Built as a convent, this comfortable hotel, set in six acres of grounds holds a good restaurant.
On the food front, the kitchen offers a seasonally-changing menu based on locally-sourced produce whenever possible - seafood figures prominently.
An early Spring menu listed 'Pressed Ham Hock & Piccalilli Terrine with Pineapple Chutney & Ciabatta Toast'; 'Trio of Crab - mini crab cake, open ravioli & dressed crab en croute'; 'Oan-Fried Sea Bream with Wilted Spinach, Char-Grilled Spring Onion & Orange and Watercress Aioli' and 'Risotto of Roast Celeriac & Parsnip with Sautéed Leeks, Truffle Oil & Parmesan Shavings' amongst the starters.
Followed by mains such as 'Spiced Butternut Fricasée with Sage Couscous & Roasted Chestnuts'; 'Grilled Fillet of Plaice with Savoy Cabbage, Croquette Potatoes & Brown Shrimp Butter'; 'Pan-Fried Local Duck Breast with Braised Kale with Truffle Butter, Kholrabbi & Honey Roast Fig' and 'Char-Grilled Nanteague Farm Steak - a choice of rib-eye, sirloin or rump - with Triple-Cooked Chips & Dressed Leaves'.
If you still have room, 'Dark Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Praline & Sweet Cherry Syrup'; 'Clementine Pannacotta with Vanilla Shortbread' and 'White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake with Cornish Clotted Cream' might be there to tempt you.
Cheese lovers are not forgotten, and are offered a selection of local artisan varieties.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, mains about £10 to £22; Sun 12.00-15.00 £12 (1 course), £15 (2 courses), £17 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.15; mains about £10 to £22
- Seats: 30
- Wine: a well-chosen list has something for everyone
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Truro Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available