Alex Fisher eats at The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay, Cornwall
WHET MY APPETITE
You’d be hard pushed to find a more beautiful location for a relaxed brunch, lunch or supper than at The Beach Hut. Owned by The Watergate Bay Hotel, which is renowned for excellent food and service, The Beach Hut is its very relaxed cousin, where you can watch the sun setting over the sea as you sip a sloe gin Bramble on the deck, or warm up with hot chocolate as you watch the surfers head out in the morning, and nobody minds if your feet are bare and covered in sand.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Lovely Cornish mussels in a classic marinière sauce with hunks of bread or frites and Cornish crab spaghetti with lemon, garlic, chilli and parsley. I loved their take on an Asian salad, with sugar snap peas and carrot in a coconut, peanut, chilli and lime sauce. I combined this with some garlic prawns and delicious fish bhajis, served with coconut yoghurt. You can order snacks, or go for a full three-course meal. Desserts include homemade crème brulee and a chilled clotted cream rice pudding.
HOW’S THE MOOD?
Buzzy but relaxed. Beach life at its best: easy, friendly and welcoming. There’s a wonderful sense of community here, and a real appreciation for the location from both staff and guests.
CAN I SEE THE SEA?
You really can’t miss it!
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Starters cost from £7, mains from around £12.50 and desserts £5. There is a nice children’s menu, with dishes starting at £6.
Open daily, 9am to 9pm. Book on 01637 860877 or visit the-beach-hut.co.uk.