Schooners at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, has reopened under new, but very familiar, ownership.
Chef Adam Vasey (formerly of No.4 Peterville, also in St Agnes) – along with business partners Sam White and Sean Lascelles – has taken on the beach-side café, which previously belonged to his family in the 1990s.
The three locals, with a support crew of friends and family, have transformed the space into a relaxed venue for eating, drinking and socialising by the sea – just in time for the summer season.
Adam said: “I was inspired to become a chef after spending summers watching my mum prepping lobsters and crab for guests at Schooners. I grew up here and have lots of happy memories, so it feels right that it’s back in the family!”
During the sale of the restaurant, Adam and his business partners had to submit their offer in a closed bidding process, as he recalls:
“We decided to put in an offer and submitted it, with a big smiley face and the words ‘keep it local’ underneath. The sellers picked us, as they could see we had the local support that a place like this needs to sustain it.”
The food promises to be simple but delicious; fresh fish and shellfish hauled up the beach each day will form the backbone of the menu, as Adam makes the most of his great relationships with local fishermen.
Other produce for the daily-changing menu will be sourced from Cornwall’s finest suppliers including Primrose Herd, whose award-winning pork will be sure to draw the crowds when cooked on the outdoor grill overlooking the cove.
Other culinary enticements include a Sunday Brunch which lasts all day, and streetfood-style bar snacks.
Drinks have been carefully hand-picked from artisan producers such as Trevibban Mill Vineyard and Secret Orchard Cider, while Scarlet Wines have contributed to the wine list and Origin Coffee are providing the caffeine hit.
Live music and DJ sessions will feature regularly throughout the year, attracting locals and visitors alike.
Schooners has all the right ingredients to become the hottest hang-out in Cornwall this summer, following the official opening on 7th June.
Call 01872 553149 for bookings, or follow @schoonerscornwall on Facebook or Instagram.