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


Smoked salmon macarons, seaweed - £8.50 (gf)
Gazpacho Mousse, avocado cream, lightly spiced cheese straws - £8
Compressed melon, port wine, vodka pearls - £8.25 (vg)
Chicken Caesar croquette, parmesan crackling, Caesar sauce - £8.25
Scallops, old Rosie cider, Trevarthen ham - £9.95


Polurrian Bay bouillabaisse, crostini, rouille - £19.50 (df)
Curried monkfish, cardamom rice, coconut sauce - £21 (gf, df)
Duck, griottine mousseline, baby vegetables - £19.25 (gf)
Cornish yarg gnocchi, sweet pea puree, broad beans, mint - £18 (v)
Aged rib of beef, black garlic tiger prawns, watercress, French shallot rings, chunky chips - £24.50


Hibiscus meringue, poached summer fruits, Chantilly - £8.25 (gf)
Vanilla slice, mango and passion fruit sorbet - £9
Cheeseboard - £9.50 (gf)