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.

Cauliflower & goat’s cheese soup 
Monkfish scampi, curry mayo, pickled cucumber, lime, dukkah   
Mackerel, bull’s heart tomato, caper, olive & red onion 
Bang bang tofu, green beans, crispy shallot, chilli & garlic oil (v)
Burrata, charred peaches, honey, thyme, smoked almonds   

Roast rib of Cornish beef
Roast leg of Cornish lamb
Hake, runner beans, fennel & mussel butter 
Aubergine schnitzel, crispy potato, peppercorn sauce, watercress (v)
Hash brown potato, goat’s cheese, Padron peppers, chimichurri 

Treacle tart, clotted cream, spiced syrup  
Lemon verbena panna cotta, strawberries, oat crumb, strawberry sorbet 
Tunisian orange cake, orange salad, lemon balm, crème fraîche ice cream  
Chocolate cake, roast plums, chocolate tofu crémeux, cherry sorbet (v)
Stithians cheddar, crackers & chutney 
 2 Courses - 32
 3 Courses - 38

A typical lunch at this time of year

Scampi monkfish, pickled cucumber, curry mayo, dukkah

Lamb fillet, baba ganoush, garlic yoghurt, za’atar, coriander
Spicy Thai red mussels, lemongrass, coconut, ginger, chilli & coriander broth
Burrata, roast peaches, honey, thyme, smoked almonds
Pig cheek, pea, gem & pancetta fricassée
Charred green beans, tahini & lemon, couscous, coriander, pomegranate, za’atar (v)

Pork shoulder, ‘nduja smoked potatoes, Padron pepper, chimichurri

Whole plaice, caper, shallot, brown shrimp & samphire butter

Hake, broccoli, salt fish fritter, shellfish sauce, aïoli
Potato gnocchi, courgette, cherry tomatoes, pesto, ricotta, basil
Squash, onion & chilli pakora, Imam bayildi, cauliflower fritters, coconut yoghurt (v)

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

If you follow vegetarian or plant-based diets, our menus include a good balance of dishes made with and without meat and/or meat products.  

“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