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Vegetarian Food – Eating out in Cornwall – Part 3

I love food and eating out. It is the most important part of my planning process when it comes to days out. My first question in the event of a trip is always, what’s the plan for lunch? The only problem is, I’m vegetarian, and not everywhere is capable of offering good or a wide enough selection of vegetarian meals. Hopefully in this series of blog posts I will be able to help you so you will never be disappointed by the one token vegetarian option again.

This weekend we did our ‘eating out’ at the Port William Port William, Tintagel at Trebarwith Strand and I had some amazing vegetarian food, as well as looking out over an amazing view of the sea on such a warm and beautiful day.

The Port William

The Port William is a wonderful, dog friendly pub that overlooks the sea at Trebarwith Strand. It is open all week from 11am until 10pm, serving food from 12pm until 8:30pm. It is part of St. Austell Brewery serving delicious, local beers. With a cosy bar area with a log fire, an outside area with a fantastic view and a beautiful, modern dining room, complete with sliding window walls to bring the outside in, you are not limited in how you could dine. The restaurant is not dog-friendly, unfortunately, but you can still sit in the bar area, just let them know you are bringing a furry-friend when you book. It’s a perfect place for eating out.

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The Food

I had an amazing vegetarian meal at the Port William. I had some nibbles of warm Italian flatbread and olives: a delicious, crunchy bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a side of green and black olives (vg). I then shared a curried cauliflower and roasted chickpea flatbread with harissa hummus and mint tahini dressing (vg). They were both wonderful and paired delightfully with a walk by the sea and a vegan coconut milk and vanilla ice cream from the shop by the beach.

If none of the options I had sound appealing to you, there are many more. For starter, you could have the rose harissa hummus with pitta bread (vg), for mains, a Greek feta salad (v+vgo) or, if you want to channel the sea-side vibes, a banana blossom fish and chips in a St Austell ale batter (vg). You can accompany these options with classic sides such as skin-on chips, seasonal summer vegetables or garlic bread. You can then finish this all off with a pudding, from a Belgian waffle (vg) to a traditional west country cheese board (v), you can also choose from a range of coffees. To put it simply, you are not short of delicious vegetarian or vegan options at the Port William.

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