Foodie Newsletter - 17/07/2016


 There have been a couple of interesting new additions to the Cornish dining scene in the past couple of weeks:

 The Carew Arms opened in the little village of Antony (near Torpoint) is a new pub, general store and café. There’s an impressive kitchen team assembled with Emily Watkins from the excellent Kingham Plough gastropub working with head-chef Jack Clayton. (

 Coombeshead Farm in Lewannick near Launceston is a new collaborative project between two incredibly exciting current chefs, Tom Adams of Pitt Cue (London) and April Blomfield who has a number of Michelin starred restaurants in the US. The working farm will operate as a B&B guesthouse but bookings for dinner only are also available. You can read more about the project and those involved here.

 Knightor wine are opening up their Portscatho vineyard on Wednesdays and Thursdays for a 5 week period over the summer. On Wednesdays there will be an opportunity to have a 2 course meal in the converted vineyard barn after the tour. You can find the details here.

 Details have been announced for the 6th August beach banquet on Carlyon Beach in association with the Cornwall Project. The Cornwall Project helps to connect top chefs in London with the best of Cornish produce and this will also be the theme of the banquet. You can read all about it here.

Events in the next 2 weeks

20/07 - The Seahorse returns to the Idle Rocks, St Mawes - Fruit de Mer

20/07 - Cheese and wine evening with Hanson Fine Foods @ Knightor Vineyard, Portscatho

21/07 - Cornish Wild Food Feast @ Sonder cafe/bar, Truro

21/07 - Paella supper with Ian Matthews @ Porthtowan Beach Café

21/07 - "Eat the seasons" dinner @ Pentillie Castle

22/07 - Bango Banquet @ No.4 Peterville, St Agnes

23/07 - Lanson Grill Fest – Launceston

23/07 - Hungry Horsebox Beach Banquet - Thailand

23/07 - Indonesian night @ Genki, St Agnes

26/07 - Philleigh Way Woodfired Session – Best

28-31/07 - Port Eliot Festival

28/07 - Moroccan Tastes @ Porthtowan Beach Cafe

28 & 29/07 - Chef Lee Skeet Dinner @ St Ives Brewery

29/07 - "Relish South West" tasting menu evening @ Rosewarne Manor

31/07 - Sunday Roast (Osso Bucco) @ Tabb's Restaurant, Truro

Details of these events here:


Other new additions to our Cornwall foodies calendar

02/08 - The Ultimate Shellfish Banquet @ Hooked in the City, Truro

04/08 - Crab, lobster and salad lunch with Mitch Tonks @ Padstow Kitchen Garden

See these and all future Cornish foodie events at:


  Don’t forget that the best way to keep totally up to date with the latest Cornwall foodie news and events is through Twitter and Facebook. We sometimes only hear about events or deals at the last minute and we share them immediately on social media.

 All the best,



Note: Kernow Eats is entirely independent of all of the organisations mentioned in this newsletter. We do not solicit or accept payments or freebies to include restaurants, cafes or events on our website and all recommendations are made on the basis of our own experiences.


Guest post for Spiezia Organics

Where to find organic food and drink in Cornwall –


Organic farms & suppliers

Cusgarne Organic Farm (near Truro) – 100 acres of fields, orchards and tunnels which have been farmed organically sine 1988. Produce is available at the onsite farm shop and for local delivery.

Keveral Farm Organic Community – This farm in south-east Cornwall is the oldest soil association certified organic farm and provides fruit and vegetables for boxes available for local delivery.

Nancarrow Farm - 100 acre organic farm producing beef, lamb, mutton and pork. Meat available at Truro and Falmouth farmers markets and online in the form of meat boxes.

Cottage Farm Organics – Organic beef and lamb from this farm near Bude. Available as meat boxes online and at Bude Food Assembly.

Tree of Life Organics – Organic vegetable boxes primarily grown on a smallholding near St Agnes and available for delivery to the local area.

Food Assembly – This nationwide organisation provides a convenient way for customers to interact direct with local producers. There are now assemblies in Bude and Newquay with others planned across the county. It is possible to only display organic products as part of the online ordering process.

