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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 2019. 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

NC

TF Truro & Falmouth

Padstow

CR Camborne,

Newquay

Redruth & Hayle

SI

St Agnes Redruth

St Ives

NS

TF

St Ives & Isles of Scilly

Penzance

Bodmin

Launceston

SE Liskeard Looe

St Austell

Truro

CR Camborne SI

Falmouth Helston

£25 to

£30

Food & Drink Guide 2019 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 Robbie Masters, Tori Sharpe Editorial Assistants Elle England, Jess Maples, Oli Bishop, Ella Fisher, Rosie Best Graphic Designer Jo Ley

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 Seafood ............................................... 3 Fine Dining .......................................... 8 Modern British .................................. 10 Brasserie ........................................... 22 British ............................................... 23 Modern European .............................. 29 Mediterranean ................................... 32 Italian ............................................... 33 Fish & Chips ...................................... 33

Cornwall

Gastropub .......................................... 34 Bar & Restaurant ............................... 35 Café ................................................... 47 Café & Bistro ..................................... 49 Traditional ......................................... 51 Pan Asian .......................................... 68 Noodle Bar ........................................ 68 Chef Profiles ...................................... 69 Index ................................................. 72

Photography Verity Westcott www.veritywestcottphotography.com Contributors Jackie Taylor, Nicola O’Donnell, Emma Timpany, Jane Lawrence, Gillian Payne Project Manager Joe Packer Advertising Sales Matt Brentley, Simon Northcott, Emma Filby, Paul Balshaw, Sam Terrett, Tim Hall, James Morgan 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 May 2019.

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Foreword

Ben Tunnicliffe I’ve lived and worked in Cornwall for almost 20 years and am really proud to be part of the thriving food scene. I worked here in the early 90s and loved it, so when I moved from Bournemouth to open the Abbey Restaurant at the end of 2000 I was glad to find a real sense of community and a demand for the food I wanted to create. When it comes to produce, Cornwall’s bounty is undeniably rich. We’ve got so much on our doorstep and being close to the sea has always been important to me, so The Tolcarne Inn – just a stone’s throw from Newlyn’s fish market – was the perfect spot to start my own venture. Cornwall’s dining scene is held in increasingly high regard, and rightly so. There are a great many talented chefs proving that this characterful county offers much more than beautiful scenery, seafood and pasties – although these are all things we can be very proud of. Some of my favourite eateries include The Mexico Inn and The Shore Restaurant in Penzance, The Old Coastguard in Mousehole and The Gurnard’s Head in Zennor near St Ives. I love all of these pubs for different reasons, but one thing that unites them is their relaxed and friendly approach to service. We serve a colourful and friendly local community so it’s important that we provide good old Cornish hospitality to match. I think that’s part of the appeal to tourists, who flock here during high season to enjoy the stunning scenery, charming culture and amazing food. I’ve always strived to produce consistently good, unpretentious food and am inspired by the people with whom I’ve forged fantastic relationships over the last two decades, whose passion for top-quality produce matches mine. Moving towards sustainability has been a challenge, but it’s one that we felt equipped and ready for. It’s important that we pass these values on to the young people just starting out in the industry and provide a solid foundation for them. I’d like to encourage more young chefs to get stuck in and have a go; I always nurture talent where I see it. Although it’s hard work being a chef, there’s a great deal of reward in serving great food and learning the craft. With the discerning diners of today looking for top-quality food in relaxed surrounds, it’s no wonder so many flock to Cornwall. This guide showcases a wide range of options with something for everyone, so take the time to flick through and you’re sure to find the right foodie destinations for you.

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The Tolcarne Inn

Seafood

 Location Newlyn, Nr. Penzance, TR18 5PR t: 0844 502 9159 w: www.tolcarneinn.co.uk e: enquiries@tolcarneinn.co.uk

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Built in 1717, The Tolcarne Inn is an historic maritime pub set in the vibrant fishing town of Newlyn, where it is surrounded by charming art galleries, bustling independent boutiques and picturesque scenery. Inside this beautiful pub, a crackling wood-burning fire waits to greet wintertime visitors, and the outdoor terrace is a great place to enjoy drinks on warm summer days. The Tolcarne boasts an exceptionally laid-back atmosphere and is dog-friendly too, so there’s no need to leave your four-legged friends behind.

£19 to

£35

Having been taken over in 2012, The Tolcarne is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Ben Tunnicliffe. As a passionate advocate of the Cornish food scene, Ben is a keen supporter of local farmers and fishermen and strongly believes in letting high-quality ingredients speak for themselves. His approach to flavour and his desire to make great food accessible has even seen this eatery win a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand – an award for great food offered at affordable prices. An ever-changing chalkboard menu means that there’s always something new to try at The Tolcarne and the selection revolves around the finest seasonal produce. Alongside the freshly prepared catch of the day, evening diners can expect to be offered tempting plates such as seared scallops or crispy fried squid and Asian vegetable salad to start, while mains typically range from flavoursome roast monkfish with squash caponata to subtly sweet fillet of brill served with Jerusalem artichokes, Savoy cabbage, smoked bacon and hazelnuts. If you’re not a fan of fish, why not sample the succulent rump of lamb with red cabbage, parsnips and buttery pommes Anna instead? At lunchtime the offering is equally impressive and includes the likes of beer-battered haddock and homemade fishcakes with fresh spring greens. These go perfectly with a pint of local ale or cider, or a chilled glass of white wine. As a traditional British pub, The Tolcarne also serves up a mouth-watering Sunday lunch at the weekend. As well as the classic roast meat options with all the delicious trimmings, diners are offered delicious seafood options along with a relaxing overture of live jazz.

Open: Mon-Sat noon-2.15pm, 6.30pm-9pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9pm

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Seafood

The Mote

 Location 9 Fore Street, Port Isaac, PL29 3RB t: 0845 468 1148 w: www.the-mote.co.uk e: info@the-mote.co.uk The Mote lies on the harbour front of the historical fishing village of Port Isaac. The 15th-century building, one of the oldest in the village, is lovingly decorated and offers a warm welcome by day and an enchanting ambience by night. All ingredients are fresh, regional and seasonal, including local specialities of crab and lobster. If you’re up early, you can watch the daily catch being landed on the doorstep. The current owners are now in their 14th year and boast a winning combination of a highly experienced catering crew, a stunning location, an historical building beautifully furnished, and a world-class Cornish larder. Book ahead and reserve the harbour-view table on the second floor, or one of the outside sea-facing tables. The Mote is open every day for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon cream teas and a full à la carte evening service.

NC £20 to

£25

Open: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm Seafood

Rick Stein, Porthleven

 Location Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, TR13 9JS t: 0845 468 1067 w: www.rickstein.com e: reservations@rickstein.com Situated alongside the harbour, this Rick Stein restaurant offers stunning views of this perfect Cornish fishing town. The menu is brimming with local, seasonal produce and dishes inspired by Rick Stein’s travels around the world. Choices from the à la carte menu include Indonesian seafood curry, salt and pepper prawns, and classic Cornish fish and chips. Lunch and early-evening set menus are also available, which feature dishes such as coarse pork and herb terrine, whole devilled mackerel, and passion fruit crème brûlée. The restaurant also boasts a roof terrace, perfect for soaking up the Cornish sunshine and taking in the vistas while enjoying a cocktail or two – or, as the temperature drops, cosy up under a blanket and watch the sun set from one of the best seats on the harbour. Keep an eye out for other special offers, which take place throughout the year.

SI £20 to

£30

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

The Point at Polzeath

 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, with 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 six 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.

NC £22 to

£28

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Prawn on the Lawn

Seafood

 Location 11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB t: 0845 468 0192 w: www.prawnonthelawn.com e: hello@prawnonthelawn.com

NC After sourcing their fish from Padstow for their wildly successful Islington branch, owners Rick and Katie decided to open a restaurant just metres from the harbour where the fish is brought in – you can’t get much fresher than that. £20 to A measure of its fabulous fare, Prawn on the Lawn was featured in the 2019 £40 edition of The Michelin Guide and was listed in The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Restaurants for 2018. This seafood bar, restaurant and fishmonger provides the perfect spot to snap up something tasty for dinner, or sample dishes prepared by the talented kitchen team. Everything is sourced as locally as possible, making for the ultimate taste of Cornwall. Why not start by tucking into a selection of small plates such as whole mackerel with n’duja and fennel; seared tuna with soy, mirin, spring onion and chilli; and Porthilly mussels with clams and manzanilla? Also up for grabs Fishmongers Open: are delicious Porthilly oysters, which can be served raw or deep fried with Tues-Sun 10am-10pm garlic crème fraîche. A relaxed, Restaurant Open: sociable dining experience is Tues-Sun noon-midnight encouraged with the flavoursome sharing platters – look out for the fruits de mer, which includes bountiful portions of crab, mussels, cockles, clams, crevettes, langoustines, oysters and scallops. Perhaps you’ll be tempted by the mouth-watering whole grilled lobster or crab with coriander butter. All of the dishes are complemented by micro-brewed beers and wine from local vineyards.

Fresh from the Sea

Seafood

 Location 18 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB t: 0844 502 5029 w: www.freshfromthesea.co.uk

NC Thanks to its stellar location in beautiful Port Isaac, Fresh from the Sea certainly lives up to its name. What makes this café so unique is owners Calum and Tracey’s commitment to serving only the highest quality local seafood to each and every * £8 customer. Fresh from the Sea is the only café in the area to source all the fish to and seafood from the local fishing village – they use Calum’s own boat, which £30 dramatically reduces their carbon footprint. Calum and Tracey’s love of fish shines through in every aspect of their popular restaurant, not least the menu. The chefs have created a selection of dishes that puts the beautiful and delicate flavour of the freshly caught seafood first. Daily specials, lobster and hand-picked crab sandwiches, Porthilly oysters with vinegar, shallots and lemon, and homemade smoked mackerel pâté are among the stunning dishes on offer. For a real treat, plump for the Fresh from the Sea Feast; comprising a generous whole lobster, dressed crab, oysters and crab claws, it’s the perfect dish to share on the courtyard with a glass of wine on a hot sunny day. Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm What’s more, you can even take a fine selection of seafood home from the shop. Up for grabs are sustainable Cornish fish, including mackerel and pollock, which are landed by Calum, as well as a spectacular range of mussels, oysters, clams and smoked fish. When in Port Isaac, a visit to Fresh from the Sea is essential. *Price range represents the cost of a meal and a drink. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Seafood

Hooked on the Rocks  Location Swanpool, Nr. Falmouth, TR11 5BG t: 0844 625 3348 w: www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com e: hello@hookedontherocksfalmouth.com

TF

Hooked on the Rocks brings a touch of luxury to Falmouth. A rich colour palette, wooden tables and stunning teal velvet chairs create an opulent feel, while the beautifully framed view overlooking Swanpool beach provides all the atmosphere £15 to you need for a memorable dining experience. £35 Head chef George Morgan and the team work closely with their suppliers in order to create a menu that showcases the freshest, most sustainable and seasonal Cornish produce. There’s something to suit all appetites. From fish and chips to an interpretation on a traditional Japanese katsu curry, featuring coconut-breaded Newlyn haddock and king prawn with sticky rice, katsu curry sauce and fresh pickles. With fresh local produce representing the beating heart behind the Open: Mon-Sun kitchen’s creativity, the crowd-pleasing menu will showcase crabs and lobsters 10am-3pm, 5pm-late taken straight from the tank, steamed and served with lashings of roasted garlic Food Served: butter. Beautifully fresh Cornish oysters are perfect for sharing and come with Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, shallot and scrumpy vinegar, 6pm-9pm Tabasco and lemon. For a real treat plump for the ever-popular Fisherman’s Feast, which comprises steamed wild Falmouth mussels in Old Rosie, bacon and samphire, roasted black tiger prawns, day boat fish fingers, marinated Cornish cockles and anchovies, garlic and parsley fries and smoked paprika mayonnaise. If you’re stopping by for a relaxed glass of wine, tapas-style dishes including Falmouth crab and Black Bomber rarebit, triple-cooked chips with garlic aioli, and roasted chorizo with chilli jam are the perfect accompaniment.

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The Coddy Shack

Seafood

 Location Great Tree Farm, St Martins, Nr. Looe, PL13 1NX t: 0845 468 1145 w: www.coddyshack.com e: coddyshack@gmail.com

SE

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 just outside of town to The Coddy Shack to satisfy their appetite and sample lip-smacking Cornish cuisine.

£10 to

£20

‘...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.

Reef’s

Seafood

 Location 42 East Street, Newquay, TR7 1BE t: 0844 502 8402 w: reefs-nqy.business.site

NS

If you are looking for delicious food and a warm welcome in the heart of the UK’s surfing capital, head to Reef’s in Newquay’s town centre. This all-day restaurant is now under new management; enthusiastic owner Nadine, along with her talented chefs and friendly team of staff, is quickly building up a reputation for providing a truly outstanding dining experience. Sit al fresco and enjoy coffee or breakfast amongst the town’s hustle and bustle, or dine inside – the café is perfect for a casual lunch or afternoon tea and there’s a more formal dining area beyond.

£20 to

£35

‘...outstanding dining experience...’ At Reef’s, the food is beautifully presented and each plate is perfectly cooked. For me, the whitebait starter scored highly, as did my main of lemon sole served on a bed of Parmentier potatoes and accompanied by capers, diced cherry tomatoes and crispy kale. Open: My partner’s fish and chips came Mon-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm highly recommended too. Served on slate plates, our chosen desserts of lemon posset and Eton Mess were both perfect. The owner knows her wine so the list offers a reliably high-quality selection, in addition to tempting cocktails. Delightfully, our bill came with complimentary chocolates that finished off our evening beautifully. A return trip is definitely on the cards. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Seafood

Rick Stein’s Fish

 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 Seafood

Boatshed

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

SI £15 to

£25

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

Irina’s Restaurant

 Location Camelot Castle Hotel, 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.

NC £25 to

£30

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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

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Nestled on the edge of the little village of Golant, The Cormorant stands quietly overlooking the Fowey River and Penpol Creek in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The views of the river are very special whether you’re inside the restaurant or on the terrace outside.

£17 to

£33

‘...views of the river...’ The menu comprises honest and fresh food made with local, seasonal ingredients and served with a smile. The menu changes daily but dishes that have featured in the past include starters such as mackerel baked in wild garlic leaves, and Fowey River mussels. You’ll be treated to delightful mains including a selection of root vegetables cooked overnight in the restaurant’s very own earth oven in the garden, or pork belly seared over the wood fire, then slow cooked and served Food Served: with sweet potato cooked in the Mon-Sun noon-9pm ground too. Desserts range from homemade ice creams and sorbets in delicious flavours like rhubarb and clotted cream, to chocolate fondant and rhubarb crumble. The Cormorant Hotel grows as many vegetables and herbs as they can so that the kitchen can serve the absolute freshest produce with zero carbon footprint. A new wine list has been launched this year, which was put together by local supplier Ellis Wharton Wines. Pay a visit to this beautiful hotel to have a drink, a nibble and enjoy the view.

The Nare

Fine Dining

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

TF

The Nare is considered by many to be Cornwall’s most comfortable hotel offering fine dining, beautifully decorated bedrooms and stunning seascapes. Enjoy afternoon cream tea on the terrace, walk along the sandy beach, or take a swim in one of the hotel pools, before dining in style in one of the hotel’s two sea-view restaurants.

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£25 to

£40

With panoramic views over Gerrans Bay, The Dining Room offers a formal table d’hote menu of English fare, which changes nightly. Guests enjoy traditional dining including silver service, an hors d’oeuvres trolley, flambés and homemade puddings. Local lobster features daily on the menu, alongside an abundance of fresh seafood.

The Dining Room Open: In addition to The Dining Room, The Nare is home to the two-AA-rosette Mon-Sun 7.15pm-9.30pm Quarterdeck restaurant, where light lunches, afternoon tea and à la carte dining The Quarterdeck Open: can be enjoyed. Its classic yachting Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm decor and teak panelling gives the restaurant a less formal ambience. Choose from favourites such as the seafood oyster boat, crabcakes or full afternoon Cornish cream tea. The Quarterdeck is open to non-residents throughout the year and the Dining Room is available to book for Sunday lunch, and evening dining outside of the summer months. *Price range represents the cost of a three-course lunch or dinner. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Modern British

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

NC

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.

£20 to

£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 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 ale, lager, cider and wine, as well as the usual favourites. 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

NC

Light, bright and welcoming, the restaurant and bar are open for lunch, dinner and drinks for both hotel guests and non-residents. Head chef Jamie Coleman (chef profile page 69) has a real passion for fresh local ingredients. This love, combined with his knowledge of classic techniques learned from working with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Michael Caines, shines through in his food. You can expect beautiful dishes and exciting flavour combinations, with the fabulous backdrop of Summerleaze Beach.

