Cornwall LivingIssue #87

Gourmet gossip July 2019

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

Homemade food and ocean views at Boscastle Farmshop & Café

Situated atop the cliffs on Cornwall’s north coast, just minutes from Boscastle village, you’ll find Boscastle Farmshop & Café – the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a Cornish cream tea or a leisurely lunch as you take in the panoramic sea views. But that’s not all that’s on offer; the farm shop caters to a variety of your culinary needs, whether you want to head to the deli and grab a homemade pasty, quiche or tasty salad for a picnic along the coast path – which can be accessed directly from the shop. Or, go to the onsite butchery and purchase a selection of home-reared meats such as burgers and sausages for a flavoursome barbeque. If you’re in need of a refuel, or are planning a picnic by the sea, you’ll find everything you need thanks to the farmshop’s great selection of handmade local produce.

For more information call 01840 250827 or visit


Laid-back lunches in St Ives

St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa commands a superb position above Porthminster beach in St Ives, with spectacular water views allowing you to simply relax and soak up your surroundings. The onsite HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace provides a wonderful dining experience for anybody spending time in St Ives, with a fabulous menu on offer, whatever time of day you find yourselves feeling peckish.

St Ives is a superb destination for a day out, but being by the sea is sure to work up an appetite. Why not stop at HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace for lunch? With an ever-changing menu of lunchtime specials from just £9, including fish and chips and fresh crab sandwiches, we can’t think of a better place to stop and fill the gap!

For more information call 01736 795221 or visit


Success in simplicity

By keeping it simple, the owners of the independent Bay Tree Restaurant at Goonhavern Garden Centre have managed to get it just right. Established back in 2002, this little gem has an uncomplicated country interior and a menu of delicious café cuisine that capitalises on Cornwall’s natural larder.

Trained-barista-made coffee, homemade cakes, satisfying sandwiches and wholesome hot meals make up the menu, meaning you can choose anything from a weekend roast, full English breakfast or grilled Panini, to fresh lasagne or a Cornish cream tea.

The team also offer takeaway, so if you’re looking to take a bite home with you after your tour of the garden centre, you’ll be well catered for. Alternatively, if you’re hoping to enjoy the good weather, there’s ample space outside in which to enjoy a proper a taste of Cornwall.

For more information call 01872 571611 or visit


Bringing bistro to you

Since opening in 2012, Tim’s Place has become one of Wadebridge’s busiest café/bistros, specialising in menus filled with the finest Cornish ingredients and all made fresh, on site.

Recently, Tim and the team decided to branch out. He explains: “Private dining is our latest venture and allows us to provide the restaurant experience in your own home. I completely tailor make these evenings around our clients’ favourite food. So far, our dining events have included private dinner parties all year round, using fresh seasonal produce.”

If you’re hoping to grab a fresh, delicious bite during your day exploring the old market town of Wadebridge, Tim’s Place comes highly recommended. Alternatively, if you’ve been looking for somebody to provide a sensational menu for your dinner party, well, you know who to call!

For more information call 01208 812550 or visit


Flavours for all the family at The Park, Cornwall

The Park Cornwall’s onsite restaurant – The Kitchen by the Beach – provides fantastic food cooked exceptionally well, and all at affordable prices, meaning everybody can enjoy delicious foodie fare that’s cooked with passion.

Whether you’re there for breakfast, coffee and a slice of cake after a swim, or stopping for lunch or dinner, all food served is fresh and from seasonal menus. The little ones will love exploring the soft play area too, perfect while the adults enjoy a chill out. There’s even a spot in the restaurant that’s dog friendly, so furry friends can make themselves at home too!

Head Chef, Michael Corbin, has 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


The spirit of Scilly

Inspired by the Caribbean and Isles of Scilly, Daymark 1683 Rum is a 100% British manufactured and distilled product. The creation of the rum drew heavily on these inspirations when building the flavours and branding. The British dark rum includes base spirit blended with molasses, samphire and sea salt, before being triple distilled in copper pot alembic stills and aged in oak. The Strong Family tell us: “We’ve owned a family home on St Martin’s, on the Isles of Scilly, for over 40 years, and it’s where we handpick the samphire for the rum – grown on the water’s edge at the bottom of our garden!”

About the rum, they explain: “It has been a labour of love and has taken considerable time to get to where we are today, which is extremely exciting. Ours is very much a family effort, working with close friends.”

Daymark 1683 was launched during this year’s World Gig Championships on Scilly in May. It has a growing reputation and it has reached a number of independent bars, restaurants and retail outlets, from Scilly, to mainland Cornwall, to London – even as far as Bermuda and Barbados!

For more information email or visit


Cretan vines

As a registered excise dealer and shipper, Wadebridge Wines has been glad of the uninterrupted flow of imported wines recently in from Bordeaux. 2016 is one of the best in recent years,  so Sue and the crew are thrilled to have been allocated small parcels of some stunners.

Owner, Sue, tells us: “We have just secured special Southern Hemisphere 2019 wines that have now been bottled ready for their October release. Meanwhile, we hosted a big corporate evening featuring Lyrarakis Cretan wines, which are naturally vegan. Who would have guessed that so many would be waxing lyrical over Greek wines!”

Following the success of Pol Roger and Jaques Bruere (crémant alternative) at the fizz bar during their recent Beer and Cider Fest, Sue explains: “We welcome another Grandes Marques to our carefully chosen selection. And in our quest to educate, our upcoming Bespoke Rum & Tequila Fest on site in July is definitely not to be missed!” Open 9am to 6pm six days a week.

For more information call 01208 812692 or visit


Unearth St Agnes’ hidden foodie gem

Tucked away on the side of Quay Road, leading down to St Agnes beach, you’ll find the quirky, beach-hut style café that is Genki. With its beautiful secluded garden, you can relax in the suntrap and be enveloped by nature, whilst enjoying the delicious indulgences the café has to offer.

Genki places a focus on high quality, fresh and local ingredients. As well as Falmouth
based Yallah Coffee, you can enjoy a refreshing smoothie or smoothie bowl packed with nutrients, a delicious stack of waffles, or one of the day’s homemade cakes – including vegan and gluten free options. What’s more, smoothies, salads and sandwiches can be made fresh and bespoke to your preferences!

Open from 10am until 4pm, Tuesday to Friday, plus 10am until 5pm on weekends (daily during the summer holidays), with themed foodie evenings during the summer and bacon bap barbeques from 10am on Sundays; if you’re a foodie, Genki is a must visit.

For more information call 01872 555858 or visit