There's been a lot of change here in our home town of Newquay over the lockdown period - businesses having incredible makeovers such as our own, lots of new eateries have popped up bringing a mix of new offerings to the taste buds, and outside spaces have adapted to the new way of outdoor life. The May bank holiday is now upon us, and as we get set for a busy weekend here in Cornwall, we wanted to share our top tips for what to check out...
Firstly, our latest discovery can be found on South Quay Hill, as you walk down to Newquay Harbour. Moules & Co
is just impossible to ignore, since you can smell the beautiful aromas as soon as you turn the corner on Fore Street. Cooked fresh to order, Aaron and team offer various twists on classic mussel dishes, seafood pasta, soups and vegetarian dishes to drool over. Grab a Moules & Co box and dive in as you enjoy the views over Newquay bay.
If you continue down the slope onto the beach at Newquay Harbour, you'll come across a changed Boathouse Restaurant
. Adapting to outdoor eating last summer, they successfully offered their outdoor space to a community of fabulous street food stalls, food trucks and pop up kitchens from different eateries. Setting the bar is the Harbour Street Kitchen
, offering pizzas, paellas and curries from around the world. Since this year is set to be no different, make sure you head down and check out what's cooking.
The Killercourt above the Aquarium had a huge investment in 2020 and as part of its rejuvenation plan, the green space now offers a different outdoor shopping and relaxing experience. Little huts now line the edge of the grassland with a newly constructed walkway and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the views of the iconic house on the island and the sea. These wooden huts feature artists, hand made lifestyle products, eco clothing companies and foodie spaces - all founded and run by locals. To read the full list of brands, click here
what not to miss at Roo's Beach
As your bellies are no doubt grumbling now after all the talk about our uber cool local eateries, lets keep on the food path and introduce you to Mr Nat Galliano-Hale and partner Anna, owners of Gorse Cornwall Bakery and suppliers of our most sought after sweet treats and breads from our little Coffee Shop. Make sure you come and visit us this weekend and every weekend for their fresh pastel de natas, to-die-for donuts and delicious sandwiches made with their sour dough. Grab a treat and enjoy the sun on our decking with the view of Porth Beach. Devine!
After you've enjoyed your pitstop, head into our store for the full Roo's Beach experience. Check out our makeover, new menswear department and not forgetting our brand new plant hut (which is quite literally a jungle!) brimming with the most gorgeous plants from around the world. Over to Penny and her 'plant of the week'...
Penny - "This week I'm highlighting the Optunia Consulea, AKA the Road Kill Cacti! A nearly spineless cacti that eventually becomes a 6m tall tree. It’s flattened bumpy paddles even look like they have tyre tracks on them, hence its name. Native to the Northern America and Arizona deserts, it’s such a fun wacky plant, it just makes you want to smile!"
Can't make it down to visit us? No worries! You can browse all our offerings online and check out the latest news on our instagram. Have a happy May bank holiday weekend and see you soon x