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Driftwood

Rosevine, PORTSCATHO, TR2 5EW

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Perched on the clifftop above the rugged coastline around Gerrans Bay, this elegant boutique bolt hole sits in seven acres of grounds with a wooded path winding down to its own beach. Framed by the restaurant's huge windows, those quintessentially Cornish vistas are the backdrop to a luminous white room done out in a beachcomber-chic look: pale wood floors, linen-draped tables, and bleached driftwood framing mirrors and artworks. Head chef Chris Eden is a Cornishman with a passion for the best his home territory can offer, and brings it together in intelligently-designed compositions. A starter of roast partridge with pumpkin, pickled elderberries, mead, spelt and pistachios shows flair in selecting ingredients for their striking originality, well-judged partnerships and how they work on the palate - it even comes with a crostini of wild garlic mousse, ceps and shaved truffle that could stand alone as a dish in its own right. The coastal vibes bring seafood to mind, so mains could be an equally well-constructed dish of sea-fresh roast cod, partnered by taramasalata, St Austell mussels and Avruga caviar, with kale crisps, sea purslane and broccoli to ring the textural changes. Finish with a carefully constructed dessert of spiced pineapple with a toasted coconut meringue and a palate-cleansing lemongrass and lime sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01872 580644
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Open/closed

Dates closed: early Dec-early Feb
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Christopher Eden
Number of seats: 34
No children under 6 yrs.
Parking available.

 
 
Driftwood, Portscatho
  • Driftwood, Portscatho
  • Driftwood, Portscatho

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5m from St Mawes off the A3078, signed Rosevine
Nearest station: Truro

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