I was kindly invited to Hooked on the Rocks tonight for their venue relaunch.
I am in love with the new modern decor. There are no more nets or seashore decorations. It has dimmed lighting but not so dimmed that you feel tired. It has been painted a beautiful blue colour on the wooden walls and there are booths so you can have a romantic dinner for 2 or with a small group of friends without seeing lots of other diners. There is also a lobster tank.
The nibbles werent nibbles they were wholesome in size. I ate the most juiciest, crispy chorizo. My first time trying Mackerel Tartar which was light subtle but packed with flavour, I was a bit dubious when reaching for it but it was heaven so I ate 2 of them with an edible flower garnished on top. There were also fishcake balls with tarta cream, a vegetable stack, ham hock canape and then for dessert homemade light and fluffy rhubarb and custard doughnuts and strawberry jam doughnuts and homemade lightly dusted truffles that were sensational.
I can't believe it was 3 years ago that we held a Chat and Eat night at their sister restaurant Hooked Restaurant & Bar in Truro with Robert Duncan. Time to tick Swanpool off our foodie list I think. Thanks again Emma for the invitation.