High hopes for Porthleven restaurant

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A new restaurant in Porthleven is aiming rejuvenate one of the harbour’s historic buildings following an environmentally sensitive restoration.

Director Sam Sheffield-Dunstan has embraced the local community to redevelop Amélies at The Smokehouse, using local trades and suppliers as well as reclaimed materials in the project.

After completely renovating and redesigning the old Smokehouse, Sheffield-Dunstan is excited about the opening: “We’ve worked really hard to get the building to this point and now I can’t wait to welcome our customers to Amélies and see them enjoying our food.

“We’re passionate about protecting the environment and have designed the restaurant to be as green as possible. We’ve based our menus around food that is locally grown, sourced and farmed, and we’ve also installed a wood-fired oven which will be powered by fuel from a sustainably-managed woodland. Even our tables have been made from reclaimed Westcountry wood.”

The restaurant officially opens on Monday March 29.