Cornwall LivingIssue #87

Delicious by design

The first in Cornwall and sixth overall, The Cornwall Hotel is thrilled to open the doors of the all-new Laura Ashley The Tea Room!

The all-new Laura Ashley The Tea Room opened to the public on Saturday 25th May, following an exclusive VIP event on Friday 24th May. Laura Ashley artefacts, including one of the earlier prints designed by Laura Ashley, were on display at the VIP launch event. The items were kindly provided by Llangoed Hall Hotel, where they are usually displayed, along with original Laura Ashley wallpaper.

We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings”

Onto the food and the deliciously charming afternoon tea experience on offer here. Guests can indulge in an extensive range of mouth-watering sweet and savoury treats, accompanied by a variety of Tregothnan teas and a selection of Frobisher’s juices.

The full menu includes a range of afternoon tea options, including vegan, gluten-free, traditional and a children’s option. There’s also a choice of freshly
made sandwiches, handmade patisseries, cakes and scones, all served with fresh Cornish clotted cream. While it may seem obvious, one of the key aspects of the perfect afternoon tea is the tea itself. At Laura Ashley The Tea Room, the extensive range of Tregothnan teas include their home-grown English Breakfast Tea, a refreshing Earl Grey, a punchy Peppermint Tea, a light and aromatic Afternoon Tea and lots more, all presented in a beautiful tea pot – typical of Laura Ashley.

Rebecca Coonan, the hotel’s General Manager, tells us: “We’re so excited that the Laura Ashley The Tea Room is now open! We had a great time celebrating the launch on Friday, ahead of officially opening the doors to the public on Saturday. We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings.”

Laura Ashley Designer, Kay Cullen, says: “We could not help but be inspired by the hotel’s beautiful location and the local story of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Cornwall shares many similar stories of past owners and their travels to exotic places. Our aim was to create a reflection of its past and the surrounding grounds, whilst also giving the space a sense of modernity and freshness. We’ve achieved this by using pops of fiery orange, offset with calming blues, with mirrored panels bringing in the view, all with touches of vintage oriental in the tea plates and art.”

The Laura Ashley The Tea Room at The Cornwall Hotel is now taking bookings, so to secure your table, or to find out more, be sure to visit The Cornwall Hotel website.



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"We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings"

Sample Menu


A Taste of Cornwall £8.50
(£17 Main Course)
Local fish & shellfish bouillabaisse with sides of aioli, rouille, parmesan and croutes.
Please ask if you would like changed to be dairy free and/or gluten free.

Wood Pigeon Breast £7
Textures of beetroot, asparagus & hazelnut GF

Cornwall Salad £7
Heirloom tomato, basil, bocconcini, olive, Cornish Yarg, and red pepper.
GF, please ask if you would like changed to be vegan.

Poached Citrus Salmon & Asparagus £8
Quails egg, lemon zest, herb crème fraiche and yuzu pearls. GF

Our Daily Changing Soup £6
Freshly prepared soup of the day. Always vegetarian, sometimes vegan! GF & DF

Venison Carpaccio £9.50
Parsnip puree, parsnip crisp, pickled radish, balsamic pickled onion and sherry caramel.

Cornish Mackerel pickled and blowtorched £7
Caramelised apple puree, pickled blackberries, carrots and heritage radish.


Salt Cured Cod £19
Parsley, mussel and cockle veloute, peas, asparagus, samphire and leek. GF

Roast Chicken, Ham Hock and Pearl Barley Risotto £19
Finished with grain mustard and chicken broth, peas, asparagus, pancetta and onions. GF

Grilled Fillets of Cornish Plaice £18
Braised little gem, slow cooked duck egg, parmesan, crispy bacon shards and parsley new potatoes. GF

Laotian Curry £15
Smoked tofu, ginger, lemon grass, aubergine, coconut, squash and potato curry served with coconut rice. V & GF

Sweet Potato Gnocchi £14
Hummus, roasted wedges of sweet potato, purple basil pesto, heirloom tomato and sage beignets

Little Piggie £19
Tenderloin, pancetta, croquette, belly, black pudding, Cider, carrot and apple.

Cornish 8oz Rump £20
Cornish 8oz Sirloin Steak £25*
Cote du Boeuf for two £55*

Our steaks are cooked to your liking on our char grill with confit tomato, watercress, baked mushrooms, hand cut chips & roasted onion. GF


Baked custard tart £6.95
Salted caramel ice cream, gingerbread crumble, caramelised fig

Caramelised white chocolate £6.95
Dark chocolate aero, raspberry caramel, cocoa nib tuile, praline ice cream

Café gourmand £6.95
Vanilla and white chocolate parfait, chocolate doughnut, Bouchon cream puff, espresso shot

Mascarpone, orange, honey and milk £6.95
Streusel base, Mascarpone mousse, orange jelly, milk ice cream

Not quite jelly and ice-cream £6.95
Pink grapefruit jelly, compressed rhubarb, Pomegranate caramel, Yuzu macaron, marmalade marshmallow, blood orange sorbet (GF, dairy-free)

Cheese of the day £6.95
Single specially-selected cheese with fig, celery, apple chutney and a biscuit selection

Cheese Platter £9.50
Three of our favourite West Country cheeses with fig, celery, apple chutney and a biscuit selection