury the place exudes. 36

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CLC Trenython Manor

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Castledore Road, Tywardreath, PL24 2TS t: 0844 502 8803 w: www.trenython.co.uk e: receptiontrenython@clcworld.com

NS CLC Trenython Manor is a Victorian mansion house in Fowey dating back to 1872, and offers guests a tranquil haven in which to relax and be pampered. At CLC Trenython Manor, food and drink is served throughout the day until £25 to 9pm, so whatever it is you want and whenever you want it, there’s always £30 something available to satisfy your appetite. Lunches can be had in the bar and on the terrace, where ever-changing views over St Austell Bay keep your gaze. Homemade soup, sandwiches and salads are on offer as well as traditional Cornish cream tea with homemade scones. Dinner is served in the restaurant and daily changing menus ensure that a selection of mouth-watering dishes are available on an à la carte basis. The restaurant’s walls are panelled with carved oak that is said to date back to the 16th century, gathered from churches, York Minster and Worcester Cathedral. This ornate decor Open: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm adds a touch of history and drama to the Trenython dining experience. All dishes are created with flair by chefs who favour the finest locally produced ingredients. From simple, light choices such as grilled lemon sole to rich and tasty slow-braised pork belly, there is always plenty of choice to tempt the palate, and an excellent wine list accompanies the bill of fare. CLC Trenython Manor welcomes non-residents for everything from coffee to private dining, so you’re welcome to just walk in. The venue also offers an excellent-value lunch and swim deal every day for only £13.50, which includes full use of the leisure facilities and a tasty lunchtime meal.

The Greenbank Hotel

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Harbourside, Falmouth, TR11 2SR t: 0845 468 0993 w: www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk e: reception@greenbank-hotel.co.uk

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As you approach the stunning Greenbank Hotel, you’ll first notice its impressive location – an instant reminder of why Falmouth is such a popular holiday destination. Perched on Falmouth’s historic waterfront, The Greenbank enjoys panoramic views of glistening blue water so you can while away the hours and watch the yachts sail past. Whether it’s a morning coffee and a spot of brunch, decadent afternoon tea, or an evening meal taking in the romance of this serene seaside gem, you’ll be delighted by the service. When it comes to dining, the Water’s Edge restaurant offers unrivalled vistas and is as light and airy as it is stylish. Settle down at a comfy table and sip a cocktail as you peruse the menu of executive chef Nick Hodges’ (chef profile page 63) award-winning cuisine. With two AA rosettes to its name, the Water’s Edge is all about bringing local produce to life with imagination and spirit. Placing emphasis on fresh, local seafood, the menu has something for everyone.

£25 to

£30

Food Served: Mon-Sun 10.30am-9pm

Enjoy the likes of mussels with smoked bacon, shallots, leeks, and pale ale to start. You might follow with the glorious monkfish curry with sag aloo, oyster bhaji, coconut rice, and mango purée, which comes highly recommended. Chocolate tart with caramelised banana and salted caramel is a dessert to be savoured. A carefully selected wine list completes the dining experience perfectly. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Cardinals Hatt  Location Callington Road, Hatt, Nr. Saltash, PL12 6PJ t: 0844 625 3190 w: www.thecardinals-hatt.co.uk e: cardinalshatt@wickwarbrewing.co.uk

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Just a stone’s throw from Saltash – a small market town often referred to as the gateway to Cornwall – The Cardinals Hatt occupies a convenient location near the border of Devon. Hidden inside this charming hotel, you’ll discover £20 to a tastefully decorated restaurant and bar, a private dining space and multiple £25 function suites. There’s ample space to host large parties and gather family and friends throughout the year. The team prides itself on its farm-to-plate ethos, providing beautifully presented, locally sourced dishes that deliver as much on looks as they do on flavour. Lunch comprises toasted baguettes, sandwiches and jacket potatoes, alongside pub classics including fish and chips, burgers, and thick-cut gammon, egg and chips. Open: Evening menus change with the seasons to reflect the best produce the region has Mon-Fri 7am-11pm; to offer. Dishes may include the likes of orange- and Cointreau-glazed duck breast Sat 8am-11pm; with smoked potatoes, sumptuous slow-cooked lamb shank, and herb-crusted Sun 8am-11.30pm cod served with a buttery sage and Food Served: Mon-Fri onion potato cake. 7am-3pm, 6pm-8.45pm; Renowned for its fantastic private Sat 8.30am-8.45pm; dining and events packages, this Sun 8.30am-8pm local favourite is the perfect place to host your next big do. Be it an important corporate event or a bespoke family wedding, the events coordinators will be on-hand to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day.

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Vertigo  Location 15 St Mary’s Street, Truro, TR1 2AF t: 0844 625 3359 w: www.vertigotruro.co.uk e: info@vertigotruro.com

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In the heart of Truro you’ll find this stylish cocktail lounge with its regal interior balanced with contemporary fittings. A relaxed ambience is met with an air of sophistication, making this a popular spot for laid-back evening drinks and £18 to special celebrations alike. The lounge itself is warmly lit, while the conservatory £24 is a light and airy suntrap during the day. A secluded and leafy garden with mosaic-patterned tables, parasols, views of the cathedral and an outside bar provides the perfect spot for al fresco drinks on clement days. Alongside classic cocktails and creative concoctions, Vertigo serves a range of sandwiches, salads, rotisserie and pasta dishes. The team caters for dietary requirements upon request. Platters such as the cheese-lovers’ selection, meze platter, and charcuterie board are great accompaniments to a round of refreshing cocktails or a bottle of wine. A regularly changing food menu and an innovative cocktail of the week ensure that there’s always something new to try at Vertigo. Mojito Monday offers Open: £5 Mojitos every week, from the Mon-Thurs noon-1am; ever-popular classic to raspberry, Fri & Sat noon-2.30am coconut and passion fruit alternatives – there’s a great selection to suit all tastes. Whether you’re stopping by for a weekday treat, a coffee in the sunshine or a Saturday night to remember, Vertigo is an admirable choice. A brand-new cocktail bar is available for private hire, providing the perfect setting for parties and special occasions. 38

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Black Rock Bistro & Beach Bar

Café & Bistro

 Location Black Rock Beach Resort, May Lane, Millendreath, PL13 1PE t: 0844 625 3676 w: www.blackrockcornwall.co.uk e: robin@millendreath.com If you’re looking for a resort set in a 90-acre valley with stunning woodland and a large, south-facing private beach, look no further than Black Rock Beach Resort in Millendreath. The whole family can enjoy a comprehensive water sports offering or simply listen to live music on the beach terrace. As well as exceptional accommodation within 38 perfectly situated villas, Black Rock Bistro & Beach Bar also offers simple, understated, superb food and drink.

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£20

The newly refurbished Beach Bar has a large wrap-around deck above the beach, with views that stretch across to Looe Island and beyond. The Beach Bar now serves Cornish lager, ale and cider alongside a classic cocktail menu. The Beach Bar is open from noon until late every day throughout the season and is a great venue for private parties or corporate events. Please give the team a call to confirm opening hours or make a booking enquiry. The Black Rock Bistro continues to enhance its superb reputation for serving fresh competitively priced food in a relaxed environment. The extremely attentive team always goes the extra mile and is led by bistro and bar manager Robin Sullivan. By day, the team serves freshly made coffee, cakes and brunch. Lunchtime features freshly made sandwiches, wraps and panini, as well as the fresh soup of the day. Freshly made tapas dishes complement brunch on the beach, which is made using locally sourced ingredients and is simply perfect. The new menu offers favourites such as the Black Rock burger, and the specials board is updated daily with the catch of the day and other delicious dishes, which are all lovingly prepared by head chef Tim Cruddace and his team. Throughout the winter, the team serves an ever-popular Sunday lunch. From casual beach dining in the summer to cosy, intimate meals in front of the wood burner, the Black Rock Bistro is the perfect all-year eatery. To manage continuously high demand, the inside seating area is increasing from 22 to 55 covers by mid June 2018. This will enable the team to accept bookings for private dining, larger groups, special events and functions. A new takeaway service is also being introduced in June 2018, offering everything from ice cream to cheesy chips, and from tea and coffee to deli sandwiches. *Price range represents the cost of two tapas dishes and a glass of house wine.

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Crumbs Café & Bistro

 Location 6 Windsor Place, Liskeard, PL14 4BH t: 0844 625 2983 w: www.crumbscafeandcatering.com e: crumbscafeandcatering@gmail.com Situated in the lovely town of Liskeard, just a ten-minute walk from the railway station and in the midst of its shops and attractions, Crumbs Café serves delicious home-cooked meals throughout the day, in addition to gluten-free cakes, hot drinks, cream teas and high tea options. Booking is required for high tea. An enchanting al fresco dining area at the rear of the venue – accessible from Baytree Hill – has a distinctly Mediterranean feel and leads to the Crumbs Bistro. The Bistro has its own unique charm and boasts a wine bar and tapas menu. The food is all made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the menus are designed to cater to all tastes. A children’s menu is also available. Dogs are welcomed with open arms and the friendly team also caters for special occasions and events both on-site and at the venue of your choice.

