Scrumptious Fish Dinner @ Tolcarne Inn Newlyn Cornwall on 9May2015

delicious pan seared scllops with apple sauce

delicious pan seared scallops with apple sauce

our glencree house B&B proprietor andrew recommended & reserved 2pax table for us at tolcarne inn on 9.5.2015.^^

restaurant had many good reviews on tripadvisor. should be great for pre mother’s day dinner. 🙂

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

restuarant was located in newlyn by the sea.

chef ben tunicliffe started abbey restaurant in penzance & won a michelin star in 2003. he sold out in 2008 & went into joint venture at another restaurant but later started tolcarne inn at newlyn in 2012.

the black board

the black board

menu was on the blackboard. it’s like 90% fish!^^

delicious pan seared scllops with apple sauce

delicious pan seared scallops with apple sauce

the pan seared scallops with apple sauce was absolutely magnificient! we saw an nice elderly couple (they were from devon) having that & my wife ordered it. the searing was perfect, texture was firm & scallops were sweet & excellent with the apple sauce. 🙂

pan-fried mackerel with crab cous cous

pan-fried mackerel with crab cous cous

pan-fried mackerel with crab cous cous

pan-fried mackerel with crab cous cous

i took the server’s recommendation of pan-fried mackerel with crab cous cous. somehow they managed to make this as different from the japanese saba (oily robust flavourful which i also like) as can be. this dish was quite refine, almost like poached & pan-fried, without the strong robust flavours but very tasty. the crab cous cous & rockets were excellent sides.

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

tolcarne inn

the restaurant had a homely bar atmosphere & chatter. the server chatted a bit with us & the couple at the next table. 🙂

pan-fried hake with gnocchi

pan-fried hake with gnocchi

pan-fried hake with gnocchi

pan-fried hake with gnocchi

it was fish after fish, we had fish mains after ably executed fish appetisers, so we high into our quota of fish.

wife liked the pan-fried hake. it was supposedly cod like, but texture wise felt more seabass like. it was superbly executed, very crispy and tasty. the gnocchi & was were also excellent.

pan-fried john dory

pan-fried john dory

pan-fried john dory

pan-fried john dory

& the john dory i had was equally delightful.

i was telling the server that’s not my preferred fish (dory fillet in singapore like so so for me). he replied that perhaps i might change my opinion after this. haha!^^

i liked both the fish main dishes. i think they were quite excellent for a fish dish. of course i still generally prefer meat dishes to fish. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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