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29 July 2014
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The Gurnard's Head

Treen near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DE

£25.00 British Cornwall

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  • Wine: £13.75
  • Champagne: £32.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12.30-2.30pm 6.30-9.30pm

Square Meal Review of The Gurnard's Head ?

Sitting in a beautiful wild landscape on the coast road to Land’s End, this sister restaurant to the Felin Fach Griffin certainly comes close to the foodie dream of stumbling upon an undiscovered gem in the middle of nowhere. Open fires, slouchy sofas & plain wood tables create a relaxed atmosphere in the dining room, while a firm commitment to using local produce & a flair for fresh & robust flavours take centre stage in the ambitious kitchen. The menu is constantly tweaked to promote seasonal ingredients, & diners are rewarded with such dishes as salt whiting brandade with a poached duck egg, followed by roast pollack, braised fennel, black mustard leaf & saffron aioli, or beef shin in ale, mashed potato & thyme dumplings, with gorse flower & honey buttermilk pudding for afters. The drinks offering includes local ales, & there’s a quirky, thoughtful wine list.

Pub List Of The Year

The Gurnard’s Head 100-bin wine list is a perfect, easily navigable example, with neither fat nor unnecessary indulgence, yet plenty of carefully selected, interesting listings. The by-the-glass wines all feature a short, enthusiastic tasting note that captures the wine’s essence quickly and then stops – no 100-word rambles or ‘wannabe writer’ essays – something a lot of restaurants could learn from.

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  1. The Gurnard's Head

    Treen near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DE
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    Sian B.

    Great food, well prepared - wish we lived nearer!

        (9)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  2. The Gurnard's Head

    Treen near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DE
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    Chloe L.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  3. The Gurnard's Head

    Treen near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DE
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    Chris J.
        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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    Essential Details for The Gurnard's Head

    • Cuisine: British
    • Area: Cornwall
    • Price: £25.00
    • Wine: £13.75
    • Champagne: £32.50

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