The Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant at Trevaskis Farm
One of my absolute favourite places to go for a Sunday roast dinner is the Farmhouse Kitchen at Trevaskis Farm near Hayle. With a choice of at least four meats, plus a wonderful selection of enormous puddings, the restaurant has earned itself a well-deserved reputation over the years – and I would not hesitate in recommending you visit at least once during your holiday!
Trevaskis Farm is family-run, and as such, has a wonderfully warm and welcoming feel right from the moment you arrive. As you enter the restaurant and are shown to your table, you can’t help but notice the counter of homemade desserts this farm has become famous for – Mint Aero and Malteser cheesecakes, all sorts of crumbles, trifles, enormous cakes, tarts, gateaus, meringues, swiss rolls and éclairs to name just a few! It’s almost tempting to forgo your roast dinner and tuck straight into something from the sweet counter.
In reality I would never miss a Trevaskis roast dinner, though – it’s the closest I have found to your own, delicious and served in plentiful portions! If you’re planning on having a dessert, I would recommend ordering a child’s-size dinner – otherwise you probably won’t have room for anything sweet. Sometimes I still struggle to manage it all. Luckily my pudding is never wasted, though, as doggy bags are freely offered – so you can, in fact, order two puddings and take them home with you if you just can’t choose between them (a recurring dilemma for me!).
I have to admit I have not tried the restaurant’s evening menu, although if it is anywhere near as good as the roast dinner and puddings, it is most certainly worth a look next time you’re in the area. From Thai curry and fishcakes to a selection of steaks, burgers and salads, there is bound to be something to suit everyone. The restaurant is proud to use produce grown either on the farm itself, or on other local farms – and all pork and gammon available in the restaurant comes from Trevaskis’ own free range, rare breed British Lop Pigs.
If you’re not too full after your Sunday dinner, take a look around the fantastic farm shop. With a delicatessen and butchery, bakery, fish counter and all sorts of fruit and veg grown on the farm itself, you can get everything you need here. You can also pick-your-own from the fields and polytunnels, crops including strawberries, gooseberries, apples and peas.
The Farmhouse Kitchen restaurant is open every day for breakfast from 8.30am til 10.30am, for lunch from 12 noon and for dinner from 6pm. The shop is also open every day, from 8am to 8pm, and pick-your-own is available from 8am til 7pm every day.