Cornwall LivingIssue #90

Gourmet gossip October 2019

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

Evenings at The Lemon Arms

Based in the idyllic village of Mylor on Cornwall’s south coast, just minutes from Mylor harbour and the beautiful creek, you’ll find the Lemon Arms pub. Serving a range of Cornish ales, lagers and ciders, The Lemon Arms has some great deals on. Head down on Wednesday evenings and enjoy live music and traditional Cornish singing. Every Thursday from 6pm it’s ‘pie and pint night’, when you get an amazing homemade pie and a drink included for just £9.95. And they put on an absolutely cracking Sunday lunch too, from 12pm until 3pm where you’re served a choice of roast meats and veggie options from £6.50. Make sure to book a table though as they often sell out!

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit


Cookery courses  in St Keverne

With various bread courses for two to four people including the basic bread course, the full bread course and the sourdough course, you’ll walk away from The Greenhouse kitchen an expert in all things dough – no matter what level you start at. With lunch included too and a tray of your own bread to take home, this makes for a great opportunity to learn something new. As well as baking bread, The Greenhouse also runs a twice-baked soufflé class and provides catering for dinner parties and events. The courses run on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays and Lead Baker, Neil, requests that ideally courses should be booked a week in advance.

For more information call 07754 090226 or visit


Discover delightful dining at Sands Resort

Situated atop the cliffs overlooking the vivid blue waters and crashing surf of Watergate Bay, 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 at one of the town’s lively bars. 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


Baked to perfection

Located above the cliffs at Mawgan Porth in Newquay, The Bedruthan has been keeping a foodie secret that it would love to share. The chefs have been on a baking frenzy and have created a tempting new deli lunch menu that is just too tempting; think hot baked sausage rolls, puff pastry tarts, focaccia, and frittata all served with rainbow garden salads. And that’s not all, the cakes and buns are also to die for. So make sure to head to The Wild Café – open for lunch from 12pm until 2.30pm daily to guests and non-residents – for a delicious, freshly baked meal you won’t forget in
a hurry.

Food really is at the heart of what’s offered at Bedruthan; the chefs create dishes that celebrate the best producers Cornwall has to offer and with a mouth-watering evening menu too, offering three courses for just £37.50, you can enjoy delicious food and gorgeous sea views throughout the day.

For more information call 01637 861206 or visit


Experience high quality meat with A.R. Day Butchers

Established in 1989 with over 30 years’ experience in the butchery trade, A.R. Day Butchers is based in Portscatho and provides superior meat cuts to its customers. We hear from owner Andy who tells us: “The best thing about the Cornish butchery trade is the ability to use locally reared produce.” Over the Christmas period for example, A.R. source free range Cornish turkeys and geese from Treway Farms near Coombe. Plus, going to your local butcher means you get locally sourced products that are far superior to the mass produced meat that you find on the supermarket shelves. The top tip for finding the best butchers out there? A good sausage is the sign of a good butchers and A.R. Day Butchers produce and sell some of the best around!

For more information call 01872 580246 or visit ardaybutchers on Facebook.


Learn about food the Philleigh Way

Based minutes away from Truro in south Cornwall, Philleigh Way is a modern cookery school that offers unique dining experiences. Bordering the River Fal with the ocean a few miles away, this balanced landscape of arable fields, pasture and ancient oak woodland is an inspirational place to learn about food and its provenance. The cookery courses allow you to experience some of the finest produce found in the UK, with fresh fish and shellfish landed daily and wonderful meat and vegetables grown on the Philleigh Way farm. It’s the only purpose-built cookery school in Cornwall that offers a wide range of different courses. Located on the beautiful Roseland peninsula upcoming courses include: Family Pizza Day, Tuscan Tuesdays, Cornwall in a Day, and Italian Cookery. There is also a full calendar of woodfired feasts throughout the summer.

For more information call 01872 580893 or visit


Introducing Truro’s newest bar and restaurant

Located in the heart of Truro, JAKS is run by husband and wife team John and Karine Baker who, having recently moved from Luxembourg, aim to create a casual but classy atmosphere within the restaurant. “We are producing homemade continental cuisine. Featured dishes include tarte flambée, quiche Lorraine, moules mariniere and French onion soup. We serve good quality French food with a reasonable price tag.” There’s a ‘lounge’ bar and an upstairs dining area that are great for drinks and dinner, and can also be booked for family or corporate events. There’s also a beautiful garden for al fresco dining when the weather’s fine, and the central location means you can access everything that Truro has to offer. You’ll also find interesting articles for sale as part of a ‘concept store’ offering, including jewellery, candles, clothes and artwork.

For more information call 01872 273709 or visit


Love seafood?

