This summer we’ve decided to mix things up a little here at The Tolcarne, changing our lunch menu to a ‘small plates’ format to help you really embrace the joy of dining on Cornish seafood in the sunshine.
We’ve done this for two reasons. The first is that, like you, when we see a good menu we want to try everything. Choosing at the most one starter, one main, and one dessert (if you can manage that at lunchtime) just doesn’t quite cut it when there is an array of delicious options on offer…
The second is that, with our new day boat license, we now have scope to serve a greater variety of fresh seafood than ever before. While we’re still working with our fab fish supplier Stevensons, we will increasingly be sourcing small catches direct from day boat fishermen as they return from their short trips along the coast. At the moment we’re working closely with a fisherman whose main haul is lobster – as you can imagine our kitchen team have been enjoying creating dishes with this bounty!
With the most diverse fish market in the UK on our doorstep, and scope to buy from day boats, our blackboard menu is always evolving according to market availability and landings, so we can truly showcase the catch of the day.
We hope that by offering small plates it will encourage you to order a selection, try something new, and visit us time and again during what we hope will be a beautiful summer for dining alfresco.