The Hidden Hut is an old National Trust cafe set on the beautiful Porthcurnick Beach near Portscatho. Its a gem of a location and you have to walk the final way to get there, which makes it all the more fun and all the more special.
By day The Hidden Hut serves home-made crepes, toasted sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients, fluffy pizzas and yummy daily specials like paella and wraps. If you've got kids then its a huge (and very welcome) step up from the usual hot-dog and burgers that you find on most beaches. There's no comparision to be honest. The staff are all very tuned into kids, very patient, and serve Roskilly ice creams non-stop from the start of the day to the end with big smiles.
However the time that you really want to go is at night. If you're lucky enough to be in Cornwall when The Hidden Hut has one of its food nights then you must go!
The nights are about once a fortnight (check here > http://www.facebook.com/#!/thehiddenhut) and the food is cooked and served by the very inspiring duo of Simon Stallard and Jemma Glass. The location couldn't be more beautiful to watch the sun go down, the ambience is warm and welcoming, and other guests are an eclectic bunch of locals, teens and holidaying families who couldn't be more friendly to a new face.
The only thing to flag, and I see this as a good thing, is that you'll need to be quick off the mark to reserve a space because they go very fast!! My advice is to 'like' the FB page and you'll get updates on the dates and menu.
We went one night they were serving - easily - the best crab cakes we've eaten, and I hear that 'Lobster and chips' is coming soon.
Bring your own wine and plates, and enjoy the experience in full.
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