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“A bit of a surprise”
Review of Antoninis

Antoninis
Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Hayle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked on spec for this restaurant not really knowing what to expect. The restaurant is nice and airy with no attempt to cram in lots of tables creating a respectable distance between each and allowing for discreet and private chatter if needs be.
The menu was a bit of a surprise to us offering dishes using local produce but prepared in the Italian style, very refreshing and pleasingly simple allowing the quality of the produce to shine through.
A nice wine list offered a broad choice and we selected the Legato Nero d'Avola a spicy plummy red from Sicily this was very pleasant indeed and also quite powerful too.
Our starters consisted of the Funghi, a baked portabello mushroom with gorgonzola and honey on a bed of dressed rocket leaves and the Sardine marinate, pickled sardines, cucumber, dill and bay with mixed leaves, both were very well presented and very tasty, a good start indeed.
For mains we chose the Polpette, spicy pork and fennel meat balls served with fettuccini and the Nasello, a hake fillet, served with roasted squash and sweet potato, pan-fried
calamari, with roasted garlic and squid ink dressing. Again these were both superbly presented with excellent fresh flavours and were augmented with a Rucola E Parmigiano, a
rocket and parmesan salad and crispy Patate Saltate, rosemary and rock salt sautéed potatoes, all delicious and complementary.
We don't usually do dessert but were so impressed so far then why not, so we chose the Torte, a vanilla and almond polenta and the chocolate and ‘amaretto brownie both served with a scoop of vanilla gelato and both were stunningly delicious too.
The hospitality didn't end there as we were offered an interesting mint liqueur to finish with.
So overall an excellent high quality very carefully and well prepared meal, very highly recommended indeed.

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Thank John Y
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Tried this restaurant following Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Had a late table booking as it was a last minute decision but felt very welcome even when we were the last people there. Food is not cheap but the flavours are divine and the portions generous. I was uncertain about my selection and was helped by talking through my options with Becky who later checked I was happy with my choice - she was clearly genuinely interested rather than just going through the motions. We had the Funghi, Anti Pasti and Sardines to start followed by the Risotto (which was the tastiest I've ever had), my husband the Pollo and my son had the fish stew (Spezzatino di pesce) which was so impressively presented and full of different varieties of fish that we all wish we'd chosen it. The desserts were a delight and the mint ice cream was out of this world and so different from any I've tasted before. We regularly holiday in Hayle and a visit here will be a prerequisite each time. A unexpected treasure!

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Thank Jill W
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Thank u to the both of u we had a great lunch. Food and service was amazin. We will be back. And was great to c u after all these years.

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Thank SARAHLONG
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went last night for our 10th wedding anniversary and was really impressed with the food,fantastic flavours,1st class ingredients, hearty portions.we are staying in carbis bay but is well worth the few pounds taxi fare to this restaurant.my husband is vegetarian and although the menu is limited he enjoyed what he had so much that he said it was one of the best meals he's ever had.cannot stress enough how good this restaurant is just go and find out for yourselves ,don't miss out on a lovely meal.one more thing staff and owners friendly helpful and professional but not overbearing.

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Thank gillianbania
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Did not have reservation but we were seated easily.Found he place a bit noisy,believe that is because it is a small room and was very full.Food was average and a bit expensive but quite adequate.Staff were good and very pleasant.They produced a small glass of Mint liquer with the bill which was lovely.

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Thank Kay P
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