With such a vast pop-up culture growing in the UK restaurant/food scene, it isn’t hard to find somewhere new and different to eat;
however a lot of us still stick to our traditions and favourites a bit too much!
Being down in cornwall we have our own favourites and traditions that we have to pay a visit to/do every time we are here:
– Waves – for the best nachos I’ve ever had!
– Chough Bakery – for a seriously good, fresh-out-of-the-oven cornish pasty
– A huge BBQ at the house – with all the wine, salads, meat and carbs it is possible for a human to consume!
– Cornish Arms – recently taken over by Rick Stein, the cornish arms is perfect for a homely pub dinner.
– Beach BBQ hot dogs – cheap portable BBQ, big sausages, and an open-ness to the potential for a mouthful of sand!
However we were forced to leave our traditions behind the other night when a friend invited us to join her for her birthday dinner in a mystery venue. She sent us a text with directions that led us through every winding lane in north cornwall and “all the way at the end you will see a white marquee” – we honestly had no idea what to expect but knew it was going to be a brand new experience.
All I can say is “Scott & Babs” is so much more than we could have imagined or that we had expected when driving up to a white marquee in the back of a campsite.
Walking in through the marquee entrance you are greeted with sofas, fairy lights, colourful lamp shades and even a bar.
Moving further through into the barn, there is the most gorgeous, homely atmosphere; with comfy chairs, sofas, long tables, candles, an upright piano, even more fairy lights and the kitchen area with the huge wood fire. We all know I’m a fan of fairy lights and pretty things for atmosphere but these guys took it to a while new level!
We were a group of 9 adults (over 21s) and 8 children and there was more than enough choice for everyone. We were completely spoilt for choice! The staff filled the table up with a bit of everything and we helped ourselves.
Delicious bowls of curry, amazing home-made wood-fired pizzas, salads, fresh smoked trout, couscous, breads (including the most incredible focaccia!) and really yummy roasted sweet potatoes all ready for us to fill ourselves up!
With a cash bar, table football, a pool table and even a huge fire pit for less windy evenings, there was a serious risk we might not leave at all after dinner once the red wine started flowing!
The atmosphere in this stable-barn was incredible – I honestly had no idea what to expect when I walked in, and ended up having the most fantastic night!
If you live in the area, or are planning a visit to the north coast of cornwall this summer – it is well worth a visit – we had a really fantastic night and it may well have made it onto our cornwall-must-visit list for the next time we are down!
p.s. apologies for the not-very-fancy photos – I didn’t know how amazing this place would be, so didn’t take my camera – rookie mistake! 🙂