Cornwall LivingIssue #92

Tempting teas

With its gorgeous Laura Ashley The Tea Room, The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate is the perfect place to unwind.

Set within rolling countryside, The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate is located just outside the coastal town of St Austell. With a beautiful main building and a selection of stunning self-catering lodges, you can choose between the ultimate indulgence of a hotel room or a space to call your own.

You can’t help but feel elegant and sophisticated…”

In May this year the hotel launched the first and only Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Cornwall, and it’s safe to say it’s been a resounding success. The tea room is beautifully designed with Laura Ashley fabrics and wallpaper and is light, open and spacious. You can’t help but feel elegant and sophisticated, and if you want to indulge in the ultimate sophistication we recommend delving into the culinary delights of the Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea.

Plus, from now until 23rd December the tea room will be providing a special offer where two people can enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea for just £40. During the festive season, these afternoon teas make a great alternative to the typical party nights and will feature a festive twist on the selections of sandwiches and sweet treats.

Then, after your delicious afternoon tea, why not head to The Clearing Spa for a rejuvenating spa treatment? Set to the backdrop of 43 acres of natural parkland in St Austell there are a range of treatments available as well as use of the heated infinity pool with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Not to mention the aroma steam room which uses blended essential oils to promote mood and health, a dry sauna, drench showers, a relaxation room and
a fitness suite.

It’s a special time of year at The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate. Take crisp morning walks in the grounds, discovering frosted cobwebs and ice crystals as you go, then head inside and cosy-up by the fire in the bar with your favourite beverage to hand.

If this sounds like your idea of bliss then make sure to escape to The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate and enjoy everything it has to offer, from the lush grounds to the tearoom and the indulgent spa.



The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate vouchers are available over the festive period so that you can treat your loved ones to the gift of an experience.



01726 874050

"You can’t help but feel elegant and sophisticated..."

Sample Menu


A Taste of Cornwall £8.50
(£17 Main Course)
Local fish & shellfish bouillabaisse with sides of aioli, rouille, parmesan and croutes.
Please ask if you would like changed to be dairy free and/or gluten free.

Wood Pigeon Breast £7
Textures of beetroot, asparagus & hazelnut GF

Cornwall Salad £7
Heirloom tomato, basil, bocconcini, olive, Cornish Yarg, and red pepper.
GF, please ask if you would like changed to be vegan.

Poached Citrus Salmon & Asparagus £8
Quails egg, lemon zest, herb crème fraiche and yuzu pearls. GF

Our Daily Changing Soup £6
Freshly prepared soup of the day. Always vegetarian, sometimes vegan! GF & DF

Venison Carpaccio £9.50
Parsnip puree, parsnip crisp, pickled radish, balsamic pickled onion and sherry caramel.

Cornish Mackerel pickled and blowtorched £7
Caramelised apple puree, pickled blackberries, carrots and heritage radish.


Salt Cured Cod £19
Parsley, mussel and cockle veloute, peas, asparagus, samphire and leek. GF

Roast Chicken, Ham Hock and Pearl Barley Risotto £19
Finished with grain mustard and chicken broth, peas, asparagus, pancetta and onions. GF

Grilled Fillets of Cornish Plaice £18
Braised little gem, slow cooked duck egg, parmesan, crispy bacon shards and parsley new potatoes. GF

Laotian Curry £15
Smoked tofu, ginger, lemon grass, aubergine, coconut, squash and potato curry served with coconut rice. V & GF

Sweet Potato Gnocchi £14
Hummus, roasted wedges of sweet potato, purple basil pesto, heirloom tomato and sage beignets

Little Piggie £19
Tenderloin, pancetta, croquette, belly, black pudding, Cider, carrot and apple.

Cornish 8oz Rump £20
Cornish 8oz Sirloin Steak £25*
Cote du Boeuf for two £55*

Our steaks are cooked to your liking on our char grill with confit tomato, watercress, baked mushrooms, hand cut chips & roasted onion. GF


Baked custard tart £6.95
Salted caramel ice cream, gingerbread crumble, caramelised fig

Caramelised white chocolate £6.95
Dark chocolate aero, raspberry caramel, cocoa nib tuile, praline ice cream

Café gourmand £6.95
Vanilla and white chocolate parfait, chocolate doughnut, Bouchon cream puff, espresso shot

Mascarpone, orange, honey and milk £6.95
Streusel base, Mascarpone mousse, orange jelly, milk ice cream

Not quite jelly and ice-cream £6.95
Pink grapefruit jelly, compressed rhubarb, Pomegranate caramel, Yuzu macaron, marmalade marshmallow, blood orange sorbet (GF, dairy-free)

Cheese of the day £6.95
Single specially-selected cheese with fig, celery, apple chutney and a biscuit selection

Cheese Platter £9.50
Three of our favourite West Country cheeses with fig, celery, apple chutney and a biscuit selection