If like me you love a good sea view, then I have a great place in Cornwall to show you.  The Polurrian Bay Hotel is perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, so it boasts some incredibly stunning views out across the ocean for as far as the eye can see.

I’d not been to Polurrian Bay Hotel for years.  In 2011 it came under new ownership and subsequently a major renovation, so I was keen to check out its new look.

The Vista Lounge area boasts the most incredible panoramic, floor-to-ceiling views of the water.  It’s also stylishly furnished and family-friendly.  Originally, we had only planned to swing by for a quick drink, however, we were so captivated by the view and were having such a lovely time that we decided to stay for dinner.  Luckily enough they had space for us in their main formal dining restaurant, which has a 2AA Rosette rating.

The formal dining restaurant also has huge windows, so the ocean and sunset can be admired whilst you dine.  During our visit, the dining space was flooded with warm hues of light that created a wonderful atmosphere.  It’s the perfect setting for leisurely dining and de-stressing.

We opted for the homemade breadboard with extra virgin olive oil for the starter and the spring vegetable risotto, made with baby vegetables and truffle foam for main.  Apologies for not getting any photos of the main, we were both very hungry and stuck right in!

For dessert, we had the crème brûlée and the trio of delicious fruit sorbets, including mango, lime and raspberry.

The evening’s food was splendid.  It was beautifully presented and was made from local produce, so it tasted very fresh and flavourful.

We were feeling very full by the time we were finished and so we decided to head down to the beach, which is just a short walk away from Polurrian Bay Hotel.  We watched the rest of the sunset over the water until it was completely dark.  It was a little bit of pure Cornish magic.

It was a delightful evening and I can’t wait to dine at the Polurrian Bay Hotel again.

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