Cornwall LivingAutumn 2019

Gourmet Gossip Autumn 2019

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

A toast to autumn!

Although the autumn can be a bit topsy-turvy in the wine trade, it is nonetheless a wonderful time to pop into Wadebridge Wines, where the team are keeping a keen eye on this season’s Northern Hemisphere harvests. They’re also enjoying the 2019 vintages starting to come in from the Southern Hemisphere, particularly those from New Zealand’s Otago Felton Road.

Whether you’re seeking the perfect autumn red or white, hoping to buy a bespoke hamper or corporate gift, or are looking for inspiration from the growing list of spirit, cocktail and aperitif recipes, it’s fair to say that the choice this year is vast! What’s more, the autumn master classes are due to begin, culminating in the legendary Annual Wine Tasting at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Taking place on 20th November, admission is free and tickets are available in store, so be sure not to miss it!

For more information call 01208 812692 or visit


Fine food with views to match

Situated within the beautiful Edwardian splendour of Hotel Penzance, The Bay Restaurant serves a mouth-watering menu alongside stunning views of Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount. Renowned for its welcoming staff and first-class location, The Bay Restaurant provides a menu that changes with the seasons, filled with locally sourced meat and seafood dishes, as well as an imaginative vegetarian and vegan offering.

Make the most of the autumn offer between 22nd September 2019 and 31st March 2020 and receive complimentary dinner on your first night with a celebratory glass of bubbly, as well as breakfast and a cream tea each to enjoy at your leisure. A two-night stay is just £159 for two people (quote ‘HPZ_GOURMET2N’ when booking) and a three-night stay is £199 (quote HPZ_GOURMET3N).

For more information call 01736 366890 or visit


Autumn warmers at The Lemon Arms

When exploring Mylor, there’s a great selection of hidden creeks, picturesque walks and a spacious playground to make the most of. Then after your outdoor excursions, we recommend heading to The Lemon Arms at the top of Mylor Bridge to cosy down and enjoy a quiet pint or a sit-down meal.

The welcoming pub has a great selection of local ales, ciders and beers as well as a menu full of homemade delights. The food is a real draw with a great specials board alongside all the pub classics. We did a little digging and found this review from one happy customer: “We had a wonderful Sunday lunch with drinks, pudding and coffee at a very reasonable price. It’s great to see a pub full of locals and visitors. A warm welcome and good service, we’ll certainly go again.”

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit


New addition to Cornwall’s foodie scene

Having recently opened its doors on the Chenoweth Business Park, Ruan High Lanes, The Old Garage is already delighting customers with its vast selection of wines and expansive choice of charcuterie from around the globe. Founders Lucy and Julian have a vision of becoming one of the UK’s leading wine shops, and if their opening few weeks are anything to go by, they may just do that!

Regular customers will build their own bespoke record, detailing their buying histories and allowing The Old Garage to help them choose the perfect bottle of wine according to their personal tastes. As Lucy tells us: “Whatever the occasion, we will have a bottle for it!”

Open Monday to Saturday and providing good, honest, ‘never had a bad bottle’ wines – if you’re starting to stock up for Christmas, where better to start than The Old Garage?

For more information call 01206 332110 or visit


New chef, new menu at JAKS Truro

Step inside this Grade II listed building and discover the beautiful decor and cosy rooms that have made JAKS a firm favourite among locals. Serving English and continental favourites, with a bar offering everything from gin and tonics and beer, to wine and a wicked list of cocktails, it’s also a great venue to watch the Rugby World Cup!

Owners John and Karine Baker are delighted to introduce a head new chef to the team, who brings with him a brand new palate of flavours to tempt those visiting Truro. New menus have already been put together, as has their Christmas offering – perfect for festive parties and get-togethers. If you’re in the mood for hearty food and exemplary customer service, be sure to pencil in a trip to JAKS!

For more information call 01872 273709 or visit


Housel Bayintroduces Head Chef, Joseph Fallowfield

The Lizard peninsula has always been a destination for those seeking dramatic rugged coastlines, brisk sea air and secluded coves. Now, it’s also home to one of the most exciting and upcoming chefs in Cornwall – Joseph Fallowfield. Previously from the Square, Kota and the Michelin starred Elephant restaurant, Joseph has taken over as Head Chef at the Housel Bay Hotel.

The signature restaurant ‘Fallowfields’ gained two AA rosettes within weeks of opening, which stands testament to the exceptional quality of food on offer. The restaurant also offers a five-course tasting menu, with each dish highlighting produce from the peninsula.

When discussing one of his favourite dishes Joseph tells us: “What started as an experiment, The Baked Alaska has now become a staple on the menu. We make it with saffron cake, clotted cream, orange curd and serve it with a small glass of iced wine. It’s rich, decadent and sums up everything I love about cooking.”

For more information call 01326 567500 or visit


Delicious dining at The Park

The Park Cornwall’s onsite restaurant – the Kitchen by the Beach – provides fantastic food cooked exceptionally well, and all at affordable prices!

Everything is cooked with passion and, whether you’re there for breakfast, coffee and a slice of cake after a swim, or stopping for lunch or dinner, all food is fresh and seasonal. The soft play area provides kids with the chance to let off some steam while the adults chill out; not to mention it’s also dog friendly, so your four legged friends can make themselves at home as well!

Michael Corbin, the Kitchen’s Head Chef, boasts extensive experience from working in restaurants across the Duchy, and in his home country, South Africa, before crafting his culinary skills as Head Chef at an award-winning 2 AA Rosette hotel in Padstow.

For more information call 01637 860594 or visit


Great taste at Tim’s Place

Situated just back from the River Camel in Wadebridge, Tim’s Place presents a great selection of homemade Cornish goodness to enjoy. Open for breakfast and lunch, the menu is full of mouth-watering dishes comprised of fresh, locally sourced produce.

Equally, if you simply fancy a coffee and something sweet, all Tim’s treats are freshly baked in house, with a variety of pastries, cookies and cake to choose from. We recommend a morning stroll along the river and then coffee and breakfast at Tim’s Place – the American style pancakes are a personal favourite of mine and go down very nicely with a freshly brewed coffee!

Or, spend the morning at one of the nearby beaches and head to Tim’s Place for lunch. With a menu packed full of great dishes – whatever tickles your fancy, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your appetite at Tim’s Place.

For more information call 07791 938477 or visit