the view restaurant

The wet weather continued this weekend and so I had the bright idea to go out for Sunday Lunch. There are many places within a 15 minute drive from here to have a good bite to eat but we wanted a view so off we went to the jewel in the cliff’s culinary crown   The View Restaurant, which sits up from the road into the cliff and has views across the eastern half of the bay taking in Rame Head.

Inside it was warm and light and comforting with art on the walls by local artists that depicted the sea and in particular Whitsand Bay. We thought it would cost a bit but said ‘what the hell’ and were pleasantly surprised to find a set 3 course lunch menu for the price of an a la carte main meal.  We were happy with the set price offer so opted for that and teenage son thought he’d tackle Confit of Duck with celeriac and pomegranite. Starters were fillets of lemon sole on a bed of creamy risotto followed by venison casserole with a homemade dumpling accompanied by lots of veg.

To finish, a big square slab of chocolate mousse with candied orange and homemade sweet pastry fingers. I have to say, and recall happy partner also saying at the time, ‘well that was the best value meal’ as he wiped his contented mouth clean ( I would say ‘it doesn’t take much where food is concerned to content him’ but on this occasion I agreed wholeheartedly).

As the Michelin Guide says ‘ Matt Corner lets the food  – and the panoramic views- do the talking, employing an array of fresh seafood and premium local ingredients. It’s all about deliciously simple and persuasive combinations here’; and by eck he’s right!!

For more information on The View click  here for opening times and examples of menus.

I am also using the Sea Field View facebook page to upload more photos of the cliff and chalet, plus guests have added some of their photos so if you want to see more then go to


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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