One-of-a-kind dining destination
There can’t be many restaurants that require you to hop aboard a boat (or walk across a causeway if you’re adventurous and the tide is out) in order to visit, but there’s nothing run-of-the-mill about Sail Loft.
Located on the stunningly beautiful St Michael’s Mount, the restaurant is hidden away in the island’s beautifully renovated old sail loft overlooking the ancient harbour.
Head chef and avid forager, Gregory Milne, puts local, seasonable and sustainable ingredients at the heart of the menu: visitors get to tuck into some of the most fresh seafood and fish imaginable, as well as dishes crafted from the crops and cuts of the surrounding countryside.
The light lunch offering is supplemented by daily specials such as lightly-smoked haddock crudo or crab on toast with smoked bacon and sage. Sharing platters, meanwhile, offer a cornucopia of Cornish goodness including home-baked ham, local cheese, mackerel pâté, homemade chutney, salad and crusty bread.
And everything, from the sweet malt bread to the cakes, is made in-house with wine pairings (including tipples from Cornish vineyard, Polgoon) suggested for each dish.
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, TR17 0EJ
Chef: Gregory Milne
Owners: St Michael’s Mount
- Kids welcome
- Disabled access
- Gluten free options
Crab toast, hazelnut mayonnaise, apple, £10.25
Cornish rarebit, smoked haddock, beetroot pesto, homemade toast, £7.95
‘Nduja and mozzarella sandwich, £6.95
Lunch is best walked off with an exploration of this magical Cornish isle which offers a sub-tropical garden and an ancient castle – not to mention breathtaking views over to the mainland.