The Cornish Food Box – This store in central Truro supplies exclusively Cornish items including many organic products. Online ordering and delivery is available.


Other products

Bread – Baker Tom’s Bread – Speciality bread made with traditional methods with organic ingredients.  There are shops in Truro, Wadebridge, Falmouth and the Bakery Café and shop in Pool.

Wine – Trevibban Mill Vineyard – Cornwall’s first certified organic vineyard now produces a range of 9 organic wines.

Ice Cream, fudge & jam – Roskilly’s – Roskilly’s farm on the Lizard produces a large range of award winning ice cream from their certified organic herds.  Other organic products available at their farm which is open for visits.

Seaweed – The Cornish Seaweed Company – A variety of certified organic seaweeds harvested by traditional methods. Available online, in farm shops and at the Natural Stores in Helston, Falmouth and St Austell.

Cheese – Cornish Organic Brie – Handmade by the Cornish Country Larder to organic standards this cheese is available in supermarkets, delis and farm shops across Cornwall.

Beer – Atlantic Brewery – This brewery on the north coast of Cornwall produces exclusively certified organic ales.


Restaurants / Cafes

 There is only one certified organic restaurant in Cornwall, which is:

Bangors organic B&B and restaurant

 There are many others who have strong commitments to using Organic produce including:

The Greenhouse – A small family bistro in St Keverne on the Lizard using only local and primarily organic produce.

Archie Browns – Health food shops and cafés based in Truro and Penzance. The cafes provide vegetarian and vegan food with organic produce when possible.


Foodie Newsletter - 24/04/2016

 Welcome to the fortnightly Cornish foodie newsletter from Kernow Eats.

Updates & News

 It was great to see so many Kernow Eats streetfood favourites at the Porthleven food festival last weekend. The start of what is shaping up to be an excellent season of foodie events this summer.

 We’ve been sent details of an extremely interesting event happening on 11/05 in Falmouth. Organised by a group of students the idea of the “Dare to dine in the dark?” event is to heighten the dining experience by doing so blindfolded. You can find more details here.

 Entries are still available for the Delicious Kernow Trail event in and around Padstow on 21/05. 10 or 15 miles of walking or running interspersed with stops to try local food and drink. Find more details here.


Events in the next 2 weeks

28/04 - Secret Supper Club @ Lusty Gaze

28/04 - Potluck Cornwall - Chat & Eat Night @ Bustopher Jones, Truro

28/04-02/05 - Smugglers Den Pie & Ale Festival 2016

29/04 - Spiced Kitchen Feast Night with Nature Kitchen @ Knightor Winery

29/04 - Social Dining Network Event @ The Wheelhouse, Falmouth

29/04 - Tasting menu evening @ Rosewarne Manor

29/04-02/05 - Sausage and ale festival @ Driftwood Spars

30/04 - Bango Banquet @ Espressini, Falmouth

01/05 - “Smokin Bones” BBQ feast night with Inkies BBQ

07/05 - East African Vegetarian Supper Club @ Pea Souk Cafe, Falmouth

08/05 - St. John takeover The Mariners, Rock for one service

Details of these events here:


New additions to our Cornwall foodies calendar

11/05 - Dare to dine in the dark? @ The Brig, Falmouth

14/05 - Cardamom Trail supper club with Chetna Makan @ The Hidden Kitchen, St Ives

14/05 - Italian Feast Night @ Porthtowan Beach Cafe

See these and all future Cornish foodie events at:


  Don’t forget that the best way to keep totally up to date with the latest Cornwall foodie news and events is through Twitter and Facebook. We sometimes only hear about events or deals at the last minute and we share them immediately on social media.

 All the best,



Guest post for

Top ten things to eat in Cornwall

Cornish Pasty – The most famous of Cornwall’s foodie delights in undoubtedly the Cornish pasty. The title of the best pasty in Cornwall is hotly disputed and endlessly debated but our favourites are Mary’s (Truro area), Ann’s (Lizard) and Philps (Hayle).

