Alex Fisher visits Amelies, Porthleven, Cornwall
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This stylish restaurant, which overlooks the harbour in pretty Porthleven, serves fish and shellfish from the local fishermen, along with pizzas made in their wood-fired oven.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
I started my meal with Cornish scallops, served with a light lemon butter. These mouthwatering morsels were cooked to perfection, just lightly enough to retain all the flavour and moisture the ocean gives them. I followed with the catch of the day, a fillet of pollock served on a bed of spinach, brought in by a little fishing boat that was now bobbing in the harbour just outside. For dessert I tried the affogato with espresso coffee, vanilla ice cream and amaretto crumble.
HOW’S THE MOOD?
Sophisticated, but relaxed. Very child-friendly but equally good for couples who want a romantic evening. Low lighting and welcoming staff.
CAN I SEE THE SEA?
Yes, the harbour is right outside! Take a moonlight stroll by the water after your meal.
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Starters are around £5, mains £14. Pizzas start at £8.50 and you can add your own toppings.
Tuesday to Saturday lunch is from 12 noon to 14.30pm. Dinner is from 6-9pm. On Sundays, they are open from lunchtime until 3pm, and the same times in the evening. Closed on Mondays.
Call 01326 653653 or go to ameliesporthleven.co.uk.
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