Cornwall LivingIssue #89
Gourmet gossip September 2019
New Head Chef at the Lemon Arms
With more than 20 years’ experience of running Cornish pubs and restaurants, Jonny and Sam Pearce, managers of the Lemon Arms at Mylor Bridge, have created the perfect pit stop for those exploring the local waterways. But it’s not just a well-stocked bar and a dog-friendly beer garden that make this a ‘must-visit’ while you’re in the area.
If you’re feeling peckish then you’ll be pleased to know that new Head Chef, Freddie, brings a delightful blend of seasonal Cornish flavours to the menu, infusing it with his passion for Cornwall’s bountiful produce. The specials board is always a surprise too, since you can never predict what the local day boats are going to land!
For more information call 01326 373666 or visit www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pub/falmouth/lemon-arms
Fabulous dining by the bay
Situated within the beautiful Edwardian splendour of the Hotel Penzance, The Bay Restaurant serves a mouth-watering menu alongside stunning views of Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount. Renowned for its welcoming staff and first-class location, The Bay Restaurant provides a menu that changes with the seasons, filled with locally sourced meat and seafood dishes, as well as an imaginative vegetarian and vegan offering.
Make the most of the autumn offer between 22nd September 2019 and 31st March 2020 and receive complimentary dinner on your first night with a celebratory glass of bubbly, as well as breakfast and a cream tea each to enjoy at your leisure. A two-night stay is just £159 for two people (quote ‘HPZ_GOURMET2N’ when booking) and a three-night stay is £199 (quote ‘HPZ_GOURTMET3N’).
For more information call 01736 366890 or visit www.hotelpenzance.com
Meet Cornwall’s new catering duo
Mark Polglase and Danny Wingate from Cornwall started AVO Catering Co only five months ago and have been providing business lunches, canapes, luxury picnics and wedding catering for their lucky customers throughout the county ever since.
Their aim is to make good quality, vibrant, local food delivered to your door, wherever you are. AVO recently started construction of a new, eco-friendly kitchen on Mark’s family farm in Perranwell near Truro, and the team are planning on crowdfunding with feast nights over the coming months to install solar panels to run the kitchen and delivery vehicles, creating a 100% self-suffient business. AVO can deliver their delicious food to you wherever you are in 100% recyclable boxes, beautifully presented and ready for any occasion. Their brand new Banquet Boxes are ideal for an easy lunch or dinner, perfect for feeding friends and family whilst on holiday or at the beach!
For more information call 07907 287993 or visit www.avo.catering
Escape on a Cornish wine adventure
Indulge in three nights at the stunning Scarlet Hotel and experience some of the best food and wine that Cornwall has to offer. Savour a five-course tasting menu at the Scarlet restaurant with a selection of exceptional wines from small artisan producers, carefully paired to complement each course. During your stay visit Appleton’s at the Vineyard, a hidden gem set in the beautiful estate of Trevibban Mill to experience three courses of modern Italian inspired dishes paired with more delicious wines, including those made at the vineyard. As part of your stay you can also enjoy a wine tasting session with the Scarlet Sommelier.
For more information call 01637 861800 or visit www.scarlethotel.co.uk/cornish-wine-adventure
Rebellion from coast to coast
With two restaurants, one based on Cornwall’s north coast in Newquay and the other on the south coast near St Austell, it’s possible to join the Rebellion Roasthouse & Moonshine Bar wherever you happen to be in Cornwall. Serving coffee by day, Rebellion transforms into a restaurant and bar by night, bringing heady flavour combinations that will leave you feeling full and completely satisfied.
Inspired by the era of prohibition in America, Rebellion provides a daring marriage of smokehouse flavours with a potent mixture of Cornish Moonshine. “At Rebellion, we’ve created a menu that’s a bit different from the norm,” says owners Sallie and Simon Duggan. The restaurant is filled with wooden tables creating a relaxed atmosphere. Catering to grown-ups and little rebels alike, Rebellion provides mouth watering meals with an innovative use of flavour. Here at Cornwall Living we like the sound of the slow roasted brisket served with onion rings and a horseradish and sour cream sauce.
As well as creating an incredible menu with an exceptional twist of flavours, Rebellion also serves award-winning cocktails such as the Moonshine Mary or, for those with a sweet tooth, the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini. All food is served by a team of friendly staff and the restaurant, though rebellious, is very accommodating and family friendly. So, if you want to discover the fiery flavours of Rebellion Roasthouse then make sure to book a table and secure your place in the food rebellion.