£25 to

£35

‘...impressive sea views...’ 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, it is the perfect location to take in the stunning north Cornwall sunsets. Open: Mon-Sun 9am-11pm The hotel itself comprises 16 Food Served: Mon-Sat comfortable rooms, a number noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; of which have impressive sea Sun noon-4pm, 6pm-8pm views, decorated in a coastal New England style, with cool limed oak furniture, Vi-Spring beds, Lloyd Loom chairs and duck-down bedding. Recently, two family-friendly suites have been added; these offer all the benefits of the hotel together with a little more room and flexibility. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming seaside retreat. 10

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The Headland

Modern British

 Location Headland Road, Newquay, TR7 1EW t: 01637 872211 w: www.headlandhotel.co.uk e: reception@headlandhotel.co.uk

NS The Headland is a luxurious hotel and spa, as the name suggests, with private cottages set on a secluded clifftop overlooking Fistral Beach. It’s one of only 50 UK hotels to be awarded four silver stars by the AA and boasts two stunning £13 to restaurants. Experience two-AA-rosette contemporary dining in The Samphire £39 Restaurant, with menus designed 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. Samphire Restaurant Open: Sample the likes of smoked duck liver parfait with Cumberland jelly, roasted Mon-Sun 6.30pm-9pm pineapple and toasted brioche to start. Follow with pan-fried hake verdure, The Terrace Open: Headland samphire and sea spinach and mussel butter sauce, or grilled aubergine Mon-Sun 10am-9.30pm curry with coconut cream, poppadom and soba noodle rolls. Glorious desserts, Cornish and Continental cheese, and pretty macarons all provide a satisfying conclusion to a memorable dining experience. A more informal ambience awaits at The Terrace, where you can expect the same attentive service and relaxed atmosphere. You might plump for Cornish mussels steamed with white wine, garlic and parsley, followed by buttermilk fried chicken with sesame and coriander coleslaw and fries. 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.

St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

Modern British

 Location The Terrace, St Ives, TR26 2BN t: 0844 625 7371 w: www.harbourhotels.co.uk e: stives@harbourhotels.co.uk

SI

With panoramic views of Porthminster Beach, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa overlooks the charming seaside town of St Ives. Its position atop the cliffs affords this hotel a peaceful ambience, while also providing easy access to the golden sands below. Allow yourself to be lulled to sleep by the sound of ebbing and flowing waves. Rooms here range from deluxe family suites to double rooms with sea views, and guests are also given access to the hotel’s luxurious spa.

£20 to

£25

‘...peaceful ambience...’

Downstairs, the HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace provides a light and airy space in which to enjoy contemporary British cuisine. For daytime diners, the lunch menu offers tasty starters such as crispy duck salad, while the list of mains encompasses Food Served: Mon-Fri vegetarian cauliflower risotto and juicy steak with homemade chips. If these 7.30am-10am, noon-9pm; plates don’t tickle your fancy, peruse the all-day menu: there’s a variety Sat & Sun 8am-11am, of burgers, steaks and traditional 1pm-5pm, 6.30pm-9pm mains on offer. In the evening, the set menu provides a tempting array of locally sourced fare. Why not start with partridge and pheasant terrine followed by aubergine, chickpea and squash curry? Or perhaps you’ll opt for a flavoursome fish pie and a dessert of creamy panna cotta. In addition to all this, the hotel’s indulgent afternoon tea – served on the terrace – provides the perfect opportunity to treat yourself. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Carlyon Bay Hotel  Location Sea Road, St Austell, PL25 3RD t: 0844 502 4467 w: www.carlyonbay.com e: reservations@carlyonbay.com

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Boasting an outstanding clifftop setting, Carlyon Bay Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the picturesque town of St Austell. With 250 acres of private grounds, a championship golf course, gorgeous rooms and a relaxing spa, this is the ideal * £27 place to unwind. The crowning jewel of the Carlyon Bay Hotel is its range of to stylish eateries. Finish your round of golf and stop by the hotel’s newly refurbished £45 Clubhouse, where you can enjoy delights such as freshly made sandwiches and classic British mains. Carlyon’s other casual dining venues include the spa’s relaxed bar and The Terrace Lounge, where guests can enjoy light bites, evening meals and afternoon tea. What’s more, both the Terrace Lounge and Clubhouse Bay View Open: Mon-Sat enjoy stunning sea views over St Austell Bay. 7am-10am, 7pm-9.30pm; If you’re celebrating a special occasion, the Taste Brasserie or the Bay View Sun 7am-10am, restaurant are for you. At Taste, the focus is on simple dishes that showcase Cornish 12.30pm-2pm, 7pm-9.30pm ingredients: try the shellfish plate or opt for some traditional comfort food – the Taste Brasserie Open: juicy steaks are not to be missed. Mon-Sun 7pm-9.30pm Over in Bay View restaurant, Terrace Lounge Open: outstanding views complement the Mon-Sun 9am-6.30pm mouth-watering dishes on both The Clubhouse Open: the à la carte menu and the table Mon-Sun 8.30am-5pm d’hôte selection. Start with a bowl of mussels in a cream, cider and garlic sauce, followed by chargrilled lobster, before enjoying a dessert of vanilla panna cotta and plum compote. *Price range represents the cost of two courses from Bay View Restaurant. Modern British

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

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Blue Plate is located in the seaside village of Downderry near to Looe and Rame Head peninsula. The sun terrace leads directly into the Continental-style deli café and is the perfect place to dine al fresco and watch the world go by for lunch or early supper. Enjoy a local coffee with homemade bakery treats such as lemon, apricot and white chocolate flapjack, or tuck in to the fresh local seafood platter, baked Cornish Brie or homemade sourdough pizzas.

£20 to

£30

Summer Open: Mon & Weds-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-6pm Winter Open: Weds-Sun 10am-9pm

The deli is a haven for foodies. Inside you’ll find homemade focaccia, sourdough bread, gooey salted caramel brownies, the chefs’ signature leek, Stilton and potato pasty, local Cornish cheese and biscuits, and a fine selection of Cornish wine, craft ale and gin.

The stylish boutique dining room with stunning sea views offers a more formal dining experience. Leading the kitchen brigade is head chef Simon, who has mastered the art of creating dishes bursting with flavour, using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Try the 28-day-aged Cornish rib-eye and anchovy butter, kataifi-wrapped king prawns with lemon and caper mayonnaise, or a daily special. Finish your meal with a homemade dessert or local cheeseboard. Alternatively, enjoy a glass of your favourite Cornish wine, gin or cocktail whilst seated at the welcoming bar. Extend your visit by staying in the boutique apartment complete with south-facing sea views from all bedrooms. 12

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The Longcross

Modern British

 Location Trelights, Port Isaac, PL29 3TF t: 0844 502 5127 w: www.longcrosshotel.co.uk e: info@longcrosshotel.co.uk Set in tranquil North Cornwall, The Longcross is surrounded by Cornish countryside and home to a series of charming rooms, landscaped gardens and a stunning conservatory-style restaurant that boasts a tempting array of freshly prepared fare. Despite its secluded setting, The Longcross is well-connected to the surrounding area. It’s just 15 minutes’ drive to the beaches at Polzeath, and within walking distance of Port Isaac. You could even rent a bike and cycle the Camel Trail into Padstow, or take a day trip to the nearby Eden Project. Once a Victorian residence, the rooms are spacious and airy and several boast gorgeous sea views across the Atlantic. If you’re looking for added privacy, why not book a stay in The Longcross’s self-catering eco lodge? Or perhaps you’ll treat yourself and the family to a break in the Coach House suite – a building separate to the main hotel that boasts two double rooms as well as a twin room and a comfy lounge. Over in the restaurant, new head chef Andrew Evans has given the menu an exciting revamp, incorporating tasty new dishes that celebrate local ingredients. For breakfast, choices range from crunchy homemade granola to avocado-coddled egg, and those with a heartier appetite will love the luxurious full Cornish breakfast. At lunchtime, the selection of light bites offers smoked mackerel pâté on toast, soup of the day and homemade sandwiches, while dishes like breaded scampi and chips and the juicy Longcross burger are the perfect fuel for an afternoon of exploring the Cornish countryside. The evening menu changes seasonally but you can always be sure of a tasty and varied selection. While starters include the likes of braised Hereford snails, and heritage beetroot with whipped goat’s cheese, the mains list offers up hearty dishes such as wild nettle dumplings with peas, broad beans and asparagus, and succulent lamb breast with salsa verde and lamb jus gras. Finish up with a sumptuous dessert: opt for the creamy buttermilk pudding with poached rhubarb and shortbread, or perhaps the indulgent cheese platter. You must try the Sunday lunch. With roast topside of beef served with bone marrow gravy and horseradish, and Tudges rare breed pork belly with apple sauce and cider and mustard gravy on offer, it should come as no surprise that chef Andrew won the Observer Food Monthly award for Best Sunday Roast. Offering superb food in an elegant setting, The Longcross is a real gem.

NC £20 to

£40

Food Served: Mon-Sat 8am-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun 8am-10am, noon-4pm, 6pm-9pm

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Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel  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.

£30 to

£40

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

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.

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 beach café, Pilchards, which is an extremely popular spot.

Modern British

Pilchards at Port Gaverne  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.

£18 to

£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 Pilchards’ 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. 14

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St Mawes Hotel

Modern British

 Location Harbourside, St Mawes, TR2 5DN t: 0844 502 8452 w: www.stmaweshotel.com

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There’s a certain magic to the village of St Mawes, and this special quality is to be found in abundance at the newly refurbished St Mawes Hotel. Located beside the harbour’s glistening waters, this award-winning hotel is much loved by locals and visitors for its stunning location, beautiful rooms and excellent service.

£23 to

£45

The jewel in this hotel’s crown is the stylish British eatery. In the restaurant, current owners David and Karen Richards have created a calm and contemporary space that’s underpinned by a celebration of the wonderful produce available from local fishermen, farmers and growers. The comfortable coastal-inspired decor in the two dining areas, the light conference space and the hidden cinema gives a relaxed and tasteful feel throughout. After a warm welcome from head chef Guy Owen, general manager Clare Randall and hotel managers Sam and Emily, we dined in the beautifully decorated Upper Deck restaurant. Our chosen dishes were accompanied by a crisp glass of Trefili pinot grigio recommended by Sam. Our perfectly cooked starters melted in the mouth: oysters with Thai mayonnaise and saffron arancini with truffle mayonnaise and Parmesan were followed by a homemade Scotch egg and a flavoursome bowl of St Mawes fish soup. My sea bream main course – the fish so fresh it must have been that morning’s catch – came in a velvety romesco sauce accompanied by new potatoes, olives and green beans. My companion enjoyed his succulent beefburger with homemade fries and piquant sauce. Our desserts were utterly delicious: crème brûlée with prune compote and a chocolate fondant with a melting chocolate centre that was much admired by ourselves and neighbouring diners. Alongside the à la carte menu, daily specials board and children’s menu, the hotel offers a fine selection of fresh homemade pizza. Available to eat in or take away, these are a great favourite with locals and visitors alike. Also on offer is a fine selection of wine, beer and drinks for all occasions, including the regular live music evenings. Overall, our lunch was outstanding in every way: the food was exceptional, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, and the hotel comfortable and tasteful. We can’t wait to return.

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

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Dune Restaurant  Location Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1PT t: 0845 468 1056 w: www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk e: reservations@fistralbeachhotel.co.uk Boasting epic sea views, Dune Restaurant at Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is a foodie 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 brunch to tempting desserts, and succulent steaks to the best of the bay, the head chef’s (chef profile page 69) passion shines through in each thoughtfully prepared dish.

NS £22 to

£26

‘...epic sea views...’

Fresh ingredients are at the heart of the extensive and tempting menu. Perhaps start with the sourdough crumpet served with a walnut salad and Helford Blue cheese, or coppa ham accompanied by a Scotch quail’s egg, rocket and honey mustard dressing. Seaweed-crusted hake with prawn and crab linguine is sure to be a winning choice to follow, as is the pan-roasted Creedy Carver duck breast with smoked beetroot, bulgar wheat, chard salad and rich jus. If you can find room afterwards, the lemon and coconut posset served with pineapple and chilli salsa and coconut sugar tuile is sure to bring your meal to a sweet finish, as is the white chocolate cheesecake with cookie crumb, pistachio sponge and milk foam. For those who like to round off their meal on a savoury note, why not opt for the spectacular cheeseboard? Comprising three Cornish cheeses, pickled walnuts, spiced apple jelly, tomato and onion chutney, celery, fig relish and artisan crackers, it’s a sheer delight. Pair with your favourite tipple or a stunning cocktail created by one of the expert mixologists.

‘...relaxed dining space...’

Open: Mon-Thurs 6.30pm-9pm; Fri & Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm

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At the heart of the hotel, Dune Restaurant is a relaxed dining space complete with sheer white curtains, dark oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of palm leaves and flowers; perfect for business entertaining, family get-togethers and friendly catch-ups. During the festive period, afternoon tea 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.


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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Tucked away on the North coast of Cornwall is an eco-haven that offers pure indulgent escapism at its very best. The Scarlet hotel (chef profile page 69) is an adult-only spa hotel providing guests with the opportunity to relax, dine, swim and sleep with unbeatable views of the dramatic Atlantic Ocean.

£20 to

£30

‘...relax, dine, swim and sleep...’ I was lucky enough to be asked to review The Scarlet Restaurant and so I ventured out, on a wet and windy Saturday, to Mawgan Porth to sample the day’s menu. Upon arrival, my companion and I were swiftly seated in the beautiful atrium-style restaurant that, even on a grey day, was flooded with light. We began our visit by soaking up the sea views before sampling the fresh bread and browsing the impressively varied menu. A perfect match for the simple but stylish surroundings, the menu here offers classic European dishes to delight every palate. The lunch menu includes firm favourites with interesting flavour twists and after much to-ing and fro-ing I finally settled on a starter of crab and sweetcorn fritters with saffron mayonnaise. This dish was both light and flavoursome – the perfect choice to whet my appetite. I followed it with the day’s special of mushroom ragu on a bed of truffle polenta, which was mouth-watering and rich – a taste revelation. My friend dined on ham hock croquettes to start, before opting for a main of pakora fish sandwich with celeriac remoulade and tomato chutney. Both were eagerly devoured and enjoyed. Our visit confirmed that The Scarlet Restaurant really is the place to go if you’re looking for a comfortable and luxurious escape with an unbeatable window to the beauty of the Cornish countryside. The service and facilities are impeccable, the food and drink creative, and the surroundings stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed catching up over a leisurely lunch and we rounded off our meal by sharing the West Country cheese platter, which came with homemade biscuits and tangy chutney. We ended our meal in the best way possible: sipping on freshly brewed coffee whilst planning our next visit. We look forward to stopping by after work to check out the outdoor terrace and order a couple of evening tipples.

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

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Trewithen Restaurant

 Location 3 Fore Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BP t: 0844 502 7750 w: www.trewithenrestaurant.com A labour of love for the Gilbert family, Trewithen Restaurant is a modern British eatery founded on a passion for great food, fine wine and excellent service. The restaurant’s friendly team welcomes locals and visitors alike and the ever-changing seasonal menus have guests returning time and time again. Inside Trewithen, the dining room adopts a rustic but elegant style, while the garden provides a sheltered spot for al fresco dining. The menu is a celebration of local produce: allow yourself to be tempted by a dish of flavoursome West Country mussels, or perhaps you’ll opt for a hearty venison steak with rich Port sauce. For vegetarians, mains like creamy roasted leek risotto are irresistible, and vegans are offered an entire menu of plant-based delights – highlights include traditional Indian potato cakes and a rich roast squash curry, made with coconut milk and a pepper and tomato sauce.

SE £15 to

£26

Open: Tues-Sat 6.30pm-9pm Modern British

The Falmouth Hotel

 Location Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ t: 0844 625 3668 w: www.falmouthhotel.co.uk e: reservations@richardsonhotels.co.uk It’s hard to miss this stunning château-style hotel, which resides on Falmouth’s famous seafront. Dating back to 1865, The Falmouth Hotel is known among locals and tourists as a spectacular destination for fine food and relaxation. Hotel guests and non-residents are welcome to dine in the AA-rosette-awarded Castle Beach Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular à la carte menu alongside an extensive wine list. On the menu are a stunning array of international dishes, as well as classical British fare made using only the finest and the freshest local produce from the south west. The bar and lounge offers guests a less formal dining experience where light snacks, sandwiches and delicious dishes are available. You are also invited to enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, which you can choose to pair with a glass of Champagne or a gin tipple.

TF £27 to

£44

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 produce. Ingredients change with the season and so does the menu at Zacry’s. Executive chef Neil Haydock creates a shifting menu with local produce and international influences. His focus is on provenance, bold, chargrilled flavours, and classic dishes with a contemporary Cornish twist. Florentine steak, English venison, Cornish spider crab and Grampound duck could all feature on an evening’s menu. Desserts such as blackberry doughnuts and mango chocolate fondant will round off your meal perfectly. Reservations are available for non-residents, including a swim-and-dine deal, which gives you time in the sea view infinity swimming pool before dinner. 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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*

£39

Open: Mon-Sun 6.30pm-9.30pm 18

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The Idle Rocks

Modern British

 Location Tredenham Road, St Mawes, TR2 5AN t: 0844 502 8457 w: www.idlerocks.com

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The Idle Rocks occupies an unbeatable waterside position in St Mawes. Stunning views of the River Fal can be enjoyed from the dining room and terrace, and this makes for a wonderful first impression. With the sunlight glistening on the water and boats coming and going, it was hard to imagine a more relaxing way to spend an afternoon in Cornwall. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable: calm neutrals and crisp white linen combine with splashes of vibrant colour for a classy take on coastal-inspired styling, and clever design means that the stunning vista can be enjoyed from every table.

£21 to

£32

The menu is imaginative and interesting, showcasing fine ingredients prepared with a Japanese twist. To start, we chose mackerel with cucumber, wasabi and ponzu, and a light-as-air chicken liver parfait with umeboshi plums, paper-thin sliced mushrooms and shokupan – delightfully fluffy Japanese milk bread. Both dishes were perfectly balanced, delicious and presented with elegance and precision. When ordering our mains, we expected a lot from The Caterer’s 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year and we were not disappointed. The gurnard with risotto nero and gremolata was cooked to perfection and the vegetarian main was outstanding. Titled Heligan’s Garden, it combined chestnut purée, squash cooked three ways, tea-soaked raisins and a light Moroccan-inspired sauce to deliver a dish that was packed full of flavour. A Baked Alaska with rhubarb and gin, and bitter-sweet muscovado tart with surprising citrus bursts of fresh grapefruit and sorrel provided a perfect ending to a memorable meal. Quality and sustainability are firmly at the heart of the offering at The Idle Rocks. All the meat, fish and dairy used is Cornish, and head chef Guy Owen is passionate about using the best fresh, seasonal produce, working to develop relationships with local suppliers including the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan who supply the kitchen with heritage vegetables. The wine list is extensive and carefully curated, with bottles labelled Boss’ Favourite just crying out to be sampled. Many of the wines are certifiably organic and biodynamic, and the list includes excellent Cornish wines from Knightor and Trevibban Mill Vineyard. The Idle Rocks is also open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and tasting menus with optional wine flights are available each evening. For overnight guests, accommodation is available in one of the hotel’s 19 luxurious, individually designed rooms.

Open: Mon-Sun 8am-10.30am, noon-2.15pm, 3pm-5pm, 7pm-9.15pm

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Fowey Hall

 Location Hanson Drive, Fowey, PL23 1ET t: 0844 502 3367 w: www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk e: info@foweyhalhotel.co.uk A luxurious coastal manor house overlooking the Fowey Estuary, Fowey Hall specialises in family-friendly holidays and offers easy access to some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches and attractions, including the Eden Project. Inside the hotel, parents will be delighted to find an Ofsted-approved crèche, a variety of rooms perfect for couples, families and dogs, and a child-friendly spa. The jewel in Fowey Hall’s crown is the charming restaurant. The chefs here specialise in traditional Cornish cuisine, but both the restaurant itself and the menu have been thoughtfully adapted to accommodate kids and adults together. Choose from family feasting or fine dining. You can enjoy tasty dishes such as Penzance cod wrapped in Parma ham, and spring lamb rump, while younger diners tuck into toad in the hole or freshly made Bolognese. You can also dine al fresco and soak up the view over the river and out to sea, and the breakfast buffet welcomes early-risers of all ages.

NS £30 to

£37

Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 2.30pm-4pm, 6pm-9.15pm Modern British

The Commercial Inn

 Location 13 Market Square, St Just, TR19 7HE t: 0844 502 3363 w: www.commercial-hotel.co.uk e: enquiries@commercial-hotel.co.uk Pay a visit to St Just and discover a local hidden gem. The Commercial Inn is a go-to destination for any devout foodie. The menus follow the seasons and showcase the finest and freshest local ingredients. In the summer months, expect to find an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish including lobster and crab – caught and landed less than a mile away at Cape Cornwall – which can be enjoyed in the light and airy conservatory, outdoor patio area or stunning garden. The outdoor area boasts so much beauty that The Commercial won the South West in Bloom award for Best Floral Pub in 2018. Heart-warming dishes including homemade slow-cooked steak and Doom Bar pie, and chef’s vegan, lentil and vegetable shepherd’s pie and handmade 6oz beefburger complete with smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese and red onion marmalade are the perfect dishes to tuck into when the nights draw in.

SI £17 to

£23

Open: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 6pm-8pm Modern British

Trewithen Bistro

 Location 35 Fore Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BN t: 0844 502 8470 w: www.trewithenrestaurant.com The newest development at the renowned Trewithen Restaurant, Trewithen Bistro offers a casual dining experience with the same attention to high-quality food and excellent service that has set this establishment apart in recent years.

SE £15 to

Soak up the laid-back atmosphere over a leisurely breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast or a hearty full English – there’s even a veggie option available. The lunchtime menu is a celebration of classic British flavours and includes the likes of homemade casserole, crispy fish and chips and pan-fried sea bass in a creamy cider sauce, while a delectable afternoon tea is the perfect way to treat yourself on a special occasion. In the evening, the bistro transforms into a stylish tapas bar where small plates such as spicy patatas bravas, garlic and chilli prawns and Spanish tortilla can be enjoyed with a relaxing glass of wine.

£25

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Fowey Harbour Hotel

Modern British

 Location Esplanade, Fowey, PL23 1HX t: 0844 502 5117 w: www.harbourhotels.co.uk e: fowey@harbourhotels.co.uk

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotel with a more exquisite and picturesque view than the Fowey Harbour Hotel, set on the clifftop overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Just a stone’s throw from Fowey’s quaint town centre, you’re only a few minutes’ walk from charming independent boutiques, ancient cobbled streets and, of course, the beautiful beach, which is ideal for paddling with the kids.

£17 to

£38

Inside this gorgeous contemporary hotel, you’ll discover a stylish and vibrant interior inspired by Fowey’s connection to world travel. Boats have come into port at this small town from all over the world, and throughout the venue striking exotic art and colourful wallpaper combine with light and airy spaces to reflect this, creating a refreshing, modern feel and a relaxed atmosphere. Each of the 37 stunning bedrooms offers a similar sense of tranquillity: many boast views of the estuary and each comes equipped with a luxurious waterfall shower, fluffy white dressing gowns and complimentary White Company toiletries. Over in the restaurant, large windows give way to waterside views and the menu is a veritable celebration of modern British cuisine. The chefs prioritise the use of local produce, incorporating wild-caught seafood and meat from nearby farmers into the menu. Service begins with the breakfast offering, with tempting plates such as eggs Benedict and blueberry pancakes available alongside the generous Continental buffet. Later on, the all-day dining menu comes into play, with the huge selection of tasty dishes providing scrumptious choices that are ideal for lunch or dinner. Whet your appetite with a starter of seared scallops and bacon before indulging in a main of tender slow-braised ox cheek, or opt for a delicate cheese soufflé followed by Cornish sole and brown shrimp butter. If it’s a warm day, why not dine al fresco on the sun-bathed terrace? For guests celebrating a special occasion, the sumptuous afternoon tea is the perfect chance to treat yourself. Meanwhile, the relaxed bar – with its array of creative cocktails, fine wine, bottled beer and cider – is the perfect place to unwind and chat with friends. You could even order a light snack to accompany your drinks.

Food Served: Mon-Fri 7.30am-10am, noon-9pm; Sat 8am-10.30am, noon-9pm; Sun 8am-10.30am, noon-6pm

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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 the 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 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, Food Served: Mon-Sun choose from home-cooked favourites such as bangers and mash, and scampi 7.30am-10am, noon-3.30pm, and chips, or opt for a sandwich, 6pm-9.30pm salad or toasted focaccia. In the evening, perhaps try something different such as pan-roasted hake fillet wrapped in Parma ham with langoustine, smoked haddock, pancetta and vegetable chowder. Each of the pub classics such as chicken Kiev, 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. Brasserie

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 unforgettable dining experience, whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

£20 to

£35

The dedicated chefs at Constantine pride themselves on creating beautifully well-balanced menus, showcasing the best seafood, meat and produce Cornwall has to offer. While you wait to be seated in the light and airy dining room, why not enjoy a glass of fine wine on the terrace? After a drink or two, you might opt to start with hand-picked crab and Atlantic prawn cocktail dressed in lobster bisque mayonnaise, house-cured salmon with tartare crème, pea shoots, crostini and candied lemon rind. Open: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm Follow with freshly caught fish served with samphire, and parsley beurre blanc, locally sourced steak with French fries and Café de Paris butter or try the Indonesian curry, which is made using 17 different herbs and spices. The restaurant also boasts a fantastic Sunday roast, a lunch menu packed with local favourites, and desserts bound to tempt even those with the most discerning sweet-tooth. With warm and attentive service and an impressive food offering, you’re guaranteed an extra-special visit to Constantine Restaurant. 22

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Barnaby’s

British

 Location 22a Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB t: 0844 502 3312 w: www.barnabyspadstow.com e: hello@barnabyspadstow.com

NC

Just a stone’s throw from Padstow Harbour, you’ll find Barnaby’s. Surrounded by charming shops and quaint stone cottages, this boutique-style restaurant is nestled down a winding lane and set in a former Victorian tearoom. Founded by Katie and Rick Toogood, Barnaby’s is a labour of love and reflects the duo’s passion for scrumptious food, amazing service and relaxed dining that brings people together. At the heart of Barnaby’s sits Bertha – the kitchen’s well-loved wood-fired oven. The majority of dishes served here are prepared on Bertha with the aim of preserving the natural flavour of the locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The menu is built around sharing: begin by ordering a few small plates to split between your party – the lamb skewer is a particularly popular option, the mussel popcorn with baharat is an ingenious mix of Cornish and Middle Eastern flavours and the vegetarian roasted cauliflower with harissa and yoghurt is mouth-wateringly good.

£15 to

£23

Open: Tues-Sat noon-11pm

The selection of larger plates are designed to be split between everyone and there’s a range of meat and fish-based plates to choose from. There’s a juicy 16oz pork chop with mojo rojo and mojo verde and the tender lamb cutlet with fennel and orange is packed with flavour. Many diners also come wanting a taste of the sea and the whole lobster and whole fish – both of which are cooked in spicy harissa butter – offer just that.

The Alverton

British

 Location Tregolls Road, Truro, TR1 1ZQ t: 0844 502 3353 w: www.thealverton.co.uk e: stay@thealverton.co.uk

TF

Set just outside Cornwall’s county town, The Alverton hotel offers easy access to some of the area’s most beautiful surroundings. Despite its well-connected location, The Alverton has also been noted for its sense of seclusion and tranquillity. Upon arrival, you’ll wind your way up a long driveway before being greeted by an impressive sight: this former convent sits atop a hill, surrounded by luscious greenery and boasting gorgeous mullioned windows. At The Alverton, a series of 51 rooms range from classic en-suites to executive suites. Each room has been tastefully decorated to reflect the character of this Grade II listed building and during your stay you’ll benefit from facilities such as spacious bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, as well as new treatment rooms, which will open in the summer.

£23 to

£42

Food Served: Mon-Fri 7am-9.30am, 10am-11.30am, noon-9pm; Sat & Sun 8am-10am, 10.30am-11.30am, noon-9pm

As the winner of two AA rosettes, The Alverton’s restaurant is a popular destination with enthusiastic foodies, and you can dine here throughout the day. Begin the day with an award-winning breakfast, or refuel with a tasty light bite at the bar. If you’re seeking something a little heartier, peruse the all-day menu and opt for a juicy steak or a freshly made burger. Or perhaps you’ll be tempted by the à la carte menu, with its range of regionally inspired dishes such as crab linguine and Cornish beef fillet with braised shin croquette. Cornwall Guide 2019

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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 comes from their own butchers, while vegetables and fruit come 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

Hannafore Point Hotel & Spa

 Location Marine Drive, Hannafore, West Looe, PL13 2DG t: 0844 625 7401 w: www.hannaforepointhotel.com e: stay@hannaforepointhotel.com With an exquisite view over the sparkling blue Looe Bay, Hannafore Point Hotel occupies an enviable location in a truly unspoiled area of this coastal county. Its tranquil setting makes Hannafore Point Hotel ideal for a weekend getaway. The majority of the bedrooms have balconies, providing uninterrupted views of the sea, and the spa includes numerous facilities: try the sauna and steam rooms, hydro pool and heated beds, or indulge in a soothing massage. The Raffles Brasserie and Bar is the perfect place in which to settle down and enjoy a drink paired with a tasty snack. Dishes range from freshly made sandwiches to the catch of the day. Over in the Headland Restaurant (chef profile page 69), locally sourced ingredients are showcased on a crowd-pleasing menu designed to suit every occasion. You might opt for mouth-watering local crab gratin followed by pan-seared duck breast, or try the vegetable tempura before sampling creamy Brie and beetroot tart.

SE £20 to

£30

Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-9pm 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 Rock Inn

British

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

NC

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.

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British

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

TF

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 £25 to fantastic bill of fare that ranges from delicious steaks from local pastures, to £45 sumptuous seafood from nearby harbours. 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 menu’s crown is the local roast lobster. Choose from Thermidor sauce or garlic and chorizo to complement the lobster’s delicate flavour, Open: Mon & Thurs-Sat or simply enjoy it as it comes with a choice of hand-cut chips, new potatoes, 9am-12.30pm, 5.30pm-9pm; fries or bread, and dressed Cornish leaves and aioli. Be sure to check out Sun 9am-11am, noon-7pm 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. British

Tregenna Castle Resort  Location Trelyon Avenue, St Ives, TR26 2DE t: 0844 625 7335 w: www.tregenna-castle.co.uk e: hotel@tregenna-castle.co.uk

SI

Tregenna Castle Resort occupies a truly magical location in the picture-postcard seaside town of St Ives. A Grade II listed building, this magnificent hotel is set in 72 acres of its own grounds and is home to tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as special Castle beauty treatments for ultimate relaxation. Of course, it’s just a stone’s throw from the beach too.

£22 to

£41

There’s a huge variety of rooms available to book at Tregenna Castle and each one has been carefully designed to offer the maximum in comfort and convenience. Your choice ranges from luxurious sea view rooms and family suites to open-plan apartments. On top of all this, the brasserie at Tregenna Castle offers a mouth-watering selection of traditional British fare, crafted with the finest Cornish ingredients. Bring the whole family for a delicious Sunday roast, take some time for Open: yourself on a romantic date night Mon-Sun 10am-3pm, or celebrate a special occasion 6pm-9pm with an afternoon tea. In the evening, a dish of creamy mussels in cider sauce is the perfect way to end a day by the sea, and classics such as fish and chips and roasted lamb rump are consistent favourites among visiting foodies. Vegetarians aren’t forgotten either: tuck into a tasty vegetarian pizza or enjoy a dish of wild mushroom risotto. 26

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Wild Café at Bedruthan

British

 Location Mawgan Porth, TR8 4BU t: 0844 502 5205 w: www.bedruthan.com e: stay@bedruthan.com

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Situated in a stunning location atop the cliffs at Mawgan Porth, the Wild Café at Bedruthan hotel and spa was a joy to visit. After a warm welcome we settled at a table with uninterrupted views over the Atlantic, surrounded by wonderful aromas from the in-house bakery. Discovering that bread, quiche, sausage rolls, cakes and pastries were also available to take away was a particularly delightful surprise.

£21 to

£37

We started our meal with a refreshing bowl of salad from the tempting display at the deli counter. The locally sourced, seasonal offerings included cauliflower with harissa, honey and mustard parsnips, roasted golden beetroot, and chilli and garlic broccoli. My main course – Welsh rarebit – was absolutely delicious. Served with local cheese and presented on homemade bread, this dish was enhanced by crunchy roasted hazelnuts, sweet confit leeks, fennel, and tangy salad leaves. My companion greatly enjoyed her generous portion of tender Korean chilli beef, which came with delicate spring onion rice. To round things off, we chose freshly made chocolate and hazelnut macaroons, which came from the day’s varied selection of sweets. The Wild Café, along with other areas of the hotel, has been cleverly laid-out, offering relaxed, adult-only spaces as well as family-friendly dining. Diners mingle at the deli counter, where we saw little ones making their choices alongside older generations. Eating together and sampling a wide variety of food is also encouraged on Sundays, when the hotel’s popular roast dinners are served on generous sharing platters. A full range of drinks is available and includes fine wine, local beer, West Country cider, and soft drinks, as well as a dazzling selection of speciality gin and whisky. After our meal, we toured the wealth of facilities on offer: swimming pool and spa areas, private event and conference spaces, a children’s activity corridor, a glamorous bar, and a tranquil evening restaurant were all interspersed with stylish yet comfortable seating areas. Regular events include fire and feast nights, art exhibitions and seasonal fairs. The outstanding sea views can be appreciated all year round.

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British

Trethorne Hotel & Golf Club  Location Kennards House, Launceston, PL15 8QE t: 0844 502 7759 w: www.trethornegolfclub.com

NC

With an award-winning golf course, recently refurbished bedrooms, a stylish bar and restaurant, stunning beer garden – which can seat 96 people – and outside kids’ play area, Trethorne Hotel & Golf Club can be found on the border between the picturesque counties of Devon and Cornwall, and offers breathtaking views across the countryside. Whether you’re enjoying a golfing break with friends, taking a short stopover on your way west, or indulging in a delicious meal out, the team at Trethorne are always pleased to welcome you.

