FFF’s Foodie Guide to Cornwall: Chapel Porth Beach Cafe

The second part of my foodie guide to Cornwall is about one of my husband’s favourite childhood memories, which he was nice enough to share with me for the first time this year – ice cream hedgehogs from the Chapel Porth Beach Cafe!

IMG_3758

Honestly, he had been going on about these ice creams for years – YEARS! – so we naturally made it one of our first stops during our holiday!

IMG_3760

Sounds blimming good, right? And the rest of the menu was pretty amazing too!

IMG_3812

Did the truth live up to the hype?

IMG_3816I’m just going to leave this here….

Of course, part of the enjoyment came from the beautiful surroundings:

IMG_3849

IMG_3826

IMG_1616

Swallows Tee, People Tree / Sunglasses, French Connection / Jeans, Gap / Binocular Case Bag, Primark / Trainers, Converse

That ice cream was definitely needed as energy to get up the hills…

IMG_3821

It’s not food, it’s fuel… Honest…

Check out Chapel Porth Beach Cafe on Facebook! Or, better yet, visit them in person and have an ice cream! The address is Chapel Porth, St Agnes, TR5 0NS.

FFF’s Foodie Guide to Cornwall: Miss Peapod’s, Penryn

In preparation for my upcoming holiday to Cornwall this year, I was going over my photos from last August and it occurred to me I’d missed the opportunity to share with you some of the fab places we visited. So, I decided to compile everything into a series of posts about my favourite foodie finds in Cornwall!

First up, naturally, is the first place we visited – Miss Peapod’s, which is in Penryn. This little beach cafe is a bit of a hidden treasure, and a hotspot with the locals, because when we visited, everyone seemed to know each other! Far from being intimidating, this gave the place a really friendly vibe – and I have to add for those with kids, this seemed really child friendly.

Untitled

Miss Peapod’s is located on Jubilee Wharf, which means you get a great view of the boats from outside. You need to time your trip carefully, because food is only served on select days, but the menu should help you decide when to pop in!

Untitled

The menu has definitely changed since we went last year, but I present you with these pictures of the gorgeous food we enjoyed, and a suggestion that you check them out for yourselves! In the end, we had a deli plate to share (which was a special), some nachos and a burger – all absolutely delicious!

Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled

Find Miss Peapod’s at Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall, 01326 374424. The website is at http://www.misspeapod.co.uk.

Courtyard Deli, Falmouth

One of my favourite places when I went to Cornwall this year was the Courtyard Deli in Falmouth. A hidden gem, this gorgeous deli provided me with two of my favourite meals on holiday. (Who am I kidding, I didn’t eat anything that wasn’t amazing on holiday this year!). One was a lovely picnic, which I’ll discuss in a later post, and the other was a lovely tapas meal that we enjoyed on our final evening.
IMG_4963
The deli is off the main road in Falmouth, but is easy enough to spot thanks to this cool little sign. Once you turn up the narrow alleyway, you’ll be greeted by a pretty sight: IMG_3922

Inside, it’s just as beautiful, because there are shelves stacked with all manner of amazingly gorgeous foodstuffs. IMG_3923Check out those delicious bowls of juicy olives! I promise, I did not steal any of them… IMG_4978

The Deli does tapas three nights a week, and it was incredibly quiet when we went on the Friday night – so quiet we were the only ones there for most of the time. Usually, this would be a sign of bad food, but I am pleased to report that this was certainly not the case! They definitely deserve to have people knocking the door down to get in, so if you’re local to the area, make sure to plan a visit, you won’t be disappointed!

As my husband is a massive carnivore, we decided to start off with a meat sharing platter. To be honest, I thought this would be a little bit boring – I do love cured meats, but it’s very simple to make something like that yourself, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. So, I was pretty pleased when it arrived, and was utterly delicious! IMG_4974The potatoes were waxy and fresh, and the chorizo was a real standout – juicy, tender, salty and crisp. I’d never enjoyed chorizo as much as I enjoyed this simple, fried offering, and I’m a pretty big chorizo fan anyway! IMG_4982I also had some garlic prawns, because I made a pledge to myself I would eat seafood every day while in Cornwall. I love seafood but my husband hates it, so I never really get to eat it that often. Hooray for holidays! IMG_4983Om nom nom – this was halloumi cheese and strawberries – a weird combo that tasted oh so right! The salty, squeaky cheese went perfectly with the soft, sweet strawberries. I’ll have to try this at home! IMG_4967

We also had a pretty standard bread platter (although, no white bread? Strange…), and I enjoyed a deliciously sweet blush cider.

I would definitely recommend a visit to the Courtyard Deli – friendly staff, great food – what else do you need?! IMG_2078

My Holiday to Cornwall: or, How To Put On A Stone in a Week

So, I went to Cornwall for the first time in my life about two weeks ago. I had a blast, visited some amazing places, ate some amazing food, but in the process I destroyed my bank balance and my waistline! The next month is going to involve some serious recovery… IMG_4005