Kitchen Gardens; From Farm to Fork Restaurants in Cornwall
There is nothing better than fresh, local produce and the increase in kitchen gardens popping up throughout Cornwall, means this is easier to find than ever before. With a variety of venues from greenhouses, pollytunnels, barns and more; sitting down to dine at these kitchen gardens is almost as much about the experience as it is with the food. Here’s a run down of the best places to enjoy incredible food, fresh flavours, perfect pairings and all whilst thoroughly embracing the surrounding nature.
Based conveniently off the A30 yet in a beautifully rural spot, Coombeshead Farm is an estate packed with reasons to visit. With rooms to stay, a farm shop to browse, farm to explore and both a day time cafe and an evening restaurant. The farm is free to wander to anyone who wishes to stumble upon it, with a barn bursting full of tomato plants and a kitchen garden offering the perfect blend of scheduled organisation and natural chaos.
Tucked within the incredible Trelowarren estate, you’ll find this faultless gem. New Yard encompasses a cafe, restaurant, gift store and a walled garden. The walled garden serves the neighbouring cafe and restaurant, offering the freshest of ingredients for their pizzas, small plates, legendary roast dinners and fine dining. The walled garden is stunning, alive with pollinators and adorable pigs. The perfect rows of produce make it look easy, spending even just a few minutes in here and you’ll be planning where you can set one up in your own garden – truly inspirational.
Potager is a humbling community garden where all the produce grown is served in the wonderful cafe. Once an abandoned plant nursery and brought back to life in the most wonderful way, Potager serves vegetarian dishes in the cafe where you can enjoy your flavourful season feast in their greenhouse, outside amongst the garden or in the cosy cafe.
Boasting only 157 yards from soil to plate, Heligan Kitchen is based on the well loved Lost Gardens of Heligan estate. With 200 acres within the estate to play with, the walled garden is very well presented, offering a beautiful space to wander and take a moment to relax.
With one of the finest views going, Padstow Kitchen Garden is the brainchild of Ross Geach. Geach was previously a chef for Rick Stein and is the 7th generation working the land here on their family farm. Putting those two together and you get the miracle that is PKG. Offering feast nights through the year, the set menu consists of produce and meat grown and reared on the farm and served once cooked and prepared over coals and fire. A very special event to attend and a true experience to not miss.
Our local offering from The Pig collection, The Pig at Harlyn Bay has a stunning kitchen garden on site and proudly presents you with its 25 mile menu. Using produce grown on site and other Cornish based artisans to complete their menu, it’s a burst of seasonal perfection and utilises everything this coastline has to offer.