The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho

The Hidden Hut is a small cafe with a big difference. Found tucked away along the National Trust coastal path near Portscatho and St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall; it’s a special spot to enjoy freshly cooked food with friends and family.

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During the day, the hut serves a small menu of simple freshly-made refreshments. No need to book, just turn up and order. All items can be packed to takeaway onto the beach. No deep-fat fryers, just a simple outdoor stove and indoor bakery oven. The menu is always sourced from the best pick of local ingredients and made fresh each morning by The Hidden Hut chefs.

Open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm.

  • No bookings. Cash only.
  • Season runs March – Oct

Simple beach-side refreshments such as hot and cold drinks, seasonal lunches, hot Cornish pasties, organic ice creams and freshly-baked cakes. Soup Sundays every week during spring and autumn.

Lunch is served from 12noon.

All foods and drinks are served to takeaway, but there is outdoor seating available should you wish to stay and relax. The Hut is not licensed however you are more than welcome to bring along your own alcohol. Often hold special lunchtime events – fishing boat landings onto the beach, seafood paellas, various grills, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day stews.

By night, the Hut opens on selected evenings (around three or four times a month) to host fabulous open-air feast nights! These are outdoor, rustic, ‘bring your own plate’ affairs, cooking just one dish per event showcasing the best doorstep produce – buy tickets for the nights you wish to go. These are released in monthly batches. Previous feasts have included ‘Lobster & Chips’, ‘Slow-roasted spring Lamb’, ‘Wood-fired Seafood Paella’, ‘Mackerel Grill’, ‘Sticky Ribs & Pulled Pork’. They cook outdoors using either wood-fire, charcoal grill or with the ever-growing collection of huge Paella pans!

Both the beach and the hut are family and dog friendly. The bay is known for its safe, calm waters. There are free public toilet facilities on site. Small boats can be parked for a minimal charge in the field above the beach if required. Please enquire at hut.


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