Cornish Cream Tea – Another staple of any trip has to be a traditional Cornish cream tea. Fresh scones, local jam and Cornish clotted cream are the core ingredients but you will find plenty of variations across the county. Just remember that in Cornwall it is always #jamfirst! Our favourite spots for a cream tea are The Waymarker (Nr Falmouth) and The Globe (Fowey).

Cornish Ice Cream – No trip to Cornwall irrespective of the time of year would be complete without tasting some of the local ice cream. Cornwall has a large variety of great ice cream makers like Kelly’s and Roskillys but our favourite has to be Callestick Farm, which is available across the county and you can visit.

Venison & game burger – The streetfood scene in Cornwall has taken off in recent years and you will find a great range at events and festivals throughout the year. Our absolute favourite are the game burgers produced by the Cornish Venison Co. The proprietor Chris actually stalks the animals himself ensuring sustainability and traceability. You can find him at Truro farmers market every Saturday and at events across the county.

Cornish BBQ – Cornwall has some excellent meat and this has naturally attracted the interest of BBQ aficionados. One of the county’s best, Inkies smokehouse BBQ, has recently set up in the car park next to the beautiful Golitha Falls meaning that you can combine a visit to the nature reserve with the best pit-smoked BBQ.

Fresh Cornish fish – Newlyn fish market it irrefutably the best place in Cornwall to visit if you are looking for the best fresh fish, including Cornish Hake. You can visit one of the fishmongers to buy your own or take a short stroll to the nearby Tolcarne Inn where head chef Ben Tunnicliffe serves up in our opinion the best fish dishes in Cornwall.

Oysters – They may not be to everyone’s taste but if you are lucky enough to be in Cornwall during the season (October-April) you can try the spectacular Fal oysters. These native oysters are still dredged under sail in the traditional manner. The rest of the year there are farmed pacific oysters available from Porthilly, near Rock.

Foraged food – There has been an explosion in recent years of interest in foraged food and this is very evident in Cornwall where there is an abundance of edible plants both in the hedgerows and on the seashore. There are a number of guides available across Cornwall to take you on foraging walks including The Fat Hen cookery school, Wild Food Foraging, The Wild Food School and 7th Rise.

Cooking course – One of the best ways to really experience the range of produce that Cornwall has to offer is to take part in a cookery course. Philleigh way cookery school run a very popular “Cornwall in a day” course with dates through the year.

Sweet curry plate – The idea of a curry-flavoured dessert may sound unusual but there is a very good reason for its inclusion in this list. The sweet curry plate is the signature dish of the multi award winning Ben’s Cornish Kitchen (Marazion), which in our opinion is currently serving some of the very best food in Cornwall.

Foodie Newsletter - 10/04

Updates & News
 We were lucky enough to attend the first wine tasting at Truro’s great new wine shop The Art of Wine. Their next event is a wine & cheese evening on 21st April. Tickets available from the shop and are priced at £25.
 The latest addition to our Cornwall foodies map is the excellent Tremenheere Kitchen, near Penzance. Just at the entrance to the Tremenheere sculpture gardens with views out over Mount’s bay this café / restaurant is definitely worth a visit. You can find the complete foodies map here.
 We have added two new streetfood businesses to our directory. The Cornish waffle box and the wood-fired kitchen. You can see our streetfood directory here.
 A new aspect has been added to this years Porthleven Food festival with the introduction of the Golden Oyster Food Awards. You can find details of the nominees including a number of KE favourites here and get the chance to win prizes for voting.
 There was a big announcement this week in relation to the new Waitrose store outside Truro. As anyone who has been following the story will know there have always been plans to incorporate a large element of local produce in the new store but the logistics have been challenging. It was announced this week that the team behind the Cornwall Food & Drink will be bringing together the Great Cornish Food Store which is due to open in the summer.
See more details at:

Events in the next 2 weeks
14/04 - Penryn Picture House - Pop-up cinema with streetfood from @shellfishpig
15/04 – Potluck Cornwall mochi & origami making night with Naoko’s Kitchen
15/04 - "Meat the Butcher" Feast Night with Kittows butchers at Knightor Winery
15/04 – Thai fest night @ Porthtowan beach cafe
16 & 17/04 – Porthleven Food Festival

