Our third restaurant review from our Cornish trip is the restaurant we visited on our final night in Newquay and what a treat to end the holiday.
Here is a little background info to Capt.Jacks:
Captain Jacks is a family owned restaurant going into their13th season. Before they transitioned from Newquay Meadery to Captain Jack’s it was basic, pub food. They started this year sitting down with 20 different suppliers and working out the best quality they could get whilst keeping produce local and arranging a best price.
Jos Tector has only been the head Chef in there for the last 9 months but has worked there previously for 2&1/2 years in the kitchen.
Captain Jack’s strive for the best quality ingredients, sourcing from local butchers, fishmongers, fruit & vegetable suppliers, bakers, distilleries & breweries.
Alongside their regular menu they have daily specials that include ‘Catch of the Day’ & home made desserts alongside other speciality dishes.
I don’t eat in many themed restaurants but this was a lot of fun. The restaurant was dark but cosy rather than gloomy with candies lit on each table. The kitchen is viewed through a large open hatch which I like as I love watching chefs prepare my food!
The staff are friendly and made a big fuss of our daughters. Izzy took a bit of a shine to one of them.. Her first crush I think.
She also loved watching for the pirate chefs…
My camera was playing silly games with me in the restaurant so apologies if my photos aren’t as good as I’d hoped.
We started with a glass of Cornish mead. I’d never tried it and found the taste similar to Port? It’s quite strong but sweet and we both enjoyed.
There was a good choice of food..lots of meats and BBQ options which we like 🙂
I started with pan fried mushrooms and bacon in a cream and garlic sauce with garlic bread which felt indulgent and tasted divine. My OH went with rosemary and garlic crusted Brie wedges which I sampled and woah herby, garlicky cheese. Love.
Next up I opted for the rump n ribs. The rump was cooked perfectly and the ribs were sweet and smoky. Izzy had a pretty amazing burger and my OH had crockpot chicken which he really enjoyed.
I’m not sure how we found room for desserts but I’m very glad we did. I had a white chocolate cheesecake which looked just like an ice cream sundae but it was wickedly creamy and delicious cheesecake. Izzy opted for ice cream and the OH went for waffles and ice cream which were awesome. Waffles when cooked properly are soft inside with a slight sugary crunch and these were perfect.
Eating in Captain Jacks is an experience, a feast for the senses. Please visit if you are in Newquay anytime soon.
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