Cornwall Living 2018

Gourmet gossip

Reenergise yourselves at Atlantic Beach Café 

Open all year round, the Atlantic is a wonderful spot to relax before or after a leisurely stroll along the sands of Portreath. And, as autumn firmly takes hold and we start bracing for winter, what better way to warm your cockles than a speciality hot chocolate or freshly made barista coffee?

Breakfast and lunch menus have plenty to tempt your tastebuds, with selected evenings offering cosy fireside relaxation after cold, windy walks. Keep an eye on the website and be sure not to miss the team’s Friday night fish and chip deal – coming soon! The best part is that the café is dog friendly and, with Portreath becoming dog friendly again for the season from 1st October, it’s a fantastic opportunity to wear those happy hounds out.

The Atlantic

Sea Front, Portreath TR16 4NN
01209 843490

Success for new owners of The Corner Deli

As we go to print, new owners of The Corner Deli, husband and wife team Stuart and Kerry, are now in their third week of business and already they’re making it their own, offering something both seasonal and unique to visitors of Porthleven. Kerry points us to their new Christmas hampers. Completely bespoke and filled with rich Cornish produce, it’s up to you what goes in them. Options include locally made cheese and charcuterie, jams and chutneys, wine from the popular Polgoon Vineyard and much more. Kerry explains: “While we are a deli, we’re also a café, and everything that goes on our menu is created from the same produce that our hampers are built from – and people seem to love what’s on the menu!”

Open Monday to Saturday, closing at 5pm on Monday and Tuesday and then offering woodfired pizzas from Wednesday to Saturday until 8pm, we certainly recommend popping into the Corner Deli!


12 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 9HQ
01326 565554

Warm the soul at The Miners Arms

Nothing beats a brisk walk along a deserted beach on an autumn day, before decamping to a traditional pub beside the roaring fire. So why not head towards St Agnes to take in the fine Cornish air – Chapel Porth beach is a particular favourite. Follow this just down the road in the pretty village of Mithian for lunch or mulled wine at the Miners Arms, a 16th century pub that’s full of charm. Take a seat in one of the cosy dining rooms and soak up the atmosphere over a delicious home-cooked meal. A varied menu is served all day, from noon until 9pm. From braised lamb shanks and fresh fish specials to a great vegan selection – not forgetting the traditional Sunday roast – there’s something for every palette. Top this off with one of the tasty desserts. Spoilt for choice? Then try the tempting taster trios! The Miners serves a fantastic range of real ales and great wine, perfect with a bit of Cornish cheese. With dogs welcome too, you can always expect a warm smile from Anouska and the team.


Mithian, St Agnes TR5 0QF
01872 552375

Warm your cockles this autumn and winter

As autumn sets in, chef Rohan and his wife Emma would like to tempt you into No 1 Rock Road to warm up, fill up and relax. Rohan tells us: “Our aim is to warm those cockles, whether that’s with a large No 1 hot chocolate or a delicious winter warmer from our seasonal menu.”

As the weather cools down and Halloween rears its spooky head, why not get yourselves to No 1’s fancy dress evening on Saturday 28th October? This includes a one-off menu and a prize for the best costume, as well as a free glass of punch! What’s more, looking to the festive season, you can also book your tailor made Christmas party or function at No 1, where the whole gang can enjoy Christmas dinner overlooking the Camel estuary.

PL27 6FD
01208 863008

New Caribbean vegan and vegetarian options at Cribbs, Falmouth

Already renowned for creating tantalising Caribbean dishes using local produce, Cribbs recently launched a new vegan and vegetarian menu as part of its evening menu  – and it’s a huge hit with customers. Dishes are packed full of flavour, ranging from corn and vegetable cakes with mango salsa to mains of grilled jerk halloumi with sweet potato mash.

Pop in for lunch and you’ll enjoy a laid back atmosphere, where the tantalising tastes of the Caribbean abound across a full menu, featuring burgers, nachos and Caribbean classics, and a specials board with dishes for just £9.

The best part is, if you eat and return within 14 days for lunch you’ll get 10% off your bill. It’s that easy!


33 Arwenack Street, Falmouth
01326 210000

Creekside cuisine at The Lemon Arms

What could be better than a creekside walk on the Carrick Roads? A creekside walk followed by a hearty meal in a pub, of course! So once you’ve worked up an appetite taking in the sights and sounds of Mylor, head to the Lemon Arms for a refreshing drink and lunch. Chefs Daniel Blaszkowsi (previously of London seafood specialists Wright Brothers of Borough Market) and Tim Hammill (who learned his trade at the nearby Pandora Inn) pride themselves on delicious dishes showcasing the finest seasonal, local produce. With a well-stocked bar and a wonderful beer garden, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a Sunday roast, or simply to wet your whistle a short walk from the riverside.


Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NA
01326 373666

A very foodie Christmas

If you would like more ‘feet-up’ than ‘washing up’, then look no further. For foodies, Christmas at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate is a delight. The hotel’s three-night break includes a selection of tempting dining experiences. Afternoon tea, sparkling drinks receptions, candlelit dining, Christmas banquets, gala dinners and fun, pub-themed feasts are all on the menu. The luxury three-night Christmas break is available from £960 (two guests in a luxury bedroom). Or, for a home-from-home experience, opt for Christmas in the plush self-catering lodges. Either bring your Christmas traditions with you, or pop to the hotel for your celebrations… enjoy a five-night luxury lodge break from £255 per night (two bedrooms; larger lodges and hot-tub homes also available). The Clearing Spa is open daily, so why not make Christmas a little more restful this year?


Pentewan Road, Tregorrick, St Austell PL26 7AB
01726 874050

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