Details of these events here:
New additions to our Cornwall foodies calendar
30/04 - Bango street kitchen banquet @ Espressini, Falmouth
08/05 - St. John takeover The Mariners, Rock
14/05 - Bango street kitchen banquet @ Espressini, Falmouth
27 – 29/05 – Don’t wake the fish festival @ The Gurnard’s Head
28-30/05 - Street Food & Craft Ales Festival, Falmouth
29/05 - Social Dining Network Event - Falmouth Foray
See these and all future Cornish foodie events at:
Other additions
Philleigh Way wood fired sessions –
‘BEST’ (Beef) – 13/05, 16/06, 26/07, 11/08, 12/08, 25/08, 26/08, 15/09 & 20/09
‘PYSK’ (Fish) – 20/05, 23/06, 14/07, 02/08, 03/08, 01/09 & 02/09
‘KROGEN’ (Shellfish) – 18/08 & 19/08

Foodies Newsletter 14/02/2016

 Welcome to the fortnightly Cornish foodie newsletter from Kernow Eats. An especially warm welcome to the many of you who have signed up in the last couple of weeks. The format of the newsletter changes between editions but in general it covers updates about Kernow Eats, events that we’ve attended, foodie news and upcoming foodie events.


Farmers’ market map – The latest addition to our website is a map of all of the farmers’ markets in Cornwall. As with the farm shop map we hope that it enable both locals and visitors to #eatlocal and #shoplocal. You can see the map here and we’d love to know what you think and if we have missed any out.

Pop-up events – We are working on some exciting ideas for pop-up events across the county in the coming months. The idea would be to give the opportunity for more people to try some of the excellent streetfood that is going on across the county through a series of evening events. We are on the lookout for interesting suitable venues for these evenings and if you are interested in being involved please let us know on

Events we have attended

 We were lucky enough to attend another excellent sushi evening with Naoko’s Kitchen. These sessions will be continuing monthly but Naoko is also doing a (sold out) Japanese supper club on 28/02 at Hooked in Truro and a Pork Ramen & Gyoza night on 31/03 with Potluck Cornwall.

 We attended the Social Dining Network tasting menu dinner at Olivers in Falmouth. It was a really quite exceptional meal bursting with beautifully balanced textures and flavours. The Social Dining Network’s next event is a rum tasting and dining event on 23/03 at The Brig, Falmouth.


Restaurant Chapter 1, the newest addition to Newquay’s dining scene will be doing a taster menu every Wednesday evening. 6 courses for £35pp.

We have nominated Fal Oysters and Treway Farm Turkeys in the “from the sea” and “from the land” categories respectively of the Delicious magazine produce awards. It would be great to get recognition for these and other great Cornish producers so get your own nominations in too. See details of the awards here.

The Indulge waffle house in Truro has introduced an intriguing challenge event. A triple decker waffle, loaded with various toppings, finished off with one of their cream topped milkshakes. £9.99 to enter. Each month the person with the fastest time will win a free waffle voucher and will be put forward to compete for the Indulge waffle eater championship in the summer.

There is another new Cornish farmers market to be aware of. The Newlyn harbour farmers’ market takes place at The Centre, Lower Chywoone Hill, Newlyn on Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm.

New additions to our Cornwall foodies calendar

Wine and food evening at the Pandora Inn with Camel Valley Wines – 19/02

Cornish Gourmet Night at the Polurrian Bay Hotel – 25/02

Charity Cornish wine & cheese evening at The Globe, Fowey – 10/03

An evening with Rebel Brewery at The Old Coastguard, Mousehole – 18/03

The Cornish Arms Beer & Mussel Festival 2016 - 18–20/03

The 7th Fal Oyster Gathering in Falmouth – 25-28/03

Mexican feast night at the Porthtowan Café with Kernow Eats Favourite Home streetfood – 26/03

Secret supper clubs at Lusty Glaze – 28/04 & 26/05

Bude For Food Festival – 17-18/09

See these and all future Cornish foodie events at:

 Don’t forget that the best way to keep totally up to date with the latest Cornwall foodie news and events is through Twitter and Facebook. We sometimes only hear about events or deals at the last minute and we share them immediately on social media.

