Restaurant & Bar
Lots of food choices freshly prepared to suit everyone’s taste buds.
At Sands we like to offer you good food at a reasonable price. Our enthusiastic team of chefs prepare a range of modern Mediterranean dishes and scrumptious puddings. We use wherever possible locally sourced meat, dairy and fish. Book dinner for the whole of your stay and you can get our 3 course dinner and coffee for an amazing £13 a night.
At dinner we have 3 different dining areas, one for couples or parents who want a child free dinner, one for families with older children and one where small children are welcome.
Different meal times for dinner give you the choice to eat with or without your children. In the evening, enjoy a drink at our well stocked bar whilst taking advantage of our free baby listening service.
Buffet Breakfast – 8.00am – 9.45am
Served in the restaurant. Tea, coffee, rolls, croissants, toast, yoghurt, muesli bars, cereals and three cooked items daily.
Lunch – 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Served in the restaurant or on the terrace. All lunches attract an extra charge. Paninis, rolls, platters, salads, chips, ice cream and cakes. See our Download our lunch menu 2013.
Early Children’s tea - 4.45pm – 5.45pm
Early high tea served for children. Alternatively kids can join the family dinner at 7.00pm.
Family Dining 7.00pm – 8.00pm in ZONE A
For those who want to eat dinner with their younger children as an alternative to children’s teas.
No seating after 7.30pm.*
Quiet Dinner – 7.30pm – 8.45pm in ZONE B
For those who want to eat with older children. Under 8 ’s are discouraged from this area.
Couples dining – 7.30pm to 8.45 pm in ZONE C
If you would like to eat as a couple each night we will do our best to seat you in a child free area.
*As part of your dinner you can choose up to 2 jars of baby food per dinner (just ask your waiter or waitress to find out which flavours are available). Please note that the jars can’t be taken out of the restaurant. In addition we can also purée any dish from our dinner menu for your little one. The restaurant also has a microwave that can be used to heat up jars, milk and water.
Please note that whilst we try our best to seat you in your area of choice this may not always be possible as demand for zones vary day by day.
Also see a Sample Dinner Menu here.
Bar at Sands
The “Ocean Bar” is open from 10.00am to 11.30pm each day. On sunny days it transfers during the day to the Harbour Café on our terrace. Drinks, coffees, ice cream, sweets, homemade cakes and Cornish cream teas are available.
The wines on our wine list are handpicked for their quality and value. At Sands we believe that a bottle of wine with a meal is an essential part of the dining experience and hence offer a superb range of affordable wines as well as classic names at unbeatable prices.
Special diets and allergies
At Sands we don’t offer a specific special diet service but we try to work with you to adapt our menu to cover many dietary and allergic issues. By looking at the menus a day before and speaking to the restaurant manager we will do our best to ensure you can get a safe and healthy meal. However this does depend on adapting items from our menu and we are unable to prepare completely separate menus.
The following items are available at no charge:
If you want to bring special diet foods with you we are happy to store them and serve them to you. Unfortunately we don’t have a health food shop in our area but some special food items can be purchased for you from Morrison’s. The cost of the goods plus VAT will be added to your account.
Sands is a busy hotel with many children walking around with drinks, nuts, milk and biscuits. Some of these are also served in our children’s clubs. For children with serious allergic reactions to these items parents should be aware that there is a risk of cross contamination. Similarly in our kitchen we don’t have an area set aside for special diet cooking.