£18 to

£30

‘...breathtaking views...’ Having enjoyed a round or two of golf and a restful night’s sleep, why not stop by the restaurant, where you’ll find that food is served throughout the day? Bar Open: The all-day breakfast offering includes a sumptuous full English as well as a Mon-Sun 7am-late vegetarian breakfast and tasty bacon and sausage sandwiches, while the Food Served: selection of delicious sandwiches Mon-Sun 7am-9pm and light meals – think fluffy three-egg omelettes and freshly baked jacket potatoes – are perfect for a lunchtime snack. If you’re looking for something heartier, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice: the grilled steaks are perfectly cooked to your liking, the Cajun chicken and chilli ribs are full of flavour, and the Southern fried chicken burger is beautifully crisp. Dishes like rich mushroom Stroganoff and gooey macaroni cheese are particularly popular with vegetarians and younger diners love the tasty kids’ menu. British

The Plume of Feathers  Location Mitchell, Nr. Newquay, TR8 5AX t: 0844 625 7387 w: www.theplumemitchell.co.uk e: theplume@hospitalitycornwall.com

TF

The perfect location for food-lovers and drink connoisseurs alike, The Plume of Feathers, based just minutes from the bustling hub of Truro, combines the luxury of a modern getaway with the historic beauty of a 16th-century coaching inn.

£24 to

£30

Why not soak up the cosy ambience under low oak beams, lounge by the log fire in the cooler months, relax in the sunlit conservatory, or take advantage of those hot, sunny days in the picturesque beer garden? Chef-patron Nat Tallents heads up the kitchen, and it’s her passion for making the most of fresh, quality produce that means the restaurant has established a reputation as one of the best places to eat in the area. With a host of signature dishes inspired by locally sourced ingredients, including produce from The Plume’s own kitchen garden and bees, guests can expect honest, homemade and Open: inspiring modern British cuisine, Mon-Sun 8am-10pm with a menu that celebrates Cornish heritage. This stunning menu is effortlessly matched by a wide selection of local and international beverages including Cornish ale and fine world wine. The atmosphere is always warm and family-friendly, and even your four-legged friends are welcome in the bar. The Plume of Feathers focuses on quality food and excellent service. 28

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The Riverside

British

 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 four-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 wine sourced by family-run Castang Wine complements the menu perfectly.

NC £20 to

£30

Food Served: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm

The Red Lion

British

 Location Blackwater, Nr. Truro, TR4 8EU t: 0844 625 7411 w: www.redlionblackwater.co.uk e: redlionblackwater@hotmail.com Set in the village of Blackwater – just a short drive from Truro and a stone’s throw from the picturesque beaches at St Agnes – The Red Lion has been a fixture here for many years. Its family-friendly and dog-friendly policy means that everyone is welcome at this traditional-style pub. You won’t be disappointed by the huge range of drinks and tasty British fare on offer. Outside, a spacious garden area provides the perfect place to relax in the sun, while the cosy dining room, complete with original wooden beams provides a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a pint or a glass of wine. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s a regularly changing selection of specials available. These typically range from homemade fish and chips, to vegan aubergine chilli. For a fun-filled evening you can also stop by to participate in the popular quiz night.

TF £18 to

£25

Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat & Sun noon-midnight

Alverne Restaurant and Lounge

Modern European

 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.

SI £25 to

£35

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Modern European NS £22 to

£32

Open: Mon-Sun 11am-late

Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar  Location The Atlantic Hotel, Dane Road, Newquay, TR7 1EN t: 01637 839048 w: www.atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk e: info@atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk 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 Newquay’s best-kept secrets. You’ll feel more 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.

Firm favourites include the moules marinières, pan-fried hake with tempura crab, sirloin steak and lobster (24 hours notice required). There’s also the Bistro’s nationally acclaimed high tea available daily, as well as a tempting set lunch menu. 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. 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, crafted by the experienced bar team.

Modern European

Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant  Location Trevibban Mill, Dark Lane, St Issey, Nr. Padstow, PL27 7SE t: 0844 502 9153 w: www.appletonsatthevineyard.com e: appletons@trevibbanmill.com

NC

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 (chef profile to page 70), former head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and his partner Lyndsey. For £40 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. 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 Open: for Andy; the vineyard has its own vegetable garden and rears its own lambs Weds & Thurs noon-5pm; for him to use, allowing Andy to source produce from his doorstep. You might Fri & Sat noon-close; start with Terras Farm smoked duck breast with squash caponata and Sun 10am-4pm chestnut pesto, or quinoa-crusted (hours vary seasonally, soft-shell crab with nasturtium root see website for details) and sea buckthorn. Follow with agnolotti of Coombeshead Farm sourdough, cauliflower, truffle and walnuts, or squid ink linguine served with scallops, courgette, seaweed and fennel seed pangrattato. End your meal on a high note with smoked butterscotch chocolate pot or decadent Espresso Martini tiramisu. £26

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Beach Club Restaurant

Modern European

 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, comprising meat or fish or even Lebanese shoulder of lamb, which is served alongside 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.

Sands Restaurant

Modern European

 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 roulade of crab, seared loin of venison, and fillet of brill with smoked haddock, saffron parmentier potato and pea chowder.

SI £25 to

£40

‘...showcases the best of local produce...’ After enjoying a treatment at the C Bay Spa, peruse the light menu, which focuses on fresh local produce such as pan-seared St Ives Bay mackerel fillets, Carbis Bay crab fritter and grilled Food Served: fillet steak salad, all served in the Mon-Sun 7.30am-10am, stunning surrounds of the coastal noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm 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 45 luxurious rooms, stunning new waterfront beach lodges and suites, coastal beach houses and valley cottages and apartments is individually furnished and offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Mediterranean

Beachcomber Restaurant  Location Sands Resort Hotel, Watergate Road, Porth, TR7 3LX t: 0844 625 7316 w: www.sandsresort.co.uk e: reception@sandsresort.co.uk

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Located on Cornwall’s stunning North Coast, the Beachcomber Restaurant is set in the award-winning Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, just a short drive from the famous surfing beaches of Newquay. An incredibly versatile resort, this £21 to hotel is ideal for couples and families alike and boasts spacious swimming £33 pools, a friendly kids’ club and a variety of accommodation, including family rooms and interconnecting suites. As if that weren’t enough, the luxurious spa offers a range of relaxing packages: indulge in a tranquil twilight session, which includes a 90-minute Moroccan spa experience as well as a two-course dinner, or celebrate a special occasion with a vintage tea spa party, designed for between four and 16 people. Over in the Beachcomber Restaurant, you’ll find a light and airy space perfect for everything from early-evening family-friendly dining to a romantic date night. In the evening, the Beachcomber’s team of talented chefs combines Open: Mon-Sun locally sourced ingredients to 7.30am-10am, noon-3pm, create a range of mouth-watering 4.45pm-6pm, 6.30pm-9pm Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Expect delights such as a flavoursome falafel burger with sweet chilli sauce, and a juicy fillet steak with your choice of peppercorn or chimichurri sauce. There’s even a dedicated kids’ menu. For couples holidaying together, or parents looking for some time to themselves, the relaxed bar is the place to be. Order your favourite cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the sea. 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 Summer Open: Mon-Sat recommend that you start with wood-fired sardines on toast, or tiger prawns noon-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm; with smoked paprika. For a Sun noon-3pm, 5pm-9pm classic seafood main, you can’t go Winter Open: Tues-Sat wrong with the Porthleven lobster noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; roasted with garlic and accompanied Sun noon-4pm by skinny fries and lemon, or the 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? 32

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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 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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£25

Open: Mon-Sun 6pm-10pm (open seasonally)

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 restaurants and takeaways – 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 fully licensed 90-seat 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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£9

Open: Mon-Sat 11.30am-9pm

Barny’s

Fish & Chips

 Location 10 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7DA t: 0845 468 1127 Located on one of the busiest streets in Wadebridge, Barny’s occupies 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. The team is passionate about serving quality fish and chips that are sure to 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 alongside a tea, coffee or soft drink, 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. With all this on offer, it’s easy to see why locals and tourists alike will tell you that Barny’s serves some of the best fish and chips in Cornwall.

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£8

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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 also offers a takeaway service.

£15 to

‘...warm and welcoming atmosphere...’

£20

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

The family-friendly eatery 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.

Open six days a week, the Port & Starboard is a must-visit for those in the St Columb area and also provides a convenient pit-stop en-route to any of Cornwall’s coastal destinations. Whether you choose to dine in the spacious restaurant and pair your meal with a bottle of wine, pint of beer or cool cider, or take your meal away to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, you’ll receive the same efficient and friendly service.

Gastropub

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 Food Served: Mon-Sat recommend the Chilean cabernet sauvignon. For dessert, it doesn’t get much better noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm; than lemon and lime cheesecake with Sun 12.30pm-3pm, clotted cream. On Thursday evenings 6pm-8.30pm (open until 9pm there is a special steak deal comprising throughout summer) a Cornish 8oz rump steak with all the trimmings for just £10. Curry night is held every Monday evening and fish night takes place every Wednesday evening. 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? 34

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The Lowenac

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 34 Basset Road, Camborne, TR14 8SL t: 0844 502 8432 w: www.lowenachotel.net e: lowenac@btconnect.com

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Once the grand residence of one of Cornwall’s famous mine captains, this 17th-century hotel still retains many original period features, including Italian cornices and fantastic curved doors. Those wishing to stay can expect large, well-appointed, en-suite bedrooms with all the modern amenities necessary for your comfort. Head to The Lowenac’s well-stocked bar to sample an impressive number of gin varieties, and a wealth of malts and blends perfect for whisky-lovers. There’s also a hand-picked wine list with a great range of Old and New World vintages perfect for enjoying with a meal. The restaurant serves an array of mouth-watering dishes including gourmet burgers and fries, succulent chicken and perfectly cooked steak. If you have room there’s also a delectable choice of desserts, complemented by local Cornish clotted cream.

£15 to

£20

For those planning birthdays, christenings and wakes, The Lowenac can provide an attractive private Food Served: Mon-Sat room with capacity for 150 7am-10am, noon-2.30pm, guests and the option of a buffet 6.30pm-9.30pm or seated meal. The team can also cater for business meetings and conferences, offering the use of drop-down screens, flip charts, free Wi-Fi and an overhead projector. This venue has the added benefit of being easily accessible – situated a five-minute walk from Camborne train station, there’s even a large secure car park for the convenience of guests.

Belushi’s

Bar & Restaurant

 Location 35 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1HD t: 0844 625 3296 w: www.belushis.com e: newquay@belushis.com Belushi’s in Newquay serves up tasty burgers, cocktails and an American menu right on the seafront of the Cornish coastline. Located on a clifftop overlooking the beautiful Towan Bay, Belushi’s is all about chilling out in true beach bar-style. Tuck into your burger whilst enjoying sea views from the outdoor terrace where you can soak up the sun. What more could you want from a Cornish retreat? This family-friendly bar offers up a tasty menu including a range of delicious burgers, sticky Jack Daniels barbecue chicken wings, jalapeño poppers, fried mac and cheese, massive sharing platters and more. Don’t forget to sample a fine and refreshing Cornish beer whilst breathing in the fresh West Country air. If you’re looking for the fun atmosphere Newquay is known for, Belushi’s also hosts open mic nights, live music and DJs each weekend.

‘...fun atmosphere...’

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£25

Open: Mon-Weds 10am-midnight; Thurs & Fri 10am-2am; Sat 9am-2am; Sun 9am-1am

There are 12 beaches of golden sand right on the doorstep, which makes Belushi’s the perfect place to nurse a chilled beer or gin and tonic after a day of hitting the waves. It’s the ideal location for an afternoon in the summer sunshine amongst a buzzing yet laid-back crowd. There’s no better way to end a day in Newquay than watching the sun go down with a drink in hand. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Bar & Restaurant

Walkabout  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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£25

‘...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 hunter’s chips topped with cheese, chicken, bacon and sticky barbecue sauce Open: or the tasty vegan nachos. Alternatively, opt for a pizza, a steak straight from Mon-Weds 11am-midnight; the barbecue, or a classic chicken Parmi. You can also build your own burger Thurs-Sat 9am-3am; with a number of different fillings Sun 9am-midnight to choose from. Cocktails with an Aussie 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. Bar & Restaurant

Sailors Arms  Location 15 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1HB t: 0845 468 0995 w: www.craft-pubs.co.uk 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.

£15 to

£25

‘...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 11am-1am; are after a fantastic evening meal, the Sailors Arms has something to suit your Tues & Weds 11am-3am; needs. A range of hand-stretched Fri & Sat 11am-4am; pizzas is available, complemented Sun noon-3am 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. 36

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The Bakehouse

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE t: 0844 625 7362 w: www.bakehouserestaurant.co.uk e: bakehousepz@hotmail.com

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Located in the most historic part of Penzance, The Bakehouse boasts a contemporary yet warm atmosphere. Owners Kim and Gary took over The Bakehouse on Valentine’s Day in 2017. Kim trained at Penwith College and worked at The Bakehouse for eight years before becoming the owner, and Gary trained under Stew Eddy and Nik Boyle for five years at The Victoria Inn, in Perranuthnoe.

£22 to

£40

The team likes to use as many local suppliers and ingredients as possible, such as Thornes Fruit & Veg, fish from Stevenson fishmongers, and meat from Lenterns. The kitchen strives to make everything on the menu from scratch, from the meat and fish stocks, to all of the sauces. The team even makes all the biscuits, breads, chutneys, sorbets, ice creams and desserts in-house. The menu is forever changing with the seasons. As the restaurant is a mere 100m away from the sea, expect to find plenty of spectacular seafood options. A wide range of beautiful steaks are also available, ranging from a 10oz rump to a 20oz Chateaubriand for two. All prime cuts are cooked on a grill, and served with your choice of tempting sides, sauces, butters or rubs. Asian-inspired dishes feature heavily on the menu, including Thai broth served with pan-fried plaice; Chinese sweet chilli and soy confit pork belly with mashed sweet potato, pak choi and toasted sesame seeds; and Indian spiced vegan dhal, served with homemade mango chutney, rice and cauliflower bhaji. There are exciting vegetarian dishes as well as a separate vegan menu, which changes frequently. Vegetarian dishes that have featured on the menu include homemade ricotta and butternut squash tortellini finished with beautiful mushroom consommé. To accompany your delicious meal, The Bakehouse has a large selection of cocktails, wine, beer, ale, cider and spirits – including Cornish gin and rum. Ten stunning cocktails are usually available and change with the seasons, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect drink to match your chosen dishes. With all this on offer, you can see why The Bakehouse is a hotspot for devout foodies. Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Open: Mon-Weds 5.30pm-9.30pm; Thurs-Sat noon-2pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm (hours vary seasonally)

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Bar & Restaurant

The Old Inn  Location Churchtown, Mullion, Nr. Helston, TR12 7HN t: 0844 502 0415 w: www.oldinnmullion.co.uk e: oldinn17.mullionlp@gmail.com

SI

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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£18

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, and the seafood is provided by Matthew Stevens in St Ives, so you know it’s fresh. Naturally, if you order the wholetail scampi and chips, mussels in white wine, cream, garlic Open: Mon-Sun and shallots or the crab linguine with spring onion, chilli and garlic here, you’ll 11am-11.30pm notice the quality immediately. The passionate kitchen team uses these choice Food Served: Mon-Sun ingredients to create an exciting noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm specials board, which features plenty of delights, and focuses on the season’s best. Vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs 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 vegetable curry served with mango chutney, rice and poppadoms are designed to more than satisfy. For the best in Cornish hospitality, head to The Old Inn.

Bar & Restaurant

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 £12 to and the first thing that draws your attention is the bustling bar, where you’re £30 invited to unwind with a Spanish-style gin and tonic, wine or cocktail. Sit at the bar or on the terrace and relax with a glass of fine wine sourced from small boutique vineyards in Spain and Europe, or one of the Cornish beers and ciders. 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 menu, which features fresh fish and shellfish specials that change daily. Perhaps start with pescaito frito with garlic aioli, or a platter of the finest black foot, acorn-fed jamon Iberico with a glass of ice cold fino. Open: Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10pm You’re spoilt for choice for mains; choose from traditional paella, the fideua menu, fresh fish specials or the parilla for delicious chargrilled meats. Alternatively, choose from an authentic Seville-inspired tapas menu and perhaps plump for tortilla de patata, albondigas or gambas al ajillo. If you’re craving Italian food, La Casita offers thin and crispy handmade pizzas, as well as a selection of regularly changing pasta dishes, made by Italian chef Matteo Decassan. Booking is strongly advised if you’re eating in, although a wide selection of meals is also available to take away. 38

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Cove Restaurant

Bar & Restaurant

 Location The Esplanade Hotel, Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1PS t: 0844 502 3364 w: www.esplanadehotelnewquay.co.uk e: reservations@esplanadehotelnewquay.co.uk

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You’ll find Cove Restaurant set inside Newquay’s famous Esplanade Hotel. Boasting an incredible costal setting, this venue offers outstanding views of one of the UK’s most famous surfing locations and it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the shore. Visitors staying in the area can choose from a variety of rooms, including spacious family suites and couples’ rooms, and the hotel staff are delighted to welcome four-legged friends too. With a sea view or your own private balcony, you can wake up refreshed by the invigorating sea breeze while Quicksilver and Roxy-themed rooms are contemporary and cool – ideal for keen surfers, who will also love the hotel’s proximity to Fistral Beach.