Foodies Newsletter - 03/02/2016


 It was a great night for Cornwall at the Food Reader Awards with Cornish businesses taking home 9 of the 13 awards. It was great to see KE favourite The Star & Garter in Falmouth picking up the award for best foodie pub. The other winners on the night were Paul Ainsworth, Watergate Bay Hotel, Strong Adolfo’s Cafe, Tin and Thyme Blog, Stein’s Padstow Seafood School, Fifteen Cornwall and Padstow Farm Shop.

 Ranger from Fal Oyster is looking to crowd fund support for a series of pop-up street food gatherings this summer kicking off with the 7th Fal Oyster Gathering at the end of March. There are some excellent rewards on offer so check it out here.

 The Cornish Chefs Club have announced that they will be holding a 2nd Epic Charity Event on Sunday 3rd July at Rosewarne Manor. The details are yet to be confirmed but it is likely to include an 8 course meal prepared by 8 different head chefs from restaurants all around Cornwall. You can keep up to date with developments on the events Facebook page here and you can contact them directly if you are able to offer an auction lot for the night.

The excellent Camel Valley Vineyard are looking for help with blending their 2015 vintage. Simply turn up to the onsite tasting room between 2-5pm on the 15th-19th February for the opportunity to taste and give feedback on the wine fresh out of the tanks.

St Keverne Farmers Market – The first running of this new farmers market on the Lizard was reportedly a big success with many stallholders selling out. The market takes place on the last Saturday of each month and more info can be found on their facebook page.

Recently added foodie events

Valentines day – Foodie events in February are inevitably focussed on the 14th, one of the busiest nights of the year for many restaurants. There are some great events and special menus being put on across the county and we have included many of them in the foodie calendar. Any others that we are made aware of are shared on social media. We particularly like the look of the menus at Tabbs, Truro and the Waymarker, Constantine.

26/02 Rosewarne Manor monthly tasting menu night. We’ve been lucky enough to get a look at chef Phil Thomas’ menu for the next event, which looks excellent. £45 for 7 courses.

The Gylly Beach Café are having a series of food themed evenings throughout February on Wednesday evenings. The themes are 3/02 steak 10/02 Sharing 17/02 French and 24/02 Seafood.

Naoko’s Kitchen is holding its second Japanese supper club of the year at the Hooked restaurant in Truro on 28/02. The themed for the meal will be Japanese valentines celebrations and will include 3 course of authentic Japanese cuisine.

Potluck Cornwall have 3 events in February. A children’s cookery and movie morning on 19/02, a chat & eat night at The Square Porthleven on 23/02 and a coffee cupping night at The Secret Garden Café, Truro on 25/02.

Other new events

09/02 - Proper Pancakes Pop Up and Pizza Night at Charlie's Cafe, Tintagel

25/02 – Secret supper club at Lusty Glaze

06/03 – Mothering Sunday at Driftwood Spars

12/03 – Charity evening – Fifteen Cornwall at the Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes

25/03 - 27/03 - The 4th Annual Folk & Cider Fayre, Falmouth


See these and all future events on our Cornish foodie events calendar here.

Foodies Newsletter - 18/01/2016

What have we been up to?

 The new year is only a couple of weeks old but we've still managed to fit in some great foodie experiences.

A great sushi making lesson with Naoko's Kitchen. A real fun experience with a passionate and knowledgeable teacher. The next lesson is on 11th February, see Naoko's website for details.

An excellent Indian cookery workshop at Etherington's farm shop, Scorrier with Rayeesa's Indian Kitchen.

Another great evening at the Penryn picture house. This month's film was accompanied by with wonderful soup and cakes from Rustic Cakes and hot drinks from the Brew Cornwall van. Next film will be on the 11th Feb with tacos from the always excellent Home street food!


Best of 2015 blog - our first blog of the new year is a round-up of all of our favourite foodie experiences in 2015.

We have nominated our 2015 streetfood favourite the Cornish Venison Co in the takeaway and street food category of the BBC food awards. You may have seen details of the awards on The One Show and we think that it would be great for there to be a Cornish winner. You can find details of the competition and make your own nominations here.

