Schooners at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, will reopened for its second season on Wednesday 28th March, promising to add a lively edge to Cornwall’s restaurant and bar scene this spring.
Three local characters – Adam Vasey, Sam White and Sean Lascelles – took over the beach-side venue a year ago and transformed it into one of Cornwall’s most exciting destinations for food, drink and music – all overlooking the dramatic North coast.
The popularity of the restaurant and bar surpassed their wildest dreams, as locals and visitors arrived to sample Adam’s eclectic food, watch the waves from the terrace, enjoy varied DJ sets, and prop up the well-stocked bar from morning to night.
Sam says: “We never expected to be so busy; word got around really quickly and I think people just loved the food and the relaxed atmosphere. We basically didn’t stop running around for six months!”
The trio decided to close for the winter in order to get some rest, make some changes to the décor and seek new inspiration for their offering.
Sean explains: “Despite our successful first year, we’re not the kind of people to stand still – we are always going to be inspired by new ideas. People can expect a new look, new dishes on the menu, and more events – but the same friendly welcome and buzzing atmosphere.”
A busy events schedule includes take-over nights featuring local food producers and craft breweries, plus regular DJ sessions and live music.
Excluding bar snacks, the menu will change every day; seafood is from the immediate coastline (mainly courtesy of the fishermen who land their catch in the cove), and meat, cheeses, charcuterie, fruit and vegetables are all sourced from Cornwall’s finest small growers and artisan producers.
Adam describes his style as deliberately hard to pigeonhole: “A lot of my training was in Italian cuisine so that features heavily, as do the flavours of global street food, and there are also Asian influences. Bold and eclectic is definitely the best description!”
Sunday brunch promises to be a weekly highlight, when lazy mornings will gradually give way to afternoon barbeques overlooking the beach.
Schooners will be open seven days a week from 28th March. Call 01872 553149 for bookings, or follow @schoonerscornwall on Facebook.