SE £14 to

£16

Café Open: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm Bistro Open: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm Café & Bistro

Olive Tree

 Location The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG t: 0844 502 0397 w: www.olivetreebude.co.uk e: eat@olivetreebude.co.uk While away the day at the Olive Tree beside Bude’s picturesque canal or inside the spacious restaurant and conservatory. Olive Tree offers outside seating with parasols for shade and a menu that will leave you spoilt for choice. Making the most of local and Cornish produce, Olive Tree’s selection of mouth-watering burgers, salads, pasta and a variety of vegetarian dishes are available until 4pm every day, along with fantastic cakes, Lavazza coffee, Twinings tea, a range of fine wine by the glass, Cornish beers and Cornish gins to be enjoyed at any time. In the evening, the restaurant is transformed into a stylish and atmospheric restaurant with a cosy, yet spacious interior. The talented team of local chefs serves delicious dishes, ranging from Bude lobster, Wickett’s chicken and local fish. Whether you’re popping in for morning coffee, brunch, or a tasty evening meal and a glass of wine, you’re going to love this little Cornish gem.

NC £20 to

£30

Open: Sun & Mon 10am-5pm; Tues-Sat 10am-11pm (hours vary seasonally) Café & Bistro

C-Bay Café/Bar/Bistro

 Location West Pentire, Crantock, TR8 5SE t: 0845 468 1160 w: www.crantockbay.co.uk e: info@crantockbay.co.uk C-Bay boasts a fantastic location with unsurpassed views over Crantock Beach and the coastline beyond. There’s a café atmosphere during the day, thanks to home-baked cakes, savouries and drinks. C-Bay’s traditional afternoon tea, served with Tregothnan tea, is a treat not to be missed. Come evening, diners will find a full menu that incorporates locally sourced ingredients to create delicious dishes with Cornish influences. Popular dishes include the classic C-Bay burger with a Baker Tom bap and tomato relish, and Korev-battered fish and chips. You can choose to dine inside C-Bay’s spacious dining room, on the huge sun terrace or in the garden. Due to its close proximity to the South West Coastal Footpath, C-Bay happily welcomes four-legged friends too. A stunning venue for a special occasion, it’s no surprise that the team here caters for wonderful weddings, christenings, anniversaries and private parties.

NS £18 to

£23

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Hellys

Café & Deli  Location Unit 15, Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance, TR18 2GB t: 0844 625 3703 SI  Location 19 Meneage Street, Helston, TR13 8AA t: 0844 625 3667 e: hellystearoom@gmail.com Whether you’re local to Penzance or a visitor to the area, be sure to find your way £10 to to Hellys Deli Bar Café. You’ll be greeted by friendly owners Lee and Lisa who own £20 the popular Hellys Tearoom in Helston and recently opened the deli, bar and café in Penzance. The new venue is quickly building a strong local following and serves breakfast, light snacks, lunches and evening meals alongside great coffee and plenty of drinks behind the well-stocked bar. Sample the popular quiche of the day or locally produced treats such as proper homemade Scotch eggs, vegetarian frittata and fresh Newlyn crab. Open: Mon & Tues 9am-5pm; Everything on the sizeable menu is freshly prepared, looks appealing and tastes Weds-Sat 9am-late; delicious. The fresh guacamole and poached eggs on sourdough, and the Porthilly Bay mussels steamed in creamy broth and served with rustic bread are highly Sun 10am-4pm recommended. Dessert poses a difficult choice between a fine selection of homemade cakes and something from the menu; lemon and lime posset with shortbread is bound to be a zesty, palate-cleansing winner. Vegan and vegetarian options are available, as well as a dedicated children’s menu and a takeaway selection. The traditional Sunday lunch is extremely popular, so booking is advisable. During the summer, Hellys’ cocktail evenings provide a fun way to end the day. Try the cardamom-infused vodka, a twist on the classic Espresso Martini or an excellent Americano coffee before venturing out to explore the town.

Gylly Beach

Café & Restaurant

 Location Cliff Road, Falmouth, TR11 4PA t: 0845 468 1167 w: www.gyllybeach.com e: cafe@gyllybeach.com

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With its idyllic location on sandy Gyllyngvase Beach, Gylly Beach café is one of those venues that just makes you smile. Whether you’re popping in for a relaxed coffee after a morning stroll, a laid-back lunch in the sunshine, or a three-course evening meal, there are few places where you can enjoy splendid food and drink with a view as spectacular as this.

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The family-run café was established in 2000 and was transformed into a popular, contemporary space. Much has changed since then, but the ethos remains the same and customers still receive the same excellent service. The day menu boasts a delicious Cornish breakfast among other morning treats, as well as a carefully curated selection of tasty lunchtime dishes such as the Duchy steak burger with kimchi slaw, triple-cooked chips and mustard seed salsa. For dinner, start with the Falmouth Bay scallops with cured pig cheeks, burnt apple purée, cod roe salt and seaweed Open: Mon-Sun 9am-late ash, and follow with the Creedy Carver chicken supreme, enhanced by liver parfait, enriched hen’s yolk, crispy skin, three-cornered leek and Duchess potato. Gylly Beach is the perfect spot from which to explore Falmouth and the imposing Pendennis Castle. Its panoramic views of the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River, along with its fantastic food offering, will have you returning time and again. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Slipway

Café

 Location Harbour Front, Port Isaac, PL29 3RH t: 0844 625 2977 w: www.portisaachotel.com Just a stone’s throw from the coast in historic Port Isaac, you’ll discover the gem that is The Slipway – an old smugglers’ hideaway that has long since been transformed into a beautiful seaside guesthouse and café. Stop by and take a seat on the charming terrace overlooking the port, to sample everything from scrumptious afternoon tea to varied breakfast options and hearty main meals. The Slipway specialises in wonderfully fresh seafood. Take your pick from cod doused in rich garlic butter, local favourite Slipway seafood pie or the luxurious crab linguine for a true taste of the sea. Fans of a classic ploughman’s are in luck – the café’s wonderful West Country ham and cheese selection is delicious and comes with tart Cornish chutney and homemade coleslaw – the perfect lunchtime treat. Salads and light bites are also available and the team hosts a steak night every Thursday, ensuring that all tastes are catered for.

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Summer Open: Mon-Sun 9am-9pm Winter Open: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm

The Bay Tree Restaurant

Café

 Location Goonhavern Garden Centre, Newquay Road, Goonhavern, TR4 9QQ t: 0844 502 0411 w: www.baytreecornwall.com By keeping it simple, the proprietors of the independent Bay Tree Restaurant have managed to get it just right. Established in 2002, this little gem has an uncomplicated country interior and a menu of delicious café cuisine that uses ingredients from Cornwall’s natural larder, combined to create a laid-back dining experience that always delivers quality. Trained-barista-made coffee, homemade cakes, satisfying sandwiches and wholesome hot meals make up the menu, meaning you can choose anything from a weekend roast, full English breakfast or grilled panini, to fresh lasagne or cream tea complete with clotted cream. Takeaway options are available at this family-friendly venue, which supports other local businesses. Outside seating allows diners to enjoy good weather before or after a stroll around The Bay Tree’s garden-centre setting. *Price represents the average cost of a main dish.

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Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm

Four Teas Café

Café

 Location 3 Mill Lane, Mousehole, TR19 6RP t: 01736 731532 w: www.fourteascafemousehole.co.uk e: dine@fourteascafemousehole.co.uk Just a short stroll along the harbour – nestled in The Mill Pool Courtyard where you can eat, drink and shop – you’ll find Four Teas Café. This brand-new 1940s-inspired café is owned and run by the team behind the popular Langmans Restaurant in Callington and boasts a superb range of coffee, speciality teas, Fever-Tree soft drinks and freshly prepared food. The dog- and family-friendly café has a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s enhanced by 1940s memorabilia and posters. Enjoy a Cornish cream tea, cake or afternoon tea set to a ‘40s soundtrack. Whether you’re craving a Cornish pasty, a local cheese ploughman’s or a seasonal special such as Newlyn crab soup, there’s something to suit all tastes at this cosy eatery. Everything is made fresh on the day and the team caters for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. *Price range represents the cost of a meal and a drink.

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Trebah Kitchen

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 Location Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5JZ t: 0844 625 3426 w: www.trebahgarden.co.uk e: mail@trebah-garden.co.uk

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One of the stunning Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trebah Garden is a paradise with a private beach, amphitheatre and a wealth of beautiful scenery to explore. Rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world, it’s no wonder this is such a hotspot. People come from far and wide to take in the colourful subtropical landscape, which changes with the seasons but remains immaculate, vibrant, and well worth a visit throughout the year.

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A garden of such high acclaim is deserving of a befittingly excellent eatery; Trebah Kitchen is just that. This light and airy café is comfortable and contemporary, with neutral tones and a unique wood-beamed ceiling echoing its natural surrounds, and large windows framing the lush, verdant views. With an ethos that champions sustainable local produce and focuses on nourishing, healthy ingredients, creative head chef Daniel Dvalda (chef profile page 63) has a reputation for serving classic British food at its best. Open for breakfast and lunch, the extensive menu has something for everyone. From full Cornish and veggie breakfasts to fluffy homemade pancakes with a variety of toppings, breakfast at Trebah Kitchen is a great way to start your day of adventuring. Small plates include crispy fried whitebait with garlic and herb dipping sauce, and cumin hummus served with sweet peppers and feta marinated in basil and sunflower pesto, and artisan flatbread. Salads and the famous Trebah flans are great choices for a balanced lunch. Main dishes include classic fish and chips, Cornish mussels, and local ham, egg and chips. Children are also spoilt for choice, with the likes of artisan pizza, homemade fish fingers, and homemade hummus providing sustenance and nourishment for little explorers. The team caters for dietary requirements and is always on-hand if you need any advice or assistance. Whether you’re popping in for a relaxed coffee and homemade cake, a Cornish cream tea, or a hearty meal, Trebah Kitchen is a top choice. Trebah is also available for private hire, providing a unique setting for a number of special occasions, including corporate events and wedding receptions. The beautiful gardens and spectacular coastal views make for an enchanting and memorable backdrop. *Price range represents the cost of lunch and a drink.

