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Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa

The top-performing Carbis Bay hotel lies in a beautiful sandy cove near the picturesque town of St Ives, and is a favourite location with our customers.

It's a paradise for walkers with wonderful beaches, coastal paths and breathtaking views. The traditional fishing village of St Ives has evolved into a bustling artistic centre.

Carbis Bay is also a great base for exploring south west Cornwall, including Penzance, The Lizard and Land's End, where local attractions include the open-air Minack Theatre, Falmouth's National Maritime Museum and the South West Coastal Path.

And for a real taste of St Ives, you need look no further than the ever-changing menu for the acclaimed hotel restaurant, The Sands, where 90% of the food is locally sourced and fish is purchased on a daily basis from the fisherman of St Ives.

It’s no wonder that Saga guests voted for The Sands restaurant to receive Saga's two-rosette Good Food award!

We review the menu daily, so it’s like an ongoing Masterchef challenge. Saga guests are quite open to new dishes and new flavours, so we make sure we give a little taste of Cornwall to all our recipes.
Seasonality, especially in our part of the country, is important and we always use the very best of Cornish ingredients – in fact, over 90% of our produce is sourced from the local area. This supports the local economy, our guests love it, and it makes my job even more of a pleasure.
Menus are planned generally in advance around the seasons and notable dates. It can change on the day, particularly when we see what’s in the daily fish catch. We make sure we have at least two main fish dishes on the menu; hake is very popular, and crab from the nearby fishing port of Newlyn.
We always offer a variety of cooking methods: slow cooked, grilled, to order.
For an added special touch, we have a specialist pastry section so we can bake all the bread, scones and biscuits and make our desserts in-house – it makes all the difference!

Head Chef Andy Houghton, Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa