Lunching Thoughts

It is rarely wise to try to be all things to all people. However, we think the Gurnard’s lunch is one of those occasions when it works.

It can be simple for those of you dropping in half way through a coastal walk. Refreshing or warming, as required. And as swift as we can.

Or it can be more gastronomically fulfilling for those looking for a more serious lunch. Maybe with a carafe of dry Riesling or a ferrous gamay from the Beaujolais.

Best in the bar during winter, in front of the fire, and in the garden in the summer when those gentle south westerlies have flown off for their afternoon siesta.


Sunday lunch

We've always been a popular destination for Sunday lunch. Maintaining that reputation is very important to us. So make your way along one of Britain's great ocean drives, chivvy the family along the coastal path and then join us to tuck in to a proper Sunday lunch.

 Butternut squash, cumin, cardamom soup
Salt fish croquettes, lime, aïoli
Mackerel, celeriac & apple rémoulade, mackerelasalata
Venison, Parma ham, mushroom ketchup, shimeji mushrooms, hazelnuts
Broccoli, harissa hummus, goat’s cheese, za’atar

Roast rib of Cornish beef
Cornish roast pork loin
Whole plaice, mussel, fennel, caper & shallot butter, new potatoes
Hake, cauliflower, leeks, salt hake fritter, lemon & brown shrimp butter
Kale & pearl barley risotto, wild mushrooms & Stilton

B'currant bakewell tart, lemon curd, clotted cream
Dark chocolate mousse, salt caramel, mascarpone
Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch, vanilla ice cream
Carrot cake, mascarpone, pecans, ginger ice cream
Tunworth, chutney & biscuits
 2 Courses - 27
 3 Courses - 34

A typical lunch at this time of year

Cauliflower & goat’s cheese soup

Mackerel, salsa verde, aïoli, sourdough
Mussels, n’duja, sherry, basil
Pork & pheasant terrine, celeriac & apple rémoulade, Parma ham
Broccoli, harissa hummus, goat’s cheese, garlic yoghurt, dukkah

Rump cap of beef, mash, bourguignon sauce

Hake, baba ganoush, broccoli, merguez sausage, garlic yoghurt, dukkah

Pork belly, mash, quince, black pudding
Whole plaice, brown shrimp, lemon & caper butter, new potatoes
Polenta, mushrooms, kale, duck egg, Parmesan

This menu is not available on Sundays.  Eyes to the left for details of our Sunday lunch.

If you follow vegetarian or plant-based menus, please let us know when you book or when you  arrive so that we can ensure you have the widest choice possible.

“This was without question our best lunch of our trip - and quite possibly my favourite since the Paunch began”
Jonathan Brown, Aroundbritainwithapaunch Food
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The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE