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The Bolenna

The Bolenna


"Absolutely fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere"

Bringing Something Different To The Table...

The Bar at Bolenna has massively grown in reputation for quality dining in Cornwall since taking on Head Chef Dan Wilde to join Pete and Holly in the kitchen. We took the opportunities of lockdown to expand what we offer.

Off-site eating as well as on-site, weekly hot meals for collection or delivery, remained open for hot drinks and refreshments when others closed. We showed ourselves as resilient and a force to be reckoned with. 

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A Growing Reputation

We aim to have the best food and the best surroundings.

Our menu is seasonal, fresh and local, with much of the produce grown in our own beds outside the kitchen window. Our chefs can actually see their ingredients growing as they start to cook. From plant to plate in less the time it takes to bring chilled water to your table.

Seasonal Food & Drink

We offer fresh, seasonal, local unpretentious food, accompanied by great wines, a great selection of gins and spirits, cocktails and unusual beers from Cornwall and around the world.

We now have an online capacity and contactless ordering, table reservation and even remote payments should you want to have the full The Bar at Bolenna brought to you.

Dining Inside Or Out

The best chefs, best front of house staff, best breakfasts, lunches, dinners and events. The Bar at Bolenna offers intimate relaxed dining indoors and also has three separate dining gardens.

Our Dining Gardens

The Meadow Garden overlooks the splendid Bolenna park and Perran Tennis Courts with its beautiful Edwardian Club House built in 1914. The Meadow Garden enjoys day long sunshine and is the perfect place for afternoon tea amidst the wildflowers.
The Kitchen Garden offers somewhere to grab a quick drink, light bite or coffee and homemade cake from our outdoor kitchen. This space can be readied for events and private parties and is suitable for a marquee and dance floor.
See Events page for details.
Our Hidden Garden is a coastal planted space lit for evening dining, with sail shades for all weathers, and has become everyone’s favourite languid outdoor dining and drinking garden. With its south westerly aspect it gets the last of the evening sunshine for those wanting to chill the evening away.

Our Team

Karen Colam

Karen Colam


Holly Huggins


Dan Wilde

Head Chef

Richie Winn

Food & Beverage Manager

Liv Huggins

Calma Manager

Phil Hankins

Front of House

Max Young

Hotel Assistant

Laura Cheung

Front of House

Amy Thorpe

Front of House


last call for poldark tours

After eight years sitting at the zenith of Poldark related tourism, we have decided 2023 will be Karen’s final year of touring guests around Cornwall’s outstanding landscapes, tourist attractions and show stopping filming locations.

This also means that any and all visits to Nampara (pictured) will cease after 2023, as it is a location Karen has exclusive access to. So if seeing Nampara and experiencing Karen’s expertise and charm first hand is on your Poldark bucket list, this will likely be the final opportunity to do so.

Places are limited for next year, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch, it would b wonderful to see you all –