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 


Mushroom and tarragon soup
Baba ganoush, imam bayildi, goat's curd, buttermilk cracker
Crab, macaroni, spring onion & basil gratin
Red gurnard, pink grapefruit, orange, fennel, crème fraîche
Duck liver parfait, apple chutney, toast
Sticky lamb ribs, mint & cucumber


Ogleshield beignet, tenderstem broccoli, asparagus velouté
Mackerel, black olive, tomato, green bean & Cornish early salad
Gurnard, orange, anise, squid, samphire, ink dressing
Hake, red pepper, chorizo, pesto, spring onion
Corn fed chicken breast, pancetta, ham hock & gem lettuce velouté
Rump of beef, hispi cabbage, salsa verde, baba ganoush



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