Last week me and him indoors celebrated a large anniversary so, we decided to brave the weather and head down to our favourite restaurant with teenage son. Situated on the cliff at the part of Whitsand Bay they call Trenninow, The View is a ‘special’ local restaurant, it sources food locally and the cooking is sublime.
We have dined here before but usually in the summer when you can drink in the view that gives the place its name. We are succours for the scallops and any risotto they serve up so him indoors had the seared scallops as a first course and I had the grilled haddock lemon and parmesan risotto. I could have just kept on eating it, in fact a man on the table behind ordered the risotto as a main course and… oh, how I wish I had done that…
There’s something about risotto that is comforting for me, maybe the texture of the rice is reminiscent of the rice puddings of my youth because one thing I do know is I certainly didn’t eat risotto growing up in Yorkshire.
On a wet windy winter night it was gloriously comforting.
Over the winter The View have reduced opening hours so its always a safe bet to phone in advance. See below for more info and check out their set price lunches, such excellent value, plus at lunchtime you still have the view, what’s not to like!