Simple, contemporary and beautifully presented, the food at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is as stunning as the sea views
Where? The Marina Villa Hotel, Esplanade, Fowey, Cornwall
Mood? While it’s not exactly laid-back, there’s no chintz, either. Expect purple banquettes, boldly patterned chairs and stunning sea views.
To eat? Much like the decor, it’s simple, contemporary and beautifully presented. The lobster risotto (£13) is an irresistible starter – chef Nathan Outlaw cooks them in sea water to seal in the flavour and garnishes the dish with basil leaves and orange segments. Or try sea bass with vanilla gnocchi and pickled fennel (£20). Finish with a bitter chocolate fondant (£9) with coffee ice cream.
To drink? The wine list has a reasonable choice under £30, including a couple of nice rosés.
Need to know? Outlaw is a real name to watch right now. The 28-year-old chef first came to attention when he won Michelin stars at his two previous restaurants, the Black Pig in Rock and St Ervan Manor in Padstow. Now he’s aiming for two stars at this new joint – a first for Cornwall.
* Prices correct as of April 2007.