Month: June 2016

Highly Commended Restaurant of the Year

2016 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Competition

2016 - Highly Commended (2)

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 to be Highly Commended.

Our ethos is to only use sustainable seasonally sourced seafood from local waters.
We work very closely with our two local fish suppliers, Wings of St Mawes and Fish for Thought, who we have a great relationship with. We try and only purchase from day boat fishermen, and rely on our suppliers to advise us of the provenance of the seafood and request specifically to purchase only sustainable sourced seafood.


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Laura’s Passionfruit Caipirinha cocktail recipe

Passionfruit Caipirinha cocktail

30ml Passionfruit puree
30ml Abelha Cachaca
20ml Passionfruit Liqueur
White sugar

Muddle 6 lime wedges and 2 bar spoons of white sugar in a short glass with the passionfruit puree and the abelha cachaça.  Add crushed ice, stir and add more crushed ice. Stir and float passionfruit liqueur on top.

Lime wheel to rest on the edge of the glass and passionfruit pulp on top.  Add shot straw and serve.

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

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 team from his role as General Manager of luxury spa hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant, The Bath Priory. Previous to this he managed some of the UK’s leading boutique hotels including Relais & Chateau’s The Vineyard at Stockcross and Sharrow Bay on Ullswater, as well as The Royal Scotsman, considered the world’s most luxurious train.

Under his leadership, properties Nick has managed received a number of awards and accolades, including a Catey for Independent Hotel of the Year and AA red star accreditation. He also successfully developed and ran his own business on the Isle of Mull.

David Richards, Owner of The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel, commented: “We were looking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled hotelier to continue the development of both The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel. His extensive experience of luxury boutique properties make him the perfect candidate for the role.’’

Nick said of his appointment: “The Idle Rocks has already established itself as a unique and prestigious property having recently joined Relais & Chateaux whilst I see a great opportunity for the St Mawes Hotel to further cement St. Mawes’ reputation as a highly desirable Cornish destination.

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