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.

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.
‘Monkfish, cauliflower, kimchi’ – another sp ‘Monkfish, cauliflower, kimchi’ – another spectacular dish landing at @uglybutterflybyah to be enjoyed on the beautiful coast of Cornwall. 

Book your table now through the link in bio.
We’re so excited to welcome @Joshlinfitt as our We’re so excited to welcome @Joshlinfitt as our new Bar Manager!

Josh’s passion for the industry, experience and strong commitment to sustainability make him the perfect man to have at the helm of our bar here at @uglybutterflybyah. Josh is already getting his hands dirty behind the bar, thinking of creative ways to further our zero-waste initiatives – you might even spot him out and about foraging for local ingredients to use in our cocktails.
If you want to work alongside Josh, don’t forget we’re still hiring for a few more bar legends. Send your CV over to to apply.
Welcome to the family, Josh! ❤️
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