Imaginative dishes, very tasty food, unbelievable value - in a word, excellent. Thanks for a memorable meal. Certain to return whenever next in the area and in the meantime, will be telling others!
This is an absolute gem of a restaurant. Fantastic fresh and local produce cooked and served to an amazing standard. We stumbled across The Greenhouse a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to get back there, which will hopefully be this week! Almost worth the 600 mile round trip, just to taste the offerings!
Great food and beer. Service is very friendly. Great atmosphere. Good value for money, we will return.
We had a meal here on the last day of our stay which was a shame as we would love to have gone back. The food was exceptional, beautifully cooked and presented, and better than many places we have eaten in at twice the price. If you like good food this is a 'must' if you are anywhere nearby. We will definitely be going back next time we are down.
We have holidayed in Coverack for many years and had some excellent meals in Cornwall but for some reason we never got round to eating at The Greenhouse. This year we booked a table with friends who were celebrating their wedding anniversary and enjoyed a superb evening. The food was excellent as was the service - The Greenhouse really is an absolute gem of a restaurant. Anyone visiting The Lizard and surrounding area should make a point of eating there - it really is that good. Thank you for a memorable evening - we can't wait to visit again next summer. Sadly it's a bit too far from Sheffield to eat there on regular basis!
Good ingredients are well cooked and nicely presented at this
friendly and relaxed restaurant. Give it a try if you are in the area.
We ate here 3 times during our holiday and the menu was interesting and the food beautifully cooked. Service was perfect and a lovely atmosphere. St. Keverne is lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant at its heart. We will definitely eat here again.
Jennifer and Bruce Bealey
Julian McD et al.
Thanks for a fabulous Easter Lunch. Amazing beef, delicious veg, lovely glass of wine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere...and everyone enjoyed themselves - vegetarians, those with smaller appetites....great.
We always say that we wish there was such a lovely restaurant near where we live - but there isn't, so we have to enjoy it when on holiday.
Thank you for the lovely souflaigh I had. It tasted so nice. I visit you every year with my friend and her dad. Your cooking is fantastic. You have a lovely restaurant and are lovely people. Thank you again and hope to see you next year. Julie c.
In a walking holiday we came to this little but very lovely restaurant on recommondation of our B&B Lady. Loved it immediately and came back three days later because it was so tasty and high quality, we felt the love Neil and leoni put in.Thanks a lot, we will come back- more of this toffee pudding please or the lemontart!!!
Brilliant food in a small Cornish town. I ate here twice in the last 6 days and each time I was astounded at the quality of the cooking. If you are within 50 miles, go it is that good.
Well done and thank you for memorable experiences.359
Was recommended to us from the owners of the B&B we were staying at. Most memorable meal I have had in a long time. Never had samphire grass before. Was beautiful! Loved the Hake. The ambiance of the place was so good. Looking forward to going back as soon as I can get back to Cornwall!
I went last Friday with friends one is lactose intolerant another is a vegan we were all well catered for. The food was delicious I cannot remember when I last enjoyed a meal as much. Such a lovely atmosphere and good service attentive but not intrusive just the right balance. Thank you for a lovely evening
Went to the greenhouse for Christmas dinner and it was
absolutely gorgeous :-) I would recommend this restaurant to anyone , we went many times whilst having a weeks holiday in july so decided to go back to the same cottage for Christmas and were lucky enough to get a table at the greenhouse for Christmas dinner .. Simply superb ..
From Sarah and Rob from Gloucester
went to Lebanese night on 7th June, had an excellent
evening yet again. Will not be recommending it to
anybody though as it will get to popular and we will then not be able to get a table next time.
Lizzie & Nick Reuter with Janet Wynter
Just got back from 'The Greenhouse' in St Keverne. Wonderful meal of Asparagus soufflé & Shell fish soup followed by the three of us enjoying Skate with slow roasted tomatoes and courgettes with parsley verde our desert off homemade sorbet's completed a delicious meal and a fine end to an enjoyable evening. See you in September.
The Greenhouse is our favourite restaurant in Cornwall! Leonie and Neil are the perfect hosts and the meal is ALWAYS fresh, delicious and innovative. You are guaranteed to have a great evening.