Food Served: Mon-Sun 10am-11.30am, noon-3pm

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Café Limelight

Café

 Location The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG t: 01288 357300 w: www.thecastlebude.org.uk e: thecastle@bude-stratton.gov.uk

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Housed within The Castle, Café Limelight is a lovely place to while away an afternoon in Bude. The Grade II listed Castle is arguably one of the most historically significant buildings in Bude. Today it’s home to the Heritage Centre and three art galleries, as well as the charming Café Limelight.

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‘...picturesque views across the sand dunes, beach and harbour...’

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Whether you’re stopping by for a laid-back Fairtrade coffee and cake, or a ploughman’s lunch, bowl of soup, or jacket potato, you’ll find that Café Limelight is the perfect spot. In addition to offering a cosy interior, delicious light bites and sandwiches and friendly service, the café boasts a conservatory overlooking the River Neet estuary, which affords picturesque views across the Summer Open: sand dunes, beach and harbour. The large decking outside is dog-friendly and Mon-Sun 10am-5pm is the perfect place to relax with Winter Open: a cup of tea and a slice of cake on Mon-Sun 10am-4pm sunny days. The café also offers a small selection of wine and cider to accompany your lunch. This charismatic venue is also licensed for civil ceremonies and family gatherings. Coupled with its striking sea views, The Castle makes a memorable setting and beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. *Price range represents the cost of a snack and a drink. Traditional

St Pirans Inn  Location Holywell Bay, Newquay, TR8 5PP t: 0844 625 3452 w: www.stpiransinn.com e: info@stpiransinn.co.uk

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Pub locations don’t get much better than St Pirans Inn in Holywell Bay. With a spacious beer garden, sun terrace, cosy conservatory and a brand-new in-house coffee shop, visiting St Pirans Inn offers an opportunity to find your favourite spot, unwind and relax with fantastic sea views. Just a few minutes’ walk through the sand dunes and you find yourself on one of the best family beaches in the UK. Holywell Bay beach is used as a filming location for BBC’s Poldark – the iconic Gull Rocks are often a backdrop in some of the scenes.

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This seasonal beachside pub opens every day from Easter until the end of October. Expect homemade food at reasonable prices, breathtaking views and friendly staff. Those who are looking to eat can choose from a selection of fresh fish, beer-battered fish and chips, homemade burgers, Britain’s favourite curries and Southern-fried chicken. You must try one of the homemade desserts, which include apple and toffee crumble and sticky toffee pudding. The staff are always happy to accommodate those with four-legged friends. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet with beautiful views and long walks, St Pirans Inn is the perfect getaway. Whether it’s for a few days or even weeks, the four newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms provide a cosy stay. The new in-house coffee shop is open during off-season weekends, weather permitting; please see their website for updates. Open: Mon-Sun 11am-late Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 5.30pm-8.45pm; Sun noon-2.30pm, 5.30pm-8.30pm

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The Pheasant Inn

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 Location Churchtown, St Newlyn East, TR8 5LJ t: 0844 625 3547 w: www.thepheasantinnnewquay.co.uk e: pheasantinn@hotmail.com Affectionately known as The Phez by the loyal hoard of locals who frequent it, The Pheasant Inn is a charming traditional pub serving great-quality British fare and a wide selection of local real ale, lager and cider alongside a complete list of spirits and soft drinks to suit all tastes. The pub opens for coffee and cake at 9.30am every Tuesday to Friday.

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‘...a charming traditional pub serving great-quality British fare...’ The kitchen team uses locally sourced produce to create satisfying dishes packed with flavour. Expect all of your favourites like beer-battered fish and chips, sumptuous steaks and filling burgers. The chips are homemade with beef dripping, and vegetarian and gluten-free diets are catered for. The team even makes its own gluten-free fish batter. Portions at The Pheasant are generous and prices are pocket-friendly, ensuring that there’s something on the menu to suit every palate and budget. Desserts at The Pheasant are all homemade and include strawberry Pavlova, banoffee pie, brioche bread and butter pudding and a truly irresistible chocolate brownie. If you’re stopping by for drinks and a catch up, there are plenty of light bites and snacks to accompany your tipple of choice. Every Sunday the kitchen team comes into its own, serving a hugely popular lunchtime roast. Mouth-watering meat sourced from L. George Butchers, roast potatoes, vegetables and lashings of flavoursome gravy combine to make this one of the best roasts in the area. If you’re visiting on a Friday, be sure to make the most of Fish and Fizz night, where you can enjoy fish and chips and a drink for just £10. Why not make the occasion extra-special with a glass of bubbly? Whether you’re calling in for a quiet coffee in the sun or a full three-course meal with family and friends, The Pheasant Inn is sure to delight. With friendly service, great food and a wide range of drinks, there are many reasons to visit this charming village pub. Stop by and see for yourself, making sure you check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.

Food Served: Mon 6pm-8.30pm; Tues-Thurs 9.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Fri 9.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-9pm; Sat 9.30am-3.30pm, 5.30pm-9pm; Sun noon-8.30pm

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Royal Standard  Location 1 St Peters Hill, Flushing, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5TP t: 0844 625 2976 w: www.theroyalstandardflushing.co.uk e: the-royal-standard@live.co.uk

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Head to the historic fishing village of Flushing and you’ll discover the Royal Standard, a contemporary English pub set just a short walk from the beautiful Falmouth harbourside. The venue’s homely interior has a relaxed feel, making it a great choice for casual dining with friends and family. There’s even a charming garden, the perfect spot for a cooling pint during the summer months.

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Known for serving restaurant-quality food at pub prices, Royal Standard’s varied menu is sure to delight. Take your pick from the ever-changing menu of locally sourced delights – hand-picked mussels are a regular feature, often served in a rich chorizo and cider sauce. Other dishes include the likes of hand-carved ham, egg and chips and moules marinières served with fresh crusty bread. Those with Bar Open: a gluten intolerance will be happy to know that they are also well catered for, Mon-Sun noon-11.30pm thanks to the classic fish and chips made with gluten-free batter – nobody has Restaurant Open: to miss out. For those with slightly Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, more exotic tastes, Wednesday 6pm-9pm night at the Royal Standard is a must. Head chef Tim Shannon whips up four fantastic curries every week to the delight of locals and visitors alike. With regular quizzes and live music events throughout the year, you’ve every reason to stop by Royal Standard, where quality dining and wonderful views await.

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The Shipwrights Arms  Location Helford, TR12 6JX t: 0844 625 3212 w: www.shipwrightshelford.co.uk e: info@shipwrightshelford.co.uk

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Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Helford River, The Shipwrights Arms is a hidden gem with a glorious view, just waiting to be discovered. Cornish palm trees, waterside vistas and outside seating make this an idyllic spot for al fresco dining. Landlords Laura and Roger provide friendly, welcoming service and pride themselves on facilitating the perfect atmosphere.

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Open: Mon-Sun noon-close Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm

Wholesome, tasty food is what The Shipwrights Arms is best known for. Daily changing menus feature the likes of fish and chips, moules frites, and juicy steaks. Local fishermen use the pub’s slipway, so menus often showcase the likes of Kynance crab, lobster, monkfish and mackerel straight from the boat. Local pasties and Roskilly ice cream are firm favourites. If you arrive by boat, you’ll be greeted by the enticing aroma of authentic Italian-style pizza as soon as you set foot on the pontoon. In the autumn and winter a succulent Sunday roast is available, with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

An abundance of drinks is available behind the well-stocked bar. There are at least two local cask ales on offer at any given time. An array of beer, local cider, spirits – including over 20 different rums – and an attractively priced wine selection ensure that there’s a tipple to suit all tastes. 46

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Fishermans Arms

Traditional

 Location Fore Street, Golant, PL23 1LN t: 0844 625 3659 w: www.fishermansarmsgolant.co.uk e: nick@fishermansarmsgolant.co.uk

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The Fishermans Arms occupies a picturesque spot in Golant overlooking the River Fowey and is a short drive from the pretty town of Fowey, which is known for its boutique shops, bed and breakfast hotels and holiday lets. The pub boasts stunning riverside views and a spacious terrace, which provides an idyllic spot to while away the afternoon in the sunshine. In winter, the pub is a cosy retreat with a warm open fire. A visit to the Cask Marque-accredited Fishermans Arms is epitomised by a pint of real ale and a plate of great homemade pub food served by friendly, welcoming staff. As well as offering Doombar and up to three guest ales, this popular watering hole offers ample lager, cider, soft drinks and spirits. The local Foy Gin comes highly recommended and is distilled just a stone’s throw away. The food menu features a selection of traditional favourites, curries and fresh fish throughout the year. The team prides itself on serving a fantastic plate of local fish and chips. Check out the regularly changing specials board for a tempting selection of desserts.

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Open: Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm (hours vary seasonally, please see website for details)

The team welcomes explorers by foot, car or boat to enjoy the pub and make the most of its beautiful surrounds. Dogs and muddy boots are always welcome, and the Fishermans Arms takes part in the Refill Cornwall scheme with the aim to reduce the demand for single-use plastic bottles by providing an on-the-go spot to fill up your water bottle for free.

The Tavern

Traditional

 Location Mellanvrane Lane, Treninnick, Newquay, TR7 2LQ t: 0844 502 9288 w: www.taverncornwall.co.uk

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Situated in a quiet suburb of Newquay, The Tavern provides its guests fine ale and excellent pub grub and offers fantastic service in a relaxed ambience. Hosts Kelly and Simon are passionate about food and only serve the kind of food that they love to eat. It’s a concise, regularly changing menu featuring wholesome English-inspired dishes that are designed for sharing. Using delicious local meat paired with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the dishes here speak for themselves and are a testament to the team’s combined wealth of experience.

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‘...fine ale and excellent pub grub...’ For those opting for the full three courses, the homemade soup of the day and flavoursome garlic mushrooms served on toasted ciabatta are perfect starters. For the main event, go for the homemade pie of the day with chips or mashed Open: Mon-Thurs potato, peas and gravy, or the 11am-11.30pm; perfectly cooked locally sourced 8oz Sat 11am-1am; steak, which comes with hand-cut Sun noon-10.30pm chips, homemade onion rings and all the trimmings. For vegetarians, we would recommend the homemade sweet potato burger. Puddings at The Tavern change on a weekly basis and are worth saving room for – check the board to see what treats are on offer when you visit. Every Sunday you can enjoy a home-cooked carvery with all the trimmings. Whenever you pop in you’re always guaranteed mouth-watering choices. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Shire Inn  Location Pendarves, Camborne, TR14 0RT t: 0844 625 3718 w: www.shireinncornwall.co.uk e: shireinn@aol.com

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Open seven days a week, this family-run pub on the outskirts of Camborne is a wonderful spot to gather friends and family, come rain or shine. Whether you’re huddling around the roaring open fire in the winter or basking in the summer sun in the expansive beer garden, The Shire Inn never fails to impress.

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Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-9pm

From the hearty pub classics that we all know and love to more exotic dishes such as spicy African stew and fragrant penang curry, The Shire Inn offers fantastic fare at attractive prices. Made using seasonal ingredients from local farms wherever possible, the menus always provide plenty of choice, from light bites, burgers and wraps, to fresh seafood and American grill options. Little ones have their own dedicated menu with plenty to choose from. Dietary requirements are easily catered for with a wide range of options available to suit vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. If you’re stopping by on a Tuesday or Thursday, be sure to take full advantage of the fantastic lunchtime deal, which includes a main, dessert and hot drink for just £10.95.

Renowned for its carvery, The Shire Inn’s Sunday offering doesn’t disappoint. Family-sized feasts include all the trimmings – melt-in-the-mouth slow-cooked meat, freshly roasted veg and everyone’s favourite fluffy roast potatoes. To finish, why not treat yourself to a homemade sweet treat from the dessert counter?

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The Inn For All Seasons  Location Treleigh, Nr. Redruth, TR16 4AP t: 0845 468 1121 w: www.innforallseasonscornwall.co.uk e: innforallseasons@hotmail.com

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The Inn For All Seasons is a friendly, family-run hotel and restaurant in an ideal location. Situated just outside of Redruth in the hamlet of Treleigh, and close to the A30, this traditional restaurant is a great place to stop after exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline. The Inn For All Seasons creates delicious food using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce wherever possible. Each of the well-appointed guest bedrooms provides a comfortable home away from home.

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‘...a great place to stop after exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline...’ The carvery is what makes The Inn For All Seasons stand out – a selection of three meats served with seasonal veg, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and deliciously rich gravy is available seven days a week. Home-cooked meals vary Food Served: Mon-Sun from well-loved British dishes like pie of the day to enticing Continental options noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm – this varied menu caters for all dietary needs. The carvery meal deal on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes offers a delicious choice of meats followed by a homemade dessert for just £10.95. The venue can host wedding receptions for all sizes and tastes, and with a fully stocked bar you’re sure to have a great party here. The Inn For All Seasons combines excellent food, efficient and friendly service and comfortable accommodation. 48

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The Bolingey Inn

Traditional

 Location Penwartha Road, Bolingey, Nr. Perranporth, TR6 0DH t: 0844 683 5009 e: michaelsanders@bolingeyinn.co.uk

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The Bolingey Inn is a delightful 17th-century Cornish pub situated in the picturesque hamlet of Bolingey – just a five-minute drive from the seaside resort of Perranporth. It’s a traditional affair here and the locals love it.

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‘...meat and fish dishes can be traced back to the local farms and harbours...’ Proprietors Mike and Carol offer a home-cooked menu for lunch and dinner, alongside a daily changing specials board. Delicious dinnertime choices feature many local ingredients, and the meat and fish dishes can be traced back to local farms and harbours. This pair prioritises low food miles, an ethos that doesn’t end with the food – four real ales are available at all times and at least two are always Cornish. You can be sure of the Cask Marque when it comes to the real ale here, and the team has earned itself a few awards for service and food too.

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Open: Mon-Weds 11am-11pm; Thurs-Sun 11am-midnight Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm

A warm welcome is guaranteed from the locals as well as the staff – The Bolingey really is a gem. Make sure you book during summer months; its popularity knows no bounds.

Cribbar

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 Location 11-19 Gover Lane, Newquay, TR7 1ER t: 0844 625 3556 w: www.greatukpubs.co.uk/thecribbar e: cribbar.newquay@stonegatepubs.com

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The vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Cribbar makes it a community hub, and it’s popular with Newquay locals and holidaymakers alike. The team ensures that there’s something for everyone on the menu and the bar offers an extensive range or beer, wine, spirits and cocktails to suit all tastes.

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‘...vibrant and friendly atmosphere...’ With great offers on food and fantastic-value buffet options, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this spacious venue. Breakfast is served until noon and comprises all of your British favourites as well as American options such as pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. A dedicated children’s menu ensures that little appetites are well catered for and a wholesome roast is served every Sunday. With two-for-one cocktails served every day, Cribbar is the perfect place to get the party started. Whether you’re craving a Long Island Iced Tea or a fruity Singapore Sling, you won’t want to miss out on this offer.

Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm; Fri 10am-1am; Sat 10am-2am; Sun 10am-midnight

Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event or a Saturday night on the town, the team caters for large parties and special occasions with effortless efficiency. A warm welcome awaits you at this fun-filled Newquay hotspot. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Mermaid Inn  Location Alexandra Road, Porth, Nr. Newquay, TR7 3NB t: 0844 502 9253 e: mermaidporth@btinternet.com

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The Mermaid Inn is a traditional, family-friendly pub in a great location just outside of Newquay on the beach at Porth. Overlooking the beach, this is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco meal or refreshing drink come rain or shine. Ensuring £20 to that nobody has to miss out, this relaxed and friendly venue welcomes well-behaved £25 dogs on leads. We arrived having heard a lot about the classic home-cooked pub fare and fantastic specials on offer so were looking forward to the meal to come. We decided to go for homemade steak and ale pie with chips and peas, and Thai-style mussels in delicately spiced green curry with crusty bread from the specials board. The pie came with rich gravy and the meat just melted in the mouth. We were delighted that it came with proper homemade chips. To finish, we shared a homemade chocolate brownie with ice cream – a personal favourite – and a couple of cappuccinos made with The Mermaid’s own coffee blend. The bar has a great range of ale and cider on offer as well as 30 gins, and an extensive selection of premium aged whiskies from around Open: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; the world. The Mermaid holds a Sun noon-11pm range of events including a quiz with cash prizes every Friday and regular live music nights. A couple of friendly locals advised that we try the Sunday carvery, lauding it the best in Newquay. With over ten vegetables and three meats to choose from, the carvery is served all year round except in July and August. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, which ended with a lovely stroll on the beautiful beach – what better way to spend an evening? Traditional

The Smugglers’ Den Inn  Location Cubert, Nr. Newquay, TR8 5PY t: 0844 502 0386 w: www.thesmugglersden.co.uk e: hello@thesmugglersden.co.uk

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The Smugglers’ Den Inn, housed in a stunning 16th-century thatched building, is a delightful destination pub. A visit to this charming eatery is well worth the journey. Not only does The Smugglers’ offer quality ale and tasty cuisine, it also boasts a £18 to view that will take your breath away. £30 The Smugglers’ truly is a pub for all seasons. Guests can warm up by the log fires during winter, while in summer visitors can dine al fresco in the beer garden (which has a children’s play area) or on the large deck to enjoy the surrounding landscape. From the deck there’s access to the function room, which can be privately hired for business meetings and special occasions – including weddings, for which they are Open: fully licensed. The popular Real Ale & Pie Festival held here on the first May Bank Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm Holiday weekend is a must; it showcases around 80 ales and 20 ciders along with Food Served: Mon-Thurs good food and music. On Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of October the noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm; pub holds SmugFest, when the pub comes to life with live music, great food, and a selection of lager, ale, and cider. Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm; The extensive menu sits alongside Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm daily specials and a great Sunday (winter hours may vary) roast offering. A seasonal pizza and grill restaurant opens daily from 2.30pm during the peak season and offers both indoor and al fresco dining. Keep up with the latest offers and events by following The Smugglers’ Den on Facebook.

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Queens Arms

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 Location Sethnoe Way, Breage, Nr. Helston, TR13 9PD t: 0844 625 3543 w: www.queensarmsbreage.com e: info@queensarmsbreage.com

SI This cosy country inn serves good food and real ale, and offers a relaxed stay in the quiet village of Breage. With caravan and motor home pitches on-site, and comfortable guest bedrooms that are all within easy reach of pretty towns, beautiful £18 to beaches and the National Trust’s Godolphin House, the Queens Arms is an idyllic £28 Cornish getaway. In addition to the six keg taps, the pub boasts eight cask hand pulls with a range of well-kept cask ale and traditional cider to choose from. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the Queens Arms is Cask Marque accredited. The kitchen team proudly sources local produce from nearby farmers, local suppliers and a local family butcher, as well as the on-site allotment. Regularly changing specials boards ensure that there’s always something exciting and different to try. With such a fantastic offering of British fare, accompanied by a varied selection of drinks, it’s no wonder the Open: Sun-Thurs noon-11pm; Queens Arms was awarded Pub of the Year at the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Fri & Sat noon-midnight Awards 2017. Food Served: Mon-Sat Popular among locals and visitors noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm; alike, the Queens Arms is a thriving Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-8pm community hub, hosting regular live music, weekly quiz nights, monthly farmers’ markets and private indoor and outdoor events. The pub has plenty of outside space with a children’s play park, barbecue area and additional space for marquees, along with bed and breakfast guest rooms overlooking the beautiful 15th-century village church, making it the ideal place to host weddings.

Trelowarren Arms

Traditional

 Location Budock Water, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5DR t: 0844 502 9142 w: www.trelowarrenarms.co.uk e: info@trelowarrenarms.co.uk

TF Reopened in March 2017, Trelowarren Arms is a quintessentially Cornish pub in the heart of a quaint Cornish village. Owner Anna Waters worked in the pub when she was just 14 and returned some 20 years later to restore it to its £15 to former glory and give something back to her community. Focusing on getting £20 the kitchen back up and running, Anna has received a very warm reception since reopening the Trelly, as it’s affectionately known, and has already earned a loyal following of regular patrons. The food offering is beautifully simple and emphasises fresh, seasonal produce, home-cooked pub classics and a few popular dishes such as Ben’s Thai fishcakes, and flavoursome chicken wings. For a classic main course, try the steak and ale pie or Kitto’s sausages and mash, but be sure to save room for the delicious homemade cheesecake of the day. The team prides itself on supporting local, Open: Mon 4pm-11.30pm; environmentally aware suppliers, which is evident from the quality of head chef Tues-Fri 11am-11.30pm; Ben Ibbotson’s daily changing Sat 9.30am-midnight; specials board. The majority of Sun 11am-11pm the items on the menu are either Food Served: Tues-Fri gluten-free, vegetarian or both, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; although there are also plenty of dishes that take advantage of the Sat 9.30am-2.30pm, fresh meat and fish that are so 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-7pm readily available to the pub. Since reopening, the pub is best known for its fantastic Sunday roast, which is not to be missed. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Red Lion  Location Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5EP t: 0844 502 5102 w: www.redlioncornwall.com

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A trip to the beautiful village of Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, would not be complete without a tasty home-cooked meal at The Red Lion. Dating back to the 16th century, this quintessentially British thatched pub retains much of its original character. Its location near the coastal path and Maenporth Beach makes it an ideal pit-stop for walkers and beach-goers alike, and dogs are very welcome in the pub.

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Traditional ale, including Cornish favourites, adds to the historic feel of this watering hole, but if you prefer a glass of fine wine with your meal there’s plenty to choose from. Expect a varied menu of delicious pub favourites, steaks, and tasty seafood dishes such as grilled cod with lemon and parsley butter, served on a bed of new potatoes and mixed vegetables. Desserts like lemon tart, Open: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake with ice cream come highly recommended, Sun noon-10.30pm but the cheeseboard is also a Food Served: Mon-Sun fantastic conclusion to a hearty noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm meal. For daily specials, be sure to check the blackboard, and if you’re visiting for a Sunday roast, booking is strongly advised. All of the produce is delivered fresh daily and cooked to order, so you’re guaranteed a fantastic meal whether you’re calling in for lunch or dinner. The team can cater for gluten-free and vegan diets upon request, so be sure to let them know of any special dietary requirements when making your reservations. Traditional

The Victory Inn  Location Grove Hill, St Mawes, Nr. Truro, TR2 5DQ t: 0844 625 2951 w: www.victoryinn.co.uk e: enquiries@victoryinn.co.uk

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The Victory Inn is the oldest eatery and the only traditional pub in the picturesque village of St Mawes. Just a stone’s throw from the water, The Victory Inn’s menu features seafood delights such as fresh crab sandwiches and renowned seafood curry, although pub classics like fish and chips can also be enjoyed. The Victory Inn’s dedicated team prides itself on making everything on the menu in-house, including a range of delicious fresh bread made daily. The menu changes frequently to showcase the very best ingredients, which are sourced locally wherever possible.

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A good selection of local beverages can be found at the bar, including Cornish gins and ales. Cornish tea and coffee is also served throughout the day. For a more intimate setting or even bigger gatherings, the upstairs restaurant can seat up to 40 diners, with the tables in the window boasting fantastic views over the harbour. It is here that you’ll find the hidden gem, a terrace with stunning views of the water. The family-friendly Victory Inn also welcomes four-legged friends in the pub. An en-suite double bedroom is available to let during high season, subject to availability. 52

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The Smugglers Inn

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 Location Seaton Park, Seaton, PL11 3JD t: 0844 625 3283 w: www.thesmugglersinn.co.uk e: contact@thesmugglersinnseaton.co.uk

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Seaton is a popular beachside tourist destination, providing idyllic surrounds for The Smugglers Inn. With a dog-friendly beach across the road, this is a great pub to visit with the family and your four-legged friends. The gin selection will make any gin connoisseur beam with glee – from Tarquin’s to Tanqueray, the range covers local gins and lesser-known choices.

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Alongside an enticing à la carte, they also offer a selection of daily changing specials. Choose from a range of pub classics like locally sourced fish and chips or the burger served with huge onion rings and chips. Throughout the year you can enjoy The Smugglers Inn’s delicious Sunday roasts, for which the pub is renowned. Succulent meat is served alongside all the traditional accompaniments – roast potatoes, seasonal veg and lashings of gravy. The Smugglers Inn’s Sunday roasts are available to take away – all the joys of traditional comfort food, enjoyed in your own home without the hassle of cooking it Open: Tues-Sun 11am-11pm yourself. What’s more, the chefs always use fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce. Whether you book to stay a couple of nights in the en-suite accommodation, or pop in to enjoy the delicious food and sample some specialist gin, local ale and wine, The Smugglers Inn is a real haven. Live music can often be enjoyed at the pub, so make sure you check out their social media pages for upcoming events.

The Cornish Arms

Traditional

 Location Pendoggett, PL30 3HH t: 0844 625 3301 w: www.cornisharmspendoggett.co.uk e: contact@cornisharmspendoggett.co.uk

NC Within easy reach of Port Isaac, The Cornish Arms is situated in the centre of Pendoggett, a village that oozes traditional charm. Run by Geoff, Karen and their fantastic team, this 16th-century, family-friendly pub is a fantastic spot to £15 to catch up with friends and family over a bite to eat and refreshing drink. £20 Using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, The Cornish Arms’ menu boasts ample choice, with multiple options for those with special dietary requirements. Begin with any one of the pub’s light bites or starters and you’re in for a treat. Options include crisp tempura prawns, locally caught devilled whitebait and sticky barbecue chicken wings, to name but a few. Mains are equally flavoursome, with a broad range of pub classics on offer to satisfy hungry diners. If you’re looking for something a little different, why not opt for Open: one of the exotic burgers? The selection includes water buffalo, wild boar and Mon-Sun 11.30am-close kangaroo burgers, all served atop toasted brioche alongside crunchy chips and Food Served: crispy salad. Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, If you’re stopping by in the 5.30pm-8.30pm summer months, be sure to take (hours vary seasonally) full advantage of the beautiful beer garden – the perfect place to sample a range of Cornish cask ale, lager, Cornish cider and over 60 gins. The bar features a few gluten-free tipples too, so nobody need miss out. With great weekly food deals and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, there’s every reason to take a trip to The Cornish Arms. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The Trewellard Meadery

 Location Trewellard, Nr. Penzance, TR19 7SS t: 0844 502 0387 The Trewellard Meadery is located in a small village just a short walk from the well-known Geevor Tin Mine. With its medieval decor and enchanting inglenook fireplace, it boasts a warm and relaxed atmosphere to soak up while enjoying the amazing food on offer. To many customers’ delight, eating the old-fashioned way with your fingers is welcomed, making Chicken in the Rough a popular choice. Fish, seafood and vegetarian options are also offered with a side of your choice. The sweet menu is brimming with delectable desserts and the delicious Cornish mead wine is always a talking point with newcomers – offered in an array of flavours including blackberry, elderberry and strawberry, it’s a firm favourite with the locals, too. If it’s a unique dining experience you’re looking for, owner Deb and her team look forward to welcoming you.

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The Wilsey Down

 Location Hallworthy, Nr. Camelford, PL32 9SH t: 0844 625 3350 This charming pub is located in Hallworthy, within easy reach of Camelford and coastal havens of Crackington Haven and Boscastle. With great homemade food and friendly service, The Wilsey Down appeals to a loyal following of locals as well as visitors wishing to explore the North Cornwall coast. It offers bed and breakfast accommodation and a great selection of local beer, real ale and a food menu of traditional pub fare, alongside the likes of cheesy Tex-Mex nachos and spicy Cajun chicken. Every Saturday the team serves an all-you-can-eat English breakfast for just £8.

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The pub is famed for its Sunday carvery, which is an ever-popular feast of sumptuous locally sourced meat, all the traditional trimmings and lashings of flavoursome gravy. A warm welcome and top-notch meal await at The Wilsey Down. Open: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Traditional

The Russell Inn

 Location West Street, Polruan, Nr. Fowey, PL23 1PJ t: 0844 625 3022 w: www.russellinn.co.uk e: enquiry@russellinn.co.uk Open since 1832, The Russell Inn has all the features you’d expect from a traditional English country pub: wooden beams, a log burner and, most importantly, a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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The Russell Inn serves good-value pub food including fish and chips, pizzas and other traditional favourites. Food is served at weekends during the winter months, and the pub serves lunch and evening meals throughout the summer holiday season.

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The Halfway House

Traditional

 Location Rame Cross, Nr. Penryn, TR10 9ED t: 0844 502 0396 w: www.halfwayhousecornwall.com e: perfectpint1@ymail.com

CR The Halfway House could perhaps be overlooked when driving past on the main road – but only by those yet to discover its charms. Now we have made our first visit, we know all about the beautiful surroundings, sunny beer garden, children’s £16 to play area, great selection of wine and local ale, hearty food menu and delicious £18 carvery. From now on, it won’t be easy to drive by without popping in. Roasts take centre stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, showcasing quality and variety. Three meats were on offer when we called in one Sunday evening – melt-in-the-mouth beef, juicy turkey and succulent pork – as well as nut roasts and possibly every trimming you could dream of. The choice included understated but much-loved carrot-and-swede mash, creamy cauliflower cheese, sweet roasted parsnips and, of course, the staples of homemade Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm; While The Halfway House has the ability to satisfy all your comfort food cravings, Sat 8.30am-11pm; it offers lots more besides. The likes Sun 11.30am-11pm of healthy chicken salads, steak and stout pies and fresh fish dishes (all homemade) make for a varied à la carte menu. Finish off with fresh fruit Pavlova or perhaps Baileys cheesecake. There’s also a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options available. The quiz on the last Tuesday of every month is a must, with a special menu served from 8pm and all proceeds going to a local charity. Keep up to date with events and live music by checking out The Halfway House Facebook page.

The Halzephron Inn

Traditional

 Location Gunwalloe, Nr. Helston, TR12 7QB t: 0845 468 1125 w: www.halzephron-inn.co.uk e: enquiries@halzephron-inn.co.uk

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Located in the picturesque fishing village of Gunwalloe, The Halzephron Inn is steeped in smuggling history and offers a first-rate dining experience. Renowned for its friendly and attentive staff as well as the excellent fare on offer, it’s no wonder the restaurant is award winning.

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Perched atop cliffs on the Lizard Peninsula, dramatic scenery surrounds the inn, so a seat by the windows or in the beer garden affords spectacular views year-round. Far enough removed from bustling towns and busy tourist traps to be tranquil, but handily located close to many of Cornwall’s attractions, this is the perfect spot in which to enjoy a meal out. Cream teas are served throughout the day, so peckish walkers can call in and refuel before heading off again. For a lighter bite or lunch, Food Served: Mon-Sat try the creamy Cornish seafood chowder, packed with freshly caught local produce. noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Those calling in for dinner will find chef Dave’s crabcakes with sweet chilli dip an Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm irresistible starter. Follow perhaps with surf and turf fillet steak, topped with crayfish tails and served with crushed peas and hand-cut chips. Make sure to save room for dessert before you leave. An extensive drinks menu is available to complement your meal, complete with Cornish specialities. Guests will leave feeling like old friends, as will their four-legged friends; The Halzephron is well known for welcoming dogs with well-behaved owners. Cornwall Guide 2018

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The White Hart

 Location 25 New Bridge Street, Truro, TR1 2AA t: 0843 155 1468 The White Hart is a traditional olde-worlde pub complete with open fireplaces, trinkets hanging from the rafters, homemade hearty food and a full bar packed to the brim with real ales. Visitors and locals always receive a warm greeting from owners Gary and Brenda and a good pint of local ale is a given – the pub is Cask Marque-accredited. You can be assured of a tasty meal to accompany that pint too, as food is freshly made from seasonal produce and traditional pub favourites feature heavily on the menu. Take a seat in the cosy environs by the roaring fire or pick a sun-lit seat in the window if the weather’s nice, before walking off your indulgence by exploring the area. Truro’s Cathedral, the Royal Cornwall Museum and Lemon Quay are all just a hop, skip and a jump away. All in all, The White Hart is a perfectly situated treasure you’ll want to visit again. *Price range represents the cost of a lunchtime meal.

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The Lanherne

 Location Ulalia Road, Newquay, TR7 2PZ t: 0844 502 8815 Close to Newquay’s zoo and not far from a tennis court and bowling green, The Lanherne offers plenty to do nearby, yet it remains removed from the bustle of central Newquay. It’s a quiet spot; a place to unwind and enjoy lovely local food and drink. If you’re staying at one of the nearby caravan sites, The Lanherne will soon become your favourite eatery – in fact, many holiday-makers return year on year for the friendly welcome and tasty food. The Sunday carvery is a definite must and you’ll be pleased to know that it is served every evening throughout the summer holidays. Otherwise choose a dish from the traditional pub menu. Everything from pies, fresh fish and vegetarian dishes, to soup and sandwiches is homemade by the chefs. The Lanherne is a family-run pub and as such has real heart and soul, as well as everything else you need: pool tables, Wi-Fi, BT Sport and real ales, of course.

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The Weary Friar

 Location Pillaton, Nr. Saltash, PL12 6QS t: 0844 502 9243 w: www.wearyfriar.co.uk e: info@wearyfriar.co.uk This famous 12th-century inn is tucked amongst charming winding lanes and nestled next to the church of St Odulphus in the historic Cornish village of Pillaton. Just 15 minutes from the Tamar Bridge, The Weary Friar is perfectly located for those venturing further into Cornwall, or heading towards Plymouth and West Devon. Originally, the building housed the builders of the church before becoming an inn, so the building itself oozes character. Today it offers great, cheerful service, tasty food, and a range of drinks including local beer and ale. The Weary Friar serves high-quality traditional English pub food alongside a variety of special dishes that are prepared fresh each day; whatever you choose you’re guaranteed a fantastic experience. Ideally located for visits to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, as well as Cornwall’s lovely fishing villages and beaches, The Weary Friar offers comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms and great hospitality.

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Treleigh Arms

Traditional

 Location Basset Road, Treleigh, Nr. Redruth, TR16 4AY t: 0844 625 3287 w: www.treleigharms.co.uk e: info@treleigharms.co.uk

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Renowned for its fantastic offering of traditional food, real ale and fine wine, the Treleigh Arms is a well-loved pub on the outskirts of Redruth, within easy reach of Wheal Peevor – part of the Mineral Tramways Heritage Project. A lovely beer garden makes this the perfect spot for summertime drinks and al fresco dining. The cosy pub welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads all year round, making it a popular choice for families and dog-walkers. The bill of home-cooked fare includes all of your classic pub favourites, while a steak night every Wednesday makes for a popular and exciting change. Beautifully presented and equally delicious, desserts are a must. The friendly team is always on-hand to help you choose and advise on any dietary requirements. Every Tuesday a quiz night sees locals and new visitors compete; the event is always a friendly one, with plenty of fun rounds to test your knowledge.

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Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sun 11am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm

The Treleigh Arms’ famous Sunday roast is served with all the trimmings and comes highly recommended. The pub earns fantastic reviews; with delicious food at such good value it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re stopping by for lunch, dinner or a relaxed cup of coffee, you’ll receive the same warm welcome and friendly service.

The Royal Oak

Traditional

 Location Perranwell Station, Nr. Truro, TR3 7PX t: 0844 683 6004 w: www.theroyaloakperranwellstation.co.uk TF e: contact@theroyaloakperranwellstation.co.uk We arrived at The Royal Oak in the early evening, but already the pub was buzzing with locals drinking, dogs milling around and the friendly hum of £15 to conversation and laughter. The dining area is at the far end of the pub, with a £30 large blackboard detailing the day’s specials. There’s a wide choice of beer and wine, from which we chose a glass of very reasonably priced Portuguese wine. After much deliberation, my companion and I decided to share the meze selection, which comprised stuffed vine leaves, cheese, hot artichoke hearts and olives presented attractively on a wooden board with toasted baguette and garlic bread. My mushroom Stroganoff was deliciously creamy without being too rich, while my dining partner’s trio of haddock, lemon sole and monkfish was served in Open: a very light lemon butter sauce, which enhanced the delicate flavour of the Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm, fish. She opted for fresh salad 5pm-11.30pm; and Dauphinoise potatoes on the Fri & Sat 11am-midnight; side, while I chose a delicious Sun noon-11.30pm accompaniment of red cabbage, carrots and broccoli. We didn’t have room for dessert, but we heard rave reviews from an adjacent table. Delivering fresh, local food, with friendly service and plenty of room to park, The Royal Oak exceeds expectations. Its convenient location at Perranwell railway station, within easy reach of Truro, makes it a must-visit spot. Cornwall Guide 2018

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Seven Stars Inn

 Location Church Road, Stithians, TR3 7DH t: 0844 625 3341 w: www.sevenstarsstithians.net e: info@sevenstarsstithians.net Cornish charm abounds at this cosy pub, no matter what time of year you visit. With a great central location in Stithians and outside seating that’s perfectly positioned to catch the sun throughout the day, the Seven Stars Inn is perfect for al fresco dining in the summer months. Cosy fires and warm lighting make this traditional country pub an atmospheric retreat on chilly evenings. Made using fresh, locally sourced produce, the food here is second to none. Expect pub classics such as battered fish and chips, homemade lasagne with garlic bread, and local 28-day-aged sirloin steak with chunky chips, beer-battered onion rings, Portobello mushroom and roasted vine tomatoes. Even the children’s menu comprises top-notch Cornish ingredients. Daily changing specials cater for more adventurous tastes, showcasing delectable seasonal favourites with added flair. The ever-popular Sunday roast comes highly recommended; advance booking is advised.

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The Paris Hotel

 Location The Cove, Coverack, TR12 6SX t: 0844 683 7842 w: www.pariscoverack.com e: info@pariscoverack.com Coverack’s beach is a favoured spot for watersports fans; if you’ve a more sedate afternoon in mind, however, or are in need of refreshment after indulging in a bit of sailing or windsurfing, you’d do well to stop by The Paris Hotel. Here you’ll find panoramic views with water on three sides, comfortable surrounds, a well-stocked bar and a varied menu of quality fresh fare made using local produce. This is one of the best places to enjoy Cornwall’s famous coastal scenery – the hotel’s newly refurbished boutique guest rooms look out over the sea, as does its well-kept garden. Patrons can also enjoy this breathtaking vista from the Oceanview Restaurant, where, unsurprisingly given the hotel’s location, seafood like crab and lobster is a speciality. Classic pub dishes such as chilli con carne, curries and burgers are also popular – as is their range of to-die-for homemade desserts and excellent Sunday carvery. Tasty vegetarian and gluten-free options are available too.

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The Bullers Arms

 Location 1 The Square, Landrake, PL12 5DY t: 0844 625 3360 w: www.thebullersarmslandrake.co.uk A warm welcome awaits at this traditional community pub in Landrake. Within easy reach of Saltash, The Bullers Arms is a great choice for a cosy evening spent sipping drinks from a wide selection and tucking into classic pub grub, including lasagne, fish and chips and fantastic Sunday lunches. The roasts comprise a choice of tender meat accompanied by fresh vegetables and lashings of tasty gravy. All of the food is made using the best locally sourced produce, and many of the dishes are also available to take away.

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Old Albion Inn

Traditional

 Location Langurroc Road, Crantock, TR8 5RB t: 0845 468 1173 w: www.oldalbioncrantock.com The entrance to an old underground smugglers’ tunnel in the lounge, the original pasty ovens in the two main hearths and the water well located beneath the old bar (from which until recently the pub drew its water) all hint at the Old Albion’s long and fascinating past. Meanwhile, modern day enticements include the wonderful hospitality of the owners and staff, the well-stocked bar and the pleasing food menu. My eye was drawn to the sharing and ploughman’s boards. In terms of main courses, the likes of slow-cooked pork belly, chargrilled local sausages and moules marinières vie for attention among classic burgers, steaks and fish dishes. Fish is something of a speciality here and it is sustainably sourced from suppliers who provide only the freshest catches. Thoughtful children’s choices are also available. Pubs like this one, located in the pretty village of Crantock, are real Cornish treasures.

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Chantek

 Location 15 New Bridge Street, Truro, TR1 2AA t: 0844 625 3523 w: www.chantek.co.uk e: info@chantek.co.uk This vibrant and elegant Thai and South East Asian restaurant in the heart of Truro boasts a lively atmosphere, friendly staff and authentic, tantalising food. Chantek has recently been joined by a wonderful executive chef, who has an intense passion for pan Asian cuisine. The new menu features a range of dishes from South East Asia, as well as delicious Chantek lunch bowls and weekly specials. For a relaxed evening meal, start by sharing freshly grilled chicken satay, or perhaps try some Vietnamese spring rolls with your choice of filling, followed by classic pad Thai or the flavoursome massaman curry. Almost all dishes can be adapted to suit vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free diets, and the spice level can be adjusted. Along with an exciting new menu, you can enjoy live music every Saturday in the Kinn bar. Sample new dishes and sip one of the Asian-inspired cocktails, while listening to great music. Follow Chantek on Facebook for more information and event details.

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Xen

 Location 47-49 Calenick Street, Truro, TR1 2SF t: 0845 468 1175 w: www.xentruro.co.uk e: info@xentruro.co.uk This family-run noodle and wine bar in the heart of Truro serves a varied selection of traditional Asian dishes, and offers fantastic value for money. The menu will take you on a journey across the continent, from the aromatic spices of Thailand and Malaysia to the delicate flavours and textures of Japan. The all-new South Korean barbecues allow you to grill your food at your table. Everything is freshly prepared on-site and made using fresh Asian produce and no MSG. Relax in the ambient surroundings of the recently refurbished restaurant, or put your feet up with a takeaway in the comfort of your home. Either way, you’re sure to love the offerings of this authentic eatery. A range of restaurant-made sauces, including popular classics such as black bean Szechuan, are also available to take away, ensuring Xen’s special flavour can be achieved at home. *Price range represents the cost of a meal.

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Red Lantern

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 Location 5-7 Southgate Street, Launceston, PL15 9DP t: 0844 625 3447 e: redlanternlaunceston@hotmail.com

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In early 2018, Launceston was graced with its first ever sit-down Chinese restaurant. The long-awaited opening was a success, with many locals remarking that Red Lantern’s offering is exactly what the town was missing. Proprietor Sean Wong has a wealth of experience in Chinese cuisine. When the conveniently located premises became available he seized the opportunity to start this exciting new venture.

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Having received fantastic reviews and great feedback, Red Lantern is clearly a hit with local residents, but its convenient location near the Cornwall and Devon border also makes it popular with those travelling through. The food is second to none, with an extensive menu that ranges from classic Chinese takeaway favourites to chef’s specials and dishes inspired by Malaysian and Thai cuisine. You might choose to start with salt and pepper spare ribs, crispy aromatic duck Open: or crispy wontons, all of which are Sun, Tues-Thurs 5pm-10.30pm; equally delicious and great for Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm sharing. Mains present a feast for the senses. The Szechuan specials and rendang curries are a highlight if you’re craving something different. Set menus offer great value for money and regular all-you-can-eat buffet evenings provide an excellent opportunity to sample a range of delights from the menu. Please see Red Lantern’s Facebook page for more information.

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A comprehensive guide to eating out in the region Restaurants • Cafés • Bars • Pubs • Hotels

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Mike Francis – The Scarlet – Pg 7 Mike’s fascination with cooking began whilst studying for his English GCSE when he stumbled upon a recipe in an exam paper and couldn’t help but give it a go. From this point onwards he was hooked and at the age of just 18, he joined the Michelin-starred Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa. After honing his craft for six wonderful years, Mike relocated to Cornwall to work at The Scarlet hotel, developing his skills further and building a team to help deliver his vision. Mike believes in letting his ingredients speak for themselves. He focuses on the abundance of fresh produce on his doorstop, showcasing ingredients in refreshing and unpretentious dishes, and serves them against the backdrop of beautiful Mawgan Porth.

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Simon Evans – Blue Plate – Pg 11 Simon’s classical training at international five-star hotels ignited his passion for sourcing local ingredients and procuring the best Cornish produce to craft vibrant menus and classic dishes brought up to date. The unique and stylish Blue Plate Bar, Seafood & Grill Restaurant offers fresh daily caught fish, seafood and pasture-reared steaks, as well as sourdough pizzas and home-baked sourdough.

‘...relishing the opportunity to use fresh, local ingredients that are hand-picked...’ Owners Simon and Sam bring a Continental approach to Cornish dining in their relaxed deli and café, relishing the opportunity to use fresh, local ingredients that are hand-picked daily to feature on the menus. Chef Profile

Aaron Vanstone – Lord Tennyson Restaurant – Pg 13 Growing up in a rural fishing village in Devon surrounded by a bounty of fantastic local produce gave Aaron an appreciation for top-quality food. Seeing the passion of the producers and local restaurateurs inspired him to pursue a culinary career, and he now heads up the kitchen at Lord Tennyson Restaurant. His deference for fine produce has shaped his cooking style, which he describes as straightforward in order to allow the ingredients to speak for themselves. For Aaron, creating good food is a holistic process, and a satisfying dish is the end result of produce that has been grown, harvested, prepared and cooked with care. Aaron is based in Cornwall, so knows he’s privileged to have such a vast array of world-class seafood on his doorstep. He loves working in the region and relishes the buzz of a busy service and the gratification that comes from satisfying diners.

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Andy Appleton – Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant – Pg 19 Former head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Andy Appleton has a wealth of experience. Alongside designing menus and foodie concepts, and satisfying customers at the award-winning restaurants, Andy oversaw the apprentice chef training programme at Fifteen, which has seen hundreds of young chefs graduate into the industry. In February 2016, Andy started his own restaurant at Trevibban Mill. Appleton’s at the Vineyard serves rustic Italian dishes, to which Andy lends his signature contemporary flair. For Andy, food is an attitude and a lifestyle, and he works by the ethos of allowing high-quality ingredients to speak for themselves. Andy uses specialist ingredients from Italy as well as the best Cornish produce to support local growers, producers and the local economy. On top of this, the vineyard rears its own lamb and boasts a vegetable garden, affording Andy’s dishes plenty of fresh flavours.

