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Our tried and tested reviews of the most delicious restaurants, the yummy cafes, the amazing pop-ups, the mouth-watering takeaways, super wine bars and merchants across Cornwall.

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Sardines & Starry Gazie Pie Recipe

Sardines: salty, small and utterly delicious, and also known as pilchards. An oily fish from the herring family they are packed full of flavour and are a popular choice in Cornish fish dishes. The most famous dish to utilise the tasty...

Sam's in the City

SITC is all-out Sam’s style which the GCG is totally in love with. Following the success of Sam’s Fowey, Sam’s on the Beach and Sam’s awesome roadie pop-ups, city slickin’ in Truro town had several tough acts to...

Simply Cornish Hampers

Christmas. Let’s face it, it is coming. The countdown is inevitably on, so many sleeps etc… Sparkly stuff is in the windows, the December issues of various Xmas mags are lying around proffering ‘gift ideas’. There are seemingly...

The New West Country Cook Book: Taster Recipe

The GCG are very excited to pour through David Griffen's beautifully executed New West Country Cook Book; but before we get our dirty paws on a copy we received a sneak preview of a very tasty dish: Cornish Rarebit with Doom Bar...

Fifteen Cornwall's Autumn Farmers' Market

Head down to Watergate Bay on Saturday 19th October for the annual Fifteen Farmer’s Market – choc full of fabulous seasonal...

Shuck it to me!

Welcome to the Falmouth Oyster Festival 2013! From today until Sunday 13th October Falmouth’s Events Square is completely covered by a giant white marquee and stuffed with stalls, an Oyster Bar, beer, craft stalls and a rather...

Chettinad Chicken by Rick Stein

When I heard that the Taj Gateway hotel in Madurai had employed a local housewife to cook some of the region’s dishes, I knew they were on to something. Wherever you go in India, what people love above all is home...

The Greenbank Hotel with Fiona Were

In a world dominated by male head chefs I was thrilled to be eating from Fiona Were’s astounding menu. Coastal doesn’t even come close. Sat next to the panoramic view of the Fal Estuary, watching sailing boats bob up and down on the...

Mustard & Rye

The cool kids are in town, taking down hunger with American chic style. Mustard & Rye, a new foodie venture for Tom Hancock of Bustophers, Truro has opened with a touch of urban US style and jam-packed with...

Falmouth Bay Seafood Café

For six years, the Falmouth Bay Seafood Café has been serving fresh, local catch in an intimate, relaxed environment in the centre of Truro. I went to find out what the historical city’s first and finest champagne, seafood and oyster...

The Rosevine

It had been our first day of gloomy clouds and chilly showers. Autumn was creeping in to block out the summer sun, and it was time for comfort food....

Trereife Stableyard Cafe

Tucked in behind the picture perfect Trereife House is the newest addition to the grounds, the Trereife Stableyard Café, complete with charming chequered tablecloths and a menu from Sarah Shaw of The Cornish Hen...

Seagrass Restaurant: St Ives

Tucked away just off the harbour front, and perched on the first floor of a St Ives stone building is Seagrass. In fact, you may not notice it unless you were looking out for it. Modern and contemporary with artwork in deep and dense...

Ben Quinn’s Catch & Cook

As featured on ITV’s Home Sweet Holiday Home with Lisa Faulkner, Ben Quinn is going great guns with his fabulous Catch & Cook days. You might have seen him out on the Helford or in St Agnes fishing and prepping his rather delicious...

The Tube: Coffee Van

The Tube seeks to meet the needs of the people, to serve the caffeine depraved Cornish folk, to lift their spirits and fuel their days. The Tube is here, The Tube is...

James Nathan: Masterchef in the Green Room

We sat down, and waited in foodie anticipation – actually we sat down and had a large glass of very nice white gazing out of the floor to ceiling windows at buff-built surfer types closing down The Loop – but in hindsight we should...

Lazy Jacks

You know when you hear on the Cornish grapevine someone has created a Bourbon and Cornflake ice-cream that you have to seek them out and sample their innovative culinary...

The Ranch Steakhouse

Being a farmer’s daughter I’m partial to a nice juicy slab of cow cooked medium, but to satisfy me it had better be very good; years of sampling has led to a standard that only H.R.H would be happy with. Whilst ambling around...

GCG's Top Picnic Spots

Get your Enid Blyton on this summer with lashing of ginger beer, doorstop sandwiches and slabs of Victoria sponge. The Secret Seven had got their picnics bang on, and threw in the odd crime-busting adventure with Scamper the cocker...

Rupert of Espressini: How to make the perfect cup of coffee

Rupert Ellis of Espressini in falmouth talks about his passion for coffee, and how to make the best...