Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel
Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, PL29 3SQ
Voted Cornwall’s top gastropub for 2017 at the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Awards and county winner at the National Pub & Bar Awards three years running, the Port Gaverne Hotel is fast becoming one of Cornwall’s favourite foodie destinations. It has two AA rosettes to its name and a five-star AA rating. The luxury en-suite rooms are refurbished every year and the à la carte and specials menus change frequently to reflect the best of Cornish produce. Head chef James Lean learned his trade under Angela Hartnett and Nathan Outlaw, but he’s now making a name for himself by continually improving the quality and provenance of his ingredients. Innovative but never fussy, the focus at Port Gaverne is on memorable flavours fresh from sea and field, matched by fantastic wine including rarities by the glass or half bottle. Lean’s food is an expression of the seasons, using the riches found in the local area to keep every day exciting. With stunning views over the bay, Port Gaverne is only a few minutes’ walk from beautiful Port Isaac, and is ideally situated near two of the UK’s top golf courses, St Enodoc and Trevose. Look out for the team’s beach café, Pilchards, which is an extremely popular spot.