Cornwall LivingIssue #75

Gourmet gossip August 2018

We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs.


Introducing the monthly taster menu at Henlys Bar

Head to Henlys on Church Street, Helston and experience the exclusive taster evening’s on the first Saturday of every month, ranging from fish night’s to a ‘nose
to tail’ evening. Offered to a set number of people and taking place in one sitting, all produce is locally sourced and expertly cooked. The menu is a showcase of the month’s seasonal produce and includes a selection of six to eight courses. The bespoke wine list is crafted by Henlys’ personal sommelier and reflects the themes of the menu, accentuating the different flavours present. The first class, intimate service shows an even more sophisticated side to Henlys that is well worth experiencing.

For more information call 01326 561141 or visit


Gin connoisseurs take heed!

It’s no secret that gin is the drink of the moment, but did you know that there is a new category of gin that’s soaring in popularity? Pink gin is enchanting gin enthusiasts across the country, but exactly what it is and what makes it pink is often misunderstood.

Tom Hanson from Truro’s The Liquor Cellar explains: “Traditionally pink gin was a 19th century cocktail of gin and Angostura bitters, but the pink gins we see today take their colour from the addition of one or more key botanicals. Often these are fruits such as raspberries or strawberries, but just about anything can be added, so long as it brings about that classic rosy hue.”

To get you serving pink gin like a pro, The Liquor Cellar suggests the following recipe: 50 ml St Ives Berry Gin, 125ml Sicilian lemon tonic, an orange slice and red berries to garnish.

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Forward thinkers listen up!

Too early to think about Christmas? The team at Tregairewoon Farm Kitchen don’t think so, which is why they’re putting the call out now about their quality handmade Christmas puddings.

Anne tells us: “Our puddings are bursting with vine fruits and nuts soaked in rum and Cornish ale, and they come in three sizes. At Tregairewoon we are now offering a mail order option so, whether it’s for your own table or a gift for your family or friends, you can order your Christmas puddings now, ready for delivery in time for Christmas.”

It’s not a bad idea, and at least you’ll have ticked something off that dreaded Christmas to-do list!

For more information email


New range of online meat boxes launched by Etheringtons!

In a bid to get more people eating better quality meat, The Brian Etherington Meat Company has announced the launch of a new range of online meat boxes, making the Cornish butcher’s high quality, locally sourced meats available to all and drawing on more than 60 years of expertise in the butchery trade.

The range will feature something for all tastes and budgets. Boxes include a premium choice for steak connoisseurs and seasonal specials for  the barbeque season, Christmas and Valentine’s. Following in the autumn, boxes designed by local Paralympic medal winner Melissa Reid and an ‘Eat like a Pirate’ selection featuring a collection of the Cornish rugby team’s high protein favourites will be showcased.

For more information visit


Enjoy a proper taste of Cornwall at Tim’s Place

Ever striving to offer the best taste in Cornwall, it recently became apparent to Tim, owner of Tim’s Place in Wadebridge, that he couldn’t just stick to fantastic breakfasts and delicious cakes and scones. He tells us: “You can’t offer the ‘best taste’ without offering some of the county’s amazing meat and fish.”

With this in mind, alongside freshly made soups, quiches, steak sandwiches and the ever-popular fish finger sandwiches, Tim has a number of other delectable options to the menu, including delights such as smoked duck breast, seabass served with tagliatelle, and hake with chorizo and
chick peas.

Other new additions include mackerel with crushed potatoes and vine tomatoes, and wild mushrooms on sourdough toast with a beautiful golden St Ewe egg.

So, whether it’s coffee, cake, a cocktail, breakfast or maybe something ‘a little bistro’, Tim tells us, “you’ll always get the best taste of Cornwall at Tim’s Place.”

For more information call 01208 812550 or visit


New summer menu now available at Hooked on the Rocks

Having only just undergone a refurbishment designed to further enhance the seaside dining experience, Hooked on the Rocks has now launched a brand new menu with even more emphasis on local produce!

In line with the warmer weather that’s finally started to grace the Duchy, the team is keen to encourage diners to sit out on the terrace overlooking the ocean and enjoy what Head Chef George Morgan has to offer, and you’ll find a large tapas selection that’s lighter, more colourful and perfect for a light lunch. George tells us: “It’s such a fantastic time of year for foraging, fishing and flavours, and we really hope this comes across in the new menu.”

