Spring Food Bites 2018

Good Cornish Food & Drink

Spring is upon us in Cornwall, and the hope is that with the days getting longer, things might warm up a bit!  It's an ideal time to enjoy the ocasional evening with friends while taking in the view from a Cornish restaurant.  It also means there's lots of fresh produce on its way, and you will be able to sample some at the Porthleven Food Festival in April.  There's a new distillery opening, a chance to cook the Cornish way and loads of new menus on the way... Check it all out below.

Hangout this spring at The Beach Hut

Beach Hut, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Recently revamped, The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay is a cool, coastal hangout on the north coast of Cornwall. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner its usually buzzing with groups of friends, extended families, dogs and dog walkers.. Grab a booth and make the most of the view – or, if it’s sunny, sit outside on the deck – and tuck into burgers, fish and chips and crab linguine. 

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Share lunch overlooking the Camel Estuary
 
The St Enodoc Hotel has launched a revitalised lunch menu, focusing on smaller plates, ideal for sharing. Overlooking the Camel Estuary the hotels restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy great food and service in a relaxed environment.

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Enjoy fresh spring flavours overlooking the Mount.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Tuck into the delicious dishes created by head chef, Ross Sloan, at the Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion this spring, with fresh seasonal flavours, foraged finds and local produce gracing every dish . Enjoy 2 courses for £20, or 3 courses for £25. Expect imaginative dishes that use the freshest of ingredients available here in beautiful west Cornwall.

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Cornwall’s first single estate distillery set for Easter opening

Work is on schedule for Cornwall's first single estate – or ‘plough to bottle’ – distillery at Lanlivery near Lostwithiel. Colwith Farm Distillery is set to open its doors over Easter 2018. Visitors will be able to tour the facility and see how King Edward potatoes grown on the family farm are turned into award-winning Aval Dor vodka and distinctive Stafford’s Gin.

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The Rosevine's Wine Tasting Dinner is back!

Saturday 14th April seee's the entertaining and knowledgeable merchant Charles back hosting another of the Rosevine's Wine Tasting evenings down on the Roseland.
The evening begins with a few light hearted tasting games. Once everyone has had a few samples, sit down to enjoy a 3 course dinner cooked by Head Chef Tim and paired by Charles. Always relaxed and informal and always including plenty of wine, these enjoyable evenings are not to be missed.

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Festival season is upon us...

Porthleven Food Festival, What's On, Cornwall 2018

A weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands in the little harbour town of Porthleven around the harbour, shipyard and playing fields in Porthleven from Friday 20 - Sunday 22 April, 2018. The Festival opens at noon on Friday with music, stalls and food suppliers around the harbour and has a full line-up until close on Sunday.  Fill your shopping bags with Cornish food, eat yourself silly, and drink until you are merry. Marquees on the quayside will be packed full of tasty treats, live music and cookery demonstrations. You might even spot the odd celebrity chef around too.

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April back in May at Coombeshead

Coombeshead Farm near Launceston is excited to announce that April Bloomfield will be back at the farm for a series of dinners and lunches at the beginning of May. Places are also still available for our bread workshop on Sunday May 20th. Following April’s visit we will be gearing up for a celebration of summer with a Midsummer Market and Midsummer Feast in the garden. 

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Country Park elegance and decadent teas

In the formal gardens of the lower park of Mount Edgcumbe estate you will find The Orangery Garden Café nestled in the Italian Garden. Built in 1775 this historic venue offers enchanting views of the Italian gardens and indulgent, delicious homemade English food, from our decadent afternoon teas to our hearty Cornish Sunday roast. After which, enjoy a walk around the wonderful formal gardens or nearby parkland.

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New menu at Rick Stein’s Fish, Falmouth
 
Rick Stein’s restaurant in Falmouth has just launched a brand new main menu. Alongside their classic fish & chips it celebrates mussels and some lovely dishes from Rick's latest book, The Road to Mexico. An epic sharing board of coconut prawns (these are the best!), Abraham’s ceviche of bass and prawns, carne con chile, totopos, guacamole, refried beans and pico de gallo salsa is a must try.

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Rick Stein, Padstow, Seafood bar, Cornwall

Plus Stein’s Seafood Bar in Padstow reopens on Saturday 24th March. Take a seat and soak up the atmosphere of a working local fisheries, whilst tucking into some of the best seafood from our shores, including crab, oysters and lobster, and some of Rick’s favourite wines.

 

Spring menus at The Greenbank

This month sees the launch of new spring menus at the award-winning Water’s Edge restaurant in Falmouth. The season brings an abundance of first class Cornish fish and seafood, as well as roast rack of lamb, buttery new potatoes, spring greens, samphire and rhubarb – which will all feature on the menus by Executive Chef Nick Hodges and the kitchen team. From brunch, cocktails and an all-day every day menu, to afternoon teas, Sunday roasts and decadent dinners – the Water’s Edge is the most idyllic spot in Falmouth, with ever-changing panoramic views across the harbour.

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Sunday Lunch at the Headland

Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall, Eating out

At The Headland Hotel during April they will be cooking up a menu of delicious Sunday lunchtime favourites. Three-courses, all enjoyed in the superbly stylish Samphire Restaurant against a backdrop of awesome seascapes. Relax and listen to the sounds of a live pianist, and if the sun shines maybe walk off your lunch with a stroll across Fistral Beach, or if you're feeling less active hunker down on one of our squashy sofas.

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Zacry’s Restaurant at Watergate Bay Hotel

At Zacry’s focus is on British food and Cornish ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons, and you can expect bold chargrilled flavours and a unique atmosphere thanks to its beachside location. At the heart of the restaurant is an indoor charcoal oven. The ever-changing two or three course menu showcases both classic and contemporary dishes, drawing on international influences and local inspiration.

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Breakfast with a view

The Tregenna Castle Resort, St Ives, will be starting its Brasserie Breakfast menu again from the 14th May. Open to non-residents, enjoy Tregenna Castle Resort's delicious a la carte breakfast menu in the Brasserie from May to September overlooking the stunning St Ives Bay.

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Vegans & Vegetarians indulge this spring!

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cornwall, Eating out

The Lewinnick Lodge at Newquay has just launched its new menu and it incorporates more vegetarian/vegan dishes than ever before!  Including six main courses, a selection of starters and even a choice of desserts. The sticky toffee pudding is completely vegan and it tastes just as good, if not better, than anything with dairy or eggs in!  They are even offering a vegan cream tea!  Dairy/meat eaters do not fear, they still have all the Lewinnick staples and some really exciting monthly specials to offer. 

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Gin and Easter Eggs at The Bowgie

This Easter, The Bowgie Inn at Crantock is encouraging everyone to welcome Spring by indulging in their favourite things!  From a famous Roast Lunch on Easter Sunday to a limited edition Cadbury Mini Egg Hot Chocolate, visit the pink pub on West Pentire Headland for the ultimate in Easter treats.  If it’s Gin you’re after, there’s over twenty different Cornish varieties to sip through with the likes of Tarquin’s, Trevethan, Curio and Elemental all available.  Just cross your fingers for sunshine, so you can sit outside in arguably one of the UK's best beer gardens overlooking Crantock beach!

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Learn to cook the Cornish way at Philleigh Way

On this Cornwall inspired course Philleigh Way's very own Cornish chef George Pascoe will take students through an exciting cookery experience of all things truly Cornish, from dressing a crab to making the quintessential Cornish pasty (to granny’s own recipe). After completing the Cornwall in a Day course students will be truly equipped to recreate some “proper” Cornish delicacies for friends and family in their own home.

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