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.

Charred beans, blue cheese, crispy parma ham
Merguez, hummus, tomato & corn salsa
Smoked sardine tempura, aioli, lemon
Mackerel, smoked tomato ketchup, fennel salad

Rib of beef, Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy
Roast leg of Cornish lamb, red wine gravy
Cod, spiced aubergine, chickpeas, yoghurt
Ray wing, caper & samphire butter, new potatoes
Chestnut mushrooms, shallot & chard tart, duck egg, nettle & walnut pesto

Strawberries, meringue, lemon curd, clotted cream
Dark chocolate brownie,peanut, salted caramel
Sticky toffee pudding, dark treacle ice cream
Ice creams & sorbets
Westcombe Cheddar, chutney, biscuits
 2 Courses - 25
 3 Courses - 30


A typical lunch at this time of year


Charred lettuce, blue cheese, crispy parma ham
Mackerel, tomato & sardine ketchup
Crab, sourdough, tomato, aioli, basil
St. Austell Bay mussels, white wine, garlic, parsley
BBQ short rib bao, cucumber. peanut, sesame, coriander
Ploughmans of Westcombe cheddar, pickles, soda bread
Hake, cucumber, dill, mussels
Half lobster, garlic butter, new potatoes, aioli
Feather blade steak, fries, bearnaise, rocket

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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Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE