Driftwood Restaurant

Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Driftwood Restaurant

Silver Award

This secluded boutique hotel is the kind of seaside getaway you dream about: set high above Rosevine, with stunning ocean views and a private beach, it’s unashamedly restorative and uncompromising in pursuit of quality.

Olly Pierrepont's cooking embraces ‘terroir’ and tackles local pickings with the sort of respectful aplomb you’d expect from a chef at the top of their game – just consider grilled mackerel fillet with smoked rillettes, cucumber, fennel and crab. The bright dining room also provides a suitably unpretentious backdrop for plates of Saddleback pork belly, cheek and black pudding with Jerusalem artichoke, hazelnuts and mead or a mille-feuille of quince, chestnut and vanilla cream.

Round off with Cornish cheeses or perhaps a digestif on the terrace, accompanied by the sound of waves on the shore. ‘A real treat.’

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Hotel restaurants don’t have the best reputation, but we are happy to report that Driftwood Restaurant bucks the trend. It is part of the boutique hotel of the same name, which wows with its stunning oceanside location and private beach.

The calming beachy vibes carry through into Driftwood’s dining room, which features large windows looking out across the sea and a coastal colour palette of soft blues and crisp whites. On warmer evenings, you can even head outside for pre- or post-prandial drinks on the decked terrace, which overlooks the crystal blue waters of Gerrans Bay.

The menus at Driftwood evolve with the seasons, but the food here is underpinned by a steadfast commitment to locally sourced, best in class produce. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea and Sunday lunch, while those looking to really make the most of the experience can opt for the seven-course tasting menu. From the a la carte, you can begin with roast mallard with crushed turnip, pumpkin, clementine and pickled ginger, before moving on to the likes of plaice accompanied by mussels, hand rolled farfalle, leeks, cauliflower and chanterelles. There is a dedicated vegetarian offering too - think grilled leek with salt baked celeriac, hazelnut pesto and roasted ceps.

If you are visiting Driftwood with your family, the little ones can dine from a dedicated kid’s menu which is more sophisticated than most children’s offerings around; let them tuck into the likes of baby fish cakes or a ham and cheese omelette, both of which are served alongside Cornish mid potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

To finish up, there are tempting dessert options such as chocolate and hazelnut brownie with vanilla ice cream, as well as a selection of liquid afters in the form of Driftwood’s list of classics cocktails, including Espresso Martinis and Negronis.


Is Driftwood Restaurant child-friendly?

Yes, Driftwood Restaurant welcomes children and offers a dedicated kid's menu.

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Does Driftwood Restaurant offer vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes, Driftwood offers a dedicated vegetarian menu, while it's tasting menu can be made vegan upon request.

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Is there parking at Driftwood Restaurant?

Yes, the hotel offers a sizeable car park which restaurant guests are free to use.

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Rosevine,, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EW

01872 580 644 01872 580 644


Opening Times

Mon 15:00-17:00
Tue 15:00-17:00
Wed 15:00-17:00
Thu 15:00-17:00
Fri 15:00-17:00
Sat 15:00-17:00
Sun 15:00-17:00
Mon 18:00-21:30
Tue 18:00-21:30
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun 18:00-21:30


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Thebest H

05 January 2012  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
A really really great restaurant in Cornwall, we ate at the Driftwood riecently and it was AMAZING … highly recommended and a real treat. We loved the Driftwood before they got their star now we love it even more. the-best-50-hotels-in-cornwall.co.uk/the-driftwood-hotel-portscatho-cornwall
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