Foodie News | Ben Tunnicliffe’s New Restaurant in Sennen Cove

Ben Tunnicliffe

As if we needed another reason to visit Cornwall’s Sennen Cove, it’s about to become a true foodie destination now that top Cornwall chef, and Michelin Star winner, Ben Tunnicliffe has opened his new beach side restaurant in March 2015.

Ben’s vision is for relaxed, family friendly dining and to create the perfect place to refuel after a day spent making the most of West Cornwall’s natural playground.

He says:


“My wife Kinga and I thought about what we looked for when we go out as a family, and that can be summed up as great food in a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly but professional service. I’m also a keen cyclist so I love the idea that people can wander in here after a ride, or a surf, and not feel out of place.”

You may have heard of Ben…

Ben is former chef at the Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, and The Abbey in Penzance, where he won a Michelin star. He set foodie hearts aflutter with his first solo venture The Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn, West Cornwall, where he was awarded The Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand at this traditional fisherman’s pub where the menu changes daily to reflect the freshest fish available.

The food

Expect a menu of classics executed with Ben’s usual flair and attention to detail such as his monkfish scampi and fish soup and rouille. Family favourites, such as fish and chips and burgers will be given the Tunnicliffe treatment and turned into a memorable meal made from the finest ingredients; and it goes without saying there will be plenty of dishes featuring local shellfish including mussels, scallops and crab.

Ben will also make the most of the seaside location with a small specials board reflecting the best of the catch of the day at both Newlyn, and Sennen itself.

The setting

The restaurant is in the most stunning beach-side setting, with a large terrace to relax and enjoy stunning sunsets over the turquoise waters of the bay.

Sennen itself is Cornwall’s most westerly surf hotspot, with a long sandy beach and small harbour. The cove combines working fishing port with laid back surf style and makes for a relaxed day at the beach in a breathtaking location.

At this iconic seaside cove, you often find the full force of nature’s Atlantic rolling swells. When the sea is calm, Sennen Cove becomes a paradise that’s home to dolphins, seals, basking sharks, and of course some great surf.

Insider tip:

It’s worth taking a brief walk up to Sennen’s old coastguard lookout to experience the amazing vistas – and don’t miss the opportunity to wander a little further to get the most amazing views of Land’s End.
Ben Tunnicliffe at Sennen Cove 

The detail:

  • Open from 8.30am for coffee, cake and breakfast
  • Dogs and walkers welcome
  • Lunch from 12pm
  • Food served all day
  • Only taking advanced bookings for the evenings
  • Last orders 9/9.30 pm
  • Open 7 days a week all year round except for January
  • Sennen 01736 871191 | Newlyn 01736 363074


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