At Blue Monkey we are lucky to be within close distance to so many high rated restaurants. From the well-known Rhodes and River Cottage restaurants to the humble and highly rated Cornish restaurants set in breath-taking landscapes…take a look!
The Devonport Inn
The Cleave, Kingsand, PL10 1NF.
From frogs’ legs to sticky toffee pudding, The Devonport Inn has a menu that suits all tastes. If you are looking to enjoy some fresh Cornish delicacies, then the Devonport Inn serves traditional hand baked Cornish pasties with a local pint of beer (if you’d like).
If you fancy a light afternoon snack then you can order a Cornish Cream Tea with fresh fruit jam & clotted cream. You can also enjoy seafood dishes such as potted crab, moules Marinieres or fresh oysters from the River Exe.
Rhodes @ The Dome
Plymouth Dome, Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ.
Lover of luxury? Then, The Rhodes Kitchen will be perfect for you. Starters ranging from watercress and pea soup served with crispy quail’s egg to pan-fried salmon cutlets on a bed of broken crispy bacon. You can also enjoy roast apple gravy poured over your helping of slow roast belly of pork with sweet pea puree & grilled prawns.
And if you’re vegetarian you have 3 options to choose from on the Starters menu. Vegetarian guests can also enjoy potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, spinach with melting cheese as a main.
* The Gary Rhodes restaurant supports the local community by using as many locally sourced foods as possible.
The View Restaurant
Trenninow Cliff Road, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1JY.
Situated high on the cliffs above Whitsand Bay, the restaurant has beautiful views of the breath-taking Cornish shore line. Head Chef, Matt, combines world class fine dining with a relaxed coastal feel.
Highlights of the menu include:
Grilled turbot with streaky bacon, peace & lettuce
Caramelised red onion tart with melted Gevrik
Roast Beef fillet, portabella mushroom with celeriac puree.
Are you a lover of desserts? The View is known for its tasty delights serving; Hot Chocolate Mousse with Pistachio Ice Cream and Lemon Syllabub with Strawberries.
As Featured in The Guardian 2009 – “All local suppliers and the head chef/owner Matt Corner is notably talented. Also, the name of the restaurant is no shallow claim as the view across the sea to Rame Head is breathtaking.”
The River Cottage Canteen and Deli
Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3QQ.
The River Cottage Canteen and Deli is situated on the beautiful water front. You can sit and enjoy your meal on a large outdoor terrace where you can take in the stunning views of the River Tamar. You can be assured by the fact that most of the fruit and vegetables on the menu are sourced within 50 miles of Plymouth.
Highlights of the Menu include:
– Organic shin of beef in River Cottage ale, Horseradish Mash and Beetroot Crisps
– Roasted pheasant breast, stuffed savoy cabbage, soured cherries and thyme
Vegetarians can indulge in:
– Twice Baked Walnut and Goats Cheese Soufflé with Parsnips, Lentils & Parsley Pesto.
– North African Squash & Chickpea Stew Mint yoghurt & flat bread
Be delighted by the extensive selection of delicious foods and the laid back atmosphere of the Grade 1 Listed Brewhouse. Worried about the children? Well don’t worry, there is a whole menu dedicated to children; hummus and vegetable sticks, battered fish n chips & mayonnaise and ice cream to name a few.