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 coastpath and then join us to tuck in to a proper Sunday lunch.

 Foraged Nettle & Mint Gazpacho
Soused Mackerel, Celeriac Remoulade
Crispy Whitebait, Paprika, Lemon Aioli, Leaves
Primrose Herd Ham Hock, Crispy Hens Egg
Terras Farm Confit Duck, Orange, Walnuts

Rib of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Red Wine Gravy
Roast Chicken, Bread Sauce, Thyme Gravy
Megrim Sole, New Potatoes, Spinach, Capers
 Ray Wing, Crushed Potatoes, Salsa Verde
Tomato Tarte Fine, Pesto, Rosary Goats Cheese 

Brownie, Maple & Pecan Ice Cream
Lemon Posset, Strawberries, Granola
Cappucino Mousse, Amaretto Sabayon
 Treacle Tart, Raspberry Compote
 British Artisan Cheeses, Tomato Chutney
 2 Courses - £18.00
 3 Courses - £23.00


A typical lunch at this time of year

* part of fixed price set menu: £18 for 2 courses, £21 for 3 courses
Asparagus, goat's curd, wild garlic, sourdough

Mackerel, rhubarb, ginger, soy
Crab, macaroni, parmesan & basil gratin
Pig's cheek, barbecue sauce, kohlrabi, beetroot slaw
Crispy sweet rib of beef, green sauce
Beetroot & apple soup
Curry cured pollock, mint & lime yoghurt
Cornish Yarg, potato & onion croquette, wild garlic cream
Ray wing, cauliflower, brown shrimp, spinach
Hake, leeks, crab dressing, basil
Chicken leg, roast garlic aioli, asparagus, mushrooms, pancetta
Pork belly, pease pudding, spring greens, duck egg
Silver mullet, courgette, basil aioli
Duck leg, broccoli, hash brown, duck egg

This menu is not available on Sundays.  Eyes to the left for details of our Sunday lunch.

“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