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Afternoon Tea Blog

There is nothing better than relaxing in the St Moritz bar, on the patio in the summer, or next to the woodburner in the winter.

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Mighty Camel Estuary Mussels

Mussels from Rock, less than three miles away, are the latest hero on head chef David William's Celebrate the Seasons lunch menu at Sea Side.

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Celebrate the Seasons

St Enodoc, Cornwall grown asparagus is the local ingredient of the moment and there's plenty of it at St Moritz Hotel

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Tomato Gazpacho

Here's a simplified dish from the St Moritz kitchen for you to make at home

6 · 10 · 15

petit four recipe - blackberry fruit pastilles

Here is a super-seasonal petit four recipe that our kitchen is using at the mom

2 · 9 · 15

After Eight Cocktail Recipe

The ultimate after dinner treat... Here's our After Eight cocktail recipe to try at home

2 · 8 · 15

Wild Black Bream with Scallop and Lobster Ravioli Recipe

Bream with scallop & lobster ravioli, ratatoulli, vanilla, recipe from Head Chef Jamie Porter

31 · 7 · 15

Our Backyard

We scout the whole of Cornwall for the freshest food. Take a tour of our bountiful backyard and discover where your dinner comes from

29 · 6 · 15

Raspberry Mojito Recipe

It's the Month of Love at the St Moritz Hotel! Here's our Raspberry Mojito recipe to give a go at home

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Padstow Line Caught Mackerel Recipe

Impress your friends with Padstow line caught Mackerel, homemade Spinach Taglierini, Confit Squid, Pickled Dulce Seaweed, Sweetcorn and Chorizo!

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Jamie Porter's Stone Bass Recipe

Wow your friends at a dinner party with head chef, Jamie Porter's stone bass recipe!

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Afternoon Tea Blog

You can’t come to Cornwall and not indulge in Afternoon Tea, it’s almost the law.  Cornwall is definitely the best place to enjoy Afternoon Tea with all of the locally made cream and fresh fruity preserves, it’s divine.

At St Moritz, we have a reputation for our Afternoon Tea (and a closely guarded scone recipe to ensure that they are extra fluffy, served warm, of course).  Expect to be dished up a selection of fine cakes and finger sandwiches, including smoked salmon and cream cheese and Cornish cheddar with chutney alongside both fruit and plain scones, accompanied with Cornish clotted cream and local jam, all washed down with a speciality cup of tea or a glass of champagne to make it a real occasion.

Afternoon Tea was first introduced in England by the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840 who became hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon (dinner was served around 8pm).  It has gone on to become a British tradition and a staple when visiting Cornwall.  It’s a Cream Tea that Cornwall is famous for really, unrivalled scones and locally made clotted cream, but upgrading to an Afternoon Tea simply makes it more special and is the perfect treat for two.  And you know, when in Cornwall…

There is nothing better than relaxing in the St Moritz bar, on the patio in the summer, or next to the woodburner in the winter and enjoying a freshly baked scone, laden with jam and cream (jam first is the proper Cornish way to do things).  Here’s one we made earlier…