The Watch House restaurant in St Mawes will be giving back this Valentine’s Day by teaming up with Fishermen’s Mission to offer a special “Give a Little Love” fixed-price menu and £5 of every meal ordered will go direct to the charity.
Gina Moore, the mission’s South West Regional Fundraising Manager, said, “The Fishermen’s Mission is a charity dedicated to care for those who risk their lives to catch our fish. During the winter storms of 2013/14 many of our fishermen were unable to work and earn a living for months.
“We were able to help and support 650 fishermen and gave over £350,000 in welfare support payments to them and their families.”
The Watch House owner and Chef, Will Gould, understands their plight as this time last year his restaurant was flooded and damaged from those same winter storms.
Will told Roseland Online, “Last year on Valentine’s Day we had a foot of water outside our doors. It has taken almost a year to get everything repaired from last winter’s storms, so we understand how devastating extreme weather can be and how critical organisations like Fishermen’s Mission are, so we wanted to make sure that we also thank the hardworking local fishermen and their families.”
The Watch House’s Valentine’s menu will offer a range of seasonal dishes which include Duchy Oysters shucked to order and River Fal mussels with smoked bacon and Cornish cider. A Seafood ‘mixed grill’ feast and grilled half-shell scallops will also be on the menu along with crispy squid, monkfish and hogs pudding brochette, topped off with beer-battered turbot goujons and chips.
The Valentine’s Day menu will be available on Friday the 13th and Saturday 14th February evenings. The set-price menu is £30 for 3 courses and served with complimentary chocolates to finish off the romantic meal. Donations to Fisherman’s Mission will be on both evenings and there will also be the famous Albert collection box on the bar, should anyone wish to make any additional contributions.
As an added bonus, The Watch House will also be offering a free glass of bubbly to any fishermen’s wives who are treated to a night out at the restaurant.