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Great British Menu chef takes helm at revamped Cornish guest house

One of the country’s most innovative and ambitious young chefs from the Great British Menu, Andrew Sheridan, has joined the luxury guest house, Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac, Cornwall, as Head Chef of the fine-dining restaurant.

The restaurant is the latest addition to a thriving culinary scene in the locale, firmly establishing itself as a gastronomic destination showcasing Sheridan’s signature style with intriguing flavours and textures, cooked with flair and creativity to create a truly memorable dining experience. Sheridan is pictured second left with his team.

A new bar menu features Sheridan’s takes on Cornish classics as well as a showcasing his signature style with delicious tasting and a la carte menus featuring the likes of Newlyn Torched Mackerel with Tomato & Basil, Tempura Oysters with Pickled Vegetables & Parsley, and Great British Menu Banana Rice Pudding with Pickled Berries & Hay Ice Cream.

All dishes celebrate the abundant produce on Stargazy’s doorstep including fish from Port Isaac day boats and lobsters from the pots in the bay, as well as foraged, fermented and preserved wild foods.

Set in a Victorian House perched on the breath-taking Cornish coastal town of Port Isaac (familiar to many as the fictional village of Portwenn from Doc Martin), Stargazy Inn boasts nine stylish bedrooms, which have recently been refurbished offering a chic feel, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets with stunning sea views to match.

Acquired by David Barnard in 2017 and closed for refurbishment over the winter, the nine-bedroom establishment reopened in April. Sheridan joins from Sosban in South Wales, where he served as executive chef for two years, and rose to attention for his appearance on BBC Two’s Great British Menu Finals in 2018 and 2019.

Barnard said, “Port Isaac has a thriving gastronomic scene with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, and our sister properties, Port Gaverne Hotel and Pilchards cafe on the beach. We’re excited to reopen Stargazy Inn after significant refurbishment of the bar and restaurant to create a new destination restaurant and rooms for North Cornwall.”