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

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 214: English reviews
London
Level Contributor
116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a super nice meal here. Fantastic service, particularly from a very professional and knowledgeable chap fresh from a restaurant on Skye. It is beautifully timed, themed and presented food - we had the longer of the two tasting menus and every dish was exceptionally well balanced and the flavours matched perfectly. My only quibble (and it is only... More 

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

Thank you, I am delighted that you had another great meal. We do have a style of cooking that we believe in, is seasonal and that we are confident with. I do think our menu has and continues to evolve, I can only think of one dish, a dessert, that has not being changed in some form from last year... More 

Stoke on Trent
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, brilliant service, fantastic views of waves and beach. A haven for lovers of food and wine.

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

Thank you, that's very kind, I hope we will see you again. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday the 31st of March, dinner reservation, arrived early primarily due to the excitement. When we sat down in the bar, we knew this was going to be an experience worth remembering. We were offered the drinks menu and decided on bubbly seeing it was for a birthday. Too bold to call it a glass of heaven? Perhaps, but this... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank PippaT23
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, what a review! Thank you so much, I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time and hope we will see you again. The third bread, by the way, was a malt star sourdough, no wonder you couldn't remember it with a name like that! More 

Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a seven course tasting menu at the. Driftwood which was as good as the ritz in London! I would highly recommend a visit for a special occasion.

Helpful?
1 Thank JuliaL0203
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, praise indeed, although I am not sure our dining room ceiling quite matches the Ritz! I hope we will see you again. More 

Cornwall UK
Level Contributor
110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a special birthday treat. We live locally and had heard lots of good things about the Driftwood. What an amazing experience it was. Food, service and setting was all faultless. We chose the 3 course menu, food was delicious and so beautifully presented. Can't wait to return again!

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

Thank you, that's very kind and I hope we will see you again soon. More 

UK
Level Contributor
112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It is expensive, there's no getting away from that, but we had the 8 course tasting menu for three of us (£95 a head) plus 2 flights of wine at £75 a head so we knew what we were in for and it was worth it: this food is delicious and beautifully presented. The most memorable dishes were the crab... More 

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

Thank you, I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope you found the whole experience good value. I am afraid we can't deliver the quality of food, drink and service we want to without a high price tag. Please do come back and stay, we offer exceptional value in our low season and with no let up on standards. More 

Chertsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
600 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 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?
1 Thank Alan M
Paul R, Owner at Driftwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, please do come and see us again. More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

Travellers who viewed Driftwood Restaurant also viewed

 
St Austell, Cornwall
Portscatho, 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$58 - US$142
Cuisine
European, British, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?