We had a fantastic meal here a few weeks ago. Lovely smoked salmon, venison casserole and pork belly both fantastic.
The set menu of 3 courses for £20.00 a real bargain.
We are local and we will be back!
Martin & Ruth
We ate with you as a large group and decided that this was the best restaurant we'd found in The Lizard so returned in our 2nd. week. The portions were so generous that we could not manage puddings. Very reasonable prices and attentive but unobtrusive service. The only slight down-side was that when we arrived for out second visit, the restaurant was full and rather noisy... we were not sorry when a few of the customers left! We will certainly be back next year.
Vivian & Frank
Excellent food and very friendly service! We liked it so much that we returned for dinner later in the week of our holidays.
Thank you for the last two evenings. Superb food, lovely ambience, the unobtrusiveness of the owners combined with their attention to detail for the needs of their customers was overwhelmingly understated but exquisitely executed. Recommended by the owners of the guest house we were staying in, this was a jewel found in this tiny Cornish village.
I can't wait to go back to sample more delights.
Jane and Jim parren
By far the best restaurant in the whole of Cornwall. We have been coming for the last 5-6 years and are never disapointed. Neil and leonie's hospitality is first class and their cooking so varied with interesting flavour combinations and huge portions. There is something for everyone and they will accommodate any special dietary requirements. We can't think of anywhere we would rather go for a meal. They make you feel so welcome.
Jane & Richard Doe
We have been "regulars" at the Greenhouse for several years in that we always visit when we come to Cornwall (usually twice a year). Just eaten there tonight and as usual the food was superb.
Looking forward to joining the bread making course next year!
I along with my partner and 8 other members of my scuba diving club from Stockton on Tees were lucky enough to have visited this true gem of a restaurant on Thursday 7th June .The food we were all served in great surroundings was among the best we have ever had .It was a fitting end to a great week in Cornwall and would heartily recommend this place to anyone .
The food that Neil and Leonie create is- beyond doubt- amoungst the best you'll find in the SouthWest. Imaginative ingredient/flavour combinations with a rustic rather than metropolitan slant....and all the better for it. And such variety of dishes! Aromatic fish, robust meat and game....together with expertly produced vegetable dishes. And the puddings! Have you tried the baked cheesecake? Local and organic ingredients too. The wine list is very good....they join a fine selection of intersting beers and ciders. Friends and I will always look forward to finding our way to this warm and friendly place for excellent food and service. Thankyou Neil and Leonie.
Apart from being very cosy, having excellent service and brilliant cooking, the ingredients are all organic and mostly locally sourced. The wine list is very good and you can watch Leonie cook your meal whilst you nibble some of Neil's bread. If you plan to go I strongly recommend you book ahead as the restaurant is often full. TGOR is in my top 3 restaurants in West Cornwall.
Great place, you wont be disapointed here.
Another wonderful meal, we have been coming here for the past 5 years and are never dissapointed.It is the high light of our diving holiday. Nickie and Iain
We first came here after diving at Porthkerris and were recommended by our coeliac friend who had found it the evening before. The 4 of us returned and had a wonderful meal , great wine , exemplary service and very reasonable price. Our coeliac friend watched us munch the fresh bread and oil enviously and was delighted when a corn tortilla was brought out for her. Much appreciated.Our next trip to Porthkerris was cancelled due to bad weather but we drove to the Lizard from Warwick to keep our Saturday night reservation . Again the food was excellent , we shared a fresh mackerel to start , then I had Sea Bass and my husband Pork . Delicious.We overheard the next table saying that the fishcakes were the best they had tasted and we believed it. Wish we lived closer...
I recently visited the Greenhouse Restaurant with my partner and we had an absolutely wonderful meal. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the wine was delightful and the food exquisite! A thoroughly enjoyable evening and we would highly recommend this restaurant...it's definitely worth a visit.
Richard & Susan Blevins
This was our first visit to the Lizard in 15 years and we were so pleased to find that Coverack & St Keverne have both managed to retain their unspoilt and appealing charm. We were equaly pleased to find that St Keverne has also aquired a first class resturant that not only offered excellent food but did it in such a pleasent and friendly way.
