The Vault Kitchen
With its small hotel in Mousehole, The Old Coastguard, due to re-open after a fire some time in early 2020, the people behind it have taken the opportunity, to run for a limited period, an all-day restaurant and bar in Penzance.
Head Chef Jamie Porter, who joined that team only a week before the fire and has spent much of his career within the Stein group, finally has his chance to show what he can do. The kitchen will be open for breakfast from 9am and for a full menu from 12pm - 9pm.
The menu will be driven by the seafood from nearby Newlyn and will be based mainly on smaller sharing plates with dishes such as Crispy sardines with pickled anchovy salad cream (£5) and Fresh sashimi with wasabi, soy and mirin (£6). The wine list will be a short one, picking some of the best from the wine list in Mousehole which was recently winner of the IWC Restaurant Wine List of the Year.
Edmund Inkin, one of two brothers who owns EATDRINKSLEEP says “It’s been a tough period for the team since the fire and they’ve grabbed the opportunity to resurrect The Vault from a dire state. They’ve done all the work, have planned what we want to do there and are now just looking forward to opening. Although we’ll only be here until The Old Coastguard re-opens, it’s good for us all to do something a bit different.”
Brother, Charles Inkin, says “It’s great to be here in Penzance, my local town and one that increasingly has plenty going for it. We want this to be a spot where people can just drop in at any time of the day, for coffee with a friend or your Mac, for a quick lunch, for a drink after work or even just for a pee. And hopefully we’ll do things in the EDS way: dogs welcome, happy service, great product knowledge.”