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Cornwall LivingIssue #67

Festive foodie retreat

This Christmas enjoy boutique seaside style and contemporary luxury, as well as rich, Cornish cuisine at Polurrian Bay Hotel.

Perched on the cliffs amongst 12 acres of landscaped gardens, with south facing views across Mounts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula, the Polurrian Bay Hotel is the ultimate family seaside hotel. The private beach with public access is literally on the doorstep, with a little path snaking through the gardens down to the pristine sands of Polurrian Cove below.

“… indoor and outdoor pools, pretty gardens, tennis court, and spa treatments.”

The hotel has a range of fabulous facilities for all to enjoy, including both indoor and outdoor pools, pretty gardens, tennis court, and spa treatments. What’s more, pilates and yoga sessions run at the hotel, for hotel guests, health club members and non-members.

Polurrian Bay Hotel has 41 bedrooms and each child that stays receives a Polurrian Pet – a gift from the hotel. Interiors are fresh and contemporary, with a boutique seaside style.

Superb Cornish cuisine is a highlight at the Polurrian. Whether opting for family or fine dining, menus are based on ingredients sourced from local growers, artisan suppliers and the very freshest local seafood. The hotel is open to non-residents all year round and the team offers Sunday lunch, where guests can take advantage of the all the hotel’s facilities as well as the free Kids Club activities including scratch art, pebble painting and face painting.

indoor and outdoor pools, pretty gardens, tennis court, and spa treatments.

Sample Menu

Starter

Cornish bread, olives and dipping oil
Fish cakes, chilli jam
Smoked chicken croquettes
Cornish mussels in local cider
Goat’s cheese & red onion cheesecake
Halloumi fries, chimichurri
Potted crab, sourdough
Scotch hen’s egg, pea
Retallack chipolata, rosemary, apple
£6 each or a sharing platter of three for £15

Main

Day boat fish, local greens, caper and lemon beurre noisette £14
Falafel burger, avocado, shredded slaw, beetroot hummus £10
Mustard-basted beef burger, mature cheddar, onion rings, burger relish £12
Half a kilo of Cornish mussels in local cider, hunk of house bread £14
16oz beef Tomahawk steak, Cornish sea salt fries, field mushroom, garden leaf salad, tomato, garlic butter, chimichurri, chilli jam £32

WOOD FIRED
Locally caught wood-fired fish stew, garlic & saffron yoghurt, Baker Tom’s focaccia £14
Wood-fired pork Tomahawk with sundried tomatoes, lemon, spinach, roasted new potatoes £19
Chicken caesar board, wood-fired chicken, smoky bacon, croutons, charred lettuce, parmesan shavings, anchovies £14
Wood-fired scallop, prawn, chorizo, lemon, roasted garlic, garden leaf salad, hunk of house bread £22
Trevaskis Farm roasted butternut squash, feta, baby leaf spinach, beetroot, toasted nuts & seeds £12

WOOD FIRED PIZZA
Mozzarella, garden cherry tomato, fresh basil £10
Beetroot, goat’s cheese, red onion, garlic £12
Field mushroom, truffle oil, mozzarella, garlic butter £14
Chicken, chorizo, chillis, mozzarella, red onion £14
Cornish ham, charred pineapple, mozzarella £14
Steak, chimichurri, green peppers, mozzarella, red onion £16

Dessert

Biscoff, dough, vanilla ice cream £8
Pineapple upside down cake, coconut sorbet, passionfruit £6
Rum & chocolate crème brulee £6
Rhubarb & custard parfait £6
Roskillys Cornish ice cream or sorbets £5
(vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, ginger fairing, after eight, blackberry & apple crumble, white chocolate & raspberry, Cornish fudge)
(Sorbet – lemon, mango, raspberry, coconut)
Cornish cheese board, artisan crackers, vine grapes, Halzephron chutney £10
Trio of homemade infused rums £12
(lime & mint, roasted coconut, rhubarb, pineapple, vanilla, coffee, caramelised banana, chocolate, seaweed spiced, cinnamon & apple).
Cornish Rum Coffee, Irish Coffee, Baileys Coffee, Cognac Coffee £6 each