We saw the sign - The Basking Shak - and thought we'll check it out! This little beach cafe is a real gem. We thought the food was better than at The Hidden Hut which has had enormous publicity thanks to 'Caroline Quentin's Cornwall' programme and is only just along the coast.
The cafe is located in an abandoned hotel at the edge of Pendower Beach. The welcome was very warm, smiles all around, and the service and food were excellent. Initially we just had a cold drink and a very yummy piece of flapjack but then returned for lunch. The pulled pork, burger and hulloumi were all excellent. Freshly prepared, a reasonable size portion and delicious. We did manage ice creams as they were Roskilly's - probaly one of the best local ice cream companies around. Another positive for this cafe it recycles its bottles and cans - The Hidden Hut doesn't!
We will be returning when we next visit the Portscatho area and will be telling our friends.
We understand that the Atlantic Fryer serves fish and chips here on a Thursday evening - the best fish and chips we have tried this year and mushy peas to die for!! Take your own booze.
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