Posts Tagged ‘Beach’

Pizza on the Beach

beachpizza1My lovely family have to put up with my foodie obsessions, so that even on holiday, I’m looking out for lovely foodie experiences for us to share, and in the South West we are blessed with lots of options to make this fun for me and my young family. This was a real find that we stumbled across at West Beach, Porthmeor at St Ives down in sunny Cornwall.

My eyes lit up when I saw the sign for West Beach Bakery, especially that they did a wonderful selection of sourdough Pizza at a very reasonable £6-7 a pop. You can eat your pizza at their beach side tables or they’ll give you the pizza in a box for you to take down to the beach a few yards away.

We went for a Prosciutto, mushroom and taleggio cheese which was a perfect balance of salty umami flavours, and a mozzarella, tomato and basil which was wonderful in it’s simplicity and a good test of a pizza joint.

Cooked in  electric pizza ovens, I was surprised at the depth of flavour from the sourdough, which made for a stunning crusty pizza in the Napoli style.

Sat on the white sand beach with the azure cornish sea in front of us, it was a truly perfect meal. They also do some stunning loaves, great coffee, cakes and ice cream.

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Perfect Alfresco lunch

One of my all time favourite meals has to be crab sandwich and chips while sat on a beach, though quite often it fails to hit the spot perfectly, well I have just found my ultimate alfresco lunch today at the Hive Beach Cafe  at Burton Bradstock in Dorset http://www.hivebeachcafe.co.uk/ on our way back from a family holiday, we stopped here, and were very pleasantly surprised.

You can eat your meal or have a coffee and cake a few metres from the beach in the most wonderful surroundings. We shared a pot of crayfish to start, delicious, and I was easily tempted by the crab sandwich and chips, thickly filled with delicious hand picked dorset crab, and spot on chips, while my wife had a smoked salmon and cream cheese ciabatta which she thoroughly enjoyed.

The menu was wonderful with seasonal fresh local fish, from sardines and mackerel to sea bass and even lobster with chips.

We will be certainly returning to try further of these delights.

 

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The BBQ World of mrdodd

Making simple food great, and great food right.

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A Blog About Food (Mostly BBQ and Grill): Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad! Blogging from areas around Newport and Cardiff, South Wales.

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