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FIFTEEN CORNWALL | BEACH DAY

THIS WEATHER!!!! Its what dreams are made of.  I feel like this summer just keeps getting better and better and I couldn't be more grateful to live right by the sea with over 300 beaches to choose from here in Cornwall.

We spent Sunday at Watergate Bay...... a whole day beside the sea. It was forecast thunderstorms but we were lucky enough to escape this completely and it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.

We had lunch at Jamie Oliver's -Fifteen, somewhere i'd never been before. I've got to be honest I always thought it was the sort of place you only went for a very special occasion dressed in your finery. Turns out anyone is welcome, theres no dress code, its child friendly and you can just pop in for a coffee or a glass of wine at the bar if you want. They are very accommodating and the staff are extremly friendly.
On arrival we were taken to our table which just so happened to be right at the front window with the best view of Watergate Bay beach......heavenly. We ordered our drinks both going for the Raspberry Refresher Mocktail, it was delicious.

Our waiter Ben was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and went through the Italian inspired menu with us explaining what each dish was and what it included. This is really helpful if like me you struggle to understand what Gnudi Verdi is (its spinach and ricotta dumplings btw and they are fabulous!) Dylan and I decided to go for "Adams Lunch" which is a sharing lunch comprising of a selection of 4 courses picked by head chef Adam Banks. One of the selected dishes was lamb, which I don't eat, but they were so accommodating and offered an alternative of rump steak. Fletcher opted for the children's 3 course meal - salami, lamb and chocolate ice-cream.

We had a selection of 3 starters along with a basket of bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar -
Apricot, basil and pine nuts  // Yellow wax beans, pesto, rocket // Pesci 'in carpione'

Our second course was the Gnudi Verdi which quite frankly I never would have gone for if I hadn't been informed that it was spinach and ricotta dumplings. They were soooooo good! (oh and thats Fletcher's lamb main on the right)

Gnudi Verdi

When our main was brought out the waiter very kindly brought out an extra plate and cutlery in case Fletcher wanted to try some too.... honestly these guys think of everything.
Rump Steak, pea, zucchini, pecorino 

Everything tasted so deliciously fresh and all of the dishes complemented each other beautifully (I suppose you could say the Head Chef knows what he's doing!)
Raspberry & Almond Tart // Amedei mousse, crystalised chocolate, cherries 

Now onto dessert, OH MY........ the Amedei mousse was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted in my entire life. Fletch was absolutely thrilled when it was suggested that he have a selection of ice cream flavours rather than just one. He went with chocolate and strawberry and I think his face says it all really, pleased as punch.
We all had such a lovely afternoon people watching everyone on the beach from our table and watching the surf in between courses and spending quality family time together. Fifteen is a stunning restaurant at the dreamiest location but not only do they serve up excellent food, all profits go to the Cornwall Food Foundation  which helps fund the apprentice programme and offers training and developing opportunities. Im already planning my next visit. Im thinking breakfast next time as the breakfast menu looks amazing.
To finish the afternoon off we took a stroll on Watergate Bay Beach, dipped our toes in the warm sea (yes it was actually warm!), built sandcastles caught a fish in a bucket and spotted about 30 jelly fish! The perfect family Sunday.

Keep Smiling
xxx 

*This post is in collaboration with Fifteen Cornwall and is one that i'm very excited to be working on. All images, words and views are my own.

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