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The View

Treninnow Cliff Road, Torpoint, PL10 1JY

01752 822 345

Fish2fork Rating
0.5 Blue Fish

Last rated: 14/09/2012

What we say

The use of local suppliers and small producers is, of course, highly commendable in the search for superb ingredients. On the plus side, they always identify the fish they serve and occasionally specify the catch method or area. They do try to source from day boats, but this is weather dependent and is occasionally not possible; nor, we understand, have they been able to persuade their customers to eat sustainable alternatives such as pollock. Nevertheless, we are encouraged by their attitude '“ there is clearly a willingness to learn and to do the right thing.

What they say

None of our fish is pair trawled and most is landed at Looe Harbour.

About The View

The View certainly lives up to its name. From the cliffs over Whitsand Bay, you can see as far as Goonhilly on the Lizard on a clear day. It is simply spectacular. Once you get your breath back and turn your attention to Matt Corner’s menu, the prospect is as exciting as the great land and seascapes.

The restaurant itself is understated and clean-cut, with white walls, pine and crisp cloths and forms a quietly stylish back drop for a repertoire that changes throughout the year: spring and summer features more fish and seafood, and as the weather gets colder, more meat dishes make an appearance. Corner has great confidence and talent and his sample menus read enticingly well - we can’t imagine who would not be tempted by the thought of roast wood pigeon, black grape puree and hazelnuts (£6.50), roast monkfish, Portobello mushroom, caramelised red onion (£18.00), and warm almond cake with citrus ice cream (£6.00).

Lunches are equally seductive and should be taken at a leisurely pace: we would be hard pressed to choose, for example, between Gressingham duck breast, spiced red cabbage and pomegranate (£15.00) or local hake, crispy ham, capers and parsley (£14.50). Both plum clafoutis and nutmeg ice cream and pannacotta with golden sultanas sound like winners.