We visited The Idle Rocks last week while staying at another hotel nearby and had dinner in the restaurant. The location is stunning - overlooking St Mawes harbour and the River Fal estuary with the evening sun lighting up the hotel front, we saw Cornwall at its best. They suffered extensive damage in the February storms however everything has been refurbished in a very stylish and tasteful manner. Bright white exterior, beige washed wooden interiors and extremely well appointed table tops.
Mussels in a light fish veloute as a starter, great flavours and not too rich. We both had a delicious chicken supreme, pot roasted (lovely and moist) with some potato puree, accurately cooked broccoli and terrific sauce. Really well balanced and top quality. Attentive and friendly staff, who were pleased to chat but did not constantly interrupt.
Highly recommended - enjoy it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Idle Rocks has the most enviable location in St Mawes, overlooking the harbour with views across the River Fal to Falmouth. Our 19 bedrooms, most with stunning vistas over the bay, have been thoughtfully designed, each having their own unique identity with fabulous fabrics and decor that leave you in no doubt that you are by the sea. After a long day lazing on the beach, our south facing terrace is the perfect place to relax, have a long drink, and watch the world go by. You may even see your dinner being landed on the harbourside.The Idle Rock's restaurant, run by our head chef, Guy Owen, is a celebration of Cornwall; showcasing a range of fabulous produce that has been sourced locally using only seasonal fresh ingredients. In many cases it will have been swimming right on our doorstep only a few hours earlier and while the food is of the very highest standard our setting is very relaxed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Idle Rocks Hotel
- Idle Rocks St Mawes
- The Idle Rocks St Mawes, Cornwall