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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

Idle Mirabelle Recipe

Posted on Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Bar Manager, Laura Sexton shares her latest creation and recipe for this fruity, refreshing, easy to drink cocktail. Ingredients 40ml Mirabelle Eau de Vie 30ml Chilled Earl Grey Tea 25ml Sugar Syrup 20ml Lemon Juice Dash Orange Bitters   Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, then strain into a chilled martini glass with an… Read More

A Pre-Incan Relic to Satisfy Your Taste Buds! Tubers and Taramasalata

Posted on Friday 20th of January 2017

This month saw Head Chef, Guy Owen taking one of Heligan’s and indeed one of the worlds, lesser-known tuberous vegetables to London for an exclusive fine dining evening, at the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Headquarters in London. Mashua – Tropaeolum tuberosum – commonly known as tuberous nasturtium, is a root crop that originates from the… 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

Nick Hanson appointed General Manager of The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel

Posted on Tuesday 28th of June 2016

We are delighted to announce that Nick Hanson has been appointed General Manager of The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel and will take up the appointment on 1st September 2016. With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, specialising in the management of luxury boutique hotels, Nick will oversee both properties. Nick joins the… Read More

Highly Commended Restaurant of the Year

Posted on Thursday 16th of June 2016

2016 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Competition We are excited to announce that we have been Highly Commended in the Seafish/The Caterer Seafood Restaurant of the Year Award. The judging was undertaken by a panel of industry judges who determined that we were in the top 23 seafood restaurants in the UK and judged our restaurant… Read More

A photo of a Harbour Room interior at the Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes

Sid’s Ideas for a Romantic Winter Getaway

Posted on Tuesday 9th of February 2016

Cornwall’s one and only hotel concierge, Sid Williams of the Idle Rocks shares his ideas for a romantic winter getaway in St Mawes. We all know that summer in Cornwall is a perfect location for a holiday, well known for its beaches, sailing and wonderful food. The winter season here in south Cornwall offers the… Read More