What might be remembered by some, as the Roseland Hotel, has been transformed into a hotel with a driftwood theme - with sandy colours etc. The position of the building, set high above Garrans Bay, is hard to beat, and the dining room, with its crisp white napery, enjoys splendid sea views. The short menu concentrates on carefully-sourced local produce, and fish is much in evidence.
So perhaps begin with 'Skate Tian with shredded Crab and Avocado'; 'Duck & Potato Pastilla, Ras el Hanout, Picked Carrots, Endive & Plums' or 'Pumpkin Soup with Black Pudding Ravioli and Spinach'.
Perhaps follow with the likes of 'Roast Monkfish, a Lasagne of Crab and roasted Fennel'; 'Noisettes of Pig's Trotters, Crisp Belly Pork, Jerusalem Artichokes and Morels'; 'Sirloin of Beef, Smoked Butter, Pomme Purée, Beer Pickled Onions, Girolles, Garlic & Spinach' or 'Vegetable Pot-au-Feu with Artichoke and Tomato Tortellini'. Lobster and sea-food platters need to be ordered a day in advance.
Desserts - such as 'Rum Baba with Pineapple and Currants in Crème Anglaise' and 'Dark Chocolate Mousse with Puffed Rice, Dolce de Leche, Olive Oil & Orange' maintain the high standard, as does the English Cheeseboard.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.30, Set D £55 (3 courses)
- Seats: 40
- Wine: A carefully-chosen wine list, kicks off at around the £20 mark, and offers about half a dozen by the glass
- Children's portions: When possible, but no babies in the restaurant
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Falmouth Docks or Town Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page. 5 miles from St. Mawes, off the A3078, signposted Rosevine
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: early-Dec to early Feb
- Rooms available