Fresh local produce served with a beautiful sea viewThe Old Lifeboat House in Coverack, Cornwall, invites you to our friendly small independently run Take Away, Restaurant and Bar. View Menus
Old Lifeboat House closed down in 1980. Soon after it was converted into a restaurant, bar, and takeaway. It has a modern, relaxed atmosphere where the diner can take their time to enjoy the experience. We are fully licensed with draught Cornish Ales and an outstanding Cornish Pilsner, as well as an extensive wine list. As far as Lizard restaurants are concerned you can not get much closer to the water’s edge, ideal for those long summer evenings. We also barbecue once a week during the summer months.
The Lifeboat House also has an award-winning takeaway Fish & Chips service where you have a choice of fish cooked in batter or in our secret breadcrumb recipe. See our Takeaway Menu
What’s on the menu?
At the Lifeboat House, we use only the freshest fish available. We buy directly from Newlyn market or landings in Falmouth, we have close ties with the boats and skippers who land the catch. Some fish species that were among our favourites have been neglected over the years. Megrim Sole and Red Gurnard are much prized throughout Europe, yet seldom served here in England. Even the tasty Monkfish has only recently started to appear on menus. As great lovers of fresh seafood, we combine the best quality fish from the daily catch with a selection of classic sauces.
Whilst we do specialise in freshly caught fish we have not forgotten the meat! All our of Beef, Pork, and Lamb are sourced from local farms and butchered by our local award-winning supplier Retallaks of St. Keverne. We also use local foragers to supply us with many wild vegetables and herbs that are often seen in our cooking.
Espresso – £1.90
A short, invigorating shot of coffee.
Large Espresso – £2.50
A double shot of espresso.
Macchiato – £2.10
Something different. A shot of espresso “marked” with a little frothed milk.
Cappuccino – £2.50
A luxurious mix of espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk, finished with a sprinkling of chocolate.
Americano – £1.90
(with milk add 30p) A shot of espresso mixed with hot water to create a long black coffee.
Café Latte – £2.60
A delicious mixture of espresso and steamed milk crowned with a smooth layer of frothed milk.
Mocha – £2.80
A wonderful fusion of espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate.
Hot Chocolate – £2.80
Indulge in this decadent combination of steamed milk and rich chocolate.
Pot of Tea for One – £2.00
Breakfast or Earl Grey.
Cornish Cream Tea’s – £6.50
A selection of fruit and herb tea’s - £1.75
Please ask about today’s selection of Cakes and Sweet Treats.
Cornish Full Breakfast – £7.50 Proper pork sausage, dry cured bacon, hogs pudding, fresh tomato, mushrooms, sauté potatoes, beans and a choice of; – poached, fried or scrambled free range egg. Toast and Cornish butter.
Vegetarian Full Breakfast (V) – £7.50 Two vegetarian sausages, fresh tomato, mushrooms, sauté potatoes, beans and a Choice of; – poached, fried or scrambled free range egg. Toast and Cornish butter.
Eggs Benedict (G.F. available) – £6.50 Toasted English muffin, bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Eggs Royale (G.F. available) – £6.50 Toasted English muffin, smoked salmon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Eggs Florentine (G.F. available) – £6.50 Toasted English muffin, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. V
Breakfast Baps or English Muffins.
Full Monty. Egg, sausage, bacon and Hogs Pudding – £6.00
Bacon – £4.75
Sausage – £4.75
Veggie Sausage (V) – £4.75
Eggs (Two) (V) – £4.00
Porridge topped with fruits and honey (V) – £2.75
Toast with Cornish butter Jam or Marmalade – £1.75
Fruit Juice; – Tomato, Orange, Cranberry or Apple – £1.75
Please ask about today’s selection of cakes and sweet treats.
LUNCH / DINNER MENU
Homemade Soup of the day - £6.50
With fresh baked baguette. V/G.F.
Our own recipe Seafood Chowder - £8.75 / £11.50
Smoked Haddock, Codand Prawns cooked in a cream sauce with dill, fennel, leeks, celery, carrots, onions and potatoes. (G.F.) Served with homemade Soda bread.
Smoked Mackerel and Beetroot Pate - £7.50
Served on Lizard leaf salad with Horseradish dressing and Toast.
Mixed Olives with olive oil and Balsamic with Hummus - £8.50.
With a selection of warmbreads. (Perfect to share).
