Whilst Padstow is spoilt for restaurants; none offer good food, in such stylish Victorian surroundings, and a view such as this.
Although the kitchen sensibly specialises in fish, a good network of of local suppliers has been developed - so you feel that the menu is in touch with the surrounding community.
While the menu changes with the seasons, starters such as 'Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke Soup'; 'Marinated Duck Breast with a Chicory and Orange Salad and Pomegranate Dressing' and 'Crab and Brown Shrimp Tian with a Boiled Egg and Caper Salad' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pan-Roasted Canon and Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Fondant Potato, Puy Lentils, Pepper Stew and Basil Jus'; 'Broad Bean, Pea and Cornish Blue Cheese Risotto with Mint Oil and Rocket' or 'Pan-Roasted Fillet of local Beef, Mini Steak and Truffle Suet Pudding'. While Summer might bring 'Baked fillet of Sea Trout with Ratatouille, Spinach, Parmentier Potatoes and a Ginger Butter Sauce'; Darker months 'Sea Bass, Cepe Risotto, Sautéed Salsify and Vanilla Cream Sauce'.
Desserts maintain the high standard with maybe 'Pineapple Tart Tatin with Coconut Ice Cream'; 'White Chocolate and Raspberry Crème Brulée with Orange Cookies' and 'Warm Peach Strudel with Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Ice Cream'. The more savoury-toothed will enjoy their choice of Cornish Cheeses, offered with Walnut and Raisin Bread.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sun set L £12.95 (2 courses), £15.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week; 18.30-21.00; mains about £16 to £25
- Wine: a well-thought-out list, covers the globe and has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available