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Carn Brea Castle Restaurant

At the top of Carn Brea hill, surveying the land is an old hunting lodge. Nostalgic illusions of wild boar and fleeing deer gallop around, as you are greeted by an eccentric and fascinating Jordanian, proprietor Mr Mounir. This I assure you is a unique dining experience, which will initiate a cult-like following of the restaurant. The service is simply exceptional. It is such a small venue that an evening there is a really personal and private affair.

Perfect For:
Dirty Rascals
Wild Romance
01209 218358
Carn Ln, Carnkie, Redruth, Cornwall
TR16 6SL
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Romance is alive, with limited electricity in the castle where you dine by candlelight, so much better for hiding a food covered face, it happens to the best of us.

The proprietor of Carn Brea Castle was the reason my eager boyfriend and I undertook the arduous adventure up to the castle. Such a warm welcome greets you at the entrance to the castle that  you forget the cold winds that almost blew you back down the hill. Mr Mounir will regale you over your meal with stories of Jordan, a misspent youth wooing local Cornish lasses (or one in particular) and allude to royal connections (to the crown prince of Jordan, no less); and then there is the food. The food is a culinary culmination of spicy Middle Eastern cuisine and rich English dishes that are all prepared from scratch in the ancient but fully functional kitchen.

Indulging in rich red wine, my boyfriend and I sat down to: pickled baby aubergines with walnuts and chillies, hot pitta and stuffed vine leaves: Fillet Cara, in a rich whiskey sauce with winter veggies. Oh my, simply marvellous. The hybridity of the two blends seamlessly and caters for all tastes.

The Castle is a 14th century building, happily with a little modernisation: heating and double glazing (it would be flaming cold otherwise!). Booking only, this is a true treat and a very personal service awaits you: Carn Brea Castle is just up from Carnkie, accessible by car if you are coming through Carnkie village. Accessible on foot if you enjoy a good walk, help burn off all the delicious food you are about to eat.

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  1. Juani

    Thanks for the great info!

    We have recently visited Cornwall and found that the restaurant is so quiet these days and they don’t actually open for lunch anymore, only evening meals but still a lovely place to eat.

    By the way, where did you find this beautiful photo? It looks like a professional photographer took this, do you know where I can find more like this?

    Many thanks and kind regards,


    May 29, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

  2. shirley butler

    If you want to eat at Carn Brea Castle Restaurant, ensure you ask for a table upstairs. We were shown to a table in a small room which felt more like a damp cellar. Food ok but not exceptional, wine expensive. Not sure if we’ll eat there again.

    Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:08 pm