Supporting our local food (and drink) heroes

Seasonal strawberries, tasty Cornish cheeses, fish plucked from the salty waters of Mount’s Bay within a few miles of the restaurant.

At Amélies, we pride ourselves on using the very finest local suppliers and produce — and we’re spoilt for choice in Cornwall.

Here’s a run down of some of our favourite local foodie superstars and how you can sample them when you come to visit…

 

Trevarthen Meat

RJ Trevarthen are a traditional family butchers, specialising in the finest quality Cornish meat from local farms and markets. They employ traditional methods of butchery and have a wealth of experience.  And their meat just tastes better. All our meat from steaks to burgers to chicken comes from Trevarthen, in fact Robert has supplied us since we opened back in

On the menu: Try the steak frites. We serve it with chimichurri, fries and mushroom. Add prawns for the perfect surf and turf.

 

Tarquins Gin

This independent, family company handcraftis Gin and Pastis in tiny batches (the old-fashioned way) by the coast of north Cornwall. At the heart of their process lies a special, flame-fired, copper pot still named Tamara (goddess of the Tamar). Together with a harmonious balance of precision and flair, these guys produce to produce spirits that are truly exceptional.

On the menu: Quaff a classic G&T on our terrace.

 

Skinners Ales

Skinners, focus their efforts on brewing consistently excellent beer at their brewery based in Truro. Their award-winning ales use whole-flower hops and the finest Cornish ingredients, along with the South West’s trailblazing spirit, to add zest for life into every pint they brew.

On the menu: Don’t miss the chance to sip a Porthleven in Porthleven – this CAMRA-winning premium, fresh, hoppy pale ale is perfect for modern palates, made with Cornish water; whole-flower Northdown, Citra and Mount Hood hops; Cornish malted barley and wheat; and Skinner’s unique yeast.

 

Baker Tom’s Bread

Baker Tom creates fresh, specialty breads, pastries and cakes using traditional baking methods and the finest organic ingredients. We serve his amazing Parmesan and red onion bread, wholegrain mustard and carrot and seasalt and rosemary focaccia. Delivered fresh. Every day.

On the menu: Keep it simple with our bread and olive tasting platter to start your meal.

 

Methleigh Potatoes and West Country Veg

When they’re available we use potatoes from Hugh and Sally Dawson at Methleigh Farm which is just a few minutes walk from the restaurant. They taste so buttery it’s hard to go back! All of our veg is supplied by West Country Fruit and Veg who have two depots in Cornwall and source the very produce locally and further afield.

On the menu: Try our carrot, sweet potato and feta fritter starter, served with a cool mint yoghurt.

 

Fish & Shellfish

We wholly support our local fishermen to eliminate food miles, and so that we can serve the freshest fish and know exactly where it’s come from. All our fish is caught in Cornish waters with the exception of squid and prawns, which aren’t found here. Our mussels are always from South West Rivers (Helford or the River Ex) and we only stock Porthilly oysters.

Our lobster is purchased from Jeremy Hosking, a 4th generation fisherman who lives in Porthleven. Portuguese lobster is far cheaper – but we don’t buy it because we believe in supporting local families.

We’re proud to offer the Porthleven Fish Dish every day – using the day’s catch netted in the waters of Mount’s Bay, within 20 miles of the restaurant. And we’ve recently started working with Wild Harbour who source sustainably caught fish form the West Country.

On the menu: Sample an Amélies favourite by adding a half or whole Cornish lobster to your hot or cold plank – perfect for sharing and getting stuck in!

 

Cornish Coffee

We buy all our coffee through the Cornish Coffee Company who hand-roast in Cornwall. Our Puro coffee is fairtrade and ethical in it’s outlook. Puro is committed to purchasing all of its beans from Fairtrade co-operatives and actively supports the need to slow down and eventually halt the destruction of the lungs of the Earth and natural abode of the finest coffee – the tropical rainforest.

And of course, it tastes great.

On the menu: Try our affogato – vanilla ice cream and a shot of espresso to pour over. A light dessert and after-dinner caffeine hit, all in one!

 

Cornish lager

Named after the old Cornish word for beer, Korev is a lager in the Helles style with a wonderful pale colour and a clean, crisp taste. It’s taken St Austell brewery 160 years to perfect their Cornish brew – but we think you’ll agree it was worth the wait. We serve it on tap.

On the menu: Korev is the official beer of Surfing GB. Where better to enjoy it than Porthleven, the home of one of Britain’s most respected surfing breaks? Gnarly.

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