Surfside glamour at Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
This grown-ups-only hotel and restaurant in Newquay has a luxury resort vibe, thanks to its incredible views, contemporary styling and rock-star extras.
There’s no compromise if you swap the south of France for the Cornish coast and a visit to Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa. Its position overlooks the beach, and panoramic bar and restaurant windows offer guests rolling coverage of the surfers riding the waves below. Spacious balconies in sea-view rooms provide yet more opportunities to watch the action.
After a relaxing day being pampered in the Fistral Spa, kick off the evening’s main event with drinks in the Bay Bar; an experienced team craft signature cocktails – try the Champagne Margarita – and serve local craft beers. Dinner at the beautiful Dune Restaurant puts guests in the capable hands of head chef Daniel Kerr. He’s spent much of his career in Cornwall, so is well acquainted with seasonal Cornish produce and the best local suppliers. His smart menus put fabulous ingredients front and centre in dishes that flirt with Asian and Middle Eastern flavours.
The five-course tasting menu (with optional wine flight) is the best way to sample his ambitious cooking in creations like teriyaki mackerel with tartare, pickled cucumber and wasabi. There’s also a vegan menu which goes above and beyond the usual to provide plant-based diners with creative options.