Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, ST AUSTELL, PL25 3RD
Perched on a clifftop above St Austell, this large hotel, spa and golf course is an imposing presence above the bay. Taking care of the gastronomic side of things is the aptly-named Bay View Restaurant, where huge windows allow maximum exposure to the rugged Cornish coast views. The kitchen keeps things simple and relies on the quality and provenance of its ingredients. A traditional prawn cocktail is a good way to start, followed by roasted pork loin, spring onion and bacon mash, pear cider gravy and roasted pear. To finish, chocolate and tonka bean tart with vanilla ice cream.