Cornwall LivingIssue #92

Gourmet Gossip November 2019

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

Top foodie tips from The Harbour Fish and Grill

Here are some great tips on cooking seafood from Harbour Fish and Grill Executive Head Chef and owner, Aaron Janes, he tells us: “The fresher the better – make sure to go for locally, responsibly sourced and seasonal fish wherever possible. Season with simple citrus flavours a few minutes before cooking and then cook in a salt and butter mix. Keep the fish on the bone for maximum flavour and cook off crab and lobster shells for a rich stock. When serving, a nicely chilled sparkling wine or champagne are the perfect accompaniment!” So, head to your local fishmongers and pick up the daily catch ready to prepare a mouth-watering dinner, or treat yourself to a meal prepared by Aaron himself at the Harbour Fish and Grill in Newquay.

For more information call 01637 873040 or visit


JAKS Truro has Christmas all wrapped up

The festive season will soon be upon us, so for a very special Christmas party, lunch or dinner – be it with the office, friends or family – why not head to JAKS at 10 Castle Road, Truro? You’ll be sure to receive the warmest of welcomes from the team this Christmas, with pre-drinks in the bar followed by your choice from the sumptuous Christmas menu.

Making your visit one to remember, JAKS also has a wonderful concept store on site, offering beautiful gifts, candles and jewellery – simply pop in while you’re there and pick out some fabulous stocking fillers.

To get you in the mood for a festive feast, be sure to head to JAKS’ Facebook page and check out the Christmas menu. Then, to book a table or to discuss your Christmas party in the restaurant, simply give the team a call!

For more information call 01872 213709 or visit jaks-truro on Facebook


ARCHIE BROWNS – a hub for health

Health and consumer ethics have been in vogue for the last few years but at Archie Browns the team has been championing sustainable lifestyle options since 1991.  If you want to enjoy the festive season while treading lighter on Earth,  Archie Browns is the place to be. Whether you’re after a wholesome freshly cooked meal while shopping in Truro, the supplies for a vegan/gluten-free Christmas menu, plastic-free/zero-waste gift choices or wellbeing advice, you can get it all and more at the café and shop.  In the period leading up to Christmas, Archie Browns will be offering themed evening menus, late-night shopping and Sunday Christmas brunch. Don’t miss out.

For more information visit or archiebrownstruro on Facebook and Instagram


Perfect Christmas fare

The traditional Christmas lunch is held in high esteem by many foodies, but locally sourced ingredients are key.

Boscastle Farm Shop provides all the vital components you will need to create the perfect Christmas feast with produce from their fields and their award winning meat.  Or, enjoy a Farmshop Christmas Roast – available on selected days in December. You can sample some of their homemade festive fare, with offerings of mince pies, Christmas cake and mulled wine at Boscastle Farm Shop’s ‘Christmas Taster & 10% Discount’ evening on
21st November.

If you really want to indulge in the spirit of Christmas, why not pop along to an evening of Christmas carols on 5th December, and enjoy a hot roast turkey bap, lovingly filled with sage and onion stuffing, followed by home cooked Christmas pudding. Perfect.

For more information and to reserve your table call 01840 250827 or email