Funky brasserie with American inspired cuisine
Named after the square, rocky outcrop at the south end of the beach, Zacry’s is the buzzy, beautiful new restaurant at Watergate Bay Hotel.
The funky joint combines Cornish attitude with classic brasserie style décor and top quality food that draws on international influences, local inspiration and executive chef Neil Haydock’s passion for contemporary American cuisine. As a result grilled meat and seafood all feature big-time, thanks to the indoor charcoal oven, and flavours are big, bold and distinctive.
Provenance is also important and the seasonal menus showcase both classical and contemporary dishes. It’s a stylish spot to eat after a walk on the beach or a day in the surf: zigzagging through the large open plan space are tan leather banquettes and zinc-wrapped refectory tables on oak and tiled chevron floors. Large tables share the space with smaller booths and a private dining room provides almost complete seclusion for parties and events. Head to the other end of the room and the feel is light and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Everyone’s welcome – you certainly don’t have to be a hotel guest to visit, but it gets busy so it’s worth booking in advance.
ZF rabbit, celeriac and apple slaw, chipotle ketchup, £9.50
Cornish venison, dauphinoise, kale, carrot puree and juniper sauce, £16
Chocolate fondant, raspberry curd, yoghurt sorbet, £7.50
Try the Zacry’s fried rabbit starter, it’s a firm favourite with diners
Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall, TR8 4AA
Open seven days a week. Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm
Chef: Carl Paparone/Neil Haydock
Owner: Will Ashworth
Bedroom rate: £145
Beach Hut events, September 10, November 4 2016 & March 3 2017
Polo on the Beach, May 19-21, 2017
From autumn through to spring Watergate Bay Hotel create a three night foodie break, Taste of the Bay, which features some of the best restaurants in Cornwall including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, The Beach Hut and Zacry’s.
- Kids welcome
- Disabled access
- Parking available
- Swimming pool
- Wedding venue