Chef Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel

4.7
65 reviews
£41 and over
Global, International
‘Chef Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel’ situated on the North Cornwall coast, boasts stunning views of the Atlantic ocean & Porth Beach. A family-run boutique hotel a restaurant joins forces with Andrew who boasts over 13 years experience as a professional chef & is best known as a contester on TV show - Masterchef the Professionals 2019.

Launching 3 carefully-crafted tasting menus, Andrew has an exceptional eye for detail & creative culinary imagination, taking you on a global journey, serving modern inventive dishes. He breathes life into a wealth of quality Cornish produce, sourced ethically and seasonally and will not fail to impress as he carves out his place on the South-Wests fine-dining scene.
Come and enjoy a relaxed beach-view dining experience & enjoy dishes such as tempura native Fal oyster with yuzu caviar & butter poached locally caught turbot to name but a few. Reservations must be confirmed by 3pm same day and food pre-ordered via hotel app as per text instruction

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Trudles
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very accommodating and lovely to speak Andrew himself when he came to the table. Will most definitely return.

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NickR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience, met the chef in person. The staff were welcoming and engaging.
Would certainly recommend.

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Neil
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional food and hope to hear dine here again when it re opens.

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FabienneS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster dish ever !!!
We had a fabulous dinner and can’t wait to be back

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Txxx
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal food was superb. Staff did their very best in the current circumstances to be friendly and helpful

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DeborahD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm welcome on a very blustery night. Food was fabulous, service was unobtrusive- just right. Thank you for making our 34th wedding anniversary dinner one to remember

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JamesS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience and highly recommended

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Anita
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, from the welcome to the farewell, staff were friendly, professional and simply first class.
We chose two vegetarian 4 course meals, which were imaginative and delicious.
Andrew Durham even came out to speak to us at the end.
Lovely evening, would recommend without a doubt.

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PeterH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent meal. Good food nd friendly service in pleasant surroundings.

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Londoners
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seated at a lovely table by the window overlooking the beach on a sunny early evening, service was professional and very friendly from the start. Each of the courses in the 8-course menu came with fabulous presentation and each was amazing, with an inventive melange of flavours and textures, with inspiration taken from around the world. Would highly recommend it and will definitely visit next time we're in Cornwall.

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Liggy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. We had the 4 course menu plus cheese board and were seated with a fantastic view of Porth Beach and were able to watch the sun setting during the course of the meal. The food was delicious, especially the duck which was the best I’ve ever eaten. We felt so relaxed and had such a wonderful evening that we stayed on in the bar after the meal for a nightcap.

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SamanthaF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, spectacular views, attentive & friendly team!

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RobertT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and service excellent , did not see the chef at all however.The manager came to collect the payment at the table and had a tip automatically adding to the bill on the Card machine. We felt under pressure in front of all the other guests. I normally pay my tips in cash. But as she stormed off when we declined the tip. I decided not to pay the cash tip.

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lynn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional meal from start to finish rarely have we been so quiet eating a meal as we tried to savour every morsel
The meal was both pleasing to the eye and palette. I can’t remember enjoying a meal as much, sheer perfection

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JeanetteB
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very well presented lovely food in a lovely atmosphere with a view to die for.

Hot oyster, venison sausage roll, cod with chowder, cornish cheeses and pirates loot.

It was all great and a picture on the plate. Lovely knowledgeable staff and a thoroughly relaxing experience thank you!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Tasting menu very interesting and clever. A number of the courses must have involved a lot of work, such as the mussel with edible shell and the smuggler's loot petit fours. View beautiful, staff welcoming and very helpful. Wonderful for a special occasion.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We booked to stay at the hotel and decided to eat in the restaurant on our first night having travelled that day.
We were very pleased by the quality of the meal and the fantastic service. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. Staff friendly and attentive, food amazing, a great dining experience.

JW
JohnW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting, service and food. Very pleasurable experience.

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Stanley
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. The food was outstanding, superbly prepared and presented. Will definitely go back next time we're in Cornwall.
One area for improvement is the wine list. Could do with more wines by the glass as people these days are quite particular about which wines they like with each course.