The specials board is also in full swing and, with the freshest fish being available, the kitchen team are able to be more creative and really put their own stamp on the menu.

For more information call 01326 311886 or visit


Enjoy beachside fish and chips at Rick Stein, Fistral

Head to Fistral beach this summer for world-renowned surf and delicious fish and chips. Located right on the beach, Rick Stein’s offers a casual and laid-back environment to enjoy your food. With a varied menu of fish and chips, curries, mussels and pulled beef brisket burger plus Mini Stein meal options for the kids, the whole family will be satisfied. If you hit the beach early, there are also bacon rolls and huevos rancheros ready to power your seaside adventures. Watch out for Fistral sessions, taking place on the first Friday of every month from 7pm to 9pm, so grab a beer, pick a spot overlooking the beach and enjoy the live music. What better way to watch the sun set?

For more information call 01841 532700 or visit


Head to Boscastle Farm Shop for stunning food and delicious views

Boscastle Farm Shop is surrounded by National Trust farmland and is less than 50 yards from the coastal path. Dig into fresh, home grown and locally sourced produce and gaze out to sea from the superb position that the farm shop affords.

From home reared award winning beef, lamb and pork, to home-made pies and cakes, you can find them all and so much more in the Farm Shop and café. The summer season sees the return of much-loved barbeque events, running on Saturdays from July 28th until August 27th, ranging from music evenings to cider sampling.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children in what promises to be a memorable occasion for all, especially as the sun sets below the ocean’s horizon.

For more information call 01840 250827 or visit


Is your kitchen in vogue?

According to David, owner of Retallack Kitchens, metallic colours are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens, especially in cities like London, and Retallack Kitchens are bringing this trend to the heart of Cornwall.

David tells us that he and the team offer a wide range of options and styles. He explains: “We are the only company in Cornwall to have Crown Imperial Kitchens on display. You can park right outside our Lostwithiel showroom, and we have comfy seats and good coffee, so you can relax while deciding which outfit is right for your
new kitchen.”

What’s more, he continues: “Our showroom demonstrates different style options, plus many features such as internal layouts for cupboards and drawers to help you make the most of your own space.”

If your tired kitchen is in need of an update, why not stop by and see how the Retallack team can help?

For more information call 01208 873283 or visit


Sit back and enjoy

Peace and tranquillity abound at Waterside, where you can sit back and soak in views across the lakes from the comfort of the restaurant’s dining room and conservatory. Fresh Cornish air spills in from the outside decked area during the summer and you can always enjoy delicious coffee from the team’s local supplier or, if you really want to indulge yourself, sample what has been hailed as ‘the best hot chocolate ever’, made with real chocolate. How tempting does that sound?

Every Sunday Waterside hosts its popular carvery from 12pm until 6pm, and during the week until Saturday, there is always something on the menu to satisfy that country air appetite, especially when the refurbished restaurant opens at the end of July with its all-new menu! Ask your server for the day’s special, or choose from a wealth of mouth-watering options available every day.

For starters, among others, you may fancy Moules Marinere or Citric Cured Salmon and to follow, you’ll be torn between Pressed Pork Belly, Pan Roast Hake, Butternut & Garlic Risotto and Ribeye Steak – again, to name but a few!

One thing’s for sure, whatever you decide to sate that appetite with, you’ll leave feeling satisfied and, if recent customer testimonials are anything to go by, looking forward to your return!

For more information call 01208 831808 or visit


What’s on the menu at The Lemon Arms, Mylor?

With its beautiful beer garden in summer bloom and managers Jonny and Sam Pearce offering more than two decades of experience running proper Cornish pubs and restaurants, what better time than now to visit the Lemon Arms, Mylor?

The kitchen team has a passion for delivering Cornwall’s amazing local produce to your plate. The specials menu changes daily, featuring the finest meat and veg that the Duchy has to offer, as well as the catch of the day – depending on what the local fishermen have brought home!

So, why not enjoy a sunny stroll around Mylor creek this summer before popping in and tucking into one of the many delights on the Lemon Arms menu?

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit