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The Scarlet Restaurant

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Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, England
01637 861800
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant menus are simple yet bursting with flavour, changing daily...
Our restaurant menus are simple yet bursting with flavour, changing daily to ensure that full use is made of what is at its local, seasonal best, whilst remaining reasonably priced. Breakfast and lunch are relaxed and served in the restaurant or the terrace. For dinner we add a shot of glamour to both the menu and the atmosphere, ensuring a memorable evening whether a romantic dinner à deux, or a long-overdue catch up with friends. Our comprehensive wine list includes plenty of unusual choices available by both the bottle and the glass, with selections made daily to complement the restaurant menu. Our enticing deli menu and ‘to die for’ Cornish afternoon tea can be served in your room or anywhere else you like at any time.3 course lunch £22.50. 3 course Sunday lunch £25. 3 course dinner £42.50.
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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A second visit and another couple of very fine meals

We went for a bank holiday weekend and invited friends from Padstow to dinner on Saturday night and then had dinner as a couple on the Sunday. Both meals were delicious and the dishes were different from a couple of months ago. I regretted not ordering a "silver whiting" dish on Saturday and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Benedict_J
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went for a bank holiday weekend and invited friends from Padstow to dinner on Saturday night and then had dinner as a couple on the Sunday. Both meals were delicious and the dishes were different from a couple of months ago. I regretted not ordering a "silver whiting" dish on Saturday and found that it was no longer available... More 

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It's always tricky knowing what to pick from our menu, but you know for next time to order the silver whiting.(You could always call us prior to your visit to see if we have this on the menu) I hope you get the chance to join us again soon for a sunset dinner experience... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really disappointed with the service here and the food lacked the wow factor from the description on the menu. The only savour was we went back for Sunday lunch and that was better but still wouldn't recommend this place, overpriced and over rated for sure.

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Rachael F, General Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I was saddened to read your review, I would very much like the opportunity to talk to you about your experience at the Scarlet Restaurant. As we have previously discussed, we use all feedback as a tool to improve & grow. I would be grateful if you could e mail me or contact me on... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a wonderful meal with my elderly mother and my sister in law, food was excellent and the staff very helpful

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I do hope you join us for some lunch on the terrace, or an afternoon tea on the retreat very soon. Kindest regards Rachael Fisher House Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Some great choices , i had Cornish fish soup which was incredible. Shared a Chateau Briand with my partner which was also very well cooked. The veal starter and Turbot with crab risotto exceptional too really cant find fault with any of the food.

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It certainly sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful "foodie" evening. As you mentioned, all of our food is sourced locally with the best available seasonal sides, i am so glad you enjoyed our menu options. Please don't leave it to long to join us again, we have through out the year events such as... More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the setting is perfect as is the hotel, our meal was extremely relaxed - the staff were pleasant the attentive

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It sounds like you enjoyed a lovely Scarlet experience, i will certainly pass on your feedback to our restaurant team. We hope you join us again in the summer, experiencing our outside terrace and uninterrupted sunset. Kindest regards Rachael Fisher House Manager More 

Swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is how a hotel should operate. Total perfection! We booked-in for a fabulous Sunday lunch which was faultless. Possibly the tastiest Sunday roast I've ever eaten. The service was impeccable; attentive but not annoyingly so. The location is simply stunning. I'll return with my husband for a kids free night away :) Perfect!

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

With the title "Perfection" this is a review i know i'm going to enjoy. A Cornish roast buy the sea, with a view & great company sounds simply wonderful.We do hope you join us again for a child free evening, spoiling yourselves with breakfast in bed whilst enjoying our open sea views. Thank you so much once again. Kindest regards... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited yesterday (Sunday) for lunch. I took my fiancé, and Mum. We had such a wonderful afternoon; the food was out of this world (we were even taking photos to take back and show the chef at our own restaurant!) and the service, from Anna in particular was superb. She was attentive, but not over bearing, knowledgable, friendly, and... More 

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Rachael F, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so for your review. We are really please you had such a lovely day with us, Meeche has taken all of your feedback on board, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another "superb afternoon" very soon. Kindest regards Rachael Fisher House Manager More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great views, great service and a super menu. It is quiet but not formal. It is first class but not stuffy. The menu was great value for money. The wine list extensive. Some of the champagne was a bit pricey in my opinion when compared to other fine dining restaurants but we simply didn't order that for that reason Would... More 

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Erica L, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation, Tracy, and I'm absolutely delighted that you rate the restaurant as highly as you do our hotel and spa. I agree that the wine list certainly is extensive, which gives you the perfect excuse to come back and in order to try more and create even more 'favourites'! We hope that you'll be back again... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff strike an excellent balance of informality, service and attentiveness that promotes a relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent as well...

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Erica L, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. It's wonderful to read that you had such a lovely time with us. Do come back and visit us again soon - we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Erica House Manager More 

Cornwall
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Dined here for Sunday lunch having seen the offer advertised on the net. The restaurant is very nice, plenty of room and stunning views. We were greeted by 2 staff - one who commented that we were for the "meal deal"! The food was very tasty but disappointingly, it was not very hot. The staff although very pleasant, were not... More 

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Erica L, Manager at The Scarlet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We were surprised, saddened and disappointed when reading how wrong we got it for you, as professional, attentive service is something that we feel very passionate about. Therefore I would really welcome the chance to have a chat so I can understand this further and ensure we take the necessary learnings from it. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Mawgan Porth
  • Phone Number: 01637 861800

Description

Our restaurant menus are simple yet bursting with flavour, changing daily to ensure that full use is made of what is at its local, seasonal best, whilst remaining reasonably priced. Breakfast and lunch are relaxed and served in the restaurant or the terrace. For dinner we add a shot of glamour to both the menu and the atmosphere, ensuring a memorable evening whether a romantic dinner à deux, or a long-overdue catch up with friends. Our comprehensive wine list includes plenty of unusual choices available by both the bottle and the glass, with selections made daily to complement the restaurant menu. Our enticing deli menu and ‘to die for’ Cornish afternoon tea can be served in your room or anywhere else you like at any time.3 course lunch £22.50. 3 course Sunday lunch £25. 3 course dinner £42.50.

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