For more information call 01637 878334 or visit www.rebellionroasthouse.co.uk
Exciting venture for Timothy Dean
Tim’s Place is a beautiful restaurant situated in the heart of Wadebridge that serves a menu full of locally sourced, seasonal produce.
Owner Tim is excited to announce the introduction of the Private Dining service. “It’s my new venture where we provide the restaurant experience in the comfort of your own home. Bringing the taste of Cornwall to you, you don’t even have to lift a finger. We bring our own serving staff and host a unique night of great food and great menus.” Not to mention the menus can be tailor-made to each client, so you can enjoy all your favourite dishes without even having to leave the house!
For more information call 01208 812550 or visit TimsPlaceWad on Facebook.
Situated above the beautiful cove of Swanpool in Falmouth, Hooked on the Rocks brings you the very best seafood that Cornwall’s shores have to offer. Head Chef George Morgan has created a menu inspired by Cornwall’s rugged coastline, cooking with the seasons and maintaining a hands-on approach to food – baking his own breads, churning ice creams and pickling and preserving vegetables. George tells us: “We’re lucky enough to source our seafood direct from fishermen, even our crabs and lobsters are caught no more than eight miles away from the restaurant and kept in our tank for the customers to choose.” Open all year, with opening hours changing in October from Thursday to Sunday, Hooked on the Rocks should be on everyone’s foodie itinerary.
For more information call 01326 311886 or visit www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com
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 www.harbourhotels.co.uk/hotels/st-ives
A lot of gin in The Little Gin Shack
The Little Gin Shack is a dream come true for Neil and his wife Lee. Neil spent over ten years working for a major wholesaler and, feeling the time had come for a change, he conceptualised The Little Gin Shack – a boutique gin emporium in Wadebridge selling gins especially selected for their quality and taste.
Neil is a great host and, thanks to his vast experience in the industry, has extensive knowledge on all things gin. Whether you’re popping in to buy a bottle or two, or soaking up the atmosphere of one of this shop’s wonderful tasting events, Neil loves to share his experience.
With over 160 gins in stock, more than half of which are Cornish, there’s bound to be a gin for you. What’s more, with the opportunity to sample most of the gins, you are sure to leave with a new favourite! The shop also has a range of top quality gifts.
For more information call 07740 639565 or visit www.thelittleginshack.co.uk
New to foodie Falmouth
An exciting new launch for Cornwall is IndiDog Eatery on Falmouth’s harbourside. This fresh dining experience is brought to you by the team at Highcliffe B&B – Falmouth’s top rated bed and breakfast according to TripAdvisor!
Customers can expect the same eclectic style, gorgeous surroundings and dedication to details, as well as some supremely tasty food. Set in Falmouth’s historic fish market, perched right on the harbour’s edge, you’ll also be able to indulge in some mesmerising, infinite and uninterrupted views across the ever-changing Fal estuary.
A comfortable nod to the food you love, the team use local and seasonal produce to carefully craft a menu of delicious, hearty meals, quick bites and tasty treats. They’re also working their socks off to create a space where people feel truly relaxed, so next time you’re in Falmouth, be sure to stop by!
For more information call 01326 450699 or visit www.indidogeatery.com
Enjoy food with a view in Fowey
Fowey Harbour Hotel’s kitchen, bar and terrace combines a colonial and beachside feel with a contemporary twist. Situated at the mouth of the Fowey estuary, the hotel benefits from panoramic estuary views, with the restaurant and bar flowing seamlessly out onto the elevated terrace, which is perfect for a spot of al fresco dining whilst watching the sun dip beyond the horizon.
Chef Director, John Pollard, has developed the hotel’s dining concept. Indeed, John and his team are masters at utilising fresh, locally grown produce with farm-raised vegetables, 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. Speaking of fizz, make the most of the Friday and Saturday lunchtime offer of fish and chips with a glass of Prosecco or beer for just £15 per person. There are also cosy Sunday roasts with two courses for £19.95 or three for £24.95 served between 12pm until 5pm, so you can have a weekend escape filled with mouth-watering food.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is always 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 local draught beer, take it from us, you’re sure to enjoy it in the stunning surroundings of the Fowey Harbour Hotel.
For more information call 01726 832551 or visit www.thefoweyhotel.co.uk