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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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Regional cooking on a Lizard clifftop

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Vegetarian menu
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Perched on a blustery clifftop on the Lizard, Housel Bay is a late Victorian hotel that retains a generous complement of original features. The walls are crowded with pictures and ephemera and the kitchen does its bit with a modern British repertoire. Try a full-flavoured first course of oxtail ravioli with mushrooms and spinach, dressed in truffle oil and parmesan, or seared haddock with crayfish, pea purée and an underpowered beurre blanc. There may be slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with Greek salad, plus plenty of vegetarian choices, and to finish, orange and passionfruit tart, classic tiramisù, or a slate of regional cheeses.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Lee Harris

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian menu

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets


  • Seats: 70
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70

Getting here

A30 from Exeter, exit Truro and take A34/A394 to Helston & A3083 to Lizard

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Redruth, Truro
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