Last week, I was invited to a special lunch at The Terrace Restaurant at Landal Gwel an Mor.
Despite living just 5 minutes down the road from the Landal Gwel an Mor resort, I’ve only ever visited once before for an evening meal. It’s silly really, as it’s so close and has a range of facilities such as a pool/spa, gym, wildlife conservation area/farm, climbing walls, golf course and fishing lake, as well as their Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, The Terrace.
Based atop the cliffs of Portreath, Landal Gwel an Mor and its Terrace restaurant have views out to the ocean beyond their 5 star Scandinavian-style holiday lodges, and are just a ten minute walk down to the beach, making it a great spot for a Summer evening meal, or a treat lunch all year round.
Having recently updated their menu, I was invited for a tasting lunch to sample the best of what Head Chef, Joe Lado Devesa, has to offer. Our table was duly piled high with a variety of starters and main courses to try in little tapas plates (The Terrace have a tapas menu available most nights too!).
We were also advised on the best beer pairings to match with our food at the table, which was really interesting! I personally don’t drink beer but it is fascinating to know about the different types, and even better to know that so many of the beers supplied at The Terrace are all brewed locally at St. Austell brewery.
Our selection of starters included beetroot salad with halloumi, scallops, monkfish, baked goats cheese and more, while the main courses featured slow cooked beef, butternut squash gnocchi, vegan curry and hake with chorizo.
As you can tell, chef Joe’s cooking is influenced by his Spanish heritage, using seasonal ingredients to create European classics with a twist.
I thought it was great how many vegetarian options there were on the menu. Usually when I’m out at a meal I will choose the seafood option (because seafood is delicious but also because vegetarian options are usually all the same – think bean burgers, falafel or risotto). However, I really appreciated the variety of veggie choices there were, and even a couple of vegan options too!
Alex’s slow cooked beef rib did look and smell pretty good though!
Dessert was one of my favourite dishes; a Creme Catalana (a Spanish Creme Brulee, fyi). By this point we were so incredibly full from the many sample plates that I could barely fit dessert in, but I was glad to see it arrive in a small and manageable tasting pot – the perfect amount!
The Terrace is a fairly informal, bistro-style restaurant, and as such, has a very reasonably priced lunchtime set menu at just £11.95 for 2 courses or £15.95 for 3 courses, making it a great spot for a casual lunch meet up with friends or family.
For more information, visit the Landal Gwel an Mor website!
* I was invited for a complimentary tasting at Landal Gwel an Mor for the purposes of review, but all thoughts are my own