Ideas on Supper

Supper. The heartbeat of our days. The time that gets the creative juices of our kitchen going.

If you’re staying with us and have had a tiring day out and about, we recommend taking a glass of wine or a Tarquin's Gin & Tonic upstairs with you and take it very easy for an hour or so before supper.  It builds the appetite.

Then come down and sit at the bar while thinking about what you’d like to eat.  You’ll be very hungry by now.  There might even be something to nibble at while you look at the menu.


Our menu is not long.  Rarely more than half a dozen or so starters or main courses.  All driven by what our suppliers bring to our back door.  Fish from day boats, greenery from small growers.  Plenty for non fish or meat eaters.

We change the menu a little through each season. If you are staying for more than a couple of days and have a particular fish or seafood that you would like to eat, please do let us know.



A typical supper at this time of year 

 £35 for 2 courses, £42 for 3 courses

Pea & mint soup 

Pig’s cheek, gem lettuce, pea & pancetta fricassée

Mussels, ginger, chilli, coriander, lime leaf & coconut broth 

Mackerel, salsa verdé, aïoli, sourdough 

Monkfish scampi, vindaloo dip, lime

Charred broccoli, sunflower butter, hazelnuts, coriander 
Baba ganoush, imam bayaldi, harissa hummus, za’atar 

Rump of beef, asparagus, polenta, pesto, rocket, pine nuts 

Pork belly, smoked mash, spring onion, golden raisins, apple 

Potato gnocchi, ricotta, courgette, asparagus, smoked almond

Plaice, brown shrimp, caper & samphire butter, new potatoes

Pea risotto, asparagus, charred spring onions, vegan curd, mint

Hake, carrot & cumin salad, garlic yoghurt, dukkah
Beetroot, broccoli, cumin, hazelnut, coconut yoghurt

We also have a small children's menu at both lunch and supper.  


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The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE