This was just one of those magical lunches. We knew we were eating out – so snack level lunch. Good plan.
This is what we got when we ordered Open Crab Sandwich and a portion of chips. Isn’t that just magical? It’s like something from Masterchef – deconstructed crab sandwich – too pretentious for Cornwall! But that’s what it was. There is care, thought and appreciation of the 3 dimensional theatricality beloved of top chefs here – and it was less than 10 quid. The chips were of the usual impeccable standard – there should never be any other standard – but hey, some people cut corners. Not here.
Staff were all foodies. “I’ve put on 2 and a half stone since I started here” said our waitress. Worth every pound!
OK – mid summer, the atmosphere will be different and there is a strange sort of hell that gets the staff through 400 covers in a session – but they probably make 75% of their money in 3 months of the year? But at this time of year, when you can walk in at 1.00 and get served fairly quickly – and the food is at this level – you’d be daft not to seek it out!