Food and drink
Excellent Cornish cuisine is at the heart of our hospitality. Fresh seafood is landed by Fowey’s fishermen; bangers and mash are sourced from farms on our doorstep. Our expert chefs create seasonal menus using the best local ingredients, complemented by Cornish-inspired flavours such as samphire from the beaches and herbs picked from our kitchen garden.
From big breakfasts and leisurely lunches, to early dinners and picnics packed for the beach, we offer flexible dining options. Our restaurants and menus are geared-up for children, whether they favour mocktails and mussels, boiled eggs and burgers, or wholesome, organic baby food. Our friendly staff encourage little diners to enjoy mealtimes while parents relax, and we serve High Tea for children with nannies on hand.
Choose family dining or fine dining. While you don’t have to worry about your children’s table manners at family mealtimes, once little ones are tucked up in bed you can switch on the baby listener (or we’ll arrange a babysitter if you prefer) and dine by candlelight, savouring Cornish cuisine and sipping fine wines.
Our Chef & Suppliers
Our Head Chef, James Parkinson, not only has over 25 years’ experience working in the kitchens of luxury hotels, he’s also a family man who knows how to cater for the foodie demands of the whole family.
James and his team have personally got to know the local farmers and fishermen, to ensure that the finest, freshest ingredients are plated up in our restaurants. Our seafood comes from a small family business, Fish For Thought, while our eggs are laid by free-range hens at Rosedown Eggs in Bodmin, and our ice cream comes from the Parker family at Callestick Farm, where award-winning ice cream has been made for 20 over years.
We also serve the finest Cornish tipples: Camel Valley wines, Sharp’s beers brewed in Rock, and Tarquin’s Gin distilled in the southwest.
We like to make mealtimes easy and convenient for families. Children's meals and light snacks are served all day, and you are welcome to have meals delivered to your room. Our chef will also provide fresh, pureed baby food from 7am–10pm.
Breakfast is very much a family, affair. Even the youngest guests can help themselves to the buffet and pile their plates with cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, pastries and muffins. In addition to the continental buffet, our plated options – from a full English to Belgian waffles with berry compote – are designed to fortify all ages for an active, fun-packed day ahead.
Lunch is an informal, leisurely affair, with a full children’s menu and a lighter menu for parents. On warmer days the dining tables spill out onto the terrace for alfresco meals and afternoon cream teas. On Sunday lunchtime, we pull out the stops for a traditional three-course roast, which is also very popular with locals. Of course we understand that many of you will be out exploring the stunning surroundings during the daytime, in which case we can pack you a picnic for the beach, or suggest some of Fowey’s fantastic foodie gems to try out.
Children’s High Tea is served between 5–6pm daily, because we understand that young diners like to eat early. Our nannies are on-hand to help out, so parents can relax with aperitifs and nibbles. Or, if or you prefer to sit down for dinner together, we offer a family dining option from 6pm.
Dinner is a sophisticated, fine-dining affair once the children are tucked up in bed. Tuck into divine Cornish cuisine, sip vintages recommended by our expert sommelier and catch up on time as a couple while you relax under the discreet and attentive service of our staff.Fowey Hall