£22 to

£36

Over in the Cove Restaurant, diners are offered a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, whether you’re staying in the hotel or just looking for a tasty meal out. The restaurant (chef profile page 70) itself is light and airy and the large windows provide an unbeatable view of the sunset each evening – it’s the perfect spot for a romantic date. Why not celebrate your day by the sea with some traditional seafood? Begin with a starter of fresh mussels in a zesty lime and coriander sauce, before indulging in a dish of traditional Cornish ale-battered fish and chips. Or if you prefer turf to surf, try the meat antipasti board followed by a juicy fillet steak with mouth-watering confit tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, rustic chips and salad. Vegetarians aren’t forgotten either: the deliciously crunchy Thai stir-fry noodles are full of flavour and the superfood salad is zingy and refreshing. For those dining earlier in the day, the lunch menu awaits. Expect delights such as creamy wild mushroom risotto and loaded potato wedges, as well as freshly made sandwiches and toasties. On Sundays, the irresistible roast lunches draw guests from far and wide. Enjoy your favourite succulent meat along with all the classic trimmings and an unbeatable ocean view. With its scrumptious food and exquisite views, a trip to Cove Restaurant is an unforgettable experience. Visitors find themselves returning again and again and the excellent level of service at this hotel has been recognised with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Open: Mon-Thurs 6.30pm-8.30pm; Fri-Sun 6pm-8.30pm

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Bar & Restaurant

Sazerac Social  Location 17-18 Summerleaze Crescent, Bude, EX23 8HJ t: 0844 502 5207 w: www.sazeracsocial.co.uk

NC

Named after one of the first cocktails ever invented, Sazerac Social is an expert blend of modern style and timeless elegance. Inspired by the speakeasy bars of the 1920s, this venue is known as the hidden jewel of Bude. After taking in the cool, sophisticated interior, my partner and I turned to admire the stunning views of Summerleaze Beach.

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£43

Open: Mon-Sun noon-11pm

Upon arrival, we received a friendly and professional welcome, and a Rhubarb Rose Fizz was suggested as a light and refreshing pre-dinner drink. Once seated, we decided to try the five-course taster menu. My husband quickly flagged up his allergies with our server and we were reassured that the chef would make the necessary adjustments. Our starter of ham, smoked cheese, pickles and honey was a delight. Not only were the flavours tantalising, but the varied textures awoke our tastebuds. Our second appetiser was a real work of art, combining duck fat-roasted carrots with chorizo jam, yoghurt and tangy coriander.

My favourite course was the mackerel with apple and ginger, which was accompanied by thinly sliced radish and crème fraîche. The succulent pork with artichoke and wild garlic was flavoursome and satisfying. I could not resist dessert and opted for sticky date cake, with red-wine poached pears and clotted cream.

Bar & Restaurant

Oystercatcher  Location Dunders Hill, Polzeath, PL27 6TG t: 0844 625 3744 w: www.oystercatcherpolzeath.co.uk e: oystercatcher@staustellbrewery.co.uk

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Overlooking Polzeath just a five-minute walk from Cornwall’s famous surfing beach and its golden sands, you’ll find the newly refurbished Oystercatcher, offering delicious locally sourced pub food and award-winning beer and lager in a laid-back coastal setting. Oystercatcher also provides cosy self-catering apartments that are ideally situated for a beach holiday, walking break or a base for exploring Cornwall’s beautiful scenery.

£20 to

£30

‘...laid-back coastal setting...’ Whatever you choose from the exciting and innovative menu, from salads, pizzas and burgers to classics like cod and chips, you’re in for a treat. You can tuck into the local, fresh Cornish fare, served in style in the newly refurbished pub or you can dine al fresco on the terrace while admiring the breathtaking views. The menu is complemented by a Open: great selection of beer, wine and Mon-Sun 11am-midnight cocktails. With a warm welcome and smiles all round, the team at Oystercatcher is on-hand to ensure that your visit is as enjoyable as can be. Perched on the north coast of Cornwall, there’s an abundance of activities right on the doorstep. Additionally, the Oystercatcher and its apartments are dog-friendly, so the whole family can pay a visit to this delightful venue. Check out the website for more information and up-to-date offers and events. 40

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Penventon Park Hotel

Bar & Restaurant

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

CR

A favourite of locals, The Copper Bar and Restaurant at the Penventon started with a simple mission back in the early 70s: to deliver delicious food and drink at reasonable prices, and this mission remains the same today.

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The menu (chef profile page 70) is relaxed, comforting and made up of delicious brasserie-style food from Europe and far beyond. Expect bold and punchy flavours lovingly prepared with wonderful produce from across the country. Dishes include thyme-roasted pork chop accompanied by colcannon mashed potatoes, honey-roast carrots and apple and cider sauce; salt and pepper squid with red cabbage coleslaw and tangy sweet chilli dip; and hake fillet served with a delicious beetroot risotto, wilted spinach and lemon butter sauce. You must save room for one of the utterly sinful puddings, which include the likes of pistachio layer cake with blackberry and Port sorbet, dark chocolate and caramel parfait with salted caramel brittle, and vanilla crème brûlée with shortbread fingers.

£38

‘...bold and punchy flavours...’ If you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing informal dining experience, why not try the Lunch & Lounge menu? Over-filled sarnies and a delightful selection of light bites, as well as comfort dishes, are the perfect choices for either a quick lunch or a lazy afternoon meal. An all day menu can be enjoyed in the lounge area and you can order any dish from the lunch menu. Step into the stylish private Venetian dining room, which can seat up to 40 guests – an ideal venue for any kind of celebration. The decor mixes traditional and vintage Venetian design and here you’re invited to relax around the spectacular dining table with family, friends or colleagues. When you’re finished with your meal, pull up a chair and grab a glass of your favourite tipple, allowing the familiar atmosphere of the Copper Bar to capture your evening. If you’re a gin-lover, you’re in for a treat: behind the bar are 160 different gins for you to try, and if you fancy something adventurous there are also an abundance of cocktails to suit all tastes. As the night draws in the lights are dimmed and the volume turned up; you’re in for a fun-filled night of wining and dining.

Copper Bar and Restaurant Open: Mon-Sun 7am-9.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm

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Bar & Restaurant

Blacks Dining Room & Bar  Location 12-13 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AW t: 0844 502 3361 w: www.blacksofchapelstreet.com e: enquiries@blacksofchapelstreet.com

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The relaxed and stylish Blacks Dining Room & Bar is a must-try whether you’re a local or tourist visiting for a few days. It’s the perfect place for those looking to enjoy a quick cup of coffee, glass of wine from the well-stocked cellar or something more substantial for lunch or dinner.

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£43

Located in the heart of Penzance in historic Chapel Street, Blacks is wonderfully versatile and offers something to suit all tastes and occasions; from hearty brunches and light bites for lunch through to an extensive dinner menu and specials board, with the focus always on fresh, local produce. Award-winning coffee, luxurious cocktails, fine wine and local beer all complement the dishes on offer. Open: Mon-Sat 10.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun 6.30pm-10pm

With its ever-growing reputation for creating fine food cooked fresh and to order, and for serving a selection of the best seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes to be found anywhere in Penzance, rest assured you’ll always find something to tantalise your tastebuds at Blacks.

If you’re planning an event or celebration, Blacks is also available for private hire. You can contact the team or pop in to discuss your requirements. Why not stop by with a few friends or bring the whole family? You’re guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome. Bar & Restaurant

Lewinnick Lodge  Location Pentire Headland, Newquay, TR7 1QD t: 0844 625 7380 w: www.lewinnicklodge.co.uk e: thelodge@hospitalitycornwall.com

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Escape to the edge of the Atlantic at Lewinnick Lodge. Nestled amongst the cliffs of the stunning Pentire Headland, you’re invited to taste the saltwater lifestyle and dive into the fresh seafood and world-inspired dishes at this beautiful £26 to ocean-facing hotel, bar and brasserie. £35 Book a table in the restaurant, take a pew by the dog-friendly bar or lounge by the fireside; wherever you sit you can’t escape the captivating coastal panoramas – don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins. Lewinnick Lodge is also perfectly placed for storm-watching or for those summer evenings spent gazing at the ocean from the clifftop terrace, as the sun sets over the horizon. Feast from a menu of delicious delights alongside a glass of crisp wine or locally brewed ale. You might opt for the light and fresh polenta-crusted squid followed by Cornish crab Open: linguine – or even tuck into one of Mon-Sun 8am-10pm the succulent steak dishes, sourced from farms in Cornwall. Whether you’re looking for a pub in Newquay after a windswept walk along the coastal path or to mark a special celebration with your loved ones, Lewinnick Lodge is a venue fit for any occasion. It’s the tasty, freshly sourced food, clifftop location and stylish ambience that make Lewinnick Lodge one of the best places to dine in Newquay. 42

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The Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace

Bar & Restaurant

 Location Padstow Harbour Hotel, Station Road, Padstow, PL28 8DB t: 0844 625 2613 w: www.harbourhotels.co.uk e: padstow@harbourhotels.co.uk

NC

The Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace is set in the Padstow Harbour Hotel in the lovely fishing port of Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. Dating back to the Victorian era, this grand building is now a four-star hotel that boasts exquisite views of the Camel Estuary and the town’s picturesque harbour. Its coastal location means there’s plenty to do nearby: it’s just a short drive away from some of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, a stone’s throw from the popular South West Coastal Path, and less than a ten-minute walk from the quirky independent boutiques of Padstow.

£20 to

£37

Inside, a recent renovation has bedecked The Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace with stylish contemporary interiors and each room offers a comfortable space in which to unwind. Calming blues and refreshing whites reflect the hotel’s seaside backdrop and guests can choose from standard, executive and superior rooms as well as either a picturesque sea vista or a beautiful inland view. In the restaurant, the focus is on creating a relaxed atmosphere where diners can enjoy a modern brasserie-style menu in an unbeatable setting. The chefs at Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace are passionate about using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, so whatever time of year you visit, you’re guaranteed a fresh and tasty selection of fare. Throughout the year, options include classic comfort food such as homemade burgers and succulent roast chicken with sage stuffing, while vegan and vegetarian visitors are also offered a great range of plant-based dishes: why not try the tender grilled broccoli with tahini and smoked almonds? Or perhaps you’ll sample the mouth-watering vegetable burger, served with secret-recipe sauce. Of course, Padstow is particularly famous for its seafood and the hotel’s signature dishes centre around the sea: there’s a creamy fish pie, a tasty seafood burger and crispy tempura prawns to choose from – these go perfectly with a side of chips with thyme sea salt. You could combine your meal with one of the restaurant’s exclusive cocktails, or maybe you’ll sample a pint of local craft beer. As well as the all-day menu, Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace provides a delicious afternoon tea menu and, at the weekend, a truly indulgent Sunday roast.

Food Served: Mon-Fri 7.30am-10am, noon-9pm; Sat 8am-10.30am, noon-9pm; Sun 8am-10.30am, noon-5pm

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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 greets 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 Food Served: Mon-Sat dishes using Cornish produce. All the fish and seafood used in the restaurant is 8am-10am, noon-9pm; brought in fresh every day from the market on the harbourside, and the meat is Sun 8am-10am, noon-8pm locally sourced from trusted suppliers. Why not start with the delicious smoked mackerel pâté and 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 Portbyhan website to receive exclusive offers for accommodation and first-rate food and drink. Bar & Restaurant

The Greenbank Hotel  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.

£25 to

£30

Food Served: Mon-Sun 10.30am-9pm

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’ 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.

Enjoy the likes of rosemary and garlic lamb shoulder with confit onions, fresh mint raita and griddled flatbread 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 crémeux with poached pear, toasted pearl barley and cocoa nibs is a dessert to be savoured. A carefully selected wine list completes the dining experience perfectly. 44

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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.

£22 to

£37

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. Lusty Glaze is also home to the Offshore Pizza Bar, a rustic restaurant that boasts panoramic coastal views and is literally sat on the sand – perfect for a post-surf drink in the sun. Open during the summer months, it serves hand-stretched, wood-fired pizzas plus a selection of cold beers and fruity 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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CLC Trenython Manor  Location Castledore Road, Tywardreath, PL24 2TS t: 0844 502 8803 w: www.trenython.co.uk e: receptiontrenython@clcworld.com

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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 hold 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 Open: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm to the 16th century, gathered from churches, York Minster and Worcester Cathedral. This ornate decor 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. Bar & Restaurant

Henlys Bar & Restaurant  Location 2 Church Street, Helston, TR13 8TG t: 0844 502 8381 w: www.henlysbarandrestaurant.co.uk e: henlysbar@live.co.uk

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In the heart of Helston, Henlys Bar & Restaurant is run by a young, talented team that focuses on fantastic cocktails and a great range of fresh, Cornish-inspired dishes. The team champions local produce, with scallops from Falmouth Bay, just up the road, and steaks farmed on the Lizard Peninsula.

£20 to

£25

‘...finest local ingredients...’

Bar Open: Mon-Sun 11am-midnight Restaurant Open: Mon-Sat noon-9pm; Sun noon-5pm

Your dining experience is central to the team’s ethos, from the ingredients sourced to the first-class table and bar service you’ll receive. Henlys daily changing menus and seasonal menus are lovingly prepared using only the finest local ingredients, and will leave you spoilt for choice. To finish, why not treat yourself to one of the decadent desserts or a selection of deliciously moreish Cornish cheeses with Miller’s Damsels biscuits? Wednesdays are reserved for steak night. From £30 you and a guest can enjoy two Cornish steaks cooked to your liking alongside a bottle of wine.

The bar is a great place to enjoy a delicious aperitif or after-dinner tipple. Henlys serves delicious cocktails and over 25 local gins including Curio, Caspyn and Tinkture Rose Gin, all of which are perfectly poured and expertly garnished.

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Bier Huis Grand Café

Café

 Location 16 Saint Andrew’s Street, St Ives, TR26 1AH t: 0844 625 7403 w: www.bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk e: info@bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk

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Nestled down a winding lane, surrounded by independent shops and quirky boutiques, Bier Huis Grand Café brings a taste of Belgium to the charming seaside town of St Ives. Having been recently renovated, this casual eatery boasts a beautiful, stylish interior and a relaxed ambience. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bier Huis Grand Café is the perfect spot for anything from a light snack to a celebratory meal.

£16 to

£25

You’ll find this café just a few minutes’ walk from St Ives harbour. Why not start your day with a tasty breakfast? Options range from healthy granola to sumptuous Belgian waffles with fruit and syrup toppings. Later in the day, the range of freshly made crab or fish finger sandwiches, and Croque Monsier and Croque Madame toasties make up the light bites menu while the selection of sharers encompasses the likes of a traditional charcuterie board. For heartier appetites and evening Open: diners, the range of tasty mains is Mon-Sun 10am-10pm sure to satisfy. With plates such as freshly cooked Cornish mussels, fish and chips and a variety of traditional Belgian dishes, there’s something to suit every palate. Combine your food with a drink – there’s an impressive array of flavoured gin on offer alongside fine wine and 75 specialist Belgian beers, as well as St Ives Cider.

Café Limelight

Café

 Location The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG t: 0844 502 3373 w: www.thecastlebude.org.uk e: thecastle@bude-stratton.gov.uk

NC 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 is home to the Heritage * £5 Centre and three art galleries, as well as the charming Café Limelight. to Whether you’re stopping by for a laid-back Fairtrade coffee and cake, or a £10 ploughman’s lunch, bowl of soup, or jacket potato, you’ll find that Café Limelight suits everyone. The café caters for both vegetarians and vegans, and is proud to be an official Refill station and free from single-use plastics. 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 sand dunes, beach and harbour. The conservatory is also dog-friendly, as is the large decking area Summer Open: outside, which is the perfect place Mon-Sun 10am-5pm to relax with a cup of tea and a Winter Open: slice of cake on sunny days. The Mon-Sun 10am-4pm café also offers a small selection of wine and cider to accompany your lunch. This charismatic venue is 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. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Trebah Kitchen

Café

 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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£10 to

£15

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 Gvalda (chef profile page 70) 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 crisp filo-wrapped king prawns with homemade sweet chilli sauce, marinated cucumber spaghetti, 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, Cornish coast fish in crisp batter and homemade chips, and homemade hummus providing sustenance and nourishment for little explorers.

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

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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.


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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£9

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

Café Mylor

Café

 Location Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth, TR11 5UF t: 0844 625 7370 w: www.cafemylor.com e: info@cafemylor.com Café Mylor is based at Mylor Yacht Harbour, where diners stop by to enjoy breakfast, lunch or brunch while watching the world go by. The café is easily accessible by boat, car or foot. You can enjoy barista coffee, Cornish tea and smoothies, as well as alcoholic beverages in either the spacious interior or on the sunny terrace. Café Mylor’s dog-friendly policy also makes it the perfect rest stop after enjoying any of the local scenic coastal or countryside walks. Food is locally sourced and freshly prepared. The café is famous for its breakfast and brunch menu, which boasts the likes of a classic ‘full Cornish’, eggs Benedict, pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, porridge and homemade granola with yoghurt. Lunch carries on similarly with fresh soups, fish and chips and potato rosti complementing daily specials and varied vegan and children’s menus. *Price range represents the cost of a lunchtime main course.

