Pilchards at Port Gaverne
Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, PL29 3SQ
Seconds from the sea, overlooking Port Gaverne cove, Pilchards offers a modern and inventive menu that surprises diners every day. At high tide, the water laps the shore, just a few yards away from the tables on the front decking. It’s a perfect spot to while away an afternoon or settle in for an evening. Alternatively, kick back inside where you’re sheltered from the sun. All are welcome at Pilchards, from sandy kids and thirsty ramblers to diners in search of exciting new flavour combinations. The menu changes daily, showcasing Cornish produce and world flavours. Snack on tapas, share a larger plate or have one all to yourself; there’s grilled seafood, freshly caught fish and a selection of smaller portions for kids. Drinks range from Cornish craft beer and memorable wine to tea, coffee and hot chocolate. If you fancy something extra special, Pilchards’ mixologists will whip up a beautiful cocktail or a gin and tonic, with 20 local and national gins to choose from. Heading the kitchen is the highly talented Oliver Thompson, who has previously worked with Bruno Loubet and Nathan Outlaw. The venue opens from April to September, and during the festive season. Drop by and see what’s on the menu, and check the frequently updated blackboard for special events.