Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1PT
Boasting epic sea views, Dune Restaurant at Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is a foodie haven with world-class surf right on the doorstep. The menu changes with the seasons, as does the wine list, meaning diners are assured of the very best local fruit, seafood and vegetables. Serving everything from a hearty Sunday brunch to tempting desserts, and succulent steaks to the best of the bay, the head chef’s passion shines through in each thoughtfully prepared dish. Fresh ingredients are at the heart of the extensive and tempting menu. Perhaps start with the sourdough crumpet served with a walnut salad and Helford Blue cheese, or coppa ham accompanied by a Scotch quail’s egg, rocket and honey mustard dressing. Seaweed-crusted hake with prawn and crab linguine is sure to be a winning choice to follow, as is the pan-roasted Creedy Carver duck breast with smoked beetroot, bulgar wheat, chard salad and rich jus. If you can find room afterwards, the lemon and coconut posset served with pineapple and chilli salsa and coconut sugar tuile is sure to bring your meal to a sweet finish, as is the white chocolate cheesecake with cookie crumb, pistachio sponge and milk foam. For those who like to round off their meal on a savoury note, why not opt for the spectacular cheeseboard? Comprising three Cornish cheeses, pickled walnuts, spiced apple jelly, tomato and onion chutney, celery, fig relish and artisan crackers, it’s a sheer delight. Pair with your favourite tipple or a stunning cocktail created by one of the expert mixologists. At the heart of the hotel, Dune Restaurant is a relaxed dining space complete with sheer white curtains, dark oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of palm leaves and flowers; perfect for business entertaining, family get-togethers and friendly catch-ups. During the festive period, afternoon tea can be devoured, Christmas meals can be enjoyed and sparkling lunches can be indulged in, all while gazing over the Atlantic Ocean with friends, family and colleagues.