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The New Look Fifteen Cornwall


Loving the new look Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay which combines those stellar views with a sleek white interior and a curved anti-pasti bar to satisfy any random cravings for ice cold wine and chargrilled squid.

The vibe and philosophy of this hip Cornish eaterie remains the same - local produce given an Italian spin, cooked by Jamie's latest team of apprentice chefs. Inside the restaurant the shocking pink has gone, replaced by a more pared-down neutral style offsetting those knock-out panoramic views.

And the open kitchen now centres around a new charcoal grill Josper oven which excels at producing perfect steaks, fish and grilled vegetables. Chef Andy Appleton tweaks the daily menus to reflect the Josper oven - so there's rib eye, pig platter (for 2) and wood roast veggies alongside your crab linguine and pork ragu. The tasting dinner menu is still there at £60 a head for 5 courses  - a blow-out option with delicacies such as sea bass, lentils and aioli, duck polenta and salsa verde with different wine matched to each course. But we're most excited about the new drop-in anti-pasti bar which means you can haul yourself off the beach at any time of day for a couple of shared plates and a perfectly matched glass of wine, prosecco or beer. This feels like exactly what was needed - instead of being simply a treat restaurant or somewhere for breakfast, Fifteen Cornwall has added an affordable, spur of the moment element. The anti-pasti menu is fantastic - think plates of fritto misto, chilli squid, crab bruschetta, mussels with pancetta, rabbit and panzanella. There's a house mixologist here too knocking out speciality martinis, Manhattans, Cosmopolitans and the must-try Satan's Whiskers (Plymouth gin, Martini Rosso, Noilly Pratt dry vermouth, fresh orange, Grand Marnier and orange bitters). When the sun goes down you'll find us on the deck, checking out the surf action with one of these. Roll on the summer holidays  

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