The Scarlet Restaurant gazes out over Mawgan Porth beach to the Atlantic ocean beyond, serving seasonal dishes to watch the waves, weather and sunset by.

Open seven days a week

The restaurant is now open to all for lunch and afternoon tea, but please ensure you have booked online beforehand. Please see our lunch and afternoon tea pages below for details. A little note: we currently can’t welcome non-guests with dogs due to space constraints.

We have been serving fresh, locally sourced food since 2009.  Led by Head Chef Mike Francis, the team bring together modern European-style dishes with the gusto of Cornwall at its heart.  We work with Cornwall’s innovative, organic and sustainable growers, farmers and fishermen to source the best produce the county has to offer – our menus change regularly and with the seasons.

We cater to all dietary requirements, so please let us know in advance and we’ll do everything to make sure you have delicious options to choose from.


Join us for breakfast between 7:30am and 10.30am, for bookable breakfast slots, or 10:30am – 11:30am for a drop-in service.

Careful consideration goes into everything here and breakfast is no different. Our ethos is to use fresh local produce, and we have so many wonderful producers on our doorstep that our menus change daily to reflect this.

We want you to feel at home so if you would like something that isn’t listed, please do not hesitate to ask one of the team and we will do our very best to accommodate your request.

*Please note that due to Coronavirus restrictions, sadly we can only offer breakfast to our in-house guests currently.

Breakfast sample menu

Lunch and Sunday Lunch

Lunch is served between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.

Lunch is an informal affair at the Scarlet. Whether you are looking to drop in for a mid-week lunch, or spend the afternoon over a long, leisurely Sunday roast, we have a relaxed lunch menu that allows you to eat as little or as much as you like.

Our Sunday lunch menu offers two courses for £20.95 or three courses for £24.95.

Lunch is now available to all, booking online beforehand is essential, please see our lunch page for details. Please note we currently can’t welcome dogs (who aren’t staying at the Scarlet) for lunch.

Lunch and Sunday Lunch sample menu

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is served between 3pm and 4.30pm.

The Scarlet Champagne Afternoon Tea is a high tea worth celebrating. A glass of our favourite Scarlet champagne, a table overlooking the Atlantic Ocean – a perfect moment to share with a loved one or friend.

The homemade cakes and pastries are delicate and delicious, from lemon tartlets to classical sponges. The sandwiches – made from artisan bread – are made to order. The tea, the only grown in the UK, is from the local Tregothnan estate.

Please provide 24 hours notice as each element is freshly handmade for you.

Afternoon Tea bookings are now available to all, please see details on our Afternoon Tea page. Please note we currently can’t welcome dogs (who aren’t staying at the Scarlet) for Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea sample menu


Dinner is served between 7pm and 9.30pm.

Our dishes are deceptively simple. We let our ingredients breathe rather than smother their freshness, quality and flavour with too many competing elements. Our menus change often and with the seasons.

Enjoy a three course candle-lit meal at your leisure overlooking at Atlantic Ocean.  Our wine flight option allows you to explore the wine list by the glass with fantastic wines to compliment each dish.  Our wine is about unmediated flavours and cherishing a sense of place – without compromising environmental awareness.

Alongside our dining menu, we offer a vegan tasting menu which can also be paired with a vegan-friendly wine flight expertly chosen by the Scarlet’s sommelier.

*Please note that due to Coronavirus restrictions, sadly we can only offer dinner to our in-house guests currently.

Dinner sample menu

Wine List

For tables of 6 or more please call us to reserve. We offer private dining (lunch or dinner) for tables of 12 or more in our private dining room.

A gentle reminder that we are an adults only hotel.

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