Category Archives: FOOD & DRINK


Stollen Bread Recipe

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Full of the flavours of Christmas: soft nutty marzipan, plump dried fruits and festive spices – stollen is the perfect wintery treat. We’ll be serving slices of this comforting bread with our afternoon teas over Christmas and the New Year. Here is our recipe for you to try at home:

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Foodie date ideas

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A dinner date is the classic romantic date. We believe that’s because the best part of the day is when delicious food and drink is involved. The anticipation throughout the day of a meal out with your loved one, the sky darkening outside as you get dressed up and the chance to really treat each other to something a little bit special.

But why wait until dinner time for a foodie-themed date? Do something a little different and spend some time with your other half devouring some tasty morsels at various times of day. Here are some of our enticing ideas to get you started…

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Autumn Tasting Menu

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Each Spring and Autumn our head chef, Tom Hunter, creates a very special five-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local, Cornish Autumn produce: freshly landed seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables and locally reared meats. Each course has been paired with a selection of exceptional wines from small artisan producers.

For the first time this is now available to non-resident diners when booked in advance for £60 per person, or £105 per person with wine flight. The Autumn Tasting Menu is also part of the indulgent two-night Taste of Autumn Gourmet Break.

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Sunset and Starlight Suppers

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The Scarlet Restaurant is one of the best places in Cornwall to dine while watching the sun dip into the sea. Start your evening on the Retreat Terrace overlooking Mawgan Porth beach, enjoy a game of pool in the library, chill out in the bar and have dinner in our stunning sea and sunset view restaurant, either indoors or alfresco. Our menus change daily and with the seasons and feature the very best Cornish produce. Join us for an utterly relaxed and romantic evening.

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Visit St Micheals Mount

The Grown-Ups Guide to Late Summer


Late summer and early Autumn is a beautiful time to experience Cornwall. The school holiday crowds have dispersed leaving all of our favourite places free to explore. The sea is at its warmest, perfect for an afternoon dip in the late summer sunshine. Early evening sunsets make the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner or a post-dinner stroll.

The first exciting signs of Autumn appear: the smell of bonfires and open log fires and leaves beginning to turn gold. And the chill in the air makes the steamy warmth of our cliff top hot tubs all the more inviting…

Here is our guide to make the most of the quieter side of Cornwall in late summer:

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