Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling

We are thrilled to have Michelin Star chef, Adam Handling, at Carbis Bay Estate. 'Ugly Butterfly', which is Chef Adam’s most sustainable brand of restaurants, has taken residence on the top floor of the Ocean Venue, offering British food, inspired by Cornwall. Sustainable. Local. Luxury.

Ugly Butterfly showcases Chef Adam Handling’s passion for converting locally sourced, quality ingredients into beautifully presented dishes, packed full of flavour. In keeping with both Adam’s and the Estate’s ethos, there is a strong focus on sustainability. Ugly Butterfly offers an all-day, fine-dining experience. Chef, Adam, has created the menus in the restaurant to be as elevated and theatrical as at 'Frog by Adam Handling' in London's Covent Garden and uses ingredients carefully sourced from in and around Cornwall.

  • British Food Inspired By Cornwall

    Ugly Butterfly’s menu in the restaurant and bar plays tribute to the Cornish location and surroundings. Incorporating seafood and foraged ingredients it showcases Carbis Bay’s beautiful seaside and rural setting. Focusing on hyper-local ingredients from neighbouring suppliers, the team source fish from Harlyn Bay, oysters from Porthilly Shellfish, razor clams from the Hayle Estuary, and use Cornish sea buckthorn, Cornish gouda, and Saint Ewe eggs.

  • Spectacular Views

    Just a mile from St Ives, Ugly Butterfly’s restaurant and bar offer spectacular views across one of the world's most beautiful bays, which includes the Estate’s privately owned beach and promenade. The interiors have floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the ocean, dried local flowers hanging from the ceiling and white pendant lights illuminating each table. The perfect setting for such a memorable dining experience.

  • Luxurious, Relaxing, Sustainable Experience

    The Ugly Butterfly bar uses trims and offcuts from the ingredients used in the restaurant to create delicious drinks and bar snacks. This restaurant and bar menu illustrate that there is no such thing as food waste, much in the same way that there is no such thing as an Ugly Butterfly.

As a leader in sustainable hospitality, Carbis Bay Estate is the perfect home for the Ugly Butterfly brand. Having won such prestigious awards as AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2019–20, we are delighted to welcome a chef as passionate as Adam Handling to the Estate to delight our guests with a luxury, sustainable dining experience.


Restaurant Tuesday 5.30 pm -10 pm

Wednesday to Saturday Lunch
12 pm - 2.30 pm Dinner 5.30 pm -10 pm

Sunday & Monday closed
Bar Tues to Sat - 11am-11pm

Sunday & Monday closed

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