After a year dedicated to seeking out the
best local producers and refining menus,
in April 2023 the team at this chic hotel
and restaurant were delighted to be
awarded a second AA rosette.
Head chef Daniel Kerr has spent much of his
career in Cornwall so knows exactly how to
make seasonal Cornish ingredients sing. The
five‑course tasting menu (with optional wine
flight) at the ocean-facing Dune Restaurant
is the best way to sample his ambitious
cooking. Explore culinary creations such as
crab and prawn tortellini, monkfish loin with
lentil dal and pickled carrots, and Fox Hill
lamb with purple sprouting broccoli.
The surfy hotel has a luxury resort vibe
thanks to its incredible views, contemporary
styling and rock‑star extras, so there’s
no compromise if you swap the south of
France for the Cornish coast. Overlooking
Newquay’s sweeping Fistral Beach, the bar
and restaurant’s panoramic windows offer
guests rolling coverage of surfers riding
the waves below.
After a relaxing day of pampering in the
Fistral Spa, kick off the evening with drinks
in the Bay Bar. The experienced team, who
scooped Best Bar List at the Trencherman’s
Awards 2022, serve signature cocktails such
as The Hugo (a concoction of St-Germain
Elderflower Liqueur, mint leaves, fresh
lime, Prosecco and soda) as well as
local craft beers.
Trencherman’s tip: The vegan menu goes above and beyond to
provide plant‑based diners with creative
options like salt-baked heritage beetroot
tartlet with dukkah spice and herb salad.