Cornwall LivingIssue #83
Gourmet gossip March 2019
We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs.
Sensational seaside dining at the Fowey Harbour Hotel
Fowey Harbour Hotel’s kitchen, bar and terrace combines a colonial and beachside feel with a contemporary twist. Looking out over the estuary, the restaurant and bar flow seamlessly out onto the elevated terrace, which is perfect for a spot of al fresco dining whilst watching the sun dip beyond the horizon.
John Pollard, Chef Director, has developed the hotel’s dining concept. Indeed, John and his team are masters at utilising fresh, locally grown produce with farm-raised, wild-caught seafood and farm-assured meats to deliver the freshest and most delicious seasonal menus.
The bar area is a fabulous space for locals and guests to come together, relax, work and play, serving coffees and cocktails all day, every day. Perch at the impressive bar with its marble counter top, or take a sea view window seat and enjoy a flute of fizz. Throughout the day you’ll find the atmosphere relaxed, so sit back, order a drink (and a bite to eat if you’re peckish) because, whether you’re in the mood for cocktails, coffee or a pint of draught local beer, take it from us, you’ll love it.
For more information call 01726 832551 or visit www.harbourhotels.co.uk/hotels/fowey
Warm up this winter at the Lemon Arms
It’s that time of year again, when the cold days of winter are really beginning to take hold and wrapping up warm is a priority. If you find yourself exploring close to Mylor then make sure to seek refuge at The Lemon Arms, where you’ll be greeted with a cosy atmosphere, a roaring fire and delicious pub food. We’ve done a little digging and have found this review from one happy customer who says: “Really tasty food and great value for money, this friendly village pub has a great atmosphere and a welcoming team behind the bar, well worth a visit!” We really couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so if you find yourself catching a chill and working up an appetite near Mylor, then make sure to visit The Lemon Arms for some great food and a cosy atmosphere to boot.
For more information call 01326 373666 or visit www.lemonarms.co.uk
Enjoy a taste of Talland
Talland Bay Hotel has been garnering applause and accolades for its excellent food. Previously named ‘Best Restaurant in the South West’, the hotel recently took Gold in the Taste of the West Awards, along with Silver ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards!
The fresh, inventive menus are testament to the skill and imagination of Head Chef, Nick Hawke, who learnt his trade under Michelin starred Chris Eden. Such prestige shines through in the fare being dished up in both the 2AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant and on the more casual Lounge menu.
Diners should savour early spring sunshine with a signature Talland Bay Afternoon Tea on the terrace or in the conservatory, with its captivating views out over the sub-tropical gardens to the sea.
For more information call 01503 272667 or visit www.tallandbayhotel.co.uk
New owners take the reins at The Coach and Horses
Located between Helston and Penzance, The Coach and Horses Inn opened its doors at the end of last year, with new owners Ian and Elaine ready to take the reins. This 18th century coaching inn, located at Kennedy Downs on the A394, has plenty of character and a rich history.
It’s just a few minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Praa Sands and Perranuthnoe too, serving quality, homemade food at affordable prices, just the ticket after a day on the sand! Offering a warm and friendly welcome to all, The Coach and Horses is both child and dog-friendly, with the option of bed and breakfast accommodation also available in case you’re looking for a location conveniently close to the beaches of Cornwall’s south coast.
For more information call 01736 763089 or visit facebook@CoachHorsesInn
The Mariners in Rock changes hands
Paul and Emma Ainsworth are delighted to announce that they have acquired the lease of The Mariners in Rock, Cornwall. The news follows the departure of fellow chef and friend, Nathan Outlaw last month after five successful years.
Located across the Camel Estuary from Ainsworth’s four other business in Padstow, The Mariners is currently closed for its annual break and is set to re-open in early spring with Paul Ainsworth at the helm.
Paul comments: “Emma and I are thrilled to be taking over The Mariners in partnership with Sharp’s Brewery. When the opportunity arose, we knew straight away that we had to take it. 2019 will very much be the ‘discovery phase’ – learning what works and what doesn’t, with a refurbishment planned for 2020.”
For more information visit www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk or www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk
Discover the south west’s ‘Best Local Food to Go’
The Cornish Pizza Company in St Agnes has become a firm local favourite over the past few years. And the business continues to grow, particularly in the area of Cornish craft beer.
Owners Tim and Fiona Barton tell us: “We’ve been hosting special food and drink events through the winter season, including some fantastic ‘Meet the Brewer’ nights.”
Tim and the team continue to develop the food menu too, creating delicious specials using seasonal ingredients, also expanding their range of vegan options. Fiona continues: “We’re sourcing and using excellent Cornish products including some amazing local charcuterie. We’ve also been awarded ‘Best Local Food to Go’ in the south west and are even featured in the new Lonely Planet UK guide!”
With more food and drink events coming up, including wine and beer tastings, plus the imminent arrival of a new mobile pizza unit for weddings and events, these are exciting times indeed for the Cornish Pizza Company!
For more information call 01872 553092 or visit www.thecornishpizzacompany.co.uk
Exciting times ahead for Coconuts Naturally
Award-winning Cornwall-based dairy-free ice cream brand, Coconuts Naturally, which turned down investment from BBC’s Dragon’s Den last year, has secured £100k within 48 hours of the private launch of its crowdfunding campaign!
Despite this, the campaign will remain open for overfunding on top European equity crowdfunding site, Seedrs, so members of the public still have the chance to invest.
Business founder, Cecily Mills, tells us: “We couldn’t be happier to achieve our target so quickly; we had a sense there was considerable interest in the campaign, but that doesn’t mean anything until people actually commit the funds. The fact that we’ve received such significant investment so quickly is fantastic. Following my difficult decision to turn down Jenny Campbell’s investment offer, the business has grown from strength to strength, with 2019 set to be our biggest year yet by far!”
Coconuts Naturally will relaunch in March as Coconuts Organic, so keep your eyes peeled for the team’s delicious ice cream!
For more information visit www.coconutsnaturally.com