Cornwall LivingIssue #92

All the trimmings 2019

The latest festive foodie updates to help you prepare for the perfect Cornish Christmas.

Planning a Christmas party?

Enjoy a pre-Christmas party at The Smugglers Den for groups of any size on the evenings of Friday 13th and 20th December, Saturday 14th and 21st December, and at lunchtime or in the evening on Sunday 15th and 22nd December. The Christmas menu is available on other days throughout December, for a minimum of ten adults per booking.

For those itching to get into the Christmas spirit, the Smugglers Den Christmas menu will not disappoint, offering all the festive favourites and making for an unforgettable Christmas celebration, be that with friends, family or colleagues. The inn will also be serving lunch on Christmas Day. All Christmas meals are by booking only, so be sure to get yours in soon as it’s sure to be popular!

This 16th century thatched inn has developed an enviable reputation for food, quality ales and a wide range of wines from around the world, too. In short, if you’re hoping to book a proper Cornish Christmas party, look no further than the Smugglers Den Inn.

For more information call 01637 830209 or visit


Discover smokehouse flavours at Rebellion

Rebellion Roasthouse and Moonshine bar in Newquay presents a menu inspired by the era of prohibition in America.

Providing a daring marriage of smokehouse flavours with a potent mixture of Cornish Moonshine, the menu isn’t about saving you calories; it’s about giving you the best possible time by serving you mouth-watering food packed full of flavour. From the Hog Roast Stack with tender chunks of pork, streaky bacon and Rattler apple sauce to Slow Roast Brisket and Fillet Steak, you’re sure to leave utterly satisfied.

If you prefer a taste of the sea, we recommend the statement Rebellion Chowder, and for veggies, there’s a juicy vegan burger and a halloumi, mushroom and red pepper stack. We’ll see you there!

For more information call 01637 878334 or visit


Festive feasts at The Lemon Arms

Over the festive period the Lemon Arms pulls out all the stops, offering a mouth-watering Christmas Party menu with a tantalising selection of dishes. Having had a scan over the menu, our choice would be the home cured Tarquin’s Cornish gin and cucumber salmon with soda bread to start; the mushroom, cranberry and brie wellington with roast potatoes, swede, carrot mash, peas and onion gravy as a main, followed by the Christmas pudding with brandy butter and custard to finish.

There are also some great meat dishes including slow roast pork belly with mustard mash, peas and onion gravy. Available from 20th November until
24th December, three courses are £20.95 and two courses are  £15.95, so make sure to book your Christmas party or family gathering at the Lemon Arms for a delectable Christmas selection.

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit


Celebrate Christmas with a difference

This party season, celebrate in style with a an event to remember at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. From a leisurely lunch to a hands-on evening of creating your own festive dishes, or even a private dining event, the cookery school team will ensure that your Christmas festivities are extra special.

The cookery school can cater for groups of 8 to 35 and you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the venue. If you’re a budding chef, then why not get together with a group of family, friends or colleagues and  cook your own dinner party? After watching two cookery demonstrations, you’ll prepare your own starter and main course before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour, followed by a delicious dessert prepared for you by the chefs.

If you’re a larger group, looking for a more casual festive foodie experience, then a cookery school party buffet will get you in the Christmas spirit, all served from the ‘en-famille’ dining table overlooking the Camel Estuary.

For more information call 01841 532700 or visit