I first visited the New Yard restaurant a few years ago and, after a delicious lunch on that occasion, was keen to return and see the refurbishment for myself. I visited with a large group of friends for a celebratory dinner and am pleased to say that I found the New Yard to be all that I had hoped that it would be.
The new layout is bright and airy but still allows for privacy for those seeking a quiet evening. For us, the large table, so beautifully decorated, was perfect for our special occasion. The service was very efficient and the waiting staff friendly and obliging - when we realised that we had not ordered enough vegetarian dishes, the issue was dealt with so smoothly that most of our party did not even know that a mistake had been made.
The food itself was amongst the best I have ever eaten - I had the Gourmet Burger (which certainly lived up to its name) and a deliciously light custard tart served with rhubarb sorbet for dessert. The wine list was excellent and the cocktails very tempting indeed.
The New Yard Restaurant is, in my opinion, probably the finest restaurant in Cornwall; not only for the quality of the food but also for the superb location, the convivial, unpretentious atmosphere and the genuine warm welcome we always receive. I look forward to returning with my husband in a few weeks to celebrate our wedding anniversary.