Cornwall LivingIssue #77

Escape the autumn chill

As summer inexorably fades to autumn and the days start to draw in, we still want to be close to the sea, but perhaps within reach of a menu full of hearty autumnal flavours and a wine list that promises to warm the cockles.

Located right on the harbour front in the quintessentially Cornish fishing village of Porthleven, The Square specialises in matching wine to seasonal dishes in order to create the ultimate dining experience.

In fact, the team is pleased to announce the unveiling of a brand new wine list which, come winter time, will be the centre of their all-new wine evenings – perfect as we all begin looking for indoor pursuits during the darker, cooler evenings.

Open daily from 11am and serving food until 4pm in September, The Square strikes the perfect balance between sea views and cool-weather comfort, so be sure to pencil in a visit!

For more information call 01326 573911 or visit

Sample Menu


Wild rabbit, peppercorn, prune & pork terrine, pickled vegetables, port jelly, toast

French onion soup, Keens cheddar rarebit, parsley

Seafood, mussels, crab broth, aïoli, parmesan, garlic crostini

Crispy pork belly & tempura tiger prawns, spicy vegetable salsa, sweet chilli & coriander sauce Porthleven crab, curry spiced yoghurt, fennel raita, lime and pineapple pickle, curry oil, flat bread

Pumpkin & Old Winchester cheese arancini, pumpkin puree, pea shoots, truffle oil, toasted seeds


Cornish chargrilled flat iron steak, carrot puree, braised red cabbage, real chips, peppercorn sauce (recommended medium – rare)

Roast Westcountry pheasant breast, apricot stuffing, fried semolina gnocchi, butternut puree, juniper sauce

Primrose herd slow cooked pork belly, treacle glaze, hogs’ pudding, braised puy lentils, bubble & squeak potato cake, apple sauce

Seafood, shellfish & saffron risotto, local leeks, rocket, parmesan

Roast whole plaice, anchovies, shallots, capers, garlic & parsley, real chips, minted peas

Newlyn hake fillet, Primrose Herd chorizo & butterbeans, sweet pepper fondue, crispy polenta, local greens

Crispy rosemary polenta, Rosary goats cheese, roast beetroot, local greens, sweet pepper fondue, toasted seeds, balsamic & beetroot dressing


Vanilla crème brûlée, poached plums, yoghurt & plum ice cream, five spiced shortbread

Dark chocolate brownie & cherry sundae, chocolate crumb, meringue, black forest sorbet

Sticky ginger pudding, poached pear, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream

Apple & raisin nutty crumble, thunder & lightning ice cream, clotted cream

Affogato – two scoops of our homemade vanilla ice cream, a single shot of coffee, chocolate crumb

Chocolate crunch /Cornish cream Vanilla / Yoghurt & plum ripple / Mocha / Banana & honeycomb/
Thunder & lightning ice cream / Pina colada sorbet / black forest sorbet

Please ask to see our cheese menu for today’s selection