First look at ‘breathtaking’ new clifftop restaurant The Summer House overlooking Perranporth

Despite being a building site for five years and no menu details or information about the sort of food it will serve or its head chef yet being available bookings are flying in for a new restaurant at a Cornish resort.

The Summer House opens on cliffs above the entrance to Perranporth beach on July 5.

Director of the restaurant Tommy Job told Cornwall Live: “No menu has been made available and not much information has been given out, but the idea of eating in such a special place got the better of a lot of people and why would it not?”

This is the latest development by the Job family, who also own the Watering Hole beach bar and are also opening new bistro Alcatraz below The Summer House.

An artist's impression of The Summer House which will overlook Perranporth beach
An artist’s impression of The Summer House which will overlook Perranporth beach

They are promising an “extravagant dining experience second to none” that will be as breath-taking as the view.

The restaurant stands in front of the new luxury flats development which replaced the Ponsmere Hotel. The venue gets its name from the former hotel, which was originally a summer house built for a wealthy local mine owner, Captain John Oates. He was the owner of the Great Wheal Leisure Mine which, at the time in 1870, was the richest copper mine in the district.

Mr Job added: “The Summer House will have views to die for with a bird’s eye view, peering down the glorious 2.5 mile-long beach from the cliffs, seating 80 inside and 80 outside for an extravagant fine dining experience.”

The Summerhouse opens on July 5
The Summerhouse opens on July 5

There will be tapas served from noon to 3pm, a three-course dinner menu from 6pm to 9pm and drinks served all day from 9am to 11pm.

Bookings, which are already going well, can be made at the website and there are more details on the restaurant’s Facebook page.