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Driftwood Restaurant

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Rosevine, Rosevine TR2 5EW, England
+44 1872 580644
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is expensive, there's no getting away from that, but we had the 8 course tasting menu for three of us (£95 a head) plus 2 flights of wine at £75 a head so we knew what we were in for and it was worth it: this food is delicious and beautifully presented. The most memorable dishes were the crab... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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514 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The chef Chris really excels, the menu was exciting, but the between nibbles were a delight. The wine list was very good and an unusual selection. Also the gins on offer were rare.

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1 Thank Alan M
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, please do come and see us again. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We ate every night of our 4 night stay; great service, fantastic menu and an interesting, good value wine list...the food is so pretty it looks like a piece of art on the plate and then tastes even better...loved it

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Thank Richard L
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I hope we will see you again soon. More 

Nuneaton
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous food in a stunning location with breathtaking views. Well presented, modern menu with attentive, knowledgeable staff.

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Thank Kevin H
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I hope we will see you again. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited on a quiet Monday evening. The ten course tasting menu was varied and well presented. The service was excellent and attentive without any "hovering". We will definitely return.

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Thank sandy6547
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, particularly for your comment on the service and I hope we will see you again. More 

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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our third visit here over the past couple of years, never disappoints. Glad it was good, as we had a friend with us. My main was Hoggett and was very nice, others had fish equally as nice....

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Thank Graeme G
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, I hope we will see you gain. More 

Charlestown, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is just fabulous. Every bite of food was like a piece of heaven, so light yet bursting with flavour. Can highly recommend the pheasant main course and also the fig dessert. Great service too. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Karen O
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, that's very kind and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Like most people, I would imagine, we turned up on a dark late autumn evening at this out of the way place because of its Michelin star. The food was indeed excellent as you would expect. Sticking to meat as it was a Monday, both ingredients and cooking were well judged. Pheasant and steak full of flavour and with complex... More 

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Thank medocain
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, I am pleased you enjoyed yourselves. It seems that you came on a quiet night, come back in the spring and summer and see the amazing views. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is an excellent restaurant. We went for dinner and the a la carte menu is definitely high level fine dining. The taster menu looked amazing but we didn't think we would be able to move afterwards if we went for that. Excellent service and pleasant surroundings. It is not cheap at around £100 per head including wine but on... More 

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Thank Daniel P
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, that is very kind of you. I know we are not cheap, the economics forbid it, but I do think that we offer value. I hope we will see you again. More 

South East England
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing restaurant in the beautiful Driftwood hotel. The atmosphere is really relaxed and the waiting staff are excellent. The food was better than most 2 star restaurants we have eaten at, and the 10 course tasting menu is highly recommended. Brilliant combinations and a memorable night.

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Thank Ekels234
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, praise indeed. Thank you very much and I hope we will see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$56 - US$136
Cuisine
European, British, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosevine, Rosevine TR2 5EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Rosevine
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 580644
Description
We could go on, but let's leave that to the Guide Books. Come and experience Driftwood's Michelin Starred Restaurant for yourself. There are no extravagant promises, only a guarantee of the freshest, finest food, served with stunning views across the sea. When the weather is warm we light hurricane lamps on the deck to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and after dinner coffee.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?