COVID-19 Statement

COVID-19 Statement


Existing Reservations
All guests with reservations until the 31st May will be contacted by our reservations team to arrange for date amendments or cancellations.

New Reservations
All new reservations confirmed will be monitored in relation to the on-going situation.


Existing Gift vouchers

Any existing gift vouchers due to expiry between March-June 2020 are encouraged to email to arrange a validity extension to your voucher. An additional three months validity will be given to all voucher requests.

A personal message from Michael Caines MBE Chef Owner

 March 21st 2020

It is with determination and positivity that I write to announce the temporary closure of The Cove following this Friday’s announcement. At such a precarious moment in the history of mankind, all of us must do everything that we can in the collective struggle to defeat COVID-19. Our thoughts are with all who are suffering from the disease, with those who have lost loved ones, and above all with the amazing NHS staff and all care workers who are dedicating themselves to eradicating this terrible virus from our lives. They are real heroes and we salute them.

I have long been a champion of the Southwest and its fabulous larder, so it was the greatest pleasure to open The Cove, my first venture in Cornwall. The decision to close so soon after opening is terribly disappointing for us all. I am disappointed that we will not be able to welcome new and old guests who love this special place and I so appreciate the support you have already shown us. But now, for the safety of all of you, of our staff and employees, and of our larger community, it is the right time for us to be shutting our doors. Hopefully it will not be for too long.

Rest assured I am doing everything in my power to ensure that we support every single person who works for us, as well as to help guide them through this period of great uncertainty. We have only just begun our journey together. It is my hope and belief that when we eventually emerge from this dark time The Cove team will be remain intact, stronger than ever, and ready to commence serving you once more.

I believe in the power of hospitality as a force for good. British hospitality in all its many forms and wonderful variety will rise once more from the ashes of corona, of that I am certain. So, I am determined and positive and I want you to be too. Keep dreaming your dreams. They may be on pause now, but you can and will make them happen.

I look forward to seeing you in happier and brighter times,

Michael Caines, Chef OwnerMichael Caines, Chef/Patron


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We are missing you too

We are missing you too! It is reassuring to know that so many of you are booking with us in the near future. We cannot wait to welcome you back and whilst the restaurant is closed, online bookings are open for all table reservations.

We are taking tentative bookings from 1st July but hopeful that we will be open before then. For more information please see our latest statement regarding COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you in happier and brighter times