Cornwall LivingIssue #98
Perfectly private dining
Stay and dine in socially distanced style at north Cornwall’s St Moritz Hotel.
Who said safe was boring? St Mortiz Hotel’s brand-new dining experience, The Anti-Social Club, is already the talk of the town. Leading the way in stylish, socially distanced dining, the art deco hotel near Rock has developed the UK’s first, purpose-designed and built, socially distanced restaurant, alongside its equally socially distanced ‘Breakfasts at the Beach Huts’ option for summer 2020.
The brainchild of founders Hugh and Steve Ridgway, and the St Moritz Director of Restaurants Jonathan Domé, the new summer restaurant provides an exclusive private dining experience for individuals, couples and bubble groups. Jonathan is keen to ensure that the menus not only pay tribute to the hotel’s incredible Cornish food suppliers and producers, but that the food is served in a relaxed style, helping to put diners at ease.
The Anti-Social Club’s new dining concept consists of 16 private dining rooms, with a maximum of 96 covers. Combining the elements of a private member’s club, private dining rooms, a cool beach club and summer pop-up restaurants, The Anti-Social Club features multiple dining times, clear guidance and safe socially distanced operating procedures to ensure the safety of diners and staff at all times. This unique pop-up restaurant has been specifically designed to ensure that the individual dining rooms are all accessed from outside, with the service function provided from a central atrium. All food and drink is delivered to the private dining rooms via a set of hatches, which means no one will be accidentally bumping into anyone!
Demand for bookings at The Anti-Social Club has been so strong and immediate, that the hotel has also now enabled breakfasting in the sea-facing, classically cute British beach huts that come as an accompaniment to the hotel’s King Rooms.
The huts, which overlook the Camel Estuary towards Steppa Point and the Atlantic beyond, are constructed and decorated in an English seaside style and are all lovingly and individually named. Sunrise, all-day lazing, sunsets and stargazing come as standard and new shelving and accessories have been added so that guests’ breakfasts can be safely delivered to the hut before they arrive.
From Sunday 5th July, guests staying in King Rooms will be able to pre-book an allocated time slot for a laid-out breakfast beach hut. Guests naturally have the option to upgrade any breakfast to a special Cornish ‘champagne’ option that includes a bottle of Camel Valley’s sparkling wine.
St Moritz Hotel