As the last of the summer sun sets over the ocean, and shadows stretch out across Mawgan Porth beach. Our uniquely chic glass-fronted restaurant and terrace are as inspiring as it is welcoming, providing the perfect backdrop for you to take your time over a delicious afternoon tea, and not just any tea, one that’s made especially for you.
Summer is here and that means it’s alfresco dining time when you can take a picnic to the park, hold a BBQ on the beach, lunch at your leisure in a pub garden, or tuck into tapas on a sunny terrace with a measure of meteorological impunity.
At the Scarlet restaurant, our sea-view balcony is the perfect place for a spot of alfresco dining when you’re staying with us, but there’s also a host of amazing Cornish establishments that we love visiting for an evening of fresh air feasting. Read More
Feel your evening soar with the Scarlet’s daily changing wine flight and specially paired dinner menu.
Sample wines from some of the most interesting vineyards in Europe, add dimension to your dining experience and learn something new about the art and science of wine.
Breakfast at the Scarlet really is the most important meal of the day, which is why we like the treat our guests to a long, leisurely three-course breakfast in our sea view restaurant. To whet your appetite, here are some of the dishes you can expect to find on our breakfast menu…
During the festive season with all the plump turkeys and fillets of beef on the table, it is easy to forget about the vegetarian guests. So you don’t get caught short this year we thought we’d share our delicious nut roast with you. Filled with fresh herbs, chopped nuts and mature cheddar cheese, it makes a wonderful alternative, even for the meat eaters amongst you. What’s more – a vegetarian dish has such less impact on the natural environment, it really is worth a try this year.
It’s not long now until our favourite event on the festive-foodie calendar: Padstow Christmas Festival, which will, as ever, be filled with the finest foods, drinks and chefs from across the South West. This year we’re proud to say our head chef, Mike Francis will be gracing the Festival stage on Thursday 7th December at 4pm.
Long gone are the days when food in Cornwall was limited to parcels of fish and chips and Cornish pasties (although, after a brisk walk on a windy cliff top, there isn’t much better). The South West is now well renowned for it’s exciting and ground-breaking food offerings. Along with annual food and drink festivals, artisan producers, pop-ups, feast nights and foodie clubs, there are several award-winning restaurants dotted around the county offering outstanding dining experiences.
Here is our guide to our favourite fine dining restaurants in Cornwall:
Polgoon lovingly produce beautiful ciders and apple juices from their Cornish vineyard and orchard – and we’re proud to have them on the Scarlet menu to share with you. John Coulson, who owns Polgoon with his wife, Kim, has kindly shared Polgoon’s story with us for you to enjoy.