Where does our coffee come from?

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Where does our coffee come from? Did you know that coffee is a fruit and did you know that it’s also a seasonal crop? We caught up with our friends from Origin Coffee to understand more about this fascinating little bean and why we have made the right choice to serve Origin in The Beach […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , , on August 10, 2013


Roddas clotted cream panna cotta with poached fruits

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Panna Cotta Makes 5 Ingredients 450g clotted cream, crust taken off 125ml semi skimmed milk 60g caster sugar 1.5 gelatine leaves (equivalent to or 6g) 1 vanilla pod Method Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water till soft Bring the milk, sugar and vanilla to a simmer and take off the heat. Add the soaked gelatine […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 7, 2013


Espresso martini

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Two shots of naughty makes something extremely nice! This is certainly the case with our espresso martini (espresso-tini). They’re a favourite in the Living Space bar and make an appearance on the cocktail menu in autumn, although we will always make one on request. Our bartender describes it as the posh red bull and vodka, […]

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Barbecue at Watergate Bay

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You know it’s summer when the barbecue’s come out. At Watergate Bay we have seen families and friends all tucking into feasts of sausages, burgers and seafood cooked on the barbie and enjoyed by the sea, but there is no reason why you can’t pull on a pullover and barbecue through the autumn as well. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, In the bay, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 2, 2013


Strawberry cheesecake in a jar

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Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 200g digestive biscuits 100g melted butter 1tbs golden syrup 500g mascarpone 200ml whipping cream 1 tsp vanilla extract/ ½ pod of vanilla seeds Zest and juice of ½ lemon 150g icing sugar Punnet of strawberries Mint leaves Method Whizz the digestive biscuits in a food processor. Add the melted butter and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , on July 31, 2013


Top five Cornish food bloggers

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It’s no secret that we love food at Watergate Bay, we take pride in the food served in our hotel restaurants, the Living Space and Dining Room, and at The Beach Hut, and support local suppliers throughout. We especially enjoy sharing our recipes with you as do our five favourite foodie bloggers from Cornwall. Each […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on July 24, 2013


Lobster Friday’s

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Thank lobster it’s Friday! Each Friday at Watergate Bay Hotel is known as Lobster Friday. We serve a dish of half a lobster in garlic butter and chips with basil aioli, and trust us its delicious. The Lobster is locally caught off the Cape of Cornwall, by Lee Carter, on the same day that we […]

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Summer seafood recipes

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At Watergate Bay Hotel we can trace all our fish back to the fisherman, which is really important to our chefs. Like any ingredient, fish is seasonal and we always look to our local fisherman first. Being so close to the ocean, seafood plays a big part in our menus in all our restaurants especially […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , on July 10, 2013


Pimms o’clock

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Nothing beats a glass of Pimms on a summer’s day…except maybe a jug of Pimms on a summer’s day. Here is our Pimms Cup recipe from The Living Space, with a little Watergate twist; instead of lemonade we mix ours with ginger ale. Pimms cup Serves One Ingredients 70ml Pimms No1 2 strawberries 3 slices of […]

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This entry was posted in Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , , , on July 5, 2013


Summer recipes

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Good food is a really important part of our hotel and we love sharing our recipes with you. Our menus are seasonal so we are constantly changing and updating them to bring you the freshest produce, most of which we source locally to improve quality and reduce our food miles. We’ve had a look through all our […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , on June 27, 2013