A week in Cornwall ongoing.

Saturday evening we all thought we were full after the St Kew experience but Tony had room for fish n chips from Aggies takeaway. Really tasty.

Continuing the breakfast quest from a distance. Sunday morningish at Schooners. Full english for Pat & Tony (fat B***tds) Tess asked for 2 eggs on toast with beans and brown bread (she only got one egg)! Dawn enjoyed her beans on toast. Tony’s sausage was good! but the bacon was like leather. View however to die for and reasonable value for money.

Same day, lunch at Perranporth. Only Dawn hungry so roast lamb was the order of the day at The Watering Hole. Full Sunday lamb roast at £7.95. She smiled and told him that she had three friends so her plate was piled high, but she didn’t share! Gurdev, buy a new bed, she’s coming back heavier.

Went to Falmouth on MondayFish and chips for lunch at the Harbour Lights recommended by Ernie… corr….!!!Haddock and chips good but Tony wasn’t that keen on his Hake.Dawn had cod and plaice goujons a pickled onion and garden peas, she’s been pickled ever since !

Monday night at the Tap House St Agnes (to use the wifi) but the battery was dead so couldn’t use it, it took us two bottles of rose to work that one out. They graciously accepted that their nachos were underwhelming so very average but they didn’t charge,so we had another bottle of wine to make up. The jelly beans on the bar are also good and free..Dawn went green with her mixed salad all grown locally and a bowl of olives.

Caraways is a yummy cafe in Wadebridge, we usually call in when we are cycling the Camel trail but on this trip we were in search of brochures for log burning fires(Pat & Tony’s new house). Brochures in hand we were in need of a coffee and cake break….Coffee was lovely but the homemade cakes were delicious, carrot cake for Pat and Tess, lemon drizzle for Tony and warm upside down apple cake served with ice cream for me…Mmmm…

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After watching the Hairy Bikers in Cornwall I researched Viners Restaurant in Carvynick, Summercourt…Kevin Viner was Cornwall’s first chef to earn a Michelin Star and has since won many accolades. Good enough for me so excitedly we set out for lunch…Viners Restaurant is a lovely building and courtyard set in a holiday complex in the countyside….quiet surroundings as half term had not started..

In the bar area we were greeted by a young man who informed us that they did not open at lunch unless someone had made a reservation, so we made a reservation for the following evening 19:30 prompt and decided to travel to Padstow for lunch.

On arrival 19:30 prompt we waited in the bar area, eventually we were greeted by a young lady who tried to whisk us to our table. Pat suggested a drink at the bar but the young lady suggested a drink at the table, so we were escorted upstairs, shown our table, given menu’s and left! 10 mins later we were asked if we would like to order our food, we pointed out that we were still waiting to order drinks!! Drinks ordered, we viewed the menu and Tess and I opted for the Viners special offer menu £13.95 for 2 courses. Soup and Pate’ to start followed by shin of beef with veg, Pat and Tony ordered from the A la Carte menu, mussels for Tony and twice baked cheese souffle for starters with Lamb and fish as mains. As Tess stated you can’t go wrong with tomato and basil soup, my pate was good, Tony enjoyed his mussels but the best was Pats souffle which arrived resembling something like the leaning tower of  Pisa, although she did say it was very tasty! Mains, Pat’s fish was nicely filleted and Tony lamb looked great and was served with no less than 8 different types of veg, wow? but the total let down was the shin of beef which looked like a pile of hot steaming, lets leave it there shall we…Our Viners experience was a let down and we will not visit next summer when we go back to Cornwall.img_16261                                                         

 

 

 

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Sat afternoon, a long journey and St Agnes fish and chips for tea, Tony’s tea to be exact, but we all had some ….sorry Tony, the chips were soft and fluffy and the fresh fish was in lovely crispy batter…superb!

Schooners

Our last evening was booked at Schooners which is situated at the bottom of the cove at Trevaunance overlooking the sea, a position to die for.

It turned out to be the best eating experience of the week. Its so long ago now that I can’t remember all the detail but Tony and Dawn had paella and boy did they enjoy it. It had everything, chicken clams, prawns, mussells etc. The only slight complaint was that the prawns could have been bigger.
Pat had a fillet steak. It was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth and Tess had fillets of Gurnard served on a bed of spinach. All the food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic.

Desserts were also excellent but can’t remember why!

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D,T,P & T.

You can’t go to Cornwall without having an Hedgehog ice cream at the cafe in Chapel Porth. Dawn and i set off walking from Travauenance Cove whilst Pat and Tony took a car to Chapel Porth and walked to meet us on the tops. Beautiful views just to put you in the mood for a sandwich and an Hedgehog ice cream. This is vanilla ice dipped in cornish clotted cream and then rolled in nuts what can I say, fantastic. The sandwiches were very good too.

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