Bright and capacious, this modern Italian restaurant has won plaudits both for its fabulous food and for its fine location overlooking magnificent Watergate Bay, a broad beach much beloved of water-sports enthusiasts. It's run by one of Britain's culinary heroes, Cockney chef Jamie Oliver, who trains local young people for careers in catering. To provide the staff with the widest possible repertoire, the £60 tasting menu changes frequently and lists five courses that
might include a starter of gnocchi with baked ricotta, followed by brill or lamb loin for a main course and affogato al caffè (ice cream soaked in black coffee) to finish. You can also order à la carte, and there is a fixed-price lunch option at £21. Watergate Bay lies 3 miles east of Newquay.