Review on Fowey Hall, Hansons Restaurant
Commanding a spectacular elevated position overlooking the Fowey towards Polruan, this fine luxury family hotel was built in 1899 by the Lord Mayor of London and its château-like façade is thought to be the inspiration for 'Toad Hall' in that classic literary tale 'The Wind in the Willows'.
The oak-panelled Hansons Restaurant with its lavish baroque plasterwork, gilt mirrors and vaulted ceilings makes a sumptuous backdrop for elegant meals in the modern mode. Seafood is a strong suit: the kitchen makes good use of local oysters from the nearby Fowey River 'farm' and has its own tank for live lobsters. Otherwise, expect dishes such as local pollock fillet with smoked haddock potato cake and parsley sauce.
Away from the sea, the choice extends to mille-feuille of Cornish duck and potato rösti with sweet wine reduction, followed by loin of lamb with a Parmesan and carrot stack and marjoram-scented jus, plus desserts such as compote of local strawberries with basil mousse and balsamic ice cream or dark chocolate mousse with black cherries and Kriek beer sorbet. Outside there's a croquet lawn, while the summer also sees famous barbeques on the terrace.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 7.00pm -10.00pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express