Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 12 July 2021

It's all go at Argoe!

There's a new way to celebrate locally caught fish about to go live located on what was once just a beach between Streetannowan and Newlyn town...

the simple signage steeply based in traditional craft courtesy of Mike Johnson at Newlyn Copperworks mirrors the approach to the menu taken by Richard Adams and his new waterside restaurant, Argoe... 


where a fresh new team will take your order of tapas-like dishes that will change regularly to reflect fish caught and landed locally...  


plenty of glass means Mounts Bay light floods the deck-like wooden floor and the spacious seating at the inside tables...


and waterside windows make this a unique eating experience... 


on the second of several soft openings the yet-to-be adorned bare walls reflected the general hubbub as the orders came and went...


richly marinated Mediterranean octopus...

followed by one of Argoe's signature dishes, Kokotxas, chilli and garlic flavoured hake throats...

the grilled new season sardines and cockles in cider and Sobrasada lasted seconds...

as did the huge turbot tranche on rainbow chard along with a whole deep-fried megrim sole...

sides included grilled onion, beans and oregano, pea with homemade ricotta...

enjoyed no more than a stones throw from where the fish being eaten are landed...


prayers apart, the idea behind Argoe sprang from Richard's Forgetten Fish concept - when he saw an opportunity to use the whole fish to maximise the nutritional value and minimise waste...

from the fish landed by the local fleet moored within sight of every table...


for those entering into the spiritual side of eating, wines and beers on tap and by the bottle come courtesy of near-neighbours at Lovetts Wine bar and Coffee shop in Newlyn...


one the restaurant is open proper...


alfresco dining when the sun shines will be an option...


and, while they are in season, what's not to like about totally traditional strawberries and Treen ice cream...


while the sun shines the doors will open for real this coming weekend, the 16th of July...


when Richard, Issy, Kara, Ben and the rest of the team will be all set to give you a taste of Cornwall to write home about.