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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bright modern cooking in super-stylish seafront hotel

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

An exquisite Cornish coastal spot is the setting for Olga Polizzi's celebrated seaside hotel, where undeniable class is combined with enduring style. The light, clean decor works as much for what has been left out as added in, and the place feels as though it breathes in the fresh southwestern air through every pore, all the action provided by the changing sea. A svelte dining room is crisply clothed and mosaic-floored, all cool blues and reassuring calm, and staff run it with approachable good humour. Paul Wadham achieves perfect harmony with the marine environment, and every element in each dish makes a meaningful contribution to the whole. A confident pairing of sea bass and nubbles of chorizo with sprouting broccoli, white beans and tomato makes an inspired main-course assemblage, or there could be whole Dover sole with samphire and tiny brown shrimps, or meaty monkfish with roast peppers and pesto. They might follow sardine crostini with anchovies and olives, or perhaps a textbook chicken liver and foie gras parfait with caramelised onions and toasted sourdough. The Mediterranean mood continues to the end with moist Tunisian orange cake, offset with gently sour yogurt sorbet, or for something lighter, look to crème caramel with raspberries and a poppy seed tuile.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 weeks in January
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef: Paul Wadham

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, Mediterranean
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 60
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from : 8
  • Main course from: 18
  • Dessert from: 2.50
  • 2-course lunch from: 25
  • 3-course lunch from: 29
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 45
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 45

Getting here

On waterfront in town centre

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St Austell
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Three-course lunch from£29**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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