APPLETON'S AT THE VINEYARD

Appletons is a restaurant and bar established in March 2016 by Andy Appleton and his partner Lyndsey.

The restaurant is situated in a modern building within an operational vineyard and winery, Trevibban Mill, on the way to Padstow, Cornwall.

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ANDY APPLETOn

Andy is a self taught chef, learning most of his skills from many amazing chefs he has had the pleasure to work with through out his career, and gaining most of his passion from travelling the world (Italy particularly). Most recently, Andy's CV has him as the former Head Chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, in that position for 9 years, and before that at the flagship restaurant Fifteen London.

During his time at Fifteen Cornwall he designed menus and food concepts that satisfied the hunger of over 3/4 of a million guests. Alongside overseeing the award winning restaurant he also oversaw the apprentice chef training programme that had, to date, graduated 101 young chefs through the programme into the industry.

Andy left Fifteen in February 2016 to start Appleton’s at the Vineyard, a huge leap of faith and his first venture on his own! 

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Photos credit to David Griffen Photography https://www.davidgriffen.co.uk

NON SI VIVE DI SOLO PANE 

Translation - 'One does not live by bread alone'

For Andy, food is about more than the recipes – it’s a whole attitude and lifestyle that makes great food the focus of every day.

It’s about sourcing the best seasonal ingredients at their peak, and letting them do the talking without unnecessary clutter and complexity.

Taking rustic, Italian dishes and adding a contemporary twist, Andy creates unique menus that bring the best of Italy and Cornwall together on a plate.

Andy uses some specialist exciting ingredients from Italy but primarily the best of the west and using many local producers to support the local economy, the Vineyard has its own herb and vegetable kitchen garden and rears its own lamb for him to use, taking the sourcing ethos of using produce on his doorstep, very literally!

A sample menu is attached to give you an idea of the type of food you can expect to see but the menu changes very frequently dependant on what is seasonally best and locally available.

SALUTI!

When we created our bar list we had the same ethos and philosophy to it as Andy does his food, we would try to feature the best of the west or source from Italy, where possible. We have some really interesting, traditional and artisanal spirits, beers and ciders from Italy and Cornwall. 

Our wine list, in our opinion, is small but perfectly formed! 

We stock all of the Trevibban Mill wines and then a varied selection of Italian wines (all of our personal favourites!) that between them all should answer to everyones tastes but most importantly complement the flavours in Andy's food perfectly. 

Trevibban Mill  currently produce 6 wines - Red; Rose; White and Sparkling aswell as 1 cider

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A tavola non si invecchia

Translation - 'At the table with good friends and family you do not become old'

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