Supporting Our Local Charities

Here at The Harbourside Refuge, we like to do all we can to support local charities and fundraise for good causes to help those in our community. Since last July, along with our sister restaurant The Cove in Maenporth, we have supported three charities that are particularly close to our heart. The first being The […]

Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Walnut Salad Recipe

Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Walnut Salad The weather is hotting up and during these hot summer evenings, there’s nothing more refreshing than a light salad. We know what you’re thinking – ”salads are so boring” – wrong! You just need a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to make them stand out and feel indulgent. We’re […]

Porthleven Negroni – Summer Cocktail Recipe

Porthleven Negroni Summer is fast approaching and we’re never short on ideas for delicious cocktails that’ll keep you cool as the temperatures rise. Picture it – the sun is blistering, the tunes are blaring, you’ve got your feet up in the back garden with the subtle yet pleasant smell of barbecued food making your mouth […]

Dine with Michael Caines MBE

Spoil yourself this spring with a four-course meal cooked by Michael Caines On Thursday 21st April, we invite you to join us for a spectacular four-course meal cooked by Michael Caines himself and our esteemed chefs. The event will start at 7pm and each guest will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and […]

Michael Caines’ Curried Carrot Soup Recipe

Curried Carrot and Coriander Soup Recipe There’s still a chill in the air as we enter spring. Michael Caines’ curried carrot and coriander recipe is the perfect dish to see you through to the warmer weather. Carrots are an easy vegetable to grow at home as they’re grown from a seed, take up little space […]

Meet Our New Restaurant Manager

The Harbourside Refuge Restaurant Interior

Share Simon Wilson’s love of hospitality! Cornwall born Simon Wilson has joined the team as our new Restaurant Manager. Chatting with Simon, he said “I feel very proud to work under an amazing company of which Michael Caines has been able to build. I want to now push myself and the restaurant to the best […]

What’s on in Porthleven 2022

What have we got to look forward to in Porthleven this year? After numerous cancellations and postponements, 2022 will hopefully be the year that we see Porthleven bustling with festivals, markets and events once again. With more to be confirmed as the year progresses, we’ve already got some exciting things to look forward to. Here’s […]

Christmas at The Harbourside Refuge

Celebrate winter and Christmas the right way at The Harbourside Refuge. We’ll be decking the halls with festive lighting and Christmas trees, ready to host our annual Winter Lunches, Festive Lunches Christmas Day Roast and New Year’s Eve feast.  Fancy joining us to celebrate? Make sure you get your bookings in early to secure your […]

Meet our chefs

Ever wondered what it’s like being a chef? Working in a fast-paced environment, producing top quality food that satisfies the taste buds of every customer that walks through the door is an experience like no other. Cooking and styling fresh ingredients and creating visually stunning meals is an art form; it’s something that can stick […]

Michael Caines’ Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Chestnuts & Crispy Pancetta Recipe. Switch up your standard sprouts and get creative at your next Sunday Roast! This Brussels sprouts recipe by Michael Caines features roasted chestnuts, fresh rosemary and crispy pancetta to get you thinking ahead to the festive season.  Did you know that you can actually grow your […]