Bistro chic in Mousehole
2 Fore Street is a relaxed gourmet gem right on Mousehole’s harbourfront.
Sit inside and drink in the stunning views across Mount’s Bay or, if it’s sunny, head to the secluded courtyard garden. The alfresco area has its own microclimate, so treat yourself to a glass of chilled fizz and a dish from a menu of classics – the signature crab soufflé or local fillet steak with béarnaise sauce are good calls.
Naturally, only the freshest Cornish seafood makes its way onto the menus of Raymond Blanc-trained chef patron Joe Wardell, but meat and veggies are also sourced locally.
While this slipway-side dining spot is a real find for dinner, those heading to the beach opposite are welcome to swing by for morning coffee or lunch. Brunch is an attractive proposition, with hero dishes such as toasted brioche with crispy smoked bacon and fried eggs showcasing top-notch local produce.
If you’re looking to make a mini-break of it, check out The Boatwatch, the restaurant’s cosy coastal apartment on the harbour. With its beautiful maritime-themed decor, woodburning stove and spacious open-plan living and dining area, it’s rather special.
Trencherman’s tip: grab goodies to go from the deli shop which stocks St Ives Bakery carby treats, Free Hand coffee, ice cream by Moomaid of Zennor and wine from Enotria & Co.