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.

Carrot, ginger & coconut soup
Scampi monkfish, curry mayo, pickled cucumber, lime & dukkah
Mackerel, salsa verde, aioli, sourdough  
Baba ganoush, Imam bayildi, hummus, sourdough (v)
Pork, apple, tarragon, black pudding & grain mustard scrumpet, fried hen’s egg   

Roast rib of Cornish beef
Roast leg of Cornish lamb
Ray wing, shallot, caper, brown shrimp, samphire, new potatoes, lemon butter 
Saltfish fishcake, poached egg, bearnaise sauce, salad leaves 
Charred broccoli, roast garlic & onion tart, Brixton Blue, hazelnuts, watercress 

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce,     clotted cream    
Forced rhubarb, white chocolate ganache, honeycomb, rhubarb sorbet 
Lemon & polenta cake, lemon curd, pistachio, yoghurt sorbet   
Coffee & walnut cake, amaretti frosting, chocolate sorbet, candy walnuts (v)
Baron Bigod, crackers & chutney 
 2 Courses - 35
 3 Courses - 42

A typical lunch at this time of year
(Monday to Saturday)

Dishes in italics are an example of our Lunch for Less menu which runs alongside our lunch menu. 3 courses for 30.00, or 2 for 25.00.

Baba ganoush, imam bayildi, hummus, sourdough  (v)

Mussels, Thai broth, spring onion, chilli, coriander 
Lemon sole, grapes, tarragon, shallot, white wine cream 

Purple sprouting broccoli, ricotta, toasted seeds, lemon dressing 
Roast squash, curry butter, roast chilli, yoghurt, green chutney, dukkah  (v)

Cauliflower & goats’ cheese soup

Pork, apple, black pudding, grain mustard & tarragon scrumpet, fried egg 

Rump cap of beef, peppercorn sauce, rocket, pesto & parmesan salad, chips 

Pork collar schnitzel, lemon, Caesar salad 

Ray wing, shallot, parsley, brown shrimp, samphire & lemon butter 
Pearl barley, wild garlic, mascarpone & Parmesan risotto, kale, Rosary goat’s cheese, pinenuts 
Charred broccoli, roast garlic & onion tart, Brixton Blue, hazelnuts, watercress (v)
Smoked fish cake, poached egg, bearnaise sauce, salad leaves
Roast hispi cabbage, tofu, gochujang sauce, crispy chilli & shallot garlic oil  (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