Budock Vean Hotel
There are few more elegant dining spots than this award-winning, family-owned hotel, set in 65 acres of glorious gardens and grounds leading down to the Helford River. Head chef Darren Kelly is passionate about local produce, sourcing most of his ingredients from within 30 miles. His culinary delights can be enjoyed each evening in the AA-rosette restaurant, while lighter lunches and meals can be taken in the conservatory, lounges, cocktail bar or outside on the sunny terrace. We opted to sample melt-in-the-mouth grilled ﬁllet of sea bass, and traditional ﬁsh and chips showcasing perfectly battered turbot. The nearby golf course, spa, kayaking and boat trips up the Helford River may tempt you to stay on. If visiting for dinner in the restaurant, be sure to dress up, as it’s a wonderfully civilised affair. Otherwise, you can still enjoy the full evening menu in the more relaxed bar-lounge setting.