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


In season – July

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We’re lucky in Cornwall that we have such an abundance of great producers and suppliers on our doorstep. Our chefs are always looking for the tastiest ingredient and one of the fist things they’ll be interested in seasonality. Produce that is grown locally in it’s season will always taste better, that’s why when designing their dishes […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , , on July 15, 2013


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


Razor clams with D’Nujotto

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Serves 4 (starter) Ingredients 1 roll of fresh razor clams (1kg) 100g D’Nujotto (Italian spreading salami) 200ml white wine 20g flat leaf parsley Method Rinse the razor clams really well in cold water. Place a large saucepan with a tight fitting lid on the stove and get it quite hot before adding the cleaned razor […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on June 26, 2013


Summer pudding and clotted cream

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Serves 8 Ingredients 1 x 2pt pudding bowl 1 white sliced loaf 750g mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, blueberries etc) 200g castor sugar 1 lemon 250g clotted cream Method Take half of the washed berries and place in a saucepan and add the sugar, place over a medium heat until it starts to bubble. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on June 18, 2013


Royal Cornwall Show round up

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This weekend was the 220th year of Royal Cornwall Show and what a year it was! The show attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year all eager to see the amazing line up of Cornish produce and trade. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed full of exhibits and activities which offer so […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , , on June 11, 2013


Pan fried Cornish hake with Rodda’s clotted cream and cider sauce

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Serves 4 Ingredients 50g shallots (peeled and sliced) 200ml of dry cider 100ml of apple juice 200ml of fish or chicken stock I find chicken stock works well with fish as it is light in flavour and doesn’t overpower the fish 200g of Rodda’s clotted cream Salt and pepper Flour for dusting 4 darnes of […]

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


It’s strawberry season!

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As Cornish strawberries start to come into season we thought we’d tell you about the local artisan supplier we use at Watergate Bay. Buttervilla, based in South East Cornwall in the Tamar Valley, are a small but specialist business, supplying only to those in the local area. In 2006, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, introduced Buttervilla […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 30, 2013


Buttervilla’s Heritage tomatoes #ChooseCornish

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Buttervilla Farm nestles in a beautiful valley a mile from St Germans situated on the historic Port Eliot estate. For the last thirty years Rob and his family, have been growing heritage tomatoes, fruit, herbs and vegetables on a small scale. They are cropped young and tender, harvested and delivered within hours for that special […]

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‘Bubble-nuts’ – doughnut recipe

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These are our delicious ‘bubble-nuts’ which were served in the Veuve Clicquot deck during Polo on the Beach 2013. An elegant afternoon tea of Champagne in tea cups and doughnuts! Makes 23 mini ‘bubble-nuts’ (30g) Ingredients 10g dried yeast 40g castor sugar 150ml warmed milk 375g strong plain flour extra for dusting pinch salt 50g […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on May 28, 2013