Steak in the city
Stylish city dining is served with a warm and welcoming Cornish vibe at this Lemon Street bar and grill.
The Longstore is a multi-functioning destination: as great for an express lunch with friends or after-work cocktails with colleagues as it is for leisurely three-course dining.
Soothing tones of potted-shrimp and sage, plus a glass atrium featuring gleaming handmade oyster chandeliers, add contemporary glamour to the recently refurbished Georgian townhouse.
As at its sister restaurant, The Longstore Charlestown, the team specialise in seafood and steaks to deliver bold, vibrant flavours. Executive chefs Will Spurgeon and Matt Liddicoat, with the creative input of head chef Andrew Basso, create accessible menus with both small- and large-plate options.
Bijou bar bites like Cornish gilda pair well with cocktails such as the melon and elderflower spritz, while a starter of ‘nduja risotto is as good for light grazing as it is an opener to mains of whole fish, seafood or marinated lamb rump.
However, it’s the dry-aged steaks from local butchers that Longstore fans really rave about – choose from a list that runs from 18oz sirloins to 40oz tomahawks.
Many of the puddings feature a Duchy twist on a classic, such as pannacotta made from Cornish milk and complemented by rosewater jelly, dark chocolate shavings and cardamom shortbread.
Saturday brunch and Sunday roast menus, plus a beer and wine curation overseen by drinks supremo Chris Jarrett, mean there’s always something new to try.