On the (Sunday) evening we dined there we had Mussell's and Crab soup both of which were excellent with great depth of flavors, followed by the battered Skate & Monkfish ("Scampi style"). Again both were well prepared and presented with Wasarbi Mayonaise and Tartre sauce respectively. In an area that is abundant in good fresh fish its reassuring that there is also somewhere that knows how to prepare and present it at its best.
A good organic wine selection is offered and prices, whilst not cheap reflect excellent value for money.
It would be a pity not to mention the chips which were just too good and managed to defeat all our good intentions not to indulge.
A very intimate and friendly atmosphere along with the quality of food makes The Greenhouse well worth a visit for a special occasion or indeed at anytime and we will certainly be returning if in the area again.
I have visited your web site and found it to be very interesting. Your restaurant has been listed at trivago, a travel community of which I am a member. I want to wish your guests a pleasant stay in your bar and to invite them to share their experience by adding photos and comments to the site of Trivago. The link to your site can be viewed at Trivago
I've now been visiting The Greenhouse for 5 years. Its the place I go to with friends whilst on my annunal visit to Cornwall for Easter. The food is always glorious, with lots of different dishes, from the gorgeous poached necterine with nectarine ripple icecream, pear and chocolate tart, to tender fish and not forgetting Neil's heavenly home made bread, yummy! The wine and beer is locally made and very drinkable! Love the Sam Toft artwork on the walls too!
First visited The Greenhouse during half term week in February 10 for the Valentine' Day Sunday lunch and we were hooked! Really welcoming and friendly service. Food absolutely delicious, so refreshing to see two people so passionate about that they do. Went back again for the Spice Night and just last weekend went on one of Neil's Bread Making courses which was hugely informative and a real fun experience. This place is a must for foodies and worth seeking out even if you live or are staying a few miles from it! Great value and very generous portions to enjoy.
Carolyn & Andrew Armstrong
We have been coming to St. Keverne for several years now and discovered The Greenhouse a while back. We love it, apart from the fact we can walk to it and back from where we stay, it has to be one of the best on the Lizard, for its amazing food, friendly atmosphere and creative ideas. We always go out of season, so get the opportunity to enjoy the 'fish and chip/seafood' and 'curry' nights, which are a fabulous idea and soooooo good. I don't eat fish and chips anywhere else but there as nowhere compares! The a la carte food is also too good to be true, so innovative, delicious and good size portions. It is lovely to see Leonie so calmly cooking for everyone to see and Neil is so communicative despite he's frequently rushed off his feet. It's always a joy to arrive back in St. Kev and head straight for their door, they always remember us and welcome us warmly. What more can you say?? See you soon.
The best local restaurant I've ever eaten in- the food was stellar, but the restaurant's ambience and St. Keverne added to the 'spectacularity' of the entire affair. I tried some seafood soup- and on my first night and at first bite, it seemed so bland- but I put sme of the lemon graciously accompanying my plate onto the soup, and that made ALL the difference. It was the MOST memorable, fresh, new, authentically locally produced and GOOD soup I've ever had. (I'm 40!) I ate at this restaurant every night that I was in St. Keverne and had that very same soup every night back in May of 2008. I'll be back to St Keverne in 2010 and asked my Bed and Breakfast if your restaurant is still there....so GLAD your restaurant is still there.....
Lesley from Bedford
In Oct 2009, 7 hungry scuba divers enjoyed a lovely meal! The delicious food arrived hot (very good for such a large number of diners) and prompt :) The range of dishes was superb! Very good menu and extremely reasonably priced. We\'ll be back! A Lovely couple.
Stuart and I found The Greenhouse, enjoyed a wonderful evening and returned for more four days later. If we could have prolonged our stay in Cornwall we would definitely have been back again. The food is so fresh and interesting while not being over-priced. Every single item, from the homemade bread to the real, fat chips, was mouth-wateringly excellent. The service was true service with a smile and the atmosphere was relaxed and cosy. We will return - with friends in tow!
This was our first visit to The Greenhouse, (16th Oct 2009) after a recommendation and we both found the food to be superb and the owners very pleasant. We hope to be back down to the area again for our holidays next year and we will definitely be back. Many thanks for an enjoyable meal. Heartily recommend the “Pork Belly” and “Crab Florentine”!
Saturday 3rd October 2009 meal. Sarah started with mussels (truly amazing) followed by slow roast belly pork with Teryaki sauce. It has to be said I have not stopped waxing lyrical about the pork! Phil had sardines followed by beef in red wine suet pudd! Absolutely fantastic! The cardamon and cinnamon is must to try! Thank you so much for a truly amazing gastronomic experience. A perfect end to our lovely holiday in Coverack. Phil and Sarah (Lewis) xx
My family and I first ate here when the restaurant was newly opened. We came back this year and were delighted to see it is still serving great food. Neil and Leonie coped well with my dairy allergy and we enjoyed two wonderful evenings of great food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Definitely a restaurant not to be missed. We look forward to visiting again next time we holiday in the area.
Graham and Linda Edwards
Visited\" The Greenhouse\"recently and have to say after sampling many restaurants world wide this easy going little gem is a restaurant in a million!
The menu was diverse and our dishes delicious.Sardines(pilchards in Cornwall of course)simple green salad,mussels in cider,pavlova and treacle tart took on a whole new taste experience served in such a friendly and welcoming way by Neil.
It was a delight to watch Leonie calmly cooking with such enjoyment for the restaurant and fish and chip night too!
Thank you both for a lovely night and obviously we\'ll be back when next in the area.
The Foote Family
We have visited the Greenhouse during our annual summer holiday to Cornwall every year since it opened, and we have enjoyed fantastic meals and lovely service every time. Our children (7 & 10) particularly enjoyed the slow roast belly pork and amazing banana and chocolate pavlova this year ! The restaurant is so welcoming for children, and it's so unusual to find somewhere that will provide the same good quality meals as for the adults, but in children's portions. The prices are very reasonable, and we always look forward to visiting each time we're in Cornwall. It's a simple concept - organic, fresh, local food - but beautifully and thoughtfully executed - thank you !
Kim and Jamie Pritchard
We had a wonderful Sunday lunch with our children, that exceeded our expectations the food was delicious and we managed to squeeze in most of the amazing puddings between the five of us!
we returned on a Thursday evening and had some georgeous sardines and an a wonderful goan curry.
We loved the restaurant food and warm welcome, it ticked all the boxes, homemade bread, fantastic fresh well seasoned produce.... and Leone and Neil made us as a whole family feel special.
It is understandably popular so make sure you book, oh and don't eat anything before you go so you can manage 3 courses.
Jason & Jan
We dined at the Greenhouse twice during our week long holiday in St Keverne last week – the food, wine and service is excellent and the cosy atmosphere delightful. We enjoyed a selection of fresh homemade bread, sardines, red mullet, venison curry, pork belly and an amazing peanut butter & chilli ice cream – what a treat!! What’s particularly good is that children are welcome in the restaurant – my 10 year old son loved the fish & chips and homemade ice cream. Having dined in some top restaurants in London it’s great to find a gem of a restaurant like the Greenhouse where the food is equally as good if not better – top marks to Neil and Leonie. We plan on coming back to this area of Cornwall again and will certainly make sure we are booked into the Greenhouse for dinner…and most likely more than once!!
Rainer and Ulrike, Germany-NW
We stayed in St Keverne for ten days and came to The Greenhouse twice for dinner. It was excellent food for both visits, with a warm welcome. We tried different dishes like rabbit with potatoes with a wonderful sauce and some vegetable, or salad with cheese. It is an absolute recommendable place to go for for good food at reasonable prizes! The menue is always interesting.
And it is interesting and quite unusual to be free to have a look into the kitchen, which I think is run with much care for the food! And it was always nice to talk to Neil who did a very good "service" and gave good advice. especially regarding the beer! But don´t forget Leonie the cook! She is an excellent cook, and you taste that she is doing that simply for a living; I believe she really loves to give people the best she can do! We will be back!!
Fantastic fresh fish, delicious bread, amazing peanut butter and chilli ice-cream which was cold,smooth,creamy and hot all at the same time. Lovely friendly relaxed atmosphere. I just wish we had anywhere as good and reasonable near us in Gloucestershire.
