A natural evolution of Watchful Mary for our times, this summer the watchful can enjoy the same focus on relaxation, food and friendship – reimagined as artisan pizzas and takeaway cocktails on the beach…
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The experience at Watchful Mary has always been about effortless relaxation: sharing food, drink, laughter and stories while gazing out across magnificent ocean views.
After too many missed sunsets while the bar has been closed during lockdown, the sea wall bar is now poised to return with a new offering.
In July Watchful Mary is lighting her new outdoor pizza oven. So you can sit on the beach, sand between your toes, and gaze out over the water while sharing fresh artisanal pizza and imaginative cocktails. Just bring your own beach blanket.
The sourdough bases were developed with local bakery Da Bara, who deliver the dough fresh every morning. Watchful’s chefs then hand stretch it, coat it in a special marinara sauce and top it off with simple locally-sourced ingredients, from mushrooms and mozzarella to prosciutto and basil. Nothing complicated, just the perfect easy meal for sharing in a perfect setting.
“With pizzas, it’s a case of the simpler the better,” says Neil Haydock, Watergate Bay’s executive chef. “Our sourdough is created to intensify the natural flavours of our fresh ingredients, and we landed on marinara as the perfect way to create consistency. Pizza is just the right accompaniment to sitting in the sand and watching the sun go down – with the sense that you’ve made a new discovery.”
The drinks menu enhances that experience still more. Tink & Booch is Tinkture’s new organic cocktail, made with a shot of locally-made Tinkture Rose Gin, blended with elderflower and apple kombucha, and presented in beautifully crafted cans. Or you could go for Cornish Orchards’ chilled soft drinks and cider. Or a bottle of Champagne…
Which all begs the question: why didn’t we think of this before?
Friends and family. Social but safe. Basking in beauty. That’s how to gather…