Appleton’s at the Vineyard is a new restaurant within Trevibban Mill, set up by Andy Appleton.
Andy is the former Head Chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, in that position for 9 years, and before that at Fifteen London. During his 10 years at Fifteen Cornwall he designed menus and food concepts that satisfied the hunger of over 3/4 of a million guests. Alongside overseeing the award winning restaurant he also oversaw the apprentice chef training programme that had, to date, graduated 101 young chefs through the programme into the industry.
Andy left Fifteen in February 2016, to start Appleton’s at the Vineyard, his own venture! Now entering its second year of trading, Andy and Lyndsey are thrilled by the success they have had and look forward to developing it further.
For Andy, food is about more than the recipes – it’s a whole attitude and lifestyle that makes great food the focus of every day. It’s about sourcing the best seasonal ingredients at their peak, and letting them do the talking without unnecessary clutter and complexity. Taking rustic, Italian dishes and adding a contemporary twist, Andy creates unique menus that bring the best of Italy and Cornwall together on a plate. A sample menu is attached to give you an idea of the type of food you can expect to see but the menu will also change very frequently dependant on what is seasonally best and locally available.
Andy plans to use some specialist exciting ingredients from Italy but also the best of the west and using many local producers to support the local economy. The new restaurant is exciting for Andy as not only is he back behind the stove, the Vineyard has its own vegetable garden and rears its own lamb for him to use, taking the sourcing ethos of using produce on his doorstep, very literally!
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