Cornwall LivingIssue #92

Greatest grills

Our signature dish-of-the-month competition – voted for by you!

Here’s how it works
Once you’ve settled on your favourite dish below, simply visit our online competitions page (here) and cast your vote. The winning dish will be announced in our next issue, and once the results are in, one lucky voter will 
be drawn to win two meals for two – one from each of the restaurants below.

Voting closes on 21st November, so be sure to cast yours soon!


Cornish Primrose Herd Ribs

The Marazion Hotel and Cutty Sark Restaurant

Nothing says autumnal comfort food quite like slow roasted, homemade, smoky barbeque ribs – a mouth-watering favourite that promises to help you harness the seasonal change. Head Chef, Keith Palmer showcases the locally sourced, organic Primrose Herd, rare-breed ribs – roasted low and slow, basted with a homemade smoky barbeque sauce and then chargrilled. Served with homemade red coleslaw, gluten free, rustic skin-on chips, chargrilled corn on the cob and gluten free homemade onion rings.

The wider menu is packed full of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options, delighting gastronomes everywhere.


Grilled Loin of Hake

Harbour Fish and Grill

Locally caught and supremely meaty, hake is a superb alternative to cod. Brushed simply with butter, it’s also perfect for grilling! Here, the Harbour Fish and Grill team serve it with a mussel, caviar and potato veloute, leek mash and samphire, topping it with a refreshing crab and fennel slaw. Aside from salt and pepper, we’re told that the only seasoning needed comes from rosemary and lemon; aside from that, each element of this seriously tempting plateful works to complement the next.

A great all-year round dish, it’s fair to say this is a strong contender for Cornwall’s greatest grill!





Last month, the theme for Cornwall Living’s ultimate dish was ‘autumn’. The dishes in the running were: Halibut on Samphire at Marazion Hotel and Cutty Sark Restaurant; the seriously tempting Seafood Chowder at Rebellion Roasthouse & Moonshine Bar; Pollock with crab sauce, potatoes and chard from Dan’s Cornish Kitchen; and Housel Bay Hotel’s Wild Mushroom Crumpet. Voted for by you, this really was a close contest – so close, in fact, that there were only three votes separating first and second place!

Onto the results and we’re delighted to announce that the winner of Cornwall Living’s first Ultimate Dish award is… Housel Bay Hotel! Of his Wild Mushroom Crumpet, Head Chef Joseph Fallowfield told us: “Their gentle sweetness works perfectly with a fresh and fluffy crumpet. Add a knob of Cornish butter, freshly chopped parsley and a touch of garlic and you’re in for a treat.” Our readers certainly thought so!

To those who voted, as promised, we will be contacting one lucky reader with the fantastic prize of a meal for two at each of the four aforementioned restaurants. So, if you were one of those who voted for autumn’s ultimate dish, be sure to check your emails, because it could well be you!