We had two great meals here last week on Tuesday and Thursday, we had a Goan fish curry and a pork belly roast and a traditional fish and chips, and loved everything about the restaurant and the food, worth travelling for and the Chilli and Peanut Butter home made icecream which is a must, but have a scoop of something cooler with it, best ice cream in Cornwall. This is a place we will revisit.
Alan and Cheryl Davies
Susanne and Adrian
The Greenhouse gives you great quality local ingredients which are very well prepared and simply presented. The surroundings are relaxed, the welcome warm and the prices more than reasonable – so it ticks all my boxes for a great restaurant. They also have a well chosen wine list and serve great local beers. We have become regulars – as much as an annual holiday in Cornwall permits – and recommend The Greenhouse to anyone we know who is going to the area. Friends have done exactly what we did the first time, eaten there and immediately booked to go back before the end of the trip, which is a recommendation in itself.
We have only visited The Greenhouse for Sunday lunch but on both occasions the food was truly delicious. Next stop fish and chip night! Thank you Leonie for the wonderful food and Neil your hosting skills are second to none! Paul and Donna
Superb, clean, simple yet sumptuous food with appropriate wine in an ambient setting. Thank you
Frans Martens & Marja Poulussen
We had a delicious vegetarian meal(wild mushroom salad/cheese tart)
last week in the Greenhouse. Fresh local indegrients. Very good cook and delicious bread. The best meal we had on our south-west coastpath walking holiday.
Zoe, William & Izzy
Simply fantastic! Very friendly and accommodating, since we arrived before opening and although they were fully booked, managed to squeeze us in and we were thankful that they did. The food was amazing, the fresh crab was to die for and gave us a lovely holiday memory to take home. We would not hesitate to recommend the restaurant and we will definitely be back again next time we visit. Thank you
A great menu, cooked brilliantly, served in a relaxed environment by friendly owners - and accompanied by a great selection of wines & beers - and at a very reasonable price. TOP MARKS!!! We had a truly lovely evening and will definitely be back! We're already telling our friends too.
Maureen & Roger Higginson
We visited St Keverne 3 years ago whilst on holiday and discovered The Greenhouse. It was so good, we planned this year's holiday around it and ate there 5 days out of 7 (they were closed the other 2 days!). We call it "The Greenhouse experience". The food is absolutely wonderful - Leonie's beef dripping roast potatoes are to die for! Neil and Leonie are a lovely couple - nothing is too much trouble - and we will certainly be back for more as soon as we can make it.
Emma and Steven
We had a lovely meal in The Greenhouse Organic Restaurant last week. It was fish and chip night - a large, beautifully cooked piece of fish in light and crispy batter, wonderful chips which were crispy and perfectly cooked and the most delicious home made tartare sauce. We managed to squeeze in pudding too - beautiful home made profiteroles and a delicious tart tatin. All in all, a wonderfully unpretentious restaurant, delicious food, and friendly hosts.
We plan to return when we are back in Cornwall.
Me and my partner ate here twice in our one week stay in Cornwall last summer and we're trying to plan our next trip somewhere near by so we can come to the restaurant. I think it's one of the best restaurants I've ever been in - the food is fresh, unpretentious, sourced locally, generous and delicious. The restaurant itself has a lovely atmosphere -romantic and relaxed and the owners are delightful. Have the pork belly!! It's amazing!
Brigitte and Anthony
Great unpretentious cooking making good use of local produce. Short but varied menu with something for everyone. Best food on our UK visit last August. Why aren't there more restaurants like this in the vastly overpriced and overrated UK 'eating landscape'?
Julie and Neil Whitford
Having just moved into the area mid-Nov 08, we decided to try out The Greenhouse. We have also purchased a self catering holiday cottage in St.Keverne and thought it a good idea to try out the restaurant not just for us but also to tell our \'cottage\' visitors. We were so impressed with our first visit in Nov and have since returned for my birthday celebration, the weekly Thursday \'curry nights\' and the fish and chip takeaways. Dec 16th we booked a table for 9 and again we were not disappointed.
Emma and Steve Harrison
We always come to The Greenhouse when we visit my parents in St. Keverne. It's a wonderful place for a special occasion and the inventive menu is fun to read. We'll be back!