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£6 to

£12

Open: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm (hours vary seasonally, please call for more information)

Olive Tree

Café & Bistro

 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 vegan and vegetarian dishes are available until 4pm every day, along with fantastic cakes, Lavazza coffee, Twinings tea, a range of fine wine by the glass, local 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 Lundy fish, Bude lobster and vegan fish and chips. 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.

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£30

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C-Bay  Location West Pentire, Crantock, TR8 5SE t: 0845 468 1160 w: www.crantockbay.co.uk e: info@crantockbay.co.uk

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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 the home-baked cakes, savouries and drinks on offer. C-Bay’s traditional afternoon tea, served with Tregothnan tea, is a treat not to be missed. Come the 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 topped with mature Cheddar, pickles and tomato relish served in ciabatta bread; caramelised onion, mushroom and Brie tart served with salad and walnut pesto; and Korev-battered fish and chips accompanied by tartare sauce and pea purée.

£18 to

£23

‘...stunning venue...’

You can choose to dine inside C-Bay’s spacious dining room, on the huge sun terrace, or in the new cocktail bar, where you can nurse your favourite Open: Mon-Sun 10am-9pm cocktail. Drinks on offer include (limited hours in the winter) the Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini and Bellini, and you’ll also find a fine selection of gin, as well as a range of delicious mocktails. 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.

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Jamaica Inn

Traditional

 Location Bolventor, Launceston, PL15 7TS t: 0844 502 4476 w: www.jamaicainn.co.uk e: enquiry@jamaicainn.co.uk Fantastic food, great drinks and unbeatable history await you at the world-famous Jamaica Inn. Perched high up on the wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor, this coaching inn was immortalised by author Daphne du Maurier in her murder mystery novel of the same name. Since then, the Jamaica Inn has become a popular stop off for visitors craving hearty Cornish fare.

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£30

‘...wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor...’ The Inn is home to both Pedlars Restaurant and the Smuggler’s Bar. The menu centres around wholesome, fresh, tasty English food beginning with hearty breakfasts, followed by lunch, light bites, doorstep sandwiches, summer salads, delicious evening meals and mouth-watering desserts.

‘...wholesome, fresh, tasty English food...’ Cornish cream tea and daily specials are also available, and the Inn hosts a traditional carvery every Sunday lunchtime. Local draught ale, cider, lager and spirits like the Jamaica Inn’s own rum help complete a perfect meal.

‘...Cornwall’s largest smuggling museum...’ Jamaica Inn houses Cornwall’s largest smuggling museum and the Daphne du Maurier Room is full of her memorabilia. For kids there is a pirate ship to climb on. The popular farm shop is stocked with Cornish produce and the gift shop is ideal for souvenirs.

‘...perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall...’ In the summer, the Inn boasts exquisite views over Bodmin Moor; this setting provides the perfect backdrop for monthly murder mystery evenings. If you’re brave enough, there are monthly ghost hunt nights too. If you’d like to explore the area further, why not stay the night in one of the Inn’s 36 comfortable rooms or suites? This hotel, full of character, is the perfect base to visit anywhere in Cornwall and Devon and still be back in time for dinner.

Food Served: Mon-Sun 7.15am-9pm

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Traditional

The Wheelhouse  Location West Wharf, Mevagissey, PL26 6UJ t: 0844 502 8380 w: www.wheelhouserestaurant.co.uk

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The Wheelhouse is everything an authentic fishing harbour restaurant should be and more. Come here to enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience you will never forget. Located right in front of the boats in the harbour, The Wheelhouse is also the only restaurant in Mevagissey with an outside seating area and upstairs dining area, which boasts stunning views overlooking the sea.

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£12 to

£16

Owners Richard and Meg’s love of fresh fish and shellfish is apparent throughout the whole menu. Every dish is made from scratch using fresh Cornish produce wherever possible. The menu changes seasonally and dishes served depend on what Richard has caught on their boat, or what other fishermen have caught at the harbour. In addition to a variety of stunning fish dishes, the likes of 28-day-aged sirloin and rump steak cooked to your liking are available, alongside vegetarian and vegan options that include authentic Asian curries. A visit to The Wheelhouse wouldn’t be complete without trying the whole crab or lobster, which are the freshest around. Complement your meal with a local ale, cider or glass of Champagne. Whether you stop by for a drink and a chat with the local fishermen, the famous breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner or to stay the night in the guest house or holiday cottage, you and your four-legged friends will be welcomed with open arms. Open: Mon-Sun 8.30am-9.30pm

*Price range represents the cost of a main meal and a drink. Traditional

Polgooth Inn  Location Ricketts Lane, Polgooth, Nr. St Austell, PL26 7DA t: 0844 502 4439 w: www.polgoothinn.co.uk e: enquiries@polgoothinn.co.uk

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The Polgooth Inn (chef profile page 71) delivers everything you would expect from a perfect Cornish country pub – and so much more. There’s a strong commitment to using the very best locally sourced ingredients, and it doesn’t £24 to get much more local than the Inn’s own kitchen garden. On the pub’s doorstep £28 there are seven acres of productive land growing vegetables, fruit and herbs with an emphasis on unusual and heritage varieties. On the menu are crowd-pleasing pub classics and imaginative vegetarian and vegan choices, as well as a selection of dishes inspired by world cuisines. Salt and pepper squid with tangy sweet chilli dip, and crispy pork belly with sticky piri piri dipping sauce were the perfect starters for our meal. For the main course, my dining partner and I chose the chicken and chorizo pie topped with breadcrumb gratin, and pan-fried herb-crusted pork escalope. The pie was superb in both texture and flavour, while the pork was perfectly cooked and served with braised red cabbage, delicious potatoes and spectacular Open: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm fennel seed gravy. Whole cream panna cotta infused with local honey and rich chocolate tart rounded off our meal beautifully. It’s easy to see why this pub wins awards, including the British Institute of Innkeeping Licensee of the Year in 2018. Great hospitality and fabulous food served in cosy, comfortable surroundings – it’s a winner every time. 52

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The Quintrell Inn

Traditional

 Location 2 North Way, Quintrell Downs, Nr. Newquay, TR8 4LA t: 0844 625 7408 e: thequintrellinn@hotmail.com

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The Quintrell Inn takes its name from the charming village it inhabits – Quintrell Downs. Located less than a ten-minute drive from Newquay – Cornwall’s own surfing mecca – and 20 minutes from the county town of Truro, this traditional family-run inn has undergone recent refurbishment and eagerly welcomes both locals and visitors. The varied menu ensures there’s something to suit every palate and the friendly team of staff will make you feel immediately at home.

£15 to

£20

The Quintrell Inn is well-equipped to entertain families. Why not stop by after a day at the seaside to relax, unwind and enjoy a hearty homemade meal? Inside you’ll find an indoor play area, complete with ball pit, while outside there’s a climbing frame and slide that’s guaranteed to keep the kids occupied. The children’s menu offers tasty treats at great value: it’s just £5.95 for a meal, drink and a scoop of Cornish ice cream.

‘...outstanding carvery...’ For the adults, the well-stocked bar provides a range of real ale as well as fine wine, beer and local cider. Take a seat in the traditional dining room – or take up a game of pool – while you sip your drinks and peruse the menu. The Quintrell Inn is known for its generously sized portions so you can be sure you won’t go home hungry. Specials nights are scheduled throughout the week and the chefs here prioritise the use of locally sourced ingredients. On Thursdays, the popular steak night sees guests come from far and wide for a taste of juicy rump steak, chicken breast or gammon, and each dish is accompanied by sides of chips, peas, mushrooms, tomatoes and onion rings. If you’re stopping by at the end of the week, be sure to pop in for Fish Fridays. Choose from cod, plaice or scampi and enjoy with chunky chips. Like any good British pub, The Quintrell Inn also offers an outstanding carvery. On Mondays, diners can enjoy their favourite meat along with all the traditional trimmings and lashings of freshly made gravy. If you still have room, be sure to round off your meal with a delicious dessert: options range from creamy cheesecake to indulgent sticky toffee pudding.

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Traditional

The Bolingey Inn  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.

£20 to

‘...meat and fish dishes can be traced back to local farms and harbours...’

£32

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

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.

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 and during school holidays food is served every day of the week.

Traditional

The Hewas Inn  Location Fore Street, Sticker, Nr. St Austell, PL26 7HB t: 0844 502 6560 w: www.hewasinn.co.uk e: contact@hewasinn.co.uk

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A popular stop with ramblers, families and dog-walkers, The Hewas Inn can be found in the village of Sticker. Over the years, owner Carl and his dedicated team have welcomed countless local customers as well as visiting tourists, building up an outstanding reputation for their friendly atmosphere and home-cooked British fare.

£20 to

£32

Open: Mon-Thurs noon-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am-midnight; Sun noon-11pm Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm

Inside The Hewas Inn, guests will find an inviting traditional-style dining room and a bar brimming with real ale, local beer, fine wine and spirits. In the summer months, the outdoor seating area is popular too, bustling with drinkers enjoying a pint and a chat with friends. The food at The Hewas centres around fresh local produce and diners can choose from a tempting array of specials as well as a regular menu. Perhaps you’ll sample the hearty vegetable lasagne, or maybe you’ll opt for the mighty beefburger, topped with bacon and gooey cheese. For vegan diners, the dedicated vegan menu lists mouth-watering plates such as comforting root vegetable stew, while younger diners will delight in choosing from the children’s menu.

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The Victory Inn

Traditional

 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. In 2018 this pub won gold in the Taste of the West awards in the dining pub category. Just a stone’s throw from the water, guests can nurse a glass of their favourite tipple on one of the benches outside and take in the glorious view of the sea. Inside, the low ceilings, cream and blue walls and flashes of colourful artwork create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

£16 to

£22

‘...stunning views...’ When it comes to food, The Victory Inn’s dedicated team (chef profile page 71) prides itself on making everything 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. The Victory Inn’s menu will always feature seafood delights including the likes of fresh fish finger sandwiches and renowned Goan cod, squid and king prawn curry, as well as pub classics like battered fish served with hand-cut chips, homemade tartare sauce and crushed peas, and breaded wholetail scampi. Wholesome plates such as slow-cooked duck spring roll, Cajun buttermilk chicken burger, and lamb chops served with Dauphinoise potatoes, sweet potato purée and chorizo, mushroom and brandy cream sauce will satisfy even the most discerning meat connoisseur. Round off your meal with a classic sticky toffee pudding, dark chocolate mousse with blood orange jelly and clotted cream, or even a cheeseboard complete with chutney, quince jam and biscuits. A good selection of local beverages can be found at the well-stocked bar, including Cornish gin and ale. 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 visitors, so feel free to bring your pup along.

Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-9pm (hours vary seasonally)

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St Michael’s Mount Inn

 Location 9 Fore Street, Barripper, Nr. Camborne, TR14 0QR t: 0844 625 7312 w: www.stmichaelsmountinn.com e: hello@stmichaelsmountinn.com Originally a pit-stop for monks travelling on pilgrimages, St Michael’s Mount Inn is now a family-run free house and bistro that occupies a prominent place in its local community. As well as a lively bar, spacious garden and a traditional bistro, this inn also plays host to a small village shop and a local produce market. There’s an array of drinks available, from real ale to fine wine. Why not order some bar bites to go with your aperitif? The selection ranges from homemade sesame and coriander flatbread to spiced onion pakora. If you’re looking for something heartier, the main menu has you covered. Opt for aromatic crab bon bons followed by bistro-style mac and cheese or try the classic Scotch egg with saffron aioli before indulging in a plate of succulent pork belly with black pudding.

CR £17 to

£26

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The Trewellard Meadery

 Location Trewellard, Nr. Penzance, TR19 7SS t: 0844 502 0387 Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year is The Trewellard Meadery, which 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.

SI £15 to

£20

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The Mounts Bay Inn

 Location Mullion, Nr. Helston, TR12 7HN t: 0844 625 7327 w: www.mountsbaymullion.co.uk e: enquiries@mountsbaymullion.co.uk Nestled in the village of Mullion, The Mounts Bay Inn is surrounded by traditional Cornish cottages and can be found on the Lizard Heritage Coast, just a short drive from Lizard Point. The Mounts Bay Inn is a particularly popular stop with ramblers: stop by for lunch following a morning of exploring the coastal paths, or treat yourself to a delicious dinner after a day by the sea. With a wealth of high-quality produce available on their doorstep, the chefs here enjoy using local ingredients in their homemade dishes. Tasty seafood plates such as Cornish trio of fish fillets and flavoursome seafood chowder take inspiration from the venue’s littoral setting, while the juicy sirloin steak is ideal for meat-lovers and the butternut, sweet leek and ricotta lasagne is a favourite among vegetarians. Enjoy your food in the contemporary-style restaurant or outside in the charming garden.

SI £19 to

£29

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Tintagel Arms Hotel

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 Location Fore Street, Tintagel, PL34 0DB t: 0844 502 4108 w: www.thetintagelarmshotel.co.uk e: info@thetintagelarmshotel.co.uk

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Situated on Fore Street in the centre of the historic village of Tintagel, The Tintagel Arms has been undergoing a stylish overhaul and is fast gaining a reputation for quality dining and excellent service. Overseen by charming manager and owner Dawn, this venue is particularly popular with locals – always a good sign for out-of-town visitors.

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Using only the best produce, much of it sourced locally, head chef Michael Moore (chef profile page 71) compiles an appealing daily specials menu made up of plenty of tempting, locally caught fish options, as well as mouth-watering meat dishes. Try the creamy homemade fish pie, the juicy fillet steak with Stilton sauce, or the gin and blood orange duck – a huge array of spirits and wine at the bar ensures there’s an impressive selection of tipples to accompany these mouth-watering dishes. With the ceiling decked in twinkling fairy lights and a roaring wood-burning fire in the dining room, the atmosphere at Tintagel Arms Hotel is cosy and welcoming. On the standard evening menu, the huge range of starters and mains means there’s something to please everyone, including spicy chicken wings, box-baked Camembert, beer-battered fish and chips, juicy steak, homemade lasagne, burgers and creative vegetarian options. Give the chef 24 hours’ notice and he’ll be happy to buy in and serve the fish of your choice. Elegantly presented, the pan-fried fillet of wild sea bass, which was served with creamy saffron and white wine sauce atop a bed of crushed new potatoes, was a delicate delight. My partner’s excellent Provençal seafood stew – a flavourful bowl of prawns, razor clams, scampi and cod resting in a rich tomato, garlic and wine sauce – was reminiscent of a French bouillabaisse and every bit as tasty. We’d begun our meal by sharing a starter of smoked salmon and crème fraîche to ensure we saved room to sample one of the delectable desserts on offer. After some deliberation, we opted for Eton Mess and a divine frozen passion fruit parfait on a buttery biscuit base. The restaurant ethos is to provide delicious, proper food that’s well cooked and fairly priced. ‘Arrive hungry, leave happy’ is the restaurant’s motto and that’s exactly what we did.

Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm

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The Swordfish Inn

 Location The Strand, Newlyn, Nr. Penzance, TR18 5HN t: 0844 625 7348 w: www.swordfishinn.co.uk e: info@swordfishnewlyn.co.uk The Swordfish Inn can be found nestled in the quaint fishing village of Newlyn. With a laid-back atmosphere and a welcoming interior, this traditional village pub is always bustling with friendly locals, and at the weekend live music events provide first-class entertainment. It’s the ideal place to unwind after work and a great spot to pass a relaxed evening during your holiday. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a friendly server. Make your way to the well-stocked bar where you’ll find a fantastic selection of drinks: why not order a pint of real Cornish ale? Or perhaps you’ll opt for a cool beer or a traditional West Country cider. Upstairs, four spacious en-suite rooms provide a great place to rest your head: the inn is just a short drive from some of Cornwall’s most picturesque beaches and Penzance is bursting with quirky shops and charming cafés.

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The Yacht Inn

 Location Green Street, Penzance, TR18 4AU t: 0844 625 7420 w: www.yachtinn.co.uk e: contact@theyachtinnpenzance.co.uk Welcome aboard The Yacht Inn, a beautiful pub brimming with Cornish charm. In the warmer months, guests can sit outside on the decking and enjoy a glass of wine or real ale whilst overlooking the picturesque views of the promenade and the bay. When the nights draw in, take a seat inside and tuck into some heart-warming pub grub. The Yacht Inn creates delicious seasonal dishes year-round using locally sourced produce, including plenty of Cornish seafood. With a great selection of light bites, pub classics, desserts and specials, you’re guaranteed to find a dish to satisfy any craving. Looking for somewhere to rest your head after a busy day exploring all the sights of Penzance? This dog-friendly pub has seven comfortable bedrooms complete with stunning sea views, making it the perfect place for all the family.

SI £18 to

£24

Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Sun noon-2.30pm, 5.30pm-8.30pm (hours vary seasonally) Traditional

The Logan Rock Inn

 Location Treen, St Levan, TR19 6LG t: 0844 502 3310 w: www.theloganrockinn.co.uk e: anita@loganrockinn.com The Logan Rock Inn dates back to the 16th century and can be found atop the cliffs of West Cornwall, in the village of Treen. Situated just off the winding coastal path, this friendly pub is a popular stop off with walkers visiting the area: on your rambles keep an eye out for the wild ponies wandering the clifftops and be sure to admire the exquisite views.

SI £15 to

£33

Upon arriving at The Logan Rock, begin by ordering a pint of real Cornish ale or treat yourself to a glass of wine. The food here is all home-cooked: starters range from breaded whitebait to a venison Scotch egg, while the list of mains encompasses a grilled mushroom and halloumi burger, flavoursome marinated pigeon breasts and, of course, a classic Cornish pasty. On Sunday, The Logan Rock’s roast lunch is the perfect way to end a morning walk with the family. Open: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm 58

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The Inn For All Seasons

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 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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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 from well-loved British dishes like beer-battered cod and chips served with mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce to enticing Continental options Food Served: Mon-Sun – this varied menu caters for all noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm dietary needs. The carvery meal deal on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes offers a delicious choice of meats followed by a homemade dessert and tea or coffee 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.

The Shire Inn

Traditional

 Location Pendarves, Camborne, TR14 0RT t: 0844 625 3718 w: www.shireinn.co.uk e: shireinn@gmail.com

CR 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 £20 to the expansive beer garden, The Shire Inn never fails to impress. £30 From the hearty pub classics that we all know and love to more exotic dishes such as spicy hanging chicken and chorizo skewers 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, sharing boards, and open ciabatta sandwiches to hearty mains, juicy grilled steaks and delicious seafood 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 Food Served: carvery, dessert and coffee or tea for Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-9pm 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 meats, 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? Cornwall Guide 2019

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Bodmin Jail

 Location Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin, PL31 2NR t: 0844 625 7321 w: www.bodminjail.org e: info@bodminjail.org Searching for a truly unique dining experience? Look no further than Bodmin Jail. Set in the heart of Cornwall, this 18th-century jail has been converted into a popular tourist attraction and offers a valuable insight into the social history of the county. The Governor’s Hall restaurant, with its high vaulted ceilings and leaded windows, is an impressive space. A regular schedule of events – including murder mystery dinners – draws guests from far and wide. At lunchtime, the menu consists of freshly made sandwiches and spicy fajitas and a small diner’s menu for younger visitors. If you’re looking for something heartier, peruse the all-day menu; with land dishes such as slow-cooked mutton and ox cheek pie, vegetarian plates and scrumptious seafood, a trip to the Governor’s Hall is the perfect way to end a day of sightseeing.

NC £17 to

£28

Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-9pm Traditional

The Weary Friar

 Location Pillaton, Nr. Saltash, PL12 6QS t: 0844 502 9243 w: www.wearyfriar.co.uk e: info@wearyfriar.co.uk One of the oldest inns in the country, The Weary Friar is tucked amongst the winding lanes of the 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 inn housed the builders of the church, and it still boasts an underground tunnel that connects the two buildings. Its history has even given rise to rumours of hauntings. Today, this pub offers 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 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.

SE £15 to

£20

Open: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Traditional

The Springer Spaniel

 Location Treburley, Nr. Launceston, PL15 9NS t: 0844 502 3520 w: www.thespringerspaniel.co.uk e: springerspaniel@btconnect.com Dating back to 1815, The Springer Spaniel is a traditional country pub set in the heart of the West Country. As its name suggests, this pub welcomes every member of the family – especially the four-legged kind – and the relaxed ambience is ideal for diners of all ages. Inside, a roaring log fire, exposed brickwork and rustic decor create a cosy space perfect for winter visitors, while the beer garden is a pleasant suntrap during the summer months. The food menus at The Springer Spaniel are impressively varied and creative. The innovative Cornish tapas selection offers a chance to sample a variety of high-quality Cornish ingredients in the form of tasty small plates, while the eight-course taster menu is the perfect way to treat yourself. Other tempting pub classics range from bangers and mash with red wine jus, to wild mushroom risotto. There’s even a children’s menu available.

NC £25 to

£37

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The Longboat Inn

Traditional

 Location Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HZ t: 0844 625 7368 w: www.longboatinn.co.uk e: longboatinn@gmail.com

SI The Longboat Inn is set in the heart of the seaside town of Penzance, opposite the train station and just a stone’s throw from the picturesque harbour. Its location makes The Longboat Inn easily accessible from all over Cornwall and, for those £15 to staying in one of the inn’s 17 en-suite rooms, this is the ideal base from which £22 to explore the county: you’ll be spoilt for choice by the stunning coastal walks, charming fishing villages and beautiful beaches. Downstairs, the traditional, homely bar area is decked out with original wooden flooring, plenty of tables and chairs and an impressive selection of beer, cider, Cornish ale, wine, spirits and soft drinks, not forgetting teas, coffees and homemade cakes. In the warmer months, sit back, relax and enjoy a drink outside in the stunning Mediterranean beer garden. If you feel like grabbing a delicious bite to Food Served: eat before watching a film, why not dine in the cinema restaurant? It’s the perfect Mon-Sun 7am-9pm place to have a wonderful meal before making your way to the cinema room where (hours vary seasonally) you can enjoy the film on show. The cinema room has 16 seats and can be used for conferences too. If you’re feeling peckish, peruse the menu of homemade locally sourced food. You won’t be disappointed by delights such as the juicy Cornish rump steak – cooked to your liking with sides of tomatoes, mushrooms and hand-cut chips – and amazing sizzlers. Throughout the week, themed nights ensure there’s always a varied selection of fare and there are exclusive menus for vegans and vegetarians, featuring tempting plates such as homemade mixed bean chilli and all-day breakfast.

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, try the creamy Cornish seafood chowder, packed Food Served: Mon-Sat with freshly caught local produce. Those calling in for dinner will find chef noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Dave’s crabcakes with sweet chilli Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm dip an 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 leave 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 2019

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

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Reopened in March 2017, Trelowarren Arms is a quintessentially Cornish pub in the heart of a quaint Cornish village. Owner Anna Cavanagh worked in the pub when she was just 14 and returned some 20 years later to restore the pub to its former glory and give something back to her community. Anna, along with her husband Martin and the team, have received a very warm reception since reopening the Trelly, as it’s affectionately known, and has earned a loyal following of regular patrons.

£15 to

£20

The bar stocks a variety of local ales and has an extensive gin selection. The kitchen is headed up by chef Ben Ibbotson and the food on offer is beautifully simple; think home-cooked pub classics made using only the freshest and finest local ingredients. These include Ben’s steak and ale pie, homemade lasagne Open: Mon 4pm-11pm; and Kitto’s sausages and mash, but be sure to save room for the delicious Tues-Fri 11am-11pm; homemade cheesecake of the day. Sat 11am-midnight; Most of the dishes take advantage Sun 11.30am-10.30pm of the fresh meat and fish that Food Served: Tues-Sat are so readily available to the noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; pub, and there are also plenty of Sun noon-6.30pm choices that are either gluten-free, vegetarian or both. Since reopening, the pub is best known for its fantastic Sunday roast, which is served all day and is not to be missed, so booking is essential. Traditional

Fishermans Arms  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.

£20 to

£25

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

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.

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. 62

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Tavern Inn

Traditional

 Location Mellanvrane Lane, Newquay, TR7 2LQ t: 0844 625 7427 w: www.staustellbrewery.co.uk e: taverninn@btconnect.com

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Tavern Inn is situated just a short walk from Newquay, and less than ten minutes’ drive from Fistral Beach. With a child- and dog-friendly policy, this pub invites every member of the family to stop by and enjoy some hearty homemade food. Whether you’re a local looking for somewhere new to drink and dine, or a tourist craving a taste of Cornwall, the hospitable team at Tavern Inn promises a warm welcome.

£16 to

£25

With its outdoor seating area, the inn is well-equipped to entertain visitors on warm summer days. Order a cool pint of beer and soak up the sunshine, or treat yourself to a glass of wine or a gin and tonic. For those chilly winter evenings, the traditional dining room – with its comfy seating and exposed beams – provides a cosy spot where you can catch up with friends. The menu at Tavern Inn centres on traditional British pub grub. Starters Open: Mon-Thurs range from soup of the day to 11am-11.30pm; mouth-watering garlic mushrooms Fri & Sat 11am-midnight on soft brioche bread, while the selection of light bites includes salads, fresh baguettes and jacket potatoes. The choice of mains boasts something for everyone, including vegetarian dishes such as goat’s cheese and red onion tart. For meat-eaters, there’s an irresistible homemade lasagne, as well as juicy steaks, pie of the day, and ham with egg, chips and beans.

The Plough

Traditional

 Location Duloe, Nr. Liskeard, PL14 4PN t: 0844 625 7428 w: www.ploughduloe.co.uk e: enquiries@ploughduloe.co.uk

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Set in the peaceful village of Duloe, The Plough serves simple, honest British food made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. As you approach, be sure to admire the exquisite Cornish scenery that surrounds the pub – on a clear day, the garden boasts beautiful views of the Looe Valley and the nearby hamlet of Churchbridge. Inside, exposed brickwork and a large wood-burning fire emphasise the history of this country pub and the well-stocked bar is a particularly welcoming sight, offering real ale, beer, local cider, fine wine and more than 20 gins. Its rural location also makes The Plough a popular stop with dog-walkers and the team here is happy to accommodate families with four-legged friends. If you’re feeling peckish, be sure to check out the food menu. There’s even a dedicated children’s menu for younger diners.

£19 to

£38

Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-late Food Served: Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-8pm

To start with, try the honey-roasted field mushrooms with blue cheese and chive crumble, or opt for delicate oven-baked scallops with salsa verde – a real taste of the sea. On the list of mains, you’ll find juicy local alpaca sausages with rich garlic mash, Cornish hake with creamy lobster sauce, and The Plough’s fish pie. There’s always a tempting list of freshly made daily specials too. Finish your meal with a classic sticky toffee pudding or bread and butter pudding. Cornwall Guide 2019

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The Turks Head  Location 49 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AF t: 0844 625 7423 w: www.turksheadpenzance.co.uk

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Dating back to the time of the Moorish invasion, The Turks Head was constructed in the year 1233 and claims to be the oldest pub in Cornwall. This building is full of character and historic charm – you can even see the priest holes where ministers hid during the Eizabethan era, and there’s still a smuggler’s tunnel leading from the dining room to the harbour.

£18 to

£32

‘...full of character and historic charm...’ If the fascinating history of The Turks Head isn’t enough to tempt you, the food here is sure to do the trick. The menus are seasonal but the dishes are always prepared with locally sourced ingredients, including seafood from local fishermen and clotted cream from the legendary Rodda’s creamery. Bouillabaisse – a classic seafood and tomato broth – and juicy pan-fried tiger prawns in sweet chilli sauce are a handful of the tempting starters to have Open: graced the menu. Next, tuck Mon-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm; into a mouth-watering Cornish Sun noon-11.30pm fish pie or indulge in a red lentil, Mediterranean vegetable and aubergine moussaka. For meat-lovers, the local steaks are a must-try too and are always cooked to your liking. The selection of sandwiches provides a light and tasty snack for lunchtime visitors, and go perfectly with a pint of real ale or West Country cider. 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 view that will take your breath away.

£18 to

£30

Open: Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm Food Served: Mon-Thurs noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm; Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm (winter hours may vary)

The Smugglers’ truly is a pub for all seasons. Guests can warm up by log fires during winter, while in summer visitors can dine al fresco in the beer garden – which boasts 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 fully licensed. The popular Real Ale & Pie Festival held here on the first May bank holiday weekend is a must; it showcases around 60 ales and 20 ciders along with good food and music. Keep up to date with The Smugglers’ Den Inn on Facebook for further information as well as updates on SmugFest, which will be held during October half term.

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The Plough on the Quay

Traditional

 Location The Quay, East Looe, PL13 1AH t: 0844 625 7432 w: www.ploughonthequay.co.uk e: enquiries@ploughonthequay.co.uk

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If you’re out exploring the charming fishing town of Looe, or admiring the boats in the historic harbour, be sure to seek out The Plough on the Quay. Located just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, this family-friendly restaurant offers a real taste of Cornish hospitality as well as a menu of delicious locally sourced food.

£19 to

£29

With views overlooking the harbour, and a beautiful outdoor terrace, The Plough is the perfect spot in which to unwind and take in your surroundings. Inside, whitewashed walls, blue tones and seaside paraphernalia reflect the picturesque coastal setting and the amiable team of staff offer a genuine welcome to every guest who walks through the door. Visit for lunch or dinner and begin your meal with a tasty starter: the breaded Open: whitebait is perfectly crispy, and the pan-seared scallops are succulent, served Thurs-Sun noon-late with sweetcorn purée. Once you’ve Food Served: whetted your appetite, opt for a Thurs-Sun noon-8pm main of catch of the day – landed just a few yards away – or order The Plough’s seafood sharing platter, which comprises scallops, mackerel pâté, king prawns and mussels. The locally landed trio of fish is also a popular option with those wanting a taste of the seaside. Combine your food with a drink from the varied selection. There are over 30 gins on offer at The Plough.

The Masons Arms

Traditional

 Location Market Place, Camelford, PL32 9PB t: 0844 502 8466 w: www.themasonsarmscamelford.co.uk e: themasonsarmscamelford@gmail.com

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The Masons Arms is an 18th-century public house set in the town of Camelford, just a stone’s throw from the legendary Tintagel and a short drive from the picturesque coastal fishing village of Port Isaac. Outstanding service, delicious food and a great location combine to make this pub a must-visit for tourists and a popular spot with locals. Dogs on leads are welcome too.

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‘...picturesque...’ Inside The Masons Arms’ cosy restaurant, stone walls and a fascinating display of antique paraphernalia emphasise the history of the building while also creating a cosy space in which to enjoy hearty British food. In addition to a regularly changing selection of specials, the menu lists scrumptious fish pie with haddock, cod, prawns and salmon, gooey vegetable lasagne, and chilli con carne. The chef’s exquisite Sunday roasts draw guests from far and wide and, as a family-friendly pub, Open: the restaurant offers a children’s Mon-Sun noon-midnight menu that’s full of perfectly proportioned plates guaranteed to delight younger diners. Over in the separate bar area, you’ll find an array of Cornish ale, local cider, fine wine and gin. Outside, the charming beer garden backs on to the River Camel, providing the perfect place to enjoy drinks during the warmer months. Why not stop by and see what all the fuss is about? Cornwall Guide 2019

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The Halsetown Inn  Location Halsetown, St Ives, TR26 3NA t: 0844 625 7418 w: www.halsetowninn.co.uk e: enquiries@halsetowninn.co.uk

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A traditional village pub, The Halsetown Inn is full of character and offers a friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike. Set just a short walk from the bustling seaside town of St Ives and a stone’s throw from Carbis Bay, this is the perfect place to stop after a day at the beach – guests of all ages are well catered for.

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Inside, you’ll be greeted by a relaxed atmosphere and a well-stocked bar offering real ale, local cider and fine wine. On summer days, order a drink and soak up the sunshine in the outdoor patio or, during winter, take a seat in the bar where you can enjoy the warmth of an open fire. Menus are seasonal. Lunchtime diners are offered sandwiches and a tempting selection of locally sourced fare. Starters range from crab beignets to a refreshing parsnip and pear salad, while mains include crispy polenta with whipped feta; and Food Served: Mon-Sat honey-glazed ham with grilled noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm; pineapple and fruit ketchup. Sun noon-3pm If you’re dining in the evening why not opt for the succulent Cornish duck breast with salt-baked celeriac and tangy pickled blackberry jus? Or perhaps you’ll plump for the vegetarian mushroom and aubergine curry. If you still have room, be sure to check out the dessert menu. Kids and adults alike will love the huge Knickerbocker Glory ice creams. Traditional

Treleigh Arms  Location Bassett 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.

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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 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.

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. 66

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The Fox & Hounds

Traditional

 Location Scorrier, Redruth, TR16 5BS t: 0844 502 9713 The Fox & Hounds is a picture-perfect pub residing in the quaint village of Scorrier. Due to its prime location on the cycle trail in West Cornwall and four hookups available for motor homes and caravans, The Fox & Hounds attracts many cyclists and tourists who are looking for the perfect pit-stop to relax and enjoy a drink or delicious home-cooked British fare. Guests can take a pew inside the cosy pub, or sit in the serene garden or large patio area – ideal for al fresco dining when the sun is shining.

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‘...prime location on the cycle trail...’ Both the drinks and food menu showcase the best of Cornish produce. With a fine selection of wine, spirits and Keltek ales on tap, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect tipple to quench your thirst. Every dish on the extensive menu is lovingly prepared and cooked to order. On the menu you’ll find a variety of pub classics, fresh fish as well as a daily specials board, which Food Served: Mon-Sat has proved very popular with the 11am-9pm; Sun noon-7pm locals. You must try the Sunday carvery. The team of talented chefs begins prep at the crack of dawn to ensure every single trimming is absolutely perfect; who doesn’t want beautifully crisp and fluffy roast potatoes and lashings of rich gravy with their roast?

The Robartes Arms

Traditional

 Location Robartes Terrace, Illogan, TR16 4RX t: 0844 502 7746 w: www.robartes-arms.co.uk

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A classic village pub, The Robartes Arms is at the heart of the Illogan community. Located a short drive from the picturesque Portreath and less than an hour’s walk from Tehidy Country Park, this inviting inn is a great place to take a load off after a day spent exploring the countryside.