Upcoming events

There are some great new additions to our Cornwall foodies calendar including:

Valentines and Burns nights special menus at Tremenheere Kitchen

29/01 Pop-up sushi night at The Park, Mawgan Porth

pop-up restaurant nights at Costislost 22/01 19/02 & 18/03

the special Valentines menus at Fifteen Cornwall.

special game night dinner on 06/02 at Trelowarren New Yard Restaurant

23/01 Burns Night celebration at Scarlet Wines

Pop-up North African Feast & Yoga Espressini, Falmouth on 23/01

Valentines weekend sharing menus at the Terrace restaurant at Gwel an Mor Luxury Lodges

See these and all future foodie events on our website.

 Don’t forget that the best way to keep totally up to date with the latest Cornwall foodie news and events is through Twitter and Facebook. We sometimes only hear about events or deals at the last minute and we share them immediately on social media.


Best of 2015

 Even though we have neither the time nor the budget for a glittery awards ceremony we thought we would still share our best foodie experiences of 2015.

Favourites last year were:


Restaurant meal

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen –

New restaurant

The Shore, Penzance –

Pub meal

Star and Garter, Falmouth –


The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach -

Cornish streetfood

Venison and game burger by Cornish Venison Company

Sweet streetfood

Hokey pokey pancakes by Proper Pancakes -

Streetfood experience

Beach banquet on Carlyon beach with @OstracaCornwall @Pompiercornwall & @properpancakes

Foodie event

Feast #10 at Nancarrow Farm -

Cornish drinks experience

Grand tour at camel Valley Vineyard with @camelvalleybob.

Cookery school experience

Foraging course with Philleigh Way cookery school and 7th Rise.

Cookery demonstration

Jack Stein at The Eden project festival of food

Food festival

Bude For Food -

Farm shop

Cusgarne organic farm -

Hidden Gem

Provedore Café & Tapas Bar –

Outdoor experience

Gardening course with Ross Geach at Padstow Kitchen Garden

Best Cornwall Foodie news

Fal oysters gaining PDO status - Article here

International foodie experience

Flavors of Chicago Food Tour by Tastebud Tours -

Foodies Newsletter - 03/01/2016


 Since starting the website back in August 2015 we’ve continued to make changes and additions to the website:

 Streetfood directory – The original inspiration for the site has gone from strength to strength and now contains details of 55 streetfood and drink traders across the county. Hopefully it will prove a great resource for those planning events and weddings who want Cornish streetfood on the menu.

 Foodies map – We keep adding new and interesting foodie hotspots to the map and there will be more to come. All new additions are announced on Facebook and Twitter.

 Farm shop map – A completely new section of the site developed in the run-up to Christmas to help locals and visitors to #shoplocal. It has proved extremely popular.

 Upcoming events

 January is traditionally a quiet time in the Cornish foodie scene with a number of the best-known restaurants closing for the whole month. That said there’s still plenty going on including:

 08/01 – Free Taco day at The Watering Hole on Perranporth beach. Simply buy a drink and get a free taco!

 21/01 – Secret super club at Lusty Glaze beach restaurant. The menu remains a secret, the details remain a secret and every supper club is different.

 23/01 – The Idle Rocks will be hosting The Seahorse Restaurant and acclaimed chef Mitch Tonks for a five course tasting menu.

 29/01 – Rosewarne Manor head chef Phil Thomas will be presenting the first of monthly seven course tasting menu evenings.

 29/01 – The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay Hotel hosts the first Friday fish supper of the year.

  Further in the future we’re very much looking forward to the 2nd Streetfood fest in Truro on 26th & 27th February. After the success of the first event in October it’s great to see it back so soon. See these and all future events on our Cornish foodie events calendar here.

  Don’t forget that the best way to keep totally up to date with the latest Cornwall foodie news and events is through Twitter and Facebook. We sometimes only hear about events or deals at the last minute and we share them immediately on social media.

  Finally just a quick thank you to all those who have made contact suggesting additions or changes to the site. It is an ever-evolving project and is always improved by input from fellow foodies.

  All the best for a spectacular foodie 2016,