It's been a while (no prizes as to why!) but at last we bring you new eating experiences and the latest in foodie and hotel openings. Tuck in!
All the exciting new openings and goings-on. Your favourite blabbermouth reporting for duty – yes ma’am. Here’s the latest superflashy newsflash for Cornwall.
We are looking forward to a visit to Lula, the new beachside shack in Hayle (and the sister brand of Amélie, the popular harbourside restaurant in Porthleven which recently reopened after a full refurbishment). Located on the edge of the beach overlooking Hayle Harbour, Lula will serve a takeaway menu with a focus on locally-sourced seafood and ribs.
The Anti-social Dining Club, St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick
Nicknamed ‘The Anti-Social Club’, this new clever dining concept is essentially private dining rooms – somewhere between a private members club, private dining room, beach club and a summer pop-up restaurant. The St Moritz is playing on the idea that safe doesn’t have to mean boring with each party seated in an individual room or booth, with staggered dining times.
THE PIG – at Harlyn Bay, Nr Padstow
We are super excited that the newest Pig is finally due to open on 31 July 2020. The team has renovated the grade II listed mansion, the origins of which date from the 16th century, near Padstow making it their seventh boutique hotel and their first in Cornwall.
Emily Scott Food, Watergate Bay
Replacing beleaguered Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay is Emily Scott Food as a pop-up until September 2020. We like the sound of the combination of serving up fresh seasonal Cornish food in Emily’s pared back simple style overlooking the beautiful golden sands of the bay. (You may recognise Emily as she previously was the director and exec chef at Michelin Bib Gourmand rated The St Tudy Inn, also named as one of the UK’s top 50 gastropubs back in January. The St Tudy Inn is now for sale, so watch this space.
The Atlantic Bar and Kitchen, New Polzeath
10 years ago The Atlantic Hotel at New Polzeath closed after it went into administration and regulars have been waiting patiently for the building to be rebuilt. Some of the rooms are now luxury apartments but local beer company Harbour Brewing are finally re-opening the bar and kitchen at the end of July.
Stein’s On The Quay, Padstow
Get your seafood fix for dinner Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 9pm at Stein’s new pop-up on the quayside, in the building where the cookery school usually is – instead of re-opening the school in the building overlooking the water the team are making the most of the view and access to local seafood – on the menu are lobsters and oysters straight out of the harbour by the door.
Sams on the Roseland, Chenoweth Business Park, Ruan High Lanes
Sams on the Roseland opened in July 2020, making it the fifth restaurant for the popular chain. Serving up breakfast lunch and dinner from their shipping containers, as well as cocktails from the next door container, everything here is outside, so you can eat in a comfortable socially distanced style. (During the week you can also get your bread and cinnamon buns from Da Bara Bakery, and your wine and deli bits from The Old Garage next door.
Newquay faves Jam Jar Cafe have opened up another venue, across the Gannel at Crantock. With the cafe in Newquay still serving Jess’s signature coffee and cakes, Jam Jar Kitchen at Crantock is open from 9.30am right the way through to the evening where pizzas are the order of the day, eat in or takeaway from 4pm.
We hear that Andrew Durham, Masterchef the Professionals semi-finalist in 2019, previously a chef with the Royal Navy has is opening a new restaurant at Porth Beach Hotel & Restaurant.
Padstow favourites Prawn on the Lawn have relocated to nearby Trerethern Farm to allow for social distanced dining. Instead of chic bar seats from which to guzzle fizz and fresh fish, think hay bales (and pack a jumper!)
A floating vintage cafe and bistro is heading for Falmouth’s North Quay from August – La Peniche is said to become under the care of head chef Luc Wallace, who spent the last two years at The Magdalen Arms in Oxford.