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 

 * part of fixed price set menu: £22 for 2 courses, £27.50 for 3 courses

Mushroom soup
Purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, za'atar, yoghurt
Mackerel, brown shrimp, sesame & coriander broth
Scampi monkfish, mango, carrot, red onion & coriander
Cod tongue, ham hock & parmesan cassoulet, garlic oil
Hake, mushroom, spring onion & seaweed dashi
Chicken liver parfait, red onion jam, toast


Ray wing, crushed potatoes, spinach, caper butter                                                                        


Sprouting broccoli, garlic, za'atar, yoghurt
Lamb breast, kale, goats cheese, cauliflower
Red gurnard, spring onions, ginger, seaweed, cuttlefish
Cod, taramasalata, broccoli tempura, smoked almonds, za'atar
Pork collar, black pudding, mash quince
Rump of beef, wild garlic, broccoli, crispy tongue


We also have a small children's menu at both lunch and supper.
We are delighted for children to order smaller portions from our usual menu as well.  


“One of the coolest Gastropubs in the country.”
Sean Newsom, The Sunday Time Travel, June 2013
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Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE