Cornwall LivingIssue #62

Got to experience – Esya Spa

Essa Spa at Retallack Resort

You’ll find Retallack Resort & Spa, a five-star luxury holiday destination, tucked away in the picturesque Cornish countryside, just eight miles from Padstow. Cocooned within its tranquil setting, Retallack’s ESYA Spa takes its name from the Cornish for ‘at ease’. Using luxurious ELEMIS products, their skilled therapists perform transformative treatments, personalised to respond to the ever-evolving rhythm of your life and ever-changing nature of your skin. Extend your ESYA experience and truly make the most of Retallack’s fantastic facilities with the use of their relaxation room, pool, sauna and steam room before recharging over lunch and a glass of fizz in the restaurant or lounge.

Check out the resort’s website for an impressive treatment list, including three indulgent couples’ experiences in the VIP double treatment room. Short break spa packages and hen party packages are also available!


Sample Menu


Today's soup, Chough Bakery bread - £5.00
Pressed ham hock terrine, pickled onion rings & apple chutney - £7.00
Ballotine of slow-cooked duck & prunes, deep fried yolk & pickled mushroom - £7.00
Whitebait, lemon & dill mayonnaise - £7.00
Smoked mackerel paté, apple jelly, pickles & toasted sourdough - £7.00
Goats cheese tartlet, beetroot, caramelised red onion & chilli jam - £6.00


‘The Lookout’ cheeseburger & chips - £11.00
Grilled 8oz rib eye steak from our local farmer in Redruth, mushrooms, tomato & peppercorn sauce - £19.00
Roast chicken breast, pancetta, pearl barley risotto & hazelnuts - £14.00
Pan fried local hake fillet, clams, celeriac & kale - £14.00
Newlyn beer battered fish & chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce - £12.00
Indian spiced butternut squash & lentil curry - £10.00
Add tofu, chicken or prawns - £4.00

Mozzarella, tomato & oregano - £7.00
Mushrooms, artichokes, spinach, chilli & pine nuts - £9.00
Spicy sausage, chorizo, jalapenos & rocket - £9.00
Pollo Ad Astra
Cajun chicken, peppers, red onion & garlic oil - £9.00
Tomato, mozzarella, capers & anchovies - £8.00
La Reine
Proscuitto, mushroom & black olives - £8.00


Dark chocolate, hazelnut torte, mascarpone & poached pear - £7.00
Apple and ginger cake, toffee sauce & Cornish clotted cream - £6.00
Cinnamon brûlée, blackberries, lemon curd & crumble - £6.00