The Beached Lamb is the epitome of chilled out family dining. Super relaxed and informal setting, great menu and incredible drinks. In fact the Milkshakes alone are enough of a reason to go there.. That’s before we even think to discuss the frozen mojito.
Here is a little background info on The Beached Lamb:
Jon and Nicole met travelling in Australia in 2006. After years of flying to and from Canada where Jon is from, they decided to open a business together. Jon said he would come and live in England if they could live by the sea, so they packed up their lives and headed to Newquay – a place neither of them had even visited before, and so The Beached Lamb was born.
The aim with The Lamb (as the locals call it) was to create a relaxed and fun place where people could while a way the hours with friends, eating big portions of interesting, locally sourced foods and amazing drinks. Nicole is vegan so The Beached Lamb is a place where all diets are catered for: veggies, vegans, celiacs and allergies.
The Beached Lamb has become a firm favourite with the locals and tourists who fill the place on Friday nights for open mic and who come back year after year.
Nicole and Jon have now opened their new venture: Whiskers – an organic coffee and wine bar at 5-7 Gover Lane, Newquay.
From the random selection of little toys put out for Izzy to play with, to the fact there was so much to look at around the cafe from the art to ALL the lambs and that there was plenty of space next to the table for both a high chair and the buggy we loaned from the hotel.
The staff are great, full of energy and obviously passionate about where they work. There is vibrant, friendly atmosphere which makes you want to stay there all day long.
Now for the food. Well actually let’s start with the Milkshakes:
I’ve had plenty of Milkshakes. At festivals. At home and in cafés. These were the best I’ve ever had. Hands down. My peanut butter and banana shake was so good I almost said leave the food just give me this all day long. They made a small choc milkshake for Izzy and she just devoured it in minutes. They really are EPIC.
Now the food..
I’ve somehow managed to not get a pic of Izzys meal which was a really lovely sausage and chips with chunks of cucumber which she thought was brilliant as she loves them.
My meal of stuffed peppers was delicious, almost too much for me to finish but I struggled on. My OH chose the best dish. The burger. It was outstanding with lots of layers including tortilla chips. I may have stolen at least one bite.
Pleasantly full we opted to go and relax in the chill out area. My OH with a coffee and me with a frozen mojito. Oh wow. The mojito was something else. If I hadn’t still been breastfeeding I’d have had another and another. So crisp, fresh and zingy. Loved it. Will be trying to recreate at home.
We enjoyed a good hour lounging on the floor pillows, me lazily feeding Chloe while Izzy played with a new friend she made. It was nice to be somewhere where children were obviously so welcome.
We reluctantly left after spending a good chunk of the day at this gorgeous cafe which is more than a little bit different, if you are heading to Newquay this Summer it would be a real shame not to visit.
* our meals were provided free of charge for the purpose of a review.
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