Bookings for supper nights at the beachside Hidden Hut in south Cornwall are as sought-after as festival tickets. And, as with festivals, no one lets the weather get in the way of a good time
Hidden Hut has come a long way since the days when it sold plastic buckets, spades and inflatable dolphins. Five years ago, local couple Jemma Glass and Simon Stallard took over the cafe overlooking Porthcurnick beach, on the Roseland peninsula in southern Cornwall, and transformed it into a showcase for the brilliant ingredients produced on this coast.
Simon, a chef by trade, started cooking fish from the bay at casual evening barbecues and outdoor suppers. This was so successful that the Hidden Hut’s reputation spread, and today getting tickets for one of its now-famous feast nights has been compared to hunting down sought-after festival tickets. Advance tickets for the feasts (which take place three times a month, from April to the end of September) are sold in three seasonal batches online.Nungwi Village Nungwi Village