If you love seafood the Harbour Fish and Grill, situated on Newquay Harbour, is a must-visit restaurant. The views are equalled only by the freshest fish, most of which is from local waters. Head Chef, Aaron Janes believes in providing simple yet elegant dishes packed full of mouth-watering flavours. He tells us: “My philosophy on cuisine is the same as the one I have carried with me throughout my career. Keep it simple but elegant, challenge yourself to be creative, invest time to source local produce, be aware of the carbon footprint and be sure to leave a legacy through your passion for cuisine.”

Although fish is his speciality, there are also dishes to please vegetarians, vegans, and those with special dietary requirements. And you can’t leave without trying one of his beautiful desserts… a little taste of heaven!

For more information call 01637 873040 or visit


Bewitching autumn fare

With the inevitable onset of autumn now just around the corner, it’s time to start considering what we need to rustle up those seasonal home-cooked favourites. Fortunately, Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s best home-grown produce. Whether you’re cooking a fish pie, beef casserole or veg lasagne, at Boscastle Farm Shop, you’ll find food and produce that’s made and grown honestly, either from the farm’s own fields or sourced from the local area.

The team, via their menu, aim to inspire you to create something magical of your own. Indeed, with hundreds of products available in the shop, including award-winning meat, artisan breads and speciality foods from local producers, as well as tips from the team on new, exciting recipes; if you’re hoping to make the most of Cornwall’s delicious foodie fayre this autumn and winter, a visit to Boscastle Farm Shop comes highly recommended!

For more information call 01840 250827 or visit


Food and fun for everyone 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 too!

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. Kids love exploring here too, thanks to the soft play area, while adults will appreciate having the chance to chill out.
It’s dog friendly too, so 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 2AA Rosette Padstow hotel.

For more information call 01637 860594 or visit


Baker Tom’s, bringing lovingly made speciality loaves to St Austell

Located in the bustling town centre at White River Place, the Baker Tom’s St Austell shop sells all of Tom’s delicious artisan bread, cakes and pastries, as well as cream teas to go and freshly made sandwich meal deals. In addition to the selection of speciality loaves, the shop also offers gifts and retail products, including their own label jams and chutneys, together with specially selected local produce. Tom’s aim has always been to make wholesome, interesting bread that tastes good and is good for you, with no added ‘nasties’ – now the residents and visitors to this area of the county can enjoy hand crafted, fresh bread everyday. This month is Sourdough September, so why not try the classic organic sourdough with its moreish tangy flavour and golden crust?  Opening hours are 8.30am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

For more information email or visit


Treat your health to the best food

Confusing advice, temptation, busy lives and not knowing where to start all contribute to boringly sup-optimal eating habits, according to experienced Cornish GP, Dr Mark Crouse. Yet Cornwall offers the perfect environment in which to trim down, green up and max out the health benefits of the fantastic, fresh produce our stunning county has to offer!

Mark has set up a private practice in Lifestyle Medicine – an innovative and dynamic field of mainstream medicine. He invests time and expertise to deliver personalised, pragmatic, evidence-based advice to enhance your health by boosting your diet, sleep, exercise and mental wellbeing.

If you’re ready to get the most from your lifestyle here in the Duchy, then Lifestyle Medicine is most certainly for you!

For more information visit


Fine dining at its best

Located in the heart of Falmouth, Rastella is the highest-rated dining experience to be found in the area. From locally foraged greens, butchers and garden markets comes a carefully curated menu that makes the most of Cornwall’s incredible produce. Recently awarded the highly coveted third AA Rosette, one of only four restaurants in Cornwall to have received this prestigious award, Head Chef Hylton Epsey tells us: “Cornish food and drink is some of the best in the country, we’d be crazy not to take advantage of that, which is why we produce nature inspired food that ticks all the boxes.” It’s not just the food that deserves admiration; the surroundings are also beautiful with opulent interiors, crisp linen and shimmering cutlery that sets a sophisticated and relaxed tone for your meal.

For more information call 01326 312734 or visit


Food that will rock your world at The Rock Inn

Located in Roche near St Austell, The Rock Inn is a lovely community pub with a beautiful beer garden and a pool table for fun family evenings. We hear from Owner Mick who tells us: “At The Rock Inn we have created a menu that has something for everyone and we strive to accompany our food with a great selection of drinks. We ensure that all our customers old, present and new receive the warmest welcome and we do our best to make your visit to The Rock Inn one to remember.” The pub hosts a fantastic variety of live music events that take place most Saturdays, and four-legged friends are always welcome. They also have some great deals on during the week, including Thursday curry night and fish and chip Fridays when you can enjoy two meals for £15.

For more information call 01726 890710 or visit