Cornwall LivingIssue #85

Gourmet gossip May 2019

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

Discover delightful dining at Sands Resort

Situated atop the cliffs overlooking the vivid blue waters and crashing surf of the Atlantic ocean, Sands Resort Hotel and Spa has it all. The hotel is in prime position to enjoy everything that Newquay has to offer from surf lessons and long coastal walks to a refreshing glass of wine enjoyed al fresco. The hotel’s Beachcomber Restaurant boasts amazing sea views ideal for lunch and dinner and on Sundays (outside of school holidays) families having lunch at Sands can also use the indoor and outdoor play areas at no extra charge. Also (unsurprisingly) popular are the Twilight Sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, where guests can enjoy a 90-minute Moroccan Spa Experience and a glass of Cava followed by a two-course dinner at the restaurant for just £39 per person.

For more information call 01637 872864 or visit


Enjoy a proper pub lunch at the Lemon Arms

The Lemon Arms in Mylor is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy a pub lunch this spring. Here at Cornwall Living, we love taking a leisurely walk around the creek and a race around the park before a hearty meal at the Lemon Arms. The cosy interior and friendly staff promotes a welcoming atmosphere that’s hard to leave – especially after a few pints of Tribute. But it’s the food that really stands out and with pub classics served alongside coastal specials such as fresh scallop and crab claw paella, you know you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied. If the sun’s out, head outside and enjoy your favourite tipple in the beer garden – this sheltered spot is the perfect sun trap with beautiful potted plants and spacious benches, meaning you could easily spend the whole afternoon lounging at the Lemon Arms.

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit


Flavoursome family fare at The Park, Cornwall

The Kitchen by the Beach, The Park Cornwall’s onsite restaurant, provides fantastic food cooked exceptionally well and priced affordably, ensuring everyone can enjoy delicious dishes cooked with enthusiasm.

Whether you’re joining the team for breakfast, coffee and a slice of cake after a swim, or for lunch or dinner, you can be sure you’ll be served fresh food from seasonal menus, all to the buzz of a great atmosphere. 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 where your pooches can make themselves comfortable.

Head Chef Michael Corbin has extensive experience, having worked in restaurants across Cornwall 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


Experience true love for food at Rastella

We at Cornwall Living love food – who doesn’t these days? At Falmouth’s only 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Merchants Manor’s Rastella, it’s all about authentic local produce served in interesting or traditional ways and absolutely packed with flavour.

From the team’s nature-inspired modern approach to dinner, to their locally grass-reared beef burgers smothered in homemade barbeque sauce, everything is put together with thought and pure enjoyment in mind, with flavours bound to leave you wanting more.

The kitchen team pays close attention to provenance, locality, seasonality and sustainability, so you don’t have to, meaning you’ll find a vast array of food and drink that ticks all the boxes, and not because they have to, but because we should all want to.

For more information call 01326 312734 or visit


Wadebridge Wines, a merchant like no other

Family owned and run by a small group of experienced, jolly people, Wadebridge Wines feel privileged to serve beautiful Cornwall through their retail premises in Wadebridge and to be wholesaling throughout the county with quirky spirits, decadent fizz and inspiring wines.

To demystify and find fun is what they do, but always with an exemplary depth of knowledge. Indeed, their offering is both impressive and extensive, aiming to gently educate and make their wines more intriguing, opening up customers to a world of wonderful taste experiences. For instance, recent interest in Portuguese wine is resulting in greater awareness of this proud country, with its indigenous grapes’ distinctive personality offering enormous value.

You’ll also find a range of speciality spirits and craft beers, with regular tasting and promotional events taking place throughout the year, hosted by a team that’s always on the lookout for the best.

For more information call 01208 812692 or visit


Bold flavours and beach elegance

A privately owned boutique hotel in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping views over the Camel Estuary, with the beach just a stone’s throw away, St Enodoc is a stylish and relaxing place to enjoy your north Cornwall stay. Explore the rugged coastline, sample a variety of water sports in the protected estuary and enjoy some of the finest restaurants in the south west!

The hotel restaurant is relaxed and welcoming. In the summer, food can be enjoyed al fresco on the terrace overlooking the estuary. Take breakfast in the sunshine, or try one of the team’s cocktails as the sun sets. The kitchen has the Cornish larder at its disposal, which can range from local Porthilly oysters, to fish and lobster landed in Padstow.

For more information call 01208 863394 or visit


New cookery school launches in Truro

Located at Truro School, Truro Cookery School has launched with the aim of making cooking skills fun and accessible to all. It works in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine to provide a comprehensive syllabus during term time.

At weekends and during school holidays, it opens its doors and expertise to the public with a range of courses designed to help reconnect people with cooking. Courses include preparation of fresh ingredients, developing new skills and socialising over food and wine, while learning and making new friends in the process.

Courses range from £55 for a children’s course to £90 for an adult skills course. Cooking demo evenings start at £25 per head to £95 for a guest chef. For a full range of courses and prices, visit the Truro Cookery School website, where you’ll also find gift vouchers available.

For more information call 01872 246099 or visit