The best tomatoes

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Our friend Rob from Buttervilla produces the most amazing tomatoes: available from around June and until early November. We’re very lucky to be one of the few restaurants he supplies. Here are a couple of recipes we will be using this summer.

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Sunday lunch at the Scarlet

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There’s nothing better than a brisk walk along the cliff path followed by a traditional roast lunch. Our two-course set menu is just £19.50 per person including a roast with all the trimmings and something sweet to finish.

Alternatively, enjoy as little or as much as you like from our à la carte lunch menu below. Items with two prices can be taken as a starter or a main course.
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The Grown-Ups Guide to June in Cornwall

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June is one of our favourite months in Cornwall – wildflowers bloom in the hedgerows, the sun sits high in the sky, and our favourite places are still crowd free. There is also lots to look forward to – from artists opening their studios to outdoor theatre, from music on the beach to seafood festivals – here’s our edit of experiences not to be missed…

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The perfect G&T


Is there anything better than kicking off your shoes and reclining in the sunshine with an ice cold gin and tonic? Rather than sticking to your usual, why not experiment with some of the beautiful local gins than keep popping up? Here are some of our tips and ideas to add a touch of luxury to your summer evening tipple…

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Top tips for a lovely foot massage

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A little foot massage goes a long way when it comes to your health and wellbeing.

Massaging your whole foot – your heel, instep, arch, toes etc – can spread the relaxing effects to your entire body. So, a gentle and fluid massage of the soles of your feet, arches and toes could help to soothe your entire nervous system.

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Scarlet book club: April 2015

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As ever, it was a great pleasure to be at Scarlet, and even more so this time as it was a lovely sunny afternoon. However, our warm feelings about the venue did not extend to the book under discussion, The Accidental Apprentice by Vikas Swarup. We had high hopes of this book as some of us had greatly enjoyed the film Slumdog Millionaire, which was based on Swarup’s previous book. But having read The Accidental Apprentice we feel it highlights what a good job Danny Boyle did of adapting Swarup’s earlier book into a film because we cannot believe that the author’s style has changed dramatically between the two books!
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Watching the sunset in Cornwall


Nothing quite beats the romance of watching the sunset. Each will be different – depending on where you are, the current weather and cloud formations. Taking the time out to simply sit and watch the natural occurrence that happens every day is incredibly calming, and good for the soul. The best sunset settings tend to be over water, with the golden reflections tinting each wave and puddle.

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Meadow Break


May and June often brings the best weather of the year in Cornwall with perfect temperatures, quiet beaches and an abundance of wild flowers. We have created a very special seasonal break that makes the most of our outdoor spaces – called the Meadow Break. Mother nature allowing*, you’ll experience spa treatments in our coastal gardens overlooking the sea, afternoon tea with fizz on the retreat terrace and your choice of copper tub bath.

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