Posts Tagged ‘Cornwall’

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

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One of the rising stars of Cornwalls food movement is Ben Prior down in Marazion in the shadow of St Michaels Mount. Ben’s Cornish Kitchen is a revelation of good simple taste. Winner of Food Magazines Best Restaurant in the SW this was one place I was really looking forward to visiting on a recent family holiday to Cornwall.

A beautiful classy interior sets you off feeling relaxed, families are more than welcome, which is wonderful as our kids love great food and sometimes miss out.

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I went for Ben’s Mini BBQ consisting of a great little slider (mini burger) one of my favourite sticky short ribs which had a wonderful blend of spices and was cooked perfectly, Spicey pig croquettes, celeriac slaw, fries and salad, and glass of Inkspot red wine. A really stunning fine dining BBQ experience.  The lunch menu was great, with a pan roasted fillet of hake that my wife enjoyed, and a simple spider crab pasta for £6.

As a treat I enjoyed a Vanilla Panna Cotta with honeycomb, and a berry and rhubarb compote. Simply stunning.

A wonderful restaurant that is a must visit when headed down to sunny Cornwall.

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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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