Escapist coastal dining
Perched on a secluded stretch of coastline, this luxury hotel is in an ideal spot for those wishing to experience the true spirit of Cornwall, without the summer hordes.
A sense of ‘getting away from it all’ makes a visit to this hidden delight a wholly restorative experience. Ensconce yourself in the lush subtropical gardens with a Talland Bay No.1 gin: Cornish spirit crafted with pines and botanicals grown in the grounds. Then indulge in head chef Glen Merriot’s French‑influenced dishes in the fine‑dining restaurant or sea‑view conservatory.
With blue skies above and lapping waves below, the clifftop hideaway is the perfect backdrop for Glen’s authentically Cornish cooking. Seasonal bounties like fresh fish from Looe dayboats, meat from Philip Warren Butchers and dairy from Rodda’s Creamery inspire the chef’s creativity and take centre stage in simple‑yet‑delicious compilations.
If you want to prolong your stay, there is accommodation to suit every taste: sea‑view rooms (gaze at azure waves between fluttering curtains), dog‑friendly rooms (no need to leave Fido at home), garden cottages (ideal for a small crowd), a self‑catered bungalow (for exclusivity) and country‑view rooms where you can immerse yourself in nature. Whichever you choose, you can dine well and drift off to sleep without a care.
Trencherman’s tip: dinner at Talland Bay is a tasting experience: three exceptional courses are supplemented by canapés, amuse bouche, sourdough and whipped butter, pre‑dessert, and coffee and petits fours.