Doom Bar battered Fish and chips - £14.50
Served with a salad garnish, Homemade Tartare sauce and a choice of Mushy peas or Curry Sauce.
Seafood Lasagne - £15.95 G.F.
Pasta sheets packed with Smoked Haddock, Cod, Prawns, Leeks, celery, and fennel cooked in white wine. Oven baked on a tomato sauce and topped with a cheese sauce. Served with a dressed Lizard leaf mixed salad.
Steamed Mussels. Cooked with Orchard cider, bacon, sage and cream - £7.50 / £13.50
Served withfresh baked baguette. Add a bowl of chips £2.50.
Authentic Homemade curry of the day - £14.50
Served with rice, naan, poppadum and mango chutney.
Authentic Homemade Tagine [Priced]
Cooked with Saffron, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, sweet potato and a blend of Moroccan spices and served with couscous and a red onion, mint and honey salad.
Monk Cheek - £17.50
Roast Vegetable - £15.50 V / G.F.
Whole Locally caught flat fish of the day - £16.95
Served with a prawn, caper, green bean and cherry tomato butter sauce. Accompanied with saute potatoes and Lizard leaf salad.
Garlic Mushroom, spinach and Blue cheese pancake - £12.50 V
Oven baked with a tomato ragu and topped with cheese sauce. Served with Lizard leaf salad.
DESSERTS - £6.95
Chocolate Brownie with chocolate sauce and clotted cream. G.F
Classic Crème Brulee. With shortbread.
Callestick Farm ice cream sundae topped with clotted cream and summer berries.
Sticky Toffee pudding with caramel sauce and ice-cream.
KIDS MEAL DEALS - £7.50
Fish and chips
Chicken nuggets and chips
Sausage and chips (vegetarian available).
Served with a choice of beans or garden peas, New Potatoes instead of chips).
Cheesy Linguini with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and garlic bread. V
Children’s meal deal includes a carton of orange or apple juice and a milk maid ice lolly from the freezer for afters.
SANDWICHES - 12PM - 5.30PM
Please ask about Gluten Free Options.
Thai Chicken with a Basil and Coriander Mayonnaise - £8.95
Strips of chicken grilled with a Thai spiced yoghurt marinade and served in a salad filled pitta.
Fish Goujons - £8.95
Lightly battered strips of fresh fish with homemade Tartare Sauce in a lettuce filled soft white roll.
Lifeboat House Burger - £9.95
Prime Cornish beef patty topped with cheese and bacon in a salad and gherkin filled soft white roll.
Goats Cheese, Butternut and Beetroot Burger - £9.95 V
Topped with Cornish Yarg and served in a salad and salsa filled soft white roll.
Steak and Onion Baguette - £11.95
Grilled minute Cornish sirloin steak served in a baguette with grain mustard mayonnaise, red onion marmaladeand salad.
Cornish Cream Tea’s - £5.95
Fish and Chips – £7.50
Small Fish and Chips (Child/OAP) – £4.50
Fish alone – £5.50
Half Fish alone – £3.00
Regular Chips – £2.00
Small Chips – £1.50
Cheesy Chips – £3.75
Battered Proper Sausage – £2.50
Breaded Scampi (10/11 pieces) – £5.50
Whole breast Chicken Nuggets (6/7 pieces) – £4.75
Homemade Fish Cake salad and Tartare – £4.00
Veggie Burger with salad and Chips – £6.50
6oz Bacon and Cheese burger salad and chips – £7.00
Homemade Curry – £7.00
Turmeric Rice – £1.50
Naan Bread – £1.50
Poppadum – 50p
Mango Chutney – 50p
Mushy Peas – 90p/£1.50
Curry Sauce – 90p/£1.50
Beans – 90p/£1.50
Gravy – 90p/£1.50
Homemade Tartare Sauce – 50p
Coleslaw – 75p
Sauce Sachets – 10p
Pickled Egg – 75p
Pickled Onion – 75p
Gherkin – 75p
Bread Roll and Butter – £1.00
Please see our Coffee Menu for our range of Hot Drinks
Cornish Full Breakfast
Smoked Mackerel & Beetroot Pate
Cornish Cream Tea
“Well worth a visit”
“Unprepossessing building hiding a wonderfully delicious secret”
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10 A.M. – 8 P.M
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
12:00 P.M. – 8 P.M
12 P.M. – 4 P.M.