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The Arboretum

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Pentewan Road, St Austell PL26 7AB, England
+44 1726 874050
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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We wanted to book a table for 9 on our last night of staying here. The booking was treated as an inconvenience by the supervising waiter, but after wanting 7.30, we were eventually allowed a table at 7.45. On arrival, the restaurant only had a few people in, so the time difference seemed pedantic. Service was sporadic, overly attentive one... More 

Thank 140louisa
Swindon, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and has reserved a table in the restaurant on our first night. This was confirmed to us via email. When we arrived at the restaurant they couldn't seem to find us in the diary ".......that's the impression two staff gave us. We were seated at a table and we confirmed my gluten... More 

Thank Martina W
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We had dinner one evening whilst staying at the hotel and were really impressed by the quality of the food, the service and the setting

Thank sunshine3227
Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Sunday evening dinner booked. Slightly limited menu - so expected amazing standard. It was edible, tasted ok, but not great. Asian fish and chips sounded good - batter soggy, chips not crispy - think it had been kept warm for too long. Minted crushed peas , well, er, I guess they were. no more no less. It was a lot... More 

Thank sayM65
Johannesburg, South Africa
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273 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

A real classy experience. We had a Sunday lunch in the restaurant. A three course menu. The food and service were outstanding. I can recommend this place highly.

Thank NashB2000
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Food was excellent as was the service. Mark our waiter was very good. Would eat here again and would recommend the restaurant. Nicely set out with subtle lighting and music. Fantastic.

Thank joanne w
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Lovely restaurant and great service, but I expected more from the food. The scallop starter was lovely but the main meal and dessert were no more than average

1 Thank Christine S
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

The food is great - not a vast choice but everything is beautifully presented and everything we tasted was delicious. However, for us, what made our meal extra special was actually the staff. Mark the Manager looked after us superbly but then, so did all the staff. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and not just about the food & wine, they were... More 

Thank Hyacinth03
Charlestown UK
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I regularly dine here as the atmosphere is wonderful, the food excellent and the service good. It is a real treat and I have never been disappointed. If you are in the area, it is well worth a visit and one of the finest restaurants in the area

Thank Roger K
Westbury, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This restaurant is not quite a 5 rating but definitely more than a 4 ! Good choices on the menu and very friendly service. The food was excellent and well presented. The wine list has very good options and at suprisingly good value prices The only let down on the first evening we ate was the cheese option. There were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 55
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pentewan Road, St Austell PL26 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 874050
In the most sophisticated of settings, The Arboretum Restaurant, with 2 AA Rosettes, offers dining for guests and visitors to The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate. The restaurant is in the beautifully restored White House - once a grand private mansion, now one of the county's most elegant hotels and restaurants.The whole of the kitchen team at The Cornwall is local, with everyone thrilled to have the opportunity to extend the area's burgeoning reputation as a foodie paradise. The Kitchen team is led by Brett Camborne-Paynter with a background including The Four Seasons, The Ivy, The Waldorf, Le Caprice and J Sheekey. Brett made his name locally at the highly regarded Austell's Restaurant in Carlyon Bay. The passionate front of house team is directed by Emma Simpson with whom Brett forged a formidable team at Austell's.The Arboretum Restaurant is open daily from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Advance booking for The Arboretum Restaurant is essential to ensure you can get the table and the time that you want.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?