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‘...welcoming dining room...’ Inside The Robartes Arms, visitors are greeted by a cosy lounge bar as well as a welcoming dining room. Both are warmed by a crackling log-burning fire during the colder months, while the heated outdoor patio area is perfect for al fresco dining during summer. Upon arrival, the friendly team of staff will take your drinks orders: there’s a range of real ales available – many of which are procured from Keltek Cornish Brewery – as well as an ever-growing gin selection. As a family-friendly pub, The Robartes Arms also offers a great selection of soft drinks.

Open: Mon 5pm-11pm; Tues-Thurs 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri 11am-11.30pm; Sat 11am-midnight; Sun noon-10pm

Dishes are inspired by traditional British flavours, with plates ranging from hearty pies and crispy fish and chips to succulent gammon and daily specials. On Sundays, the kitchen also serves up generous portions of a classic carvery and throughout the year events like live music evenings, quizzes and themed nights create a fantastic atmosphere where locals and visitors can mingle and chat. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Pan Asian

Kahuna  Location Station Approach, Newquay, TR7 2NG t: 0844 502 3360 w: www.kahunarestaurant.co.uk e: info@kahunarestaurant.co.uk Founded and run by experienced restaurateurs Ryan (chef profile page 71) and Kelly Mather, Kahuna is a tribute to their years of travelling and the menu pays homage to their love of pan Asian cuisine. Inside this contemporary restaurant, modern Asian-inspired decor creates a notably relaxed ambience – it’s the ideal spot in which to unwind and catch up with friends and the attentive team of staff will happily cater to your every need.

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‘...unwind and catch up with friends...’

The wine list at Kahuna has been carefully curated to complement the tasty dishes on offer – just ask your server for a recommendation. The food menus change biannually in order to keep the offering fresh and up to date, but you’re always guaranteed a delicious and varied selection. Vegan and vegetarian diners are particularly well catered for, with dishes such as vegan pad Thai and Singapore noodles on offer, as Open: well as Indonesian-style tempeh Mon-Sun 5.30pm-9.30pm salad and spicy rendang curry. For meat-eaters, the chilli beef noodles are a popular choice, and the aromatic duck pancakes are a Chinese classic. Don’t leave without sampling one of the mouth-watering Asian-inspired desserts. Try the lemongrass and lime leaf panna cotta or opt for spiced poached plums with sponge and vanilla ice cream. For those who prefer to stay in, Kahuna also runs a handy takeaway service throughout the week.

Noodle Bar

Xen  Location 47-49 Calenick Street, Truro, TR1 2SF t: 0845 468 1175 w: www.xentruro.co.uk e: info@xentruro.co.uk

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A visit to Truro’s Xen noodle and wine bar affords diners a vibrant taste of South Korean and Asian food. Dishes are sweet, sour, hot and savoury, all mixed with a rainbow of fresh, wholesome ingredients with no artificial flavours. The array of colours and flavours speak volumes of the type of food Xen delivers, which is both delicious and nutritious. All dishes are free from MSG and there are gluten-free and vegan options available on request. Xen benefits from a rich Asian heritage, patriotic cooking and expert preparation to deliver food with authenticity, modernity and deliciousness from the heart of Asian culture. On offer is a diverse selection of vegetarian dishes, as well as spectacular marinated beef dishes, seafood, noodles and fried rice.

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If you feel like trying something a bit different, why not have a South Korean barbecue feast? At Xen, you can grill a fine selection of beef, pork and seafood on a Korean grill at your table for the ultimate authentic dining experience. All meat is marinated to ensure it’s mouth-wateringly tender and flavoursome and is served alongside a varied selection of pickles and sauces, as well as lettuce, garlic and egg. The team’s passion for great food and service makes Xen Truro’s hidden gem and keeps diners coming back time and again. Open: Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 5pm-10.30pm (Sunday hours vary, please see website for details)

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Jamie Coleman – The Beach at Bude – Pg 10

Chef Profile

Jamie was inspired to pursue cookery after he and his family lost a loved one over the Christmas holidays. He saw how a meal could change the mood of the room and put a smile on everyone’s faces, even at the most difficult of times. From the age of 15 Jamie worked in various cafés and restaurants in Barnstaple, Devon. Three years later he moved to London to work for Gordon Ramsay at Michelin-starred Claridge’s. In 2016 Jamie was crowned South West Chef of The Year and came second in the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition in 2015. A career highlight for Jamie was when he appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals and Marcus Wearing declared that his dishes were outstanding. This year Jamie will continue to do what he loves most – presenting diners with great food that’s sure to make them smile.

Tom Bennetts – Dune Restaurant – Pg 16

Chef Profile

Tom started out as a butcher, and soon realised that he was more curious about how the meat could be transformed into dishes through planning, preparation and cooking techniques. At this point, he knew his career needed a change in direction, and that’s where his culinary journey began. He trained at a local college before moving on to work at various Cornish establishments including Rick Stein and Gravy Boesti. Tom enjoys being a chef as you can learn something new every day as food changes constantly. He also loves creating new dishes and season-led menus. Prior to working at Dune, Tom worked at The Rose Vale Country House where he held two AA rosettes for four years. Spring is Tom’s favourite season and his favourite seasonal ingredient is lamb, which he uses to make delicious dishes including roasted loin with mustard pesto.

Mike Francis – The Scarlet – Pg 17

Chef Profile

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 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.

Gary Pollard – Hannafore Point Hotel – Pg 24

Chef Profile

Making Cornish pasties with his mum is what inspired Gary to become a chef. Nowadays Gary likes to create dishes that are clean, simple and let the produce speak for itself. Raymond Blanc has inspired Gary over the years, but he believes that every chef has something to give to the industry. He enjoys working the fish section as he likes to experiment with different cooking techniques, and also thrives in the dessert section – it’s where he can be creative and invent new dishes from scratch. Gary encourages all aspiring cooks to try and cook with different foods and to not be afraid to experiment in the kitchen. This year, Gary hopes to cook more dishes his diners love.

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Chef Profile

Andy Appleton – Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant – Pg 30 Former head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Andy Appleton has a wealth of experience. Alongside designing menus and foodie concepts, and satisfying customers at the award-winning restaurant, 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 Bar & Restaurant 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.

Chef Profile

Jason De-St-Croix – Cove Restaurant – Pg 39 Jason loves being a chef, but his favourite part of the job is training younger chefs, as he enjoys watching their progression and seeing them take pride in their expanding skill base. The abundance of fresh fish is what Jason loves most about Cornwall, as working so close to the coast means all kinds of fish are readily available and are of great quality and price. He also loves cooking with samphire, especially now he’s based in Cornwall as it complements most fish and seafood dishes. Jason likes to steam it and serve it with butter to bring out its natural salty flavour. Colourful, fresh and innovative is how Jason describes his cooking style. To be a good chef, he believes you need to be passionate and cook with quality ingredients.

Chef Profile

Freek Peters – Penventon Park Hotel – Pg 41 Freek loves making his guests happy and always wants diners to leave with a smile and come back for seconds. He also enjoys the pressure of going into service at a busy restaurant as it’s extremely rewarding. His first job was working in a pizzeria in Holland, whilst attending catering college. When Freek started college he quickly realised that he wanted to pursue a career as a chef. Nowadays he likes to create European-style dishes with an English twist in his kitchen at Penventon Park Hotel. Freek’s top tips are to always use real butter as it makes everything taste so much better, and to leave cooked meat to rest and settle. His favourite ingredients are wild garlic and venison, which he features on his menu every year.

Chef Profile

Daniel Gvalda – Trebah Kitchen – Pg 48 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 onto 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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Jonathan Moyle – Polgooth Inn – Pg 52

Chef Profile

Jonathan Moyle undertook his first kitchen apprenticeship at the age of 16; working under chef David Mason he learned about every aspect of the kitchen, from butchery and bakery to managing a team. Now a successful chef in his own right, Jonathan’s menus feature hearty British dishes with ingenious international twists. Jonathan finds year-round inspiration in fresh seasonal ingredients. He especially enjoys cooking in spring, when there’s an abundance of new season lamb and the kitchen garden is in full bloom. Jonathan has built up an excellent network of suppliers, including local fish merchants who provide a steady stream of fresh fish such as line-caught mackerel, which he says is especially versatile. He believes that the best food is created with local produce when it’s prepared sympathetically and the ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves.

Matt Henderson – Victory Inn – Pg 55

Chef Profile

Matt’s mum and nan inspired Matt to become a chef, and he tries to take influences from every chef that he has worked with. He describes his cooking style as simple, seasonal and fresh. His favourite time of the year is around late spring and early summer as a selection of great local produce becomes available, including asparagus, tomatoes and soft fruits. Rhubarb is his favourite ingredient, and he loves to use it in both sweet and savoury dishes. As head chef at The Victory Inn, he has helped the restaurant achieve gold in the dining category at the Taste of the West awards. The pastry section is his favourite, as it is often the most technical; he enjoys creating puddings inspired by the changing seasons. To be a good chef Matt believes you need to be patient, creative and motivated.

Michael Moore – Tintagel Arms Hotel – Pg 57

Chef Profile

Michael started his culinary career as a commis chef at the Efford Down Hotel in Bude, continuing his career at the Falcon Hotel where he remained for 29 years, spending 21 years as head chef. Now head chef at the Tintagel Arms Hotel, he loves creating new and exciting modern British dishes with a classical French twist using the finest fresh fish, seafood, and produce sourced locally. Michael feels blessed to work in Cornwall as he is in close proximity to an abundance of the finest produce, which looks and tastes amazing. To be a great chef, Michael believes you need to be passionate and creative. In the coming year he aims to continue to strive for perfection by ensuring consistency and creativity and a continued high standard within all of his cooking.

Ryan Mather – Kahuna – Pg 68

Chef Profile

Ryan’s first job in the industry was a kitchen porter for a hotel in Newquay. He soon became tired of scrubbing the chefs’ dirty pots and aspired to be the one making the mess in the kitchen. Ryan achieved his dream and is now head chef at Kahuna, which he owns and runs alongside his wife, Kelly. The pass is Ryan’s favourite section of the kitchen as he likes to be in control of his team and ensure all plates are perfect before they are served. For Ryan, good food should be fresh, vibrant, uncomplicated and well-seasoned. Summer and winter are his favourite seasons as they allow Ryan to get creative with seasonal ingredients and develop new menus. To be a good chef, Ryan believes you need to be patient, forgiving and not afraid to get burnt. Cornwall Guide 2019

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Index Alverne Restaurant and Lounge – Penzance ..................................... 29 Alverton, The – Truro...................................................................... 23 Amélies – Porthleven ...................................................................... 32 Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant – St Issey ........................................... 30 Bakehouse, The – Penzance............................................................. 37 Barnaby’s – Padstow ...................................................................... 23 Barny’s – Wadebridge .................................................................... 33 Bay Tree Restaurant, The – Goonhavern .......................................... 49 Beach At Bude, The – Bude ............................................................ 10 Beach Club Restaurant – Carbis Bay ............................................... 31 Beachcomber Restaurant – Porth .................................................... 32 Belushi’s – Newquay ....................................................................... 35 Bier Huis Grand Café – St Ives ....................................................... 47 Blacks Dining Room & Bar – Penzance ........................................... 42 Blue Plate Bistro Bar Deli – Downderry .......................................... 12 Boatshed – Penzance ....................................................................... 8 Bodmin Jail – Bodmin .................................................................... 60 Bolingey Inn, The – Bolingey........................................................... 54 C-Bay – Crantock ........................................................................... 50 Café Limelight – Bude .................................................................... 47 Café Mylor – Falmouth ................................................................... 49 Carlyon Bay Hotel – St Austell ....................................................... 12 CJ’s at the Sanctuary – Budock Water ............................................ 26 CLC Trenython Manor – Tywardreath .............................................. 46 Coddy Shack, The – St Martin .......................................................... 7 Commercial Inn, The – St Just ........................................................ 20 Constantine Restaurant – Constantine Bay ....................................... 22 Cormorant Hotel, The – Golant ......................................................... 9 Cove Restaurant – Newquay ............................................................ 39 Dune Restaurant – Newquay ........................................................... 16 Falmouth Hotel, The – Falmouth ..................................................... 18 Fishermans Arms – Golant.............................................................. 62 Fowey Hall – Fowey ........................................................................ 20 Fowey Harbour Hotel – Fowey ........................................................ 21 Fox & Hounds, The – Redruth ......................................................... 67 Fresh from the Sea – Port Isaac ........................................................ 5 Gannet Inn, The – Carbis Bay ......................................................... 22 Greenbank Hotel, The – Falmouth ................................................... 44 Halsetown Inn, The – St Ives .......................................................... 66 Halzephron Inn, The – Gunwalloe .................................................... 61 Hannafore Point Hotel & Spa – West Looe ...................................... 24 Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace, The – Padstow .............................. 43 Headland, The – Newquay............................................................... 11 Henlys Bar & Restaurant – Helston ................................................. 46 Hewas Inn, The – Sticker ................................................................ 54 Hooked on the Rocks – Swanpool ...................................................... 6 Idle Rocks, The – St Mawes ............................................................ 19 Inn For All Seasons, The – Treleigh ................................................. 59 Irina’s Restaurant – Tintagel............................................................. 8 Jamaica Inn – Launceston .............................................................. 51 Kahuna – Newquay ......................................................................... 68 La Casita – Carbis Bay ................................................................... 38 Lewinnick Lodge – Newquay ........................................................... 42 Logan Rock Inn, The – St Levan ..................................................... 58 Longboat Inn, The – Penzance ........................................................ 61 Longcross, The – Port Isaac ............................................................ 13 Lowenac, The – Camborne .............................................................. 35 Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay ........................................................ 45 Masons Arms, The – Camelford....................................................... 65 Mill House Inn, The – Tintagel ........................................................ 34 Mote, The – Port Isaac ..................................................................... 4 Mounts Bay Inn, The – Mullion ....................................................... 56 Nare, The – Carne Beach .................................................................. 9 Old Inn, The – Mullion .................................................................... 38

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Olive Garden, The – Tintagel ........................................................... 33 Olive Tree – Bude ........................................................................... 49 Oystercatcher – Polzeath................................................................. 40 Penventon Park Hotel – Redruth ..................................................... 41 Pickwick Inn & Oliver’s Restaurant, The – St Issey .......................... 10 Pilchards at Port Gaverne – Port Gaverne ....................................... 14 Plough on the Quay, The – East Looe ............................................... 65 Plough, The – Duloe........................................................................ 63 Plume of Feathers, The – Mitchell ................................................... 28 Point at Polzeath, The – Polzeath ...................................................... 4 Polgooth Inn – Polgooth ................................................................. 52 Port & Starboard – Indian Queens................................................... 34 Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel – Port Gaverne ............................ 14 Portbyhan Hotel, The – West Looe .................................................. 44 Prawn on the Lawn – Padstow........................................................... 5 Quintrell Inn, The – Quintrell Downs ................................................ 53 Red Lion, The – Blackwater ............................................................ 29 Reef’s – Newquay ............................................................................. 7 Rick Stein’s Fish – Falmouth ............................................................ 8 Rick Stein – Porthleven ................................................................... 4 Riverside, The – Boscastle .............................................................. 29 Robartes Arms, The – Illogan.......................................................... 67 Rock Inn, The – Rock ...................................................................... 25 Sailors Arms – Newquay................................................................. 36 Sands Restaurant – Carbis Bay ....................................................... 31 Sazerac Social – Bude .................................................................... 40 Scarlet, The – Mawgan Porth.......................................................... 17 Shire Inn, The – Camborne ............................................................. 59 Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar – Newquay ................................... 30 Smugglers’ Den Inn, The – Cubert ................................................... 64 Sole Plaice – Truro ......................................................................... 33 Springer Spaniel, The – Treburley ................................................... 60 St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa – St Ives ............................................ 11 St Mawes Hotel – St Mawes ........................................................... 15 St Michael’s Mount Inn – Barripper................................................ 56 Stepping Stone, The – Wadebridge .................................................. 24 Swordfish Inn, The – Newlyn........................................................... 58 Tavern Inn – Newquay .................................................................... 63 Tintagel Arms Hotel – Tintagel ....................................................... 57 Tolcarne Inn, The – Newlyn ............................................................... 3 Trebah Kitchen – Mawnan Smith..................................................... 48 Tregenna Castle Resort – St Ives ..................................................... 26 Treleigh Arms – Treleigh ................................................................. 66 Trelowarren Arms – Budock Water ................................................. 62 Trethorne Hotel & Golf Club – Launceston ....................................... 28 Trevaskis Farm – Connor Downs...................................................... 24 Trewellard Meadery, The – Trewellard ............................................. 56 Trewithen Bistro – Lostwithiel ......................................................... 20 Trewithen Restaurant – Lostwithiel.................................................. 18 Turks Head, The – Penzance............................................................ 64 Victory Inn, The – St Mawes........................................................... 55 Walkabout – Newquay .................................................................... 36 Weary Friar, The – Pillaton............................................................. 60 Wheelhouse, The – Mevagissey ........................................................ 52 Wild Café at Bedruthan – Mawgan Porth ........................................ 27 Xen – Truro .................................................................................... 68 Yacht Inn, The – Penzance .............................................................. 58 Zacry’s – Newquay ......................................................................... 18


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