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.

 Mushroom & tarragon soup
Charred runner beans, feta, za'atar, mint
Smoked salt fish croquette, tartare sauce
Mackerel, sweet pepper relish, harissa, aioli
Crispy duck, carrot, red onion, sesame & kale

Rib of beef, Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy
Roast leg of Cornish lamb, red wine gravy
Ray wing, caper, samphire & hazelnut butter
Silver mullet, celeriac, sesame, brown shrimp
Bubble & squeak potatoes, caramelised onion, marmite & caper butter, fried egg 

White chocolate, lemon curd, pistachio crunch, raspberry sorbet
Dark chocolate brownie, spiced plums, salt caramel, coffee ice cream
Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch, clotted cream
Carrot cake, mascarpone, pecan, orange, cinnamon ice cream
Westcombe Cheddar, chutney, biscuits
 2 Courses - £22.50
 3 Courses - £27.50


A typical lunch at this time of year

* part of fixed price set menu: £22 for 2 courses, £25 for 3 courses
Baba ganoush, imam bayildi, goat's cheese, sourdough

Red gurnard, pickled cockles, samphire, seaweed mayo
Mussels, sage, cider, clotted cream
Hake collar, BBQ sauce, spring onions, coriander
Pork & sage rillette, turnip remoulade, pickles
Mushroom & thyme soup
Smoked salt fish croquette, tartare sauce, lemon
Ploughman's of Davidstow cheddar, pickles, soda bread
Potato gnocchi, celeriac, hazelnuts, onion jam, Stilton, cavolo nero
Hake, crispy egg, leek, potato, parsley sauce
Red gurnard, cuttlefish, spring onions, ginger, seaweed
Duck leg, Toulouse sausage, puy lentils
Silver mullet, brown shrimp, celeriac, chicken butter
Ham hock & leek pie, charred broccoli, mashed potato

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