Welcome to our first Secret List; packed full of tasty morsels to get you salivating for Cornish treats. We're publishing these mid monthly and will keep filling them with not to miss eats, entertainment and stylish boltholes in Cornwall.
If you have any secrets for future editions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of each month.
Bango Kitchen, Penryn For the most incredible Sushi, Ramen Noodles, Bao Buns and specials that disappear even before they are cooked, you need a Bango in your mouth. Beautiful food, deeply layered with taste; this takeaway is a weekly essential for us. Order via their website or app.
The Aussie Smoker, Ponsanooth A little birdie whispered this one to us a few weeks ago, and unbeknown to us we had already demolished a chunk of his smoked parmesan a month ago. Chief Pitmaster Adam cooks up huge racks of Smoked Pork Ribs and selection other Aussie treats every Wed-Fri for takeaway. We're heading there this Friday no matter what! More here
Lushies, Falmouth We've always loved a lush, and this one is definitely one to love. We haven't managed to get there yet, but keep getting reminded that we need to taste her fresh Cornish Streetfood, including Mussels, Mackerel, Crab and Veggie Fritatas. Available straight from her mobile van kitchen. All the details on Facebook (you'll need to add her as a friend to get in touch).
Lula, Hayle When we first visited we ate the whole menu. Yes OK, we had friends with us, but after we'd ordered Lobster Mac n Cheese, Ribs, Mussels and Chicken Wings, and ate them with sand between our toes, we had to go to round two and order Calamari, BBQ Pulled Pork, and Tiger Prawns. With sundowner DJ sessions at the weekends and a stunning view of the Hayle Estuary, we're heading back time after time. More here
Sailor's Creek Shelfish, local delivery Mussels with Sailor's or Thai sauce base delivered on Fridays if you order in advance. Get 2 pots of either Garlicy or Thai sauce base per kilo. Then just add wine and cream, or coconut milk, and some oven fries and you'll be in heaven. Lots of other fresh shellfish too. Order via their Facebook page.
La Pinetta Italian Deli, Truro OMG the Arancini are amazing. Yes, I'm half Italian so I crave these regularly, but really, how does Valentina make them like my Nonna used to? We ordered loads and collected from Truro Farmers Market on a Saturday. They were gone in one hit when the family clapped eyes on them. Lots of other tasty treats also available for collection/delivery. Get in touch here
Scott & Babs, Mawgan Porth Now that we're about to be allowed to hug indoors again, we all deserve to celebrate in style with a knees up and a wood fired feast in a barn. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for availability at their indoor/outdoor kitchen where a feast of magical proportions is prepared in front of you and just keeps coming. These guys really know how to entertain. More info on their Facebook page
Drive in Cinema, Scorrier House We love a drive in cinema, and still talk about when we saw Jaws in the dark with our legs dangling in the sea at Loe Beach. No sharks this time, but plenty of mischief when The Joker towers over your cars on 29th May at the beatiful Scorrier House. Booking link
Live music and Theatre, Old Bakery Studios, Truro If intimate gigs in creative venues are your thing... (Erm we can't remember what any of that means.) ...then check their gig list and immerse yourself in the wonderful experience of the way we used to party in the old days. More here
Don't leave booking to the last minute, or you'll be sat at home drinking wine (again) while all your friends are hugging (again) and dancing together carefree and barefoot under a starlight sky.
Eden Sessions11 Sept - Ben Howard, 12 Sept - McFly, 16 Sept - Snow Patrol, 17 Sept - The Script, 18 Sept - Idles.
Introducing the 1st two of our Secret Weekenders. Surprise your loved one with a romantic Cornish Seafood themed 2-3 night weekend break at our gorgeous boutique styled cottage in Point, with a table for 2 already booked on the Saturday night at Cornwall's hottest ticket seafood restaurant; the Wheelhouse Crab and Oyster Bar. Dates available in November Fri 5th - 2 nights £400 with the 3rd night free! Fri 12th - 2 nights £400 with the 3rd night free! Email or DM us to book. Hurry though, we don't think these will last long.
That's it. We really hope you've found something that tickles your fancy in our blender of fun. Please drop us a comment on Facebook or Instagram if you end up going to something we suggested, as it will keep us smiling while we get ideas together for the next Secret List. And of course, if you want to be the one that shows off to your friends that you're in the know, then please share this with them all and be rewarded by the many invitations to days and evenings out that will follow from all your adoring fans. Nic & Meisha xx