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.

Cauliflower & goat’s cheese soup 
Scampi monkfish, curry mayo, pickled cucumber, lime & dukkah
Red mullet, fennel, rouille 
Asparagus, poached egg, hollandaise, pancetta 
Pork, apple, tarragon, black pudding & grain mustard scrumpet, fried hen’s egg   

Roast sirloin of Cornish beef
Roast Cornish porchetta
Ray wing, shallot, caper, brown shrimp, samphire, new potatoes, lemon butter 
Hake, crab, octopus, mussel & potato stew, aïoli 
Potato gnocchi, pea velouté, peas, courgette, ricotta, pinenuts 

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce,     clotted cream    
Elderflower panna cotta, gooseberry & apple compote, gooseberry sorbet, oat crumb 
Nutmeg & custard tart, vanilla ice cream    
Dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, strawberries, honeycomb, lemon balm (v)
Colston Bassett, crackers & chutney  
 2 Courses - 35
 3 Courses - 42

A typical lunch at this time of year
(Monday to Saturday)

Dishes in italics are an example of our Lunch for Less menu which runs alongside our lunch menu. 3 courses for 30.00, or 2 for 25.00.

Orzo, nettle, Parmesan & mascarpone risotto, Rosary goat’s cheese, smoked almond, caper dressing

Red mullet, som tam salad, coriander, nam jim, lime 
Grilled mackerel, gooseberry & ginger chutney, salted cucumber 

Pork, black pudding & apple scrumpet, fried egg, beurre noisette 
Baba ganoush, imam bayildi, jalapeño & coriander hummus, sourdough, za’atar  (v)

Cauliflower & goats’ cheese soup

Romesco, charred broccoli, chimichurri, smoked almonds (v)  

Rump cap of beef, Stilton & green beans, gherkin, shallot, caper salad  

Whole plaice, shallot, caper, samphire & brown shrimp butter 

Hake, imam bayildi, garlic yoghurt, charred spring onions 
Potato gnocchi, pea velouté, peas, courgette, Rosary goat’s cheese, pinenuts  
Sri Lankan lentil fritter, chana dahl, coconut yoghurt, chilli, peanut & sesame ghati masala (v)
Salt fishcake, hollandaise sauce, poached egg, salad 
Courgette fritter, broad bean guacamole, BBQ tomato, sweetcorn, onion & harissa salsa, lime & coriander  (v)

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

If you follow vegetarian or plant-based diets, our menus include a good balance of dishes made with and without meat and/or meat products.  

“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