Our Chefs

We have a great team of hardworking and talented chefs in our kitchen creating mouthwatering dishes.  They are also committed to keeping the kitchen well organised and structured.

Kevin Roberts – Head Chef

Kevin has been working with us at The Top House Inn for almost 7  years, from the day we took over in March 2010 and has worked his way up to Head Chef, with overall management of the kitchen.   Kevin works closely with all the team and has been instrumental in helping to build our reputation for great food. Kevin understands the Inn really well and knows what dishes work well with a great understanding of local produce and in particular fish, with a good rapport buying locally from local fishermen.

Adam Carter – Consultant Chef

Adam has been working with us since the start of 2016 to assist with menu planning and preparation, working hands on alongside the team to help streamline processes.  Adam is passionate about food and brings a wealth of experience gained over more than 20 years in the industry working throughout Cornwall and also overseas.  Adam has great menu ideas, showcasing what the local area has to offer and his dessert specials and homemade ice cream is proving to be a particular favourite.

Kurt Bishop – Commis Chef/KP

Kurt joined us in August 2016 and has quickly settled in to his role in the team, supporting in food preparation and service as well as carrying out kitchen porter duties. Kurt studied and passed in Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service and has worked in a variety of establishments to gain hands on experience.

Jean Bradshaw – Breakfast Chef 

Jean joined us in March 2011. Primarily Jean works as Breakfast Chef but also works during main service as well.  Guests staying in our Bed and Breakfast rooms will have the pleasure of one of Jean’s legendary breakfasts from her Full Cornish breakfast to the Top House Fruit Platter. A great start to the day!

Helen Hines – Breakfast Chef

Helen joined us in 2015 ready for the busy summer season and has fitted in so well it feels like she has been here for a lot longer, preparing wonderful breakfasts for our guests.

Katie Morton and Megan Gribble – Part Time Kitchen Porters

The kitchen porters support all the chefs by keeping the kitchen clean and tidy, helping with food preparation and of course washing up!



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The Top House Inn
The Lizard
TR12 7NQ
Tel: 01326 290974

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May Bank Holiday May 27, 2017

Bar open all day, every day with food served all day too from 11:30am. Whatever the weather, we have plenty of space both indoors and outdoors to enjoy a hot or cold drink and a bite to eat. Delicious homecooked food with a focus on fresh local produce with fish, handpicked crab, mussels and lobsters […]


Easter Weekend April 14, 2017

All set for a busy Easter Weekend and looking forward to welcoming everyone. Our bar is open all day for hot and cold refreshments; with delicious food served all day. So if you fancy a late lunch or early dinner … no problem! There will be some fabulous local fish dish specials on the Specials […]


Trelawny Shout – St Piran’s Day 5th March March 3, 2017

St Piran’s Day 5th March- Trelawny Shout What better way to celebrate than to take part in the collective ‘shout’ (the term for Cornish pub singing).  Mass singing of the Cornish anthem ‘Trelawny’, will be happening in many St Austell brewery pubs across the county.  We are delighted that the Cadgwith Singers will be joining […]


Mother’s Day – Sunday 26th March

We are open all day on Mothering Sunday from midday and serving food 12p – 8pm.  We have a special roast lunch menu served from 12-3.30pm and then serving our main menu straight afterwards until 8pm. Perfect time to treat Mum to a lovely lunch out at the Inn and leave the cooking and washing […]


Valentines Weekend Dining January 11, 2017

Book a table to treat your loved one to a romantic evening meal out at our lovely Cornish Inn. See our Special Valentines Menu 2017 available from 11th to 14th February 2017. Served evenings from 6pm. How about a lovely coastal walk afterwards? Beautiful scenery and stunning views in The Lizard. Rooms available,  see website for […]


Christmas Party Menu October 21, 2016

Book your Christmas Party at The Top House Inn and enjoy a lovely cosy meal in our restaurant or bar beneath our twinkling fairy lights and festive garlands. With the roaring log fire, great food and top hospitality you will have a lovely meal and feel the festive cheer. Available for advance bookings between 24 […]


Tex Mex Dining! October 14, 2016

Join us tonight Friday 14th October for the first of our Tex Mex Theme Nights! Also served on Saturay 15th October from 6pm! Book your table now! 01326 290974. Also, some dishes available from our Main Menu to select from. Bar stocked with plenty of tequila and some special bottled beers for the weekend! STARTERS […]


What’s On October September 28, 2016

Hello Autumn! We have some great events coming up this October (click here for details) and look forward to welcoming everyone. It wont be long until we are lighting the log fire again ….. in the meantime we will enjoy the fine weather and get out picking blackberries! There’s our new Autumn Menu to tempt […]


School’s out for Summer! July 22, 2016

Hooray! School’s out for Summer! The sun is shining as we start the summer holidays, long balmy days and nights with lots of fun. If you are in the Lizard come and see us. We are open all day with food served all day too! We have indoor and outdoor seating, a fabulous menu with […]


Autumn and Winter Break Deals June 22, 2016

Fancy an escape to enjoy the peace and tranquility of The Lizard village and local area out of peak season? Well come and enjoy a break at The Top House Inn, selected dates from October 2016 to March 2017 we are offering half price stays for breaks of 3 nights to 7 nights.  Direct website […]


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