Two new eateries the scribbler heartily endorses following a most enjoyable December jaunt to St Ives in Cornwall.
Cornwall is developing into a british California with a plethora of local produce including artisan cheese, ham, smoked fish and even tea!
The scribbler revelled in an exemplary bouillabaisse at the Alba (lovely quayside views) and a selection of fresh mezze and seafood at the Porthminster cafe (quite literally on the beach).
Breakfast and rooms at the chic green boutique Primrose Valley hotel also come highly recommended www.primroseonline.co.uk/ although the views from the newly refurbished Porthminster hotel are hard to beat www.porthminster-hotel.co.uk .
The last stop before the stunning train journey between St Ives and St Erth (where we join the main line to Paddington) was of course the Tate gallery. Quite simply a brilliant space and their current Dark Monarch exhibition is something else www.tate.org.uk/stives