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10 Beach Road, CARLYON BAY, St Austell, PL25 3PH

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In a small parade of shops on the road to Carlyon Bay, Austell's is a restaurant of cool, uncluttered elegance, with a wooden floor, artwork on plain walls and slatted-back chairs at wooden tabletops; it's split-level, with diners on the raised area so they can see the chefs at work in the open-plan kitchen. Seasonality means the menus change regularly, and everything is made in-house, from breads (among them maybe rosemary and pesto) to petits fours. The cooking, based on contemporary British ideas, is honest, accurate and of clearly defined upfront flavours. Typical of starters is a plate of seared scallops (local, of course) with chorizo, pea mousse and herb salad-a good balance of tastes and textures. Among main courses, peach purée and jus infused with foie gras add an extra oomph to pink, crisp-skinned duck breast, served with wilted spinach and sautéed potatoes. End with a theatrical flourish with basil crème brûlée, served flaming, the sugar still caramelising, accompanied by velvety poached strawberries and punchy strawberry ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01726 813888
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 1-15 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Brett Camborne-Paynter
Number of seats: 48
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.50
2 Course dinner from: £22.00
3 Course dinner from: £27.50
Sunday lunch: £14.95-£19.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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From A390 towards Par, 0.5m after Charlestown rdbt at 2nd lights turn right. Left at rdbt. Restaurant 600yds on right
Nearest station: St Austell

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