Steve and I visited Fat Cap and Brisket on a busy Tuesday night during the half term holidays. After doing a little bit of research on the restaurants and pubs in Fowey this came out top of places that I wanted to visit. The menu looked enticing plus they try and source most of their ingredients as locally as possible. I happened to notice that they served Camel Valley wine too and I really wanted to have a glass before I returned home. I am a firm believer in shopping locally and supporting local growers, farmers and artisans. I do this when I travel too. I want to sample local produce that is fresh and tasty on my plate. Fat Cap and Brisket was the only bar or restaurant that I visited that stocked a local wine and at £12.00 a glass it wasn’t cheap but it was something I really wanted to try. We had booked a table for 8.30 and arrived a little early. The staff were very accommodating and showed us out onto the terrace where we could have a drink and peruse the menu. There were lots of yummy dishes that made it difficult to choose but after careful deliberation I went for the Fowey mussels. I love shellfish and the fact they had just hopped out of the water and onto my plate pleased me. Steve went for the wild boar curry. Something that you don’t see very often which I think enticed him to try. We asked our lovely waitress if the wild boar was local too and she said it was from Devon. We retorted “so are we” and the decision was finalised. Wild boar curry it was and from Devon none the less. I guess that was pretty local.
Our main courses arrived and were presented beautifully. A big bowl of steaming mussels served in a white wine and garlic sauce. To mop up the lovely juices was a good amount of crusty bread. I also ordered a side salad to have alongside which was full of crisp veggies, nuts and seeds. Every mouthful of my supper was thoroughly enjoyed.
I would thoroughly recommend Fat Cap and Brisket if you are in Fowey. The terrace has the most amazing views and if you are lucky to be there at sunset, like we were, then it is truly breathtaking. I hope to return to Fowey again and will definitely have this restaurant/bar on my list of places to visit.