I wonder if the locals realise what a treasure of a restaurant and chef they have on their doorstep?
We had booked this restaurant for 2 visits during our week in Cornwall but after the first wonderful meal decided that we had to add an extra booking and on every one of our 3 meals we ate like royalty. The first visit saw us start with the lightest and most delicious mustard and potato bread with dips ( and as a real peasant I could have eaten this all night long !) which was followed for myself by beautiful crab risotto croquettes while my other half had the ham hock with set pea cream which was very good. My main course was haddock on crushed peas with mushrooms and leeks in a white wine sauce with dauphinois potatoes wonderful and light yet packed with flavour. My other half was meanwhile raving about his steak stuffed with asparagus and a sweet and spicy onion marmalade and in particular the wild garlic mash. The pudding course for me was a poppyseed pancake stuffed with lemon curd cream cheese mousse accompanied by raspberry compote and sorbet, which I loved. My husband had a rhubarb and amaretto trifle which he wolfed down but not before I tried it and agreed it was fab. Our second visit was for the " pie" night a very humble description of some amazing culinary skills. Our starter was a devine wild garlic soup- you can forget any thoughts of heavy over strong garlic this was delicate and fragrant and I didn't want it to end ( I had it again on our last visit) followed by a roast chicken and mushroom pie with Madeira which had us asking for spoons at the end so that we wouldn't waste a single drop of the fantastic sauce. I had the same dessert as previous but realised when I tried my husband's sticky toffee dessert I'd missed a blinder. The final visit saw us try the tasting menu which had some favourites from earlier in the week with other added little gems- if you want to know how good it was you'll have to try it for yourselves. For us it will be worth the 250 mile trip to dine here again.
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