Find this rather grand dining room in the comfortable and imposing Fowey Hall Hotel.
It's thought that the hotel, built in the style of a chateau, and enjoying splendid views of the River Fowey, was the inspiration for Toad Hall - in the Wind in the Willows.
Although brought up to 21st century standards, the décor still reflects the Victorian period - with period furniture and gilt mirrors in public rooms.
On the food front, the kitchen is on it's toes - gathering in seasonal local produce, and offering the days catch - if suitable, indeed, seafood figures prominently.
A winter snapshot of the dinner menu brought 'Hot Smoked Trout with Pickled Cucumber & Potato Salad'; 'Grilled Scallops Rockefeller with Buttered Spinach, Garlic & Yarg Crust'; 'Potted Local Mackerel with Granary Toast'; 'Crab, Prawn & Shrimp Cocktail' and 'Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed with Tomato, Shallots, Garlic, Capers & Herbs' and 'A Plate of Mixed Antipasti' amongst the starters - the last two, also being offered in mains-sized helpings.
Dishes such as 'Half a Lobster Thermidor with Frites'; 'Pappardelle Pasta with Green Beans, Potato, Home-Made Pesto & a Garlic/Cheese Crust'; 'Fowey Hall Beef Burger with Red Onion Marmalade, Emmental & Fries'; ''Pot-Roast Partridge & Venison Stew, Dumplings & Braised Red Cabbage'; 'Cornish Ribeye Steak with Frites & Béarnaise Sauce' and 'Haddock & Crab Fishcakes with Watercress & Lemon Mayonnaise' might follow.
Lunch follows a similar pattern, but with less choice.
Puds such as 'Crème Brulée' and 'Chocolate Mousse' plus various local Ice Creams complete the picture.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.15; mains about £13 to £27
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains about £16 to £27
- Wine: a well chosen list is offered
- Children's portions: No children admitted, but they can eat well in other areas of the hotel
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Par Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available