You only have to look as far as the cheese counter to see Cornish produce is at the heart of Courtyard Deli. Keltic Gold’s rind is washed in cider three times a week for an authentic West Country tang, Cornish Gouda is cream tea-grade rich and local Wild Garlic Yarg is a delight. This theme continues on shelves which contain everything from Cornish seaweed salt to Moomaid of Zennor ice cream from Tremedda Farm in St Ives.
Husband-and-wife team Chris and Sarah Biggers moved from London just 18 months ago but they’ve quickly found their feet. With training from Cordon Bleu and Tante Marie, Chris’s macarons and Portuguese custard tarts are standout. However, it’s not all about the South-West: there are ingredients from around the world that complement Cornish produce, giving no shortage of different flavours, colours and textures.
They also make the most of their team’s varied skills, with illustrations from staff member Molly Martin on the coffee menu and blackboards. Don’t miss the homemade morcilla (blood sausage) roll or excellent rarebit made with Treloar cheese from Kennall Vale and Bal Maiden beer from Penryn’s Rebel Brewing Co. LF. http://courtyarddeli.co.uk
This article was published on 24th October 2016 so certain details may not be up to date.