Richard & Mandi
We had a great evening at the Greenhouse, the food, service and hospitality were all first-rate. Sadly we visited on our last night, we have used this as an excuse to come back next year! Many thanks to Neil and Leonie for making us feel so welcome
Mel and Luke
Was fortunate enough to eat at the first of the curry nights throughout November. We were delighted with the menu and food and amazed at how this was all provided for such a reasonable price. The lamb curry was delicious. Have already booked to go again.
Jill & Jonathan Ludbrook
We have tried most of the restaurants in the area and this is by far the best. Food is always wonderful and the service from Neil is exceptional. Do order the pork belly - it is to die for ! Taster plate of desserts was memorable.
For days after dining at your restaurant my imagination conjures up memories of that delicious aroma that greets us whenever we walk through the door. We know it won't be long before we return. Many, many thanks Leonie and Neil.
My wife and I ate at the Greenhouse on 18th Sept., it was so good we were back on the 19th. Excellent quality food cooked to a very high standard with out the usual 'gastro' pretensions. A must visit!
Mick and Penny Bearcroft
Mick and I enjoyed the whole experience of this restaurant on Tuesday 9 September so we went again on Thursday 11 September. The welcome, food, service and atmosphere were all second to none! We hope to see you again next year.
Sasha & Robin Jackson
We ate here with our two children aged 10 and 7 on 04/09/08 and could find no fault! The cooking, service, ambience and prices were superb. Excellent produce, cooked simply and well - no complicated or overly elaborate techniques, the food was able to truly shine. I recommend that you book in advance and do not visit the region without visiting the Greenhouse - I only wish we lived closer!
Simon and Colette
Along with our two children, both under ten, we ate here on Thursday 28th August and I can't recommend the place highly enough. We eat out quite often, but rarely found service, quality of ingredients, cooking and value which we encountered at the Greenhouse. Basically superb.
Adrian & Emma
We have been coming to this part of Cornwall for over ten years and remember the restuarant when it was Poppys. But out of all the local restuarants The Greenhouse is outstanding both in its food and service. If you are a great lover of ethnic food you must try the onion bhaji's they're to die for.
Will see you again in November, keep up the good work.
Jane & Simon
We booked for Sunday Lunch on 10th August (our 2nd visit) with our slightly built 13 year old son and 14 year old daughter. Every scrap of their mussels, venison, beef and cod disappeared which has to be the best advertisement! They couldn't resist puddings either! Seriously good ingredients, combinations, cooking and service - thank you!
Chris and Charlotte
We dined at The Greenhouse initially because we were staying just outside St Keverne and didn't want to travel too far - and our B&B hosts recommended it. We were so impressed we ended up eating there three times over the next few days! It really was a pleasure to find such a charming restaurant serving such high quality food - all at reasonable prices! Highly recommended - well worth the trip to St Keverne, wherever you are coming from!
Peter & Anne - Northampton
Visited 2nd August 2008. Really fresh ingredients and complementary flavours make the food here both delicious and interesting. The menu is small and unpretentious and cooked and served by the calmest, most efficient and friendly team in a kitchen open for all to see. We very much hope we'll be able to visit again.
We visited Greenhouse on the last night of a very wet week on The Lizard. Despite being fully booked Neil & Leonie found us a 9 o clock table for 2. This is a lovely, unpretentious, high quality restaurant which should be a must on any holidays schedule. The veggie & fish choices are excellent, and the house red is exceptional. Highly recommended. Go, enjoy and spread the word. The music was really cool as well although very much background.
We stumbled across the Greenhouse quite by chance, just looking for somehwere to eat and instead were treated to an absolutely outstanding meal.
Everything was cooked to perfection and brought out the quality of the ingedients with some really interesting flavours.
In addition they coped with our mixed dietary requirements (wheat free) and our youngest son's preference for simple food.
And lastly, you couldn't have friendlier, more obliging service anywhere.
I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.
This is one in a million place to eat! Great food from a wonderful choice on the menu - the fish was beautifully cooked and the vegetarian food amazing, all piping hot and really very delicious. Great wine, friendly service and a lovely restaurant. What more can I say? Can't wait to come and see you again soon. Thank you.