after a very pleasant morning walk from carbis bay back to st ives, we decided to do the gurnard’s head hike in zennor.
of course keeping in mind doing lunch again at gurnard’s head (the restaurant) on 13.5.2015, after an excellent mother’s day lunch on 10.5.2015.^^
weekday 2-course lunch was just £16, cheaper than sunday lunch. 🙂
i had the set lunch. both main course choices of lamb shoulder or sole were ok for me, but my wife don’t take lamb much so i had the sole which was excellent the last time i had so i was happy to have it again! 🙂
i ordered the pork rillette. i liked duck rillette which is usually served as a nicely braised & tender pulled duck meat in duck fat, very flavourful. the best duck rillette i had was at the clifford.
this pork rillete was presented in a pressed, terrine form, and did have bit of pulled texture. anyway it was very flavourful & nice.^^
wife ordered ala carte.
she had the dressed crabmeat appetiser dish. we took 1/2 a share & swapped dish as usual.
we both thought the pork rillette was a far better dish. crabmeat sandwiches were famous in cornwall & we had a very good one at sennen cove. the mistake here was the dressing. next time when we see ‘dressed” we would ask for the dressing to be serve separately. this felt like thousand islands kind of heavy dressing (we like never take thousand islands)..the aioli could not rescue it. such a waste as the crabmeat here always sweet & tasty on its own w/o any dressing.
my whole megrim sole as tender, sweet, tasty as ever. especially with the pickled capers & the olive oil sauce. truly excellent!
wife decided on the duck leg. we asked the server & she kind of said it was like a duck confit.
wife actually liked it. i thought nothing of it though. it tasted like the cold storage roast chicken flavour (where the roast flavours is concerned). duck was ok. i think even the duck leg confit at concetto or saveur’s duck leg confit was far better than this.
we had a flat white. it was only £2.50. & this here was really good, such a great cuppa!