New restaurant opening in St Ives

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Renowned chef Dorian Janmaat is set to open his first solo outpost next month.

Janmaat, who honed his culinary style as the award-winning executive head chef of The Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes and before that at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, is opening Ardo in the heart of St Ives.

Set on Fore Street, the casual dining restaurant will pay homage to Janmaat’s love of the Mediterranean coast and Cornwall, where he spent much of his upbringing. Spanish-influenced small plates will celebrate locally and Andalusian sourced produce, along with the freshest Cornish seafood and dry aged cuts, cooked simply over charcoal.

He said: “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to open a restaurant, and I can’t wait to throw open Ardor’s doors and welcome visitors, locals, friends and family in the best way we know how – with beautiful food and wine.

“Ardor’s aim is to offer delicious plates using the best produce, selected for its quality and flavour, enhanced by cooking with care and simplicity.

Ardor is set to open its doors from July 8.

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