'Well worth the 700-mile round trip from Cheshire', claimed one fan whose regular sojourns to Cornwall wouldn't be the same without a visit to this stark-white, energetic beachside venue.  There's certainly no arguing with the fabulous location beneath the slopes of Porthminster Point or the ozone-fuelled views out across St Ives Bay.  Aussie Chef Mick Smith and his team deliver 'inventive and enticing' food with shots of fusion and racy flavours that could have been lifted from big-city hot spots Down Under.  Local seafood is the main event: grilled oysters are served with chorizo and wasabi mayo, crispy squid appears dramatically with citrus white miso, black spices, coriander and chilli salad, and monkfish turns up in a curry with langoustines and mussels.  Meat dishes also tantalise - perhaps sticky pork salad with pickled cucumber - and desserts step up with a tamarillo tasting plate or caramel bananas with cinnamon meringues  and pistachio ice cream.  'Expertly selected' global wines from £12.75.  The same team also runs the Porthgwidden Beach Cafe.

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