Cornwall LivingIssue #66

What winter blues?

Tick off your north Cornwall to-do list this winter with a short relaxing break at St Enodoc Hotel.

While summer has only just gone, now’s the time to book in a relaxing short winter break in north Cornwall, one you’re bound to need in the run up to Christmas. Here are five reasons to fall in love with the north Cornish coast this winter, from the team at St Enodoc Hotel.


Gone are the beach tents, ball games and crowds of summer. Instead, you’ll find wide stretches of open and empty beach, perfect for a brisk afternoon walk. Bring a blanket along and sit watching the waves tumble in. Or, if the seas are really rough, watch the awesome spectacle from a safe distance above!


After taking in the crisp sea air, nothing beats a deliciously indulgent hot chocolate (or a hot Toddy!) by the fireplace. Sip away as you sit overlooking the Camel estuary in St Enodoc Hotel’s welcoming lounge and watch the tide roll in and out.


Winter is the perfect time to enjoy relaxed dining in some of the region’s top restaurants, without having to wait for a table to clear! James Nathan’s winter cuisine, which includes venison and pigeon at St Enodoc Hotel, comes highly recommended, as do Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth in Padstow, and Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac.


A key event in the Cornish diary, from 7th until 10th December, this festival grows every year and features demonstrations from some of the country’s best chefs, as well as an exquisite Christmas market, craft workshops and a spectacular harbourside fireworks display.


If you have the time, you should definitely take the short drive to the Eden Project. Release your inner child on the ice rink before finding your way around the two biomes, where you’ll learn things about the world’s environments that will simply blow your mind!

With so much to offer during the colder months, north Cornwall is perfect for a short winter break, and situated in the heart of the action, where better to stay than the boutique St Enodoc Hotel?

Sample Menu


Crab with Dashi Seaweed, Pickled Ginger, Furikake Seasoning & Wasabi Mayonnaise
Warm Pigeon with Beetroot & Apple Compote & Pickled Walnut
John Dory with Kohlrabi & Hazelnut Remoulade, Hazelnut Dressing
Whole Prawns with Chili, Ginger & Green Mango Salad, Lime Puree & Prawn Cracker
Butternut Squash Veloute with Crumbled Goats Cheese


Plaice Fillets with Celeriac, Toasted Cauliflower & Apple
Venison Haunch with Beetroot & Apple, Salsify, Potato Terrine & Sloe Port Reduction
Cornish Ling Indonesian Coconut Curry with Rice & Fresh Turmeric
Local Partridge with Pearl Barley Risotto, Baby Vegetables & Padstow Cider Sauce
Lobster Bisque Bouillabaisse with Prawns & Monkfish


Hot Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Gelato & Orange Tuile (12 Minute Wait)
Rice Pudding with Malamado Plum Compote & Milk Sorbet
Vanilla Pannacotta with Mandarin
Passionfruit Brulee with Pineapple Fruit Salad & Coconut Sorbet
Cornish Cheese & Crackers with Pear, Chutney & Quince (£2 Supplement)