Today The Good Food Guide, in conjunction with The Daily Telegraph, released a guide to 150 of the best restaurants in the UK. The selection was made from the 2012 edition of the guide, based on feedback from readers and backed up by anonymous expert inspectors.
Pigeon-holed as a “funky beach hangout”, Porthminster was described as reliably popular in the summer but also a great destination on a blustery winter’s day, when wave watching becomes a spectator sport.
The editors acknowledged the excellent seafood and also the great options for vegetarians.
“One successful lunch began with superb fried cuttlefish in citrus miso and went on to baked hake with white bean pureé, and what are confidently declared to be the best fish and chips to be found anywhere (beer-battered haddock with homemade tartare, and chips cooked with whole cloves of garlic and sprinkled with crisp-fried rosemary spikes.)”
The anonymous visitor also obviously felt the need to return for dinner and enjoyed “baked Pollack with spinach and a truffled egg-yolk parcel” amoungst other dishes, with our desserts and wine list also garnering praise.
The Cornish section of the guide also included our favourite local burger bar, Blas Burgerworks and gastro pub bolt-hole The Gurnard’s Head, as well as the top Michelin-starred dining rooms of Nathan Outlaw in Rock and Chris Eden at Driftwood over on the Roseland. Cornwall is definately the place to be for great food experiences this summer!