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 

 * part of fixed price set menu: £21 for 2 courses, £26.50 for 3 courses

Swede and honey soup
Crispy brawn, sauce gribiche
Mackerel, rhubarb, ginger, soy
Pig's cheek, barbecue sauce, kohlrabi, beetroot & apple slaw
John Dory, salsa verde, aioli, shallots
Cauliflower & cumin tempura, goat's cheese fondue
Crab, mushrooms, brown crab rarebit, hazelnuts


Hake, leeks, crab dressing, aioli                                                                       


Baba ganoush, freekeh tabbouleh, goat's curd
Chicken leg, roast garlic aioli, asparagus, mushrooms, pancetta
Red gurnards, sea buckthorn, carrot, kale, honey & chilli
Turbot, asparagus, pancetta, hazelnuts, shallots
Lamb rump, sweetbreads, asparagus, capers, wild garlic
Rump of beef, onion & Yarg croquette, spring onions, shallots



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