The Team

We are immensely proud of our team at The Idle Rocks. Professional yet un-stuffy, dedicated & dependable, their priority is to make your stay the best it can possibly be. From the Head Chef and Restaurant staff, to Housekeeping and Management, all will greet you as a friend, with a smile.

Dorian Janmaat - Head Chef at The Idle Rocks Restaurant, St Mawes

Dorian Janmaat – Head Chef

In January 2020, we were delighted to be joined by our new Head Chef, Dorian Janmaat. The award winning chef...
David and Karen Richards - Owners of The Idle Rocks

David & Karen Richards

In July 2013, David Richards and his wife Karen opened The Idle Rocks in Cornwall to coincide with its centenary,...

Our Booking Options

Book your stay and reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks online. Or why not have a look at our beautiful sister property, The St Mawes Hotel.
Seaview Rooms - a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
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To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

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Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms, bar & dining options, and the Hidden Cinema at our sister hotel

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Room Availability
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Exclusive Offers
Rewarding loyalty is what we do best, if there’s an exclusive offer or limited treat you will find it here first.