About Ugly Butterfly Restaurant and Bar

In a stunning Cornish Atlantic setting, just a mile from St Ives, Ugly Butterfly restaurant and bar offers spectacular views across one of the worlds most beautiful coasts, Carbis Bay. Ugly Butterfly showcases chef Adam Handling’s passion for converting locally-sourced, quality ingredients into beautifully-presented dishes, packed full of flavour. Offering an all-day dining experience, the Ugly Butterfly bar uses trims and offcuts from the ingredients used in the restaurant to create delicious drinks and bar snacks. This bar menu will 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.

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Situated directly on the beach, the Lodges combine seaside chic with hot tubs and roof or beach gardens. Boasting spacious open-plan lounges with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private sun decks.

Chef @adamhandling’s signature cheese doughnuts Chef @adamhandling’s signature cheese doughnuts are a dream to bite into, but truth be told, enjoying them whilst overlooking the beautiful Cornish coastline only makes them taste even better. We didn't think it was possible, either.

Don’t just take our word for it, book your table now at the link in bio and savour the delicacies of @uglybutterflybyah
A few words from our two legends at the helm of @u A few words from our two legends at the helm of @uglybutterflybyah:

Head Chef @jamie_park1 says: ‘I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be part of such an incredible restaurant group. No doubt this year has been hard for the whole industry and to be able to come out of it with these amazing openings and opportunities is a testament of the drive and passion of @adamhandling, @nicgart and @georgehersey. To be the Head Chef of @uglybutterflybyah is a dream come true’

General Manager @georgehersey says: ‘I have always dreamed of moving back to Cornwall to open a restaurant and the time has finally come. Not only in the most beautiful area you could imagine but also getting to authentically focus on sustainable practises and sourcing, utilising and collaborating with all of the incredible ingredients and people that make Cornwall so special.’
In line with our commitment to sustainability and In line with our commitment to sustainability and our passion to deliver a sustainable fine dining experience, all of our dishes have been devised with a zero-waste approach.

We use local, seasonal, and the best of British ingredients supplied by our amazing producers who we’ve carefully chosen to be as aligned with our own values as possible, like @homagetothebovine, @wildharbour and @foweyshellfishco. If you’re local and would like to work together, get in touch!
We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for our lovely He We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for our lovely Head Chef @jamie_park1, and you lovely lot can have a chance to work alongside him here at Ugly Butterfly.

If you’re passionate about sustainable gastronomy, ready to work in a fast-paced environment and enthusiastic about being part of our committed and driven team, then send your CV to

We’re currently looking for Chef de Parties, Commis Chefs, bar and FOH team members who want to join the family, here in Cornwall. Be part of an incredible concept at Chef @adamhandling’s latest venture.