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Mother’s Day Heligan Camellias

Posted on Monday 27th of March 2017

As part of our collaboration to showcase the best horticultural practices and heritage produce, we kindly asked our partners The Lost Gardens of Heligan to provide us with a special gift from the gardens for all the mothers joining us on Mothering Sunday. After a short meeting with their Gardening Team, it was agreed that… Read More

The King of Vegetables

Posted on Friday 24th of February 2017

This February, the Idle Rock’s Head Chef Guy Owen takes inspiration from a commonly used, highly nutritious, but often underrated vegetable- the humble cabbage. January King: Brassica oleracea var. sabauda is a late Victorian heirloom cabbage, which sits somewhere between a Savoy and white cabbage. It is known as Chou de Milan de Pontoise in… Read More

Scorzonera (Black Salsify) Should be better known and grown!

Posted on Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

This winter sees The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Idle Rocks celebrate heritage produce in the most fitting way possible, by incorporating one of the world’s lesser-known vegetables within the hotel’s exclusive winter menu. Scorzonera is a root vegetable seldom seen in supermarkets or on restaurant menus outside of Europe. Often known as Black… Read More

Medlar Jelly Recipe

Posted on Thursday 8th of December 2016

In the first of our collaborations with the Lost Garden of Heligan, we share Head Chef, Guy Owen’s Medlar Jelly Recipe.  Totally simple and totally delicious. Ingredients 750g Medlars (It is important to note that the medlars should be well ‘bletted’ before use) 1 small granny smith apple ½ lemon juice and zest 1 lime… Read More

The Forgotten Fruit: Medlar

Posted on Tuesday 6th of December 2016

As you may have read, we have teamed up with The Lost Gardens of Heligan, home to the Finest Productive Gardens in Britain, to celebrate Great Cornish food. This collaboration sees the best horticultural practises and heritage produce being showcased by our chef, in the heart of Cornwall. This November marked the start of this… Read More

#12Chefs12Nights Charity Dinner

Posted on Tuesday 6th of December 2016

We are delighted to announce that Head Chef, Guy Owen will be taking part in #12chefs12nights on Monday 30th January 2017 at Oliver’s Restaurant in Falmouth. From January to March 2017, Oliver’s Restaurant in Falmouth is hosting #12Chefs12Nights, where amazing chefs from across the UK will be taking over the kitchens at Oliver’s, cooking their favourite dishes… Read More


Posted on Thursday 24th of November 2016

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with The Lost Gardens of Heligan, home to the finest productive garden in Britain, to celebrate great Cornish food. This collaboration sees the best horticultural practices and heritage produce taken from the Heligan Kitchen Garden and showcased by head chef at The Idle Rocks, Guy Owen and… Read More

Help Cornwall’s wildlife be the winner

Posted on Monday 5th of September 2016

We support Cornwall Wildlife Trust and their Annual Wildlife Raffle raises much needed funds to help with their conservation work, protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. Tickets are available now for only £1 each, with fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses, like ourselves. Buying a ticket means entrants can show their support and be… Read More

Great Cornish Food Festival

Posted on Friday 26th of August 2016

  Guy Owen, Head Chef of The Idle Rocks and Ben Bass, Chef/Manager at the St Mawes Hotel will be showcasing their simple food philosophy on Saturday 24th September at 2pm on the Theatre Stage at The Great Cornish Food Festival. They will be showcasing great Cornish food, simply prepared but to the very highest standard… Read More

Heligan Harvest Partnership

Posted on Wednesday 24th of August 2016

We are delighted to be partnering with The Lost Gardens of Heligan for their two week Heligan Harvest from 1st – 16th October. Our Head Chef, Guy Owen, will work closely with the Heligan Kitchen to influence the menu throughout Harvest, drawing inspiration and finding harmonious pairings within Heligan’s Productive Gardens, as well as headlining at… Read More