Cornwall Living 2018

Gourmet gossip

We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs!

Fresh and scintillating flavours at Mullion Cove

Delicious food and drink go hand in hand at Mullion Cove, a hotel on a mission to make every meal exceptional. From Helford river oysters to the finest Cornish fish; prime steak to excellent vegan dishes, savour the finest local produce with sea views as impressive as the dishes served.

The Atlantic View Restaurant proudly holds two AA Rosettes, awarded for excellence, while the Glenbervie Bar provides lighter bites and perfectly mixed cocktails in a delightful Art Deco setting.

Situated on the Lizard peninsula, Mullion is an archetypal harbour village and its hotel showcases all that is great about this beautiful part of the world. So, if you are a foodie fanatic and love the seaside, make sure you pay a visit to Mullion Cove Hotel, and put this top dining destination on your map.


The Cove, Mullion TR12 7EP
01326 240328

Bottomless brunch has landed in Penzance!

Tucked away in the old quarter of Penzance on Chapel Street is The Cornish Barn – a rustic restaurant serving a wholesome menu. Their new concept is simple: set aside a Sunday, contact those friends you haven’t seen for a while, and settle in for a leisurely brunch whilst your glass is endlessly topped up with bubbles and cocktails – the ultimate weekend indulgence.

On the new Sunday brunch menu you’ll find hearty dishes such as poached eggs and avocado on sourdough alongside black pudding, spinach hash with a fried duck egg or a bulging brunch burger, all served in eclectically decorated surroundings with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

And things only get friendlier when you ‘go bottomless’ with endless prosecco, Bloody Marys or Mimosas for just £15 extra. What are you waiting for? Get phoning those friends and book in a Sunday brunch to remember!

The Cornish Barn

20 Chapel Street,
Penzance TR18 4AW
01736 339414

Cure those autumnal blues at The Lemon Arms

St Austell Brewery has become synonymous with some of Cornwall’s favourite beers, ales and wines, and the well-stocked bar at The Lemon Arms, Mylor is no exception. Tribute and Korev are two of our favourites, and they’re both great choices for washing down the traditional pub grub and fresh seafood that’s on offer here.

Indeed, the menu itself is well worthy of note, especially if you’ve spent the afternoon enjoying a creekside walk in crisp ocean air. On Sundays, the locals have come to relish the pub’s delicious roast dinner – a combination of tender local meats, delicious Cornish veg and well-balanced gravy. How does that sound?

The Lemon Arms

Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NA
01326 373666

Warming flavours at No. 1 Rock Road

Autumn creeps in this month at No. 1 Rock Road, with a subtle shift of flavours. Expect to see truffles, game and locally-sourced, grass-fed meats alongside the freshest of fish that the Cornish seas have to offer, as showcased in the restaurant’s signature seafood platter. Salads and vegetarian dishes echo the seasonal change with root vegetables adding depth to both raw and cooked dishes. Richer sauces also make an appearance, all with an eye to keeping in touch with local suppliers. Extending the seasonal change, try some of the exiting full-bodied red wines such as Nebbiolo to complement the richer flavours and a fantastic accompaniment to an assortment of cheeses. For those with a sweet tooth, autumn offers some delicious choices with so many fruits to choose from, from rich creamy raspberry brûlée to warm plum compôtes. Don’t forget that dogs, wet or dry, are always welcome!


Rock PL27 6FD
01208 863008

Something for everyone at Blacks

In the heart of Penzance, in the popular and buzzing Chapel Street, you’ll find Blacks, a welcoming bar and dining room with a cosy atmosphere. It’s the ideal spot if you’re looking for a bite to eat, with scintillating food served throughout the day and evening, including fantastic sharing platters and a specials menu. Offering food all year round, including locally sourced fish and meat, vegetarians are also very well catered for.

Even if you’re just stopping for a drink you’ll be amazed by the variety of beverages including proper coffee (from the award-winning Fat Roc), Novus teas, tempting classic cocktails, wines from the cellar, and an impressive selection of beers. Whatever refreshment you’re after, from a light bite or drink to a full three-course meal with all the trimmings – even for a festive lunch from the newly available Christmas menu – a visit to Blacks of Chapel Street should certainly be at the top of your agenda.


12-13 Chapel Street,
TR18 4AW
01736 369729

Get more out of your autumn at The Croust Hut

Already a firm Cornish favourite, The Croust Hut in Camborne is forming quite the local following, with guests returning to enjoy the fresh, local produce and a menu that offers everything from a quick coffee and cake, to a hearty sit-down meal.

Established next to the King Edward Mine Museum, The Croust Hut opens all year round, making it a fantastic spot to take a load off during those autumnal days when the weather’s not so fair.

And, being a business that likes to stay ahead of the game, the team will soon be launching its highly anticipated Christmas menu, perfect if you’re looking to make festive plans with your friends, family or colleagues.

To see what all the fuss is about, why not pop in or pay a visit to the sister café, Kitchenside at this autumn’s Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show?


King Edward Mine Museum, Troon, Camborne TR14 9DP
01209 612635

New owners welcome all to Number Twelve, Porthleven

Kerry and Stuart Coleman are delighted to introduce themselves as the new owners of Numer Twelve. Serving breakfast and lunch between 10am and 5pm, as well as pizza and charcuterie boards every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, between 5pm and 8pm, the couple aims to uphold the deli’s reputation for stocking a tantalising range of Cornish produce.

Visitors can expect cheeses, meats, olives, wines and spirits, all from some of the finest produces, as well as a range of delicious ales and chutneys. What’s more, there are plans to increase the indoor seating area, meaning even on damper days, you can make the most of what they have to offer – especially good news as we approach autumn!

Kerry says: “It’s a lovely place to stop for a quick bite, so pop in and see us!”

Number Twelve

12 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 8HJ
01326 565554

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