Based on the seafront at Carbis Bay, Walters on the Beach feels refreshingly different to your typical beachside restaurant in Cornwall.
This new eatery is the latest addition to Carbis Bay Estate’s selection of luxurious dining options, sitting alongside Adam Handling’s ‘Ugly Butterfly’ fine dining restaurant, the relaxed yet classy ‘Beach Club‘, the contemporary ‘Orangery’ restaurant, and their boutique-style Cornish Inn, ‘The Hungry Gannet’.
Walters on the Beach sits right at the edge of the beach, with views over St. Ives Bay, making it the perfect lunch time or evening spot for a date or special meal out. We visited on a stormy night in October, so while we couldn’t quite see the ocean out the windows, it was certainly no less spectacular!
Inside the restaurant, the decor and lighting has been designed perfectly to create a moody, atmospheric ambience, with dark colours and spotlights perfectly placed over each table. It feels glamorous, but modern – and totally my style! This theming also worked perfectly with the stormy weather outside to create a cosy feel. It would only have been topped off with some sparks of lightning out the window to complete the mood!
One of the first things we noticed as we sat down and ordered our cocktails, was the background music. They may play different styles throughout the day, but on this dark evening, the playlist was ‘Chill Liquid Drum & Bass’. You might not think to play this in a restaurant, but was exactly the kind of vibe my friend Niki and I (who came with me on this ‘date’ as Alex was ill!) love, and it worked so well.
All this paired with the incredible cocktails (delicious!) and a mouth-watering menu where we found it very difficult to choose, ended up in us both remarking that if we could put together a dream restaurant with all our favourite things, this would probably be it!
For starters, it was hard to decide, but we both chose the Bread Bowl Chowder, and it was exactly what was needed to warm the soul on an Autumn evening like this! Served in a literal bowl of perfectly crusty bread, the smoked haddock chowder inside was creamy and delicious.
Next, Niki ordered the beef fillet with tempura prawns and saute potatoes (perfectly cooked and clearly a favourite as lots of other people were going for this choice around us!), while I chose the Korean chicken, kimchi and sticky rice.
We couldn’t easily say no to the heavenly dessert options, so I opted for the Tonka bean panna cotta, while Niki had the baked cheesecake. The panna cotta was perfect and creamy, and served with vanilla icecream and a rich chocolate fondant, the flavours all worked amazingly together.
The whole meal felt like a real experience, with excellent service and a location you just can’t beat. The modern vibe was exactly our style and I definitely can’t wait to come back again (with Alex) for a romantic, cosy date night or lunch in Winter too.
Find out more and book your table on the Carbis Bay website!
*We were given a complimentary meal in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.