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Gill
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely decor, friendly staff - great view too

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EmilyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Beautifully cooked food served by friendly staff in a cool location

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Anon
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent front door service. Very friendly and accommodating to our specific requests. A little disappointed at the price that an amuse bouche and bread was considered as individual courses. The food was fantastic, and very good wine selection.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Staff were friendly, food amazing and a lovely setting. Looking forward to going back in the not too distant future. Highly recommend.

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HGs1
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 4 course tasting menu which was delicious. The suggested wine was also great and not too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Got the 8 course tasting meal, however the portion sizing was much too large, making it hard to enjoy the meal. The lobster and duck courses were the sizes of normal main meals. Also, for the price would expect better execution of the food. For example the shell on the mussel starter was too thick, and the lobster tasted fishy. The duck was tough, and the final chocolate course was not very exciting This could be excused at a lower price, but for almost 200£ for 2 people with drinks, is harder to accept.

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SylvieA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Portions were small but the quality of the food and plating were outstanding.

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ABDeeps
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in wonderful setting and great hospitality

thank you

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vipRRSS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a really lovely restaurant. It's small in terms of the number of tables but with plenty of space between them to feel comfortable. The food was excellent and although expensive, felt good value for money. Would highly recommend the crab tortellini and the beef sirloin.

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Paddyjude
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good food from Andrew (We had 6 course meal with flight wines). Thankyou to all the staff who were very pleasant, informative and professional. They made the end of our holiday very special. We will definitely be back!
Paddy & Judith Adams

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beebea
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose a 6 course menu just for the beef option, which was not available on the 4 course menu. The two additional items that we got on the menu for the additional £15 were not that interesting: a single cider-pickled muscle on an edible but rather cardboard-like shell and a very sugary set of petitfours all containing rum (which I don't like, so it would have been good to know in advance what the mysterious "smugglers loot" consisted off). The waiter even forgot to bring us the petit fours with our coffees, and we had to ask her for it but by then we had finished our coffee.
Anyway, regardless of this, the other dishes were extremely tasty, original and very well presented, so I would still recommend the place.

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vipChar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was fantastic, every dish was carefully crafted and really blew our minds, amazing experience! still can't forget how the lobster tasted, insanely fresh. my partner and i both took the 8 course menu and we were too full by course 6 and couldnt finish the dessert, they allowed us both to takeaway the desserts. the staff were very friendly and efficient, the view out the restaurant was amazing too. would definitely be back again but perhaps a 6 course meal next time. they also let us pair our wine with the food, and recommended us what pairings to go with. absolutely lovely service and wine list. rating 11/10!

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monkandvick
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice tasting menu, but not outstanding...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Trying too hard to be ‘Michelin starred’ but ultimately not having the elements and quality to back it up. Expensive.

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vipsuev
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal here. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and every bit of the food was divine. We had the 6 course taster and cheese. The lobster curry was a particular hit. We will definitely be visiting again! My only suggestion would be to extend the wine list a little more.

JL
vipJessicaL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster dish was outstanding but enjoyed the entire 6 course menu

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SarahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was delicious and the portions were massive. The food complemented the setting by the beach perfectly. We didn't expect such an excellent dining experience from such a small (but lovely) hotel we felt very lucky.

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Alex
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandingly welcoming and nice hosts. Great food and wine. Visiting was a real pleasure. We are definitely coming back! Thank you very much

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Andrew
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food by a fantastic chef. Thank you for a great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, we went for dinner, 2 adults and our daughter who is 10. We ordered the 6 course taster menu plus the cheese board.. Every course was amazing, exactly how I would expect a taster menu to be, the quality was as good as in a Michelin star restaurant, small plates with beautiful food, that taste sublime. My personal highlight was the Beef Main with bone marrow croquettes, so well balanced, every mouthful was bliss, our daughter had the duck main and what Andrew managed to do with the lentils is just genius, the duck flavour through was so intense.
Our dessert was vegan chocolate heaven, and the cheese board was generous and lots of variety!
The restaurant is at the Porth Beach hotel, which is cute and a bit quirky, the decor is great, I cannot wait to go back on our next trip to Cornwall.
We were lucky enough to meet the chef after our meal, seems such a lovely warm guy, really really talented!
I have to mention the overall service, our waitress was brilliant, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and really made us feel welcome. I will be recommending this restaurant to everyone I can!

FAQs

Chef Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01637 838225.

Chef Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.