About The Ethicurean at Trevibban Mill
OPENS SPRING 2020
Critically acclaimed, ethically conscious restaurant The Epicurean in Bristol is celebrating its tenth anniversary by opening a second restaurant at Trevibban Mill vineyard near Padstow in Cornwall. Like the original (which features in our guide to the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants), the new 80-cover restaurant will continue to champion vegetable-led cooking made with locally sourced and foraged ingredients.
The original Ethicurean was named after its passionate commitment to fresh, plant-based food and is aptly housed in two rustic glasshouses – the idea being that diners can be close to the natural environment as they indulge in its spoils. Given this ethos, it should come as no surprise to fans that owners Matthew and Iain Pennington are looking to create the same set-up at Trevibban Mill, which is set in lush surroundings encompassing 11,000 vines, and 1,700 apple trees.
The Mill is a working vineyard and winery located a short distance from the charming harbour town of Padstow. At its centre is the striking winery and tasting room, the upper floor of which will house the second Ethicurean restaurant. Here diners can tuck into fresh, flavourful dishes throughout the day, and refined evening tasting menus come evening, all while enjoying spectacular views towards the St Issey Valley. Those looking to make a day of it can book on to a guided tour of the vineyard followed by a wine tasting.
Sample menus have yet to be released, but if the flagship restaurant in Bristol is anything to go by, guests can look forward to dishes starring the very freshest fruit and veg, pasture-reared meat and sustainable seafood. Local wines are a given, but it’s likely the bar will stock many of the same gut-friendly sips – such as kombuchas, kvasses and kefirs – as The Epicurean in Bristol, as well as locally sourced beers and ciders.