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 coastpath and then join us to tuck in to a proper Sunday lunch.

 Foraged Nettle & Mint Gazpacho
Soused Mackerel, Celeriac Remoulade
Crispy Whitebait, Paprika, Lemon Aioli, Leaves
Primrose Herd Ham Hock, Crispy Hens Egg
Terras Farm Confit Duck, Orange, Walnuts

Rib of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Red Wine Gravy
Roast Chicken, Bread Sauce, Thyme Gravy
Megrim Sole, New Potatoes, Spinach, Capers
 Ray Wing, Crushed Potatoes, Salsa Verde
Tomato Tarte Fine, Pesto, Rosary Goats Cheese 

Brownie, Maple & Pecan Ice Cream
Lemon Posset, Strawberries, Granola
Cappucino Mousse, Amaretto Sabayon
 Treacle Tart, Raspberry Compote
 British Artisan Cheeses, Tomato Chutney
 2 Courses - £18.00
 3 Courses - £23.00


A typical lunch at this time of year

* part of fixed price set menu: £18 for 2 courses, £21 for 3 courses
Tomato & feta fritter, spiced yoghurt

Mussels, lemon grass, coconut & lime leaf broth
Crab, macaroni, parmesan & basil gratin
Crevettes, garlic butter, lime
Pork rillettes, marmite butter, chutney
Carrot & cumin soup
Smoked salt fishcake, tartar sauce
Ploughman's of Lincolnshire Poacher, pickles, soda bread
Sprouting broccoli, hash brown, caper, hen's egg
Sea trout, crab dressing, basil
Hake, cauliflower, capers, pancetta, parmesan & truffle oil
Lamb breast, merguez sausage, cucumber, yoghurt, chickpeas
Grilled plaice, almond & caper butter, new potatoes
Duck leg, spiced lentils, stir fried broccoli

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

“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