The Ethicurean to open in Cornwall

Published 13 January 2020

Ten years after opening in Britsol, The Ethicurean is celebrating its anniversary by launching its second venture at Trevibban Mill Vineyard near Padstow in north Cornwall.

The restaurant, founded by brothers Matthew and Iain Pennington, focuses on innovative and ethically conscious modern cuisine guided by the seasons. This approach sees the brothers reviving ancient food crafts such as lacto-fermentation and curing, while maintaining a zero-waste approach. Set to open in March, the restaurant has panoramic views overlooking the vineyard and valley. Like their existing site, the venue will also be available for weddings and events for up to 120 guests.

The 80-cover restaurant will serve vegetable-forward dishes and support Cornish fishmongers and pasture-rearing farms close to the vineyard. Trevibban Mill wines will compliment the food offering, with guests also able to enjoy wine tasting and guided tours of the vineyard and winery to extend their experience.

Describing how the partnership developed, co-owner of Trevibban Mill Liz Mumcuoglu says “Back in August we compiled a wish list of our favourite chefs and restaurants which we felt would enhance our offering here at the vineyard. The Ethicurean was top of that list, and by pure coincidence Ian Pennington phoned me to say he’d just tried our 2014 Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and was interesting in stocking it. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Matthew Pennington, co-owner of The Ethicurean, adds “We’d been looking for a second site for two or three years, but hadn’t found the right location. When we heard from Liz and Engin it was clear that Trevibban Mill was the perfect match for us. They’re like-minded and inventive, which creates a natural synergy, with similarities to our current location”.

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