The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho, TR2 5EW
Nestled in the secluded fields that surround Porthcurnick Beach on the Roseland Peninsula is, The Hidden Hut. Named as such, for a very good reason indeed. The hut was built before the war and was designed so that it couldn’t be seen from the water.
Let the stunning National Trust coastal path lead you to one of the most beautiful alfresco-dining locations Cornwall has to offer. With panoramic views of the ocean, cows mooing and the tide rolling in, The Hidden Hut, run by Simon and Jemma, is a secret Cornish location not to be missed.
If you’re heading there during the day, you can enjoy something delicious from their ever changing specials board, seasonal salads, freshly baked pasties, moreish cakes made by Maggie (Jemma’s mum) and clotted cream ice cream. Yum!
Or do you fancy heading there during the evening for a feast night? You won’t regret it, I promise! But, get in there early, tickets sell super quickly for these wonderful one-off evenings.
I can never decide upon what evening to attend, due to incredible feast night menu’s! I always want to go to every single one but in June we went to the Headland beef feast night. Think, low and slow cooked Cornish beef on the smokey parrilla grill, paired with double cooked irresistible chips and a refreshing summer salad. We also ordered the vegetarian option, as I always like to try what they offer as the alternative, if I can. The vegetarian option was grilled halloumi and Cornish asparagus wrapped in roasted aubergine and topped with chimichurri. Mmm! This was also extremely delicious so if you are vegetarian, don’t let the meat-heavy feast night titles put you off, also having a wonderful foodie experience.
Here are a few more examples of feast nights coming up…
Three huge pans cooked over wood-fire. Fresh local shellfish, monkfish & pollock / chicken & chorizo sausage / mixed seasonal vegetable (v). You can have as much or as little of each as you like.
Lobster & Chips
Cornish lobsters delivered straight from the sea by the fishermen. Cooked on the wood-fired grill and served with rosemary salted hand-cut chips.
Pork Belly & Crackling
Slow-cooked pork bellies with crispy sea-salted crackling. Served with rhubarb, chilli & ginger compote; apple, fennel & coriander salad; toasted hand-thrown pittas and sour cream.
When heading to one of these exclusive evenings, you will be eating outside come rain or shine so dress accordingly – knowing the British weather I would always take a brolly! Please take your own plates and cutlery, what ever you want to drink, be it tea or a G & T! Bring along a big appetite as they’re happy to dish out seconds, if you can fit it in! You can only attend in the evening and eat if you have a pre-booked ticket so check out their website to see which night or if you’re like me, nights, you fancy attending.
Mon – Sun: 10am – 5pm right through til October
Price range ££ (cash only)
Outdoor seating only
Parking is either along the road at Rosevine (free but busy) or in the pay and display car park by the New Road in Portscatho.
If you are looking for something similar on the North Coast of Cornwall then take a look at Woodfired West.
(Photo credit The Hidden Hut)