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Nick Hemming – Heron Inn – Pg 30

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An unforeseen talent for cooking in school first led Nick down the path to becoming a chef. With nearly 28 years’ experience and a number of accolades under his belt, this award-winning chef’s passion is unwavering. Now chef-proprietor of the Heron Inn, which he runs alongside his wife Amanda and their dedicated team, Nick focuses on serving up crowd-pleasing modern takes on Cornish classics with an emphasis on local seafood from Tresillian River. Instead of employing experienced chefs, Nick gives ambitious young people the opportunity to get fantastic one-to-one training and further their knowledge through an apprenticeship scheme. With classical training and a passion for food, Nick trains his team of young chefs to refer to tried-and-tested French techniques at the same time as cultivating their own creative flair.

Nick Hodges – The Greenbank Hotel – Pg 37

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With over 30 years’ experience cooking and heading up busy kitchens, Nick has worked hard to establish a fantastic reputation. From washing dishes in the Falmouth Beach Hotel, to training in Michelin-starred establishments and under Jean-Christophe Novelli, Nick’s dedication is evident in the fruits of his labour. Maintaining two AA rosettes, Nick takes great pride in showcasing world-class Cornish seafood and the best local produce at The Greenbank Hotel. Describing his cooking style as rustic fine dining, Nick draws upon his classical background and applies contemporary twists with great attention to detail. With such a talented executive chef, it’s no wonder The Water’s Edge at The Greenbank Hotel was a finalist for Cornwall Life’s Hotel Restaurant of the Year award, in addition to being invited to feature in The Trencherman’s Guide.

Daniel Dvalda – Trebah Kitchen – Pg 43

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Seeing talented chefs such as Marco Pierre White and the Roux brothers create world-class dishes from simple ingredients motivated Daniel to pursue his own career in gastronomy, and he embarked on his training at the two-AA-rosette-awarded Alverton Manor. He now works as head chef at Trebah Kitchen, where he creates exceptional cuisine that receives rave reviews from all who are fortunate enough to sample it. Daniel makes the most of the top-quality produce that’s available to him in Cornwall, and works closely with local suppliers to ensure that only the finest ingredients make it on to his menus. He has a particular affinity for the region’s seafood, and regards it as some of the best in the world. His appreciation for the ingredients he works with guides Daniel’s cooking style, and he makes sure he treats produce with care and attention to provide diners with the best possible dishes.

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Index Alverne Restaurant and Lounge – Penzance .......................... 19 Amélies – Porthleven ........................................................... 22 Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant – St Issey ................................ 19 Bakehouse, The – Penzance.................................................. 21 Barny’s – Wadebridge ......................................................... 28 Bay Tree Restaurant, The – Goonhavern ............................... 42 Bay, The – Penzance ............................................................ 14 Beach At Bude, The – Bude ................................................. 14 Beach Club Restaurant – Carbis Bay ................................... 20 Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – Sennen Cove.......................... 18 Black Rock Bistro & Beach Bar – Millendreath .................... 39 Blue Plate Bar, Seafood & Grill Restaurant – Downderry ........ 9 Boatshed – Penzance ........................................................... 25 Bolingey Inn, The – Bolingey................................................ 49 Bullers Arms, The – Landrake.............................................. 58 C-Bay Café/Bar/Bistro – Crantock ....................................... 40 Café Limelight – Bude ......................................................... 44 Cardinals Hatt, The – Hatt................................................... 38 Chantek – Truro .................................................................. 60 CJ’s at the Sanctuary – Budock Water ................................. 18 CLC Trenython Manor – Tywardreath ................................... 37 Coddy Shack, The – Looe ..................................................... 26 Constantine Restaurant – Constantine Bay .............................. 4 Cormorant Hotel, The – Golant .............................................. 5 Cornish Arms, The – Pendoggett .......................................... 53 Cribbar – Newquay .............................................................. 49 Crumbs Café & Bistro – Liskeard ......................................... 40 Dune Restaurant at Fistral Beach Hotel – Newquay .............. 13 Dunes – Perranporth ............................................................ 35 Falmouth Hotel, The – Falmouth .......................................... 10 Fishermans Arms – Golant................................................... 47 Four Teas Café – Mousehole ................................................. 42 Gannet Inn, The – Carbis Bay ................................................ 8 Godolphin Arms – Marazion ................................................ 17 Greenbank Hotel, The – Falmouth ........................................ 37 Gylly Beach – Falmouth ....................................................... 41 Halfway House, The – Rame Cross ....................................... 55 Halzephron Inn, The – Gunwalloe ......................................... 55 Harlyn Inn, The – Harlyn Bay .............................................. 22 Headland, The – Newquay.................................................... 12 Hellys – Penzance, Helston .................................................. 41 Heron Inn – Malpas............................................................. 30 Hooked on the Rocks – Swanpool ......................................... 25 Inn For All Seasons, The – Treleigh ...................................... 48 Irina’s Restaurant – Tintagel.................................................. 6 Kota – Porthleven .................................................................. 6 Kota Kai – Porthleven.......................................................... 35 La Casita – Carbis Bay ........................................................ 32 Langmans Restaurant – Callington ....................................... 10 Lanherne, The – Newquay .................................................... 56 Lookout Restaurant & Lounge, The – Winnards Perch ........... 34 Lord Tennyson Restaurant at the Falcon Hotel – Bude ........... 13 Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay ............................................. 31 Mermaid Inn, The – Porth ................................................... 50 Mill House Inn, The – Tintagel ............................................. 30 Mount Haven – Marazion .................................................... 11 Nare, The – Carne Beach ....................................................... 4 No. 1 Bar & Grill – Rock ..................................................... 35 Old Albion Inn – Crantock ................................................... 59 Old Inn, The – Mullion ......................................................... 32

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Olive Garden, The – Tintagel ................................................ 24 Olive Tree – Bude ................................................................ 40 Paris Hotel, The – Coverack ................................................. 58 Penventon Park Hotel, The – Redruth ................................... 36 Pheasant Inn, The – St Newlyn East..................................... 45 Pickwick Inn & Oliver’s Restaurant, The – St Issey ................. 8 Piero’s – Truro .................................................................... 23 Pilchards at Port Gaverne – Port Gaverne .............................. 9 Point at Polzeath, The – Polzeath ......................................... 25 Port & Starboard – Indian Queens........................................ 28 Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel – Port Gaverne ................. 11 Portbyhan Hotel, The – West Looe ....................................... 36 Queens Arms – Breage ......................................................... 51 Racehorse Inn, The – North Hill Village ............................... 29 Red Lantern – Launceston.................................................... 61 Red Lion, The – Mawnan Smith ........................................... 52 Rick Stein Fistral – Newquay ............................................... 27 Rick Stein, Porthleven – Porthleven ..................................... 27 Rick Stein’s Fish – Falmouth ............................................... 27 Riverside, The – Boscastle ................................................... 19 Rock Inn, The – Rock ........................................................... 15 Rose in Vale Hotel – Mithian ................................................. 3 Rosewarne Manor – Connor Downs ...................................... 12 Royal Oak, The – Perranwell Station .................................... 57 Royal Standard – Flushing ................................................... 46 Rubens – Launceston ........................................................... 24 Russell Inn, The – Polruan ................................................... 54 Sailors Arms – Newquay...................................................... 34 Sands Restaurant – Carbis Bay ............................................ 20 Scarlet, The – Mawgan Porth................................................. 7 Seven Stars Inn – Stithians.................................................. 58 Shipwrights Arms, The – Helford ......................................... 46 Shire Inn, The – Camborne .................................................. 48 Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar – Newquay ........................ 21 Slipway, The – Port Isaac .................................................... 42 Smugglers Inn, The – Seaton ............................................... 53 Smugglers’ Den Inn, The – Cubert ........................................ 50 Sole Plaice – Truro .............................................................. 29 St Pirans Inn – Newquay ..................................................... 44 Star & Garter – Falmouth.................................................... 29 Stepping Stone, The – Wadebridge ....................................... 16 Tavern, The – Newquay ........................................................ 47 Tolcarne Inn, The – Newlyn .................................................. 26 Trebah Kitchen – Mawnan Smith.......................................... 43 Treleigh Arms – Treleigh ...................................................... 57 Trelowarren Arms – Budock Water ...................................... 51 Trevaskis Farm – Connor Downs........................................... 16 Trewellard Meadery, The – Trewellard .................................. 54 Vault, The – Penzance ......................................................... 33 Vertigo – Truro.................................................................... 38 Victory Inn, The – St Mawes................................................ 52 Walkabout – Newquay ......................................................... 33 Weary Friar, The – Pillaton.................................................. 56 Well Parc, The – Trevone ..................................................... 16 Wellington Hotel, The – St Just ........................................... 17 White Hart, The – Truro ...................................................... 56 Wilsey Down, The – Hallworthy............................................ 54 Xen – Truro ......................................................................... 60 Zacry’s – Newquay .............................................................. 10


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A comprehensive guide to eating out in Cornwall

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A comprehensive guide to eating out in Cornwall

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