FIRST LOOK: Great British Menu chef helps to reopen nine-bed Cornish boutique


Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac is to reopen next week with a new head chef at the helm, known for his Great British Menu appearances.

The nine-bedroom Victorian villa, with views over the bay from Port Issac to Tintagel Castle, has been completely refurbished, with bedrooms, bathrooms and the restaurant and bar given a new look under the ownership of David Barnard.

Chef Andrew Sheridan has joined to head up the kitchen, known for his appearances on BBC Two’s Great British Menu in 2018 and again in the 2019 series.

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He says: “I’m incredibly excited to come to Cornwall and create new menus for Stargazy Inn which will celebrate the wonderful local produce including fish from Port Isaac day boats and lobster from pots in the bay, as well as foraging, fermenting and preserving wild foods.” 

Stargazy’s owner David Barnard says: “Port Isaac has a thriving gastronomic scene with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and our sister properties Port Gaverne Hotel and Pilchards café on the beach. We’re excited to reopen Stargazy Inn after significant refurbishment of the bar and restaurant to create a new destination restaurant and rooms for North Cornwall.”

Sheridan will introduce a new tasting menu and a la carte with dishes including torched mackerel with cucumber and dill, salt baked beetroot, Cornish lamb with onions and wild garlic.

The nine bedrooms at Stargazy Inn boast new bath and showers, Molton Brown toiletries and Nespresso coffee machines.

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