We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Driftwood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rosevine, Rosevine TR2 5EW, England
+44 1872 580644
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 208: English reviews
Chertsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
477 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The chef Chris really excels, the menu was exciting, but the between nibbles were a delight. The wine list was very good and an unusual selection. Also the gins on offer were rare.

Helpful?
Thank Alan M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate every night of our 4 night stay; great service, fantastic menu and an interesting, good value wine list...the food is so pretty it looks like a piece of art on the plate and then tastes even better...loved it

Helpful?
Thank Richard L
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I hope we will see you again soon. More 

Nuneaton
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous food in a stunning location with breathtaking views. Well presented, modern menu with attentive, knowledgeable staff.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin H
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I hope we will see you again. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a quiet Monday evening. The ten course tasting menu was varied and well presented. The service was excellent and attentive without any "hovering". We will definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank sandy6547
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, particularly for your comment on the service and I hope we will see you again. More 

Level Contributor
107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit here over the past couple of years, never disappoints. Glad it was good, as we had a friend with us. My main was Hoggett and was very nice, others had fish equally as nice....

Helpful?
Thank Graeme G
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, I hope we will see you gain. More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is just fabulous. Every bite of food was like a piece of heaven, so light yet bursting with flavour. Can highly recommend the pheasant main course and also the fig dessert. Great service too. Will definitely be returning.

Helpful?
Thank Karen O
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, that's very kind and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Like most people, I would imagine, we turned up on a dark late autumn evening at this out of the way place because of its Michelin star. The food was indeed excellent as you would expect. Sticking to meat as it was a Monday, both ingredients and cooking were well judged. Pheasant and steak full of flavour and with complex... More 

Helpful?
Thank medocain
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, I am pleased you enjoyed yourselves. It seems that you came on a quiet night, come back in the spring and summer and see the amazing views. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is an excellent restaurant. We went for dinner and the a la carte menu is definitely high level fine dining. The taster menu looked amazing but we didn't think we would be able to move afterwards if we went for that. Excellent service and pleasant surroundings. It is not cheap at around £100 per head including wine but on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daniel P
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, that is very kind of you. I know we are not cheap, the economics forbid it, but I do think that we offer value. I hope we will see you again. More 

South East England
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing restaurant in the beautiful Driftwood hotel. The atmosphere is really relaxed and the waiting staff are excellent. The food was better than most 2 star restaurants we have eaten at, and the 10 course tasting menu is highly recommended. Brilliant combinations and a memorable night.

Helpful?
Thank Ekels234
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, praise indeed. Thank you very much and I hope we will see you again. More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it loved it loved it There was nothing to fault, the service was on par with the very best. Christina is very knowledgeable about the wines and happy to make appropriate suggestions according to your individual menu choices. I have worked in the food and beverage industry all my life and would love to be in a position to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan B
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, what a lovely review and I am delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much. I look forward to seeing you again. More 

Travellers who viewed Driftwood Restaurant also viewed

St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
 

Been to Driftwood Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$57 - US$139
Cuisine
European, British, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosevine, Rosevine TR2 5EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Rosevine
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 580644
Description
We could go on, but let's leave that to the Guide Books. Come and experience Driftwood's Michelin Starred Restaurant for yourself. There are no extravagant promises, only a guarantee of the freshest, finest food, served with stunning views across the sea. When the weather is warm we light hurricane lamps on the deck to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and after dinner coffee.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Driftwood Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?