Food & Drink

Sundowner Sessions at Lusty Glaze

Down the winding 133 steps and nestled between 150ft cliffs lies the secluded cove of Lusty Glaze. With cute little blue and white washed beach huts alongside Lusty Glaze restaurant, it really is a beach lovers dream.

Lusty Glaze just have its own restaurant, it can offer accommodation in one of their beautiful beachside holiday homes and for that extra special day they hold weddings, a truly magical place to get married.

We were invited to attend one of Lusty Glaze’s famous Sundowner Sessions. These are free weekly music sessions every Wednesday throughout the summer and showcase some of the best musicians around whilst you enjoy your dinner or just kick back with a drink.

On this particular night, James Dixon from Bude was playing. We had never seen him play before but he was fantastic, definitely worth going to see. He covers a wide range of genres and is so engaging with the audience, every song has a story behind it giving you real sense of who he is as a person.

As we walked in we were greeted with beachy/rustic vibes with an array of fairy lights, the décor is very considered and transports you to your favourite beach holiday destination. It feels welcoming and comforting from the get-go and it is continually enforced by the amazing staff.

We were shown to our table by the lovely Max (manager), all I can say is WOW! We were seated with the most perfect view looking out across their large indoor decked area and out on to Lusty Glaze beach.

Just to add to how awesome Lusty is they are completely dog friendly. They leave dog treat jars everywhere and little beds for your pooch to lie on. Not only that but on a Wednesday (woof Wednesdays) your pooch can enjoy a canine dinner with you for only £3 and all proceeds go to St Francis Dog’s Home.

Max introduced us to our waitress Bethan, she made our whole experience so lovely. The friendliest waitress I’ve ever met (you did a great job Bethan). We browsed through the menu and it was so nice to see that there was something for everyone. From amazing fish and meat dishes to vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. After much deliberation we settled on what we wanted.

Lucy had:

Starter – Of course I had to have my favourite starter of all time Squid. It was cooked perfectly with a light coating of salt and black pepper batter with a scrummy garlic mayo dip to accompany it.

Main – It took some time to decide by I opted for the Halloumi surfer salad. A very light and refreshing main with a lovely blend of flavours. But don’t be tricked into thinking this is a small dish, it was huge! So big in fact I had to have half boxed up so I could take it home.

Dessert – To end my incredible dinner, I went with the lemon tart with mixed summer fruits and clotted cream. It was divine I could of eaten 10 (well actually I couldn’t, the portions were so generous I was stuffed).

Stu had:

Starter – Thought he’d kick things off with the five bean veggie nachos. We hadn’t anticipated how big it would be but this could easily feed two people, maybe even three. Nachos is a common go-to for Stu and I but it was a next level nachos. Despite it’s size and Bethan’s offers to box it up, Stu did clear the plate. Its hard to stop when it tastes that good.

Main – Sweet potato burger. Served with fries and caramelised onion confit. Another amply sized dish but wasn’t too much of a challenge for Stu. The burger was spilling out of the sides of the bun and was delicious. He cleared this in no time.

Dessert – Lemon Roulade with lemon curd and ice cream. A light and refreshing dessert to finish with. He just about had enough space to fit it in but understandably so as it was superb.

With full bellies and feeling completely lost in the atmosphere, we decided to enjoy some after dinner drinks down in the decked area and listen to some more of James Dixon.

We were so lucky with the weather it had been a real grey miserable day and then out of nowhere this incredible sunset happened. The whole evening was just perfect.

Thank you to all the team at Lusty Glaze you were all incredible.

  • we were invited for a complimentary meal for the purpose of a review, all thoughts are our own.

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