Reservations

Restaurant Reservations

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. All of your problems disappear, based on the sheer environment of where you are. The sound of the ocean and the simplicity of perfectly-cooked local food makes you forget you’re even in the UK.

About Adam Handling

Scottish-born, Chef Adam, didn’t always have a love for food but his passion, drive and determination saw him start his apprenticeship at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel, in Scotland – at the age of 16 – and never look back.

Adam’s cooking is all about celebrating the incredible produce he uses – his dishes are packed full of flavour to really make those ingredients shine.

Dishes come and go but snacks are here to stay 💪
Every Ugly Butterfly experience kicks off with these epic little moments - which one is your favourite?
Cheese doughnut 🧀
Cod waffle 🐟
Beef & kimchi 🐄
Pea & smoked eel 🥚
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Every day is a #nofilter moment at Ugly Butterfly. Every day is a #nofilter moment at Ugly Butterfly. This stunning sunset was the climax of a pretty mental weather weekend - epic, right?!
This Sunday we are excited to be appearing at @ede This Sunday we are excited to be appearing at @edenprojectcornwall in collaboration with @visit_costarica to bring a Costa Rican adventure to the rainforest biome 🌴 
We will be providing Costa Rican inspired cocktails and snacks, alongside the fantastic @thechocolarder from 6.30pm - come and experience this multisensory celebration with us. Tickets can be purchased via the Eden Project website - final few spaces remaining ✌️
He’s back! The boss is back in the building tomo He’s back!
The boss is back in the building tomorrow and we can’t wait.
If you fancy seeing Chef Adam in action, make sure to book yourselves into Ugly Butterfly this summer. 😎
Hands up - who loves Cornish crab? One of our favo Hands up - who loves Cornish crab?
One of our favourite dishes this year has been our stunning crab tart - white crab meat, served with apple, radish, fennel and local sea herbs and flowers.
We just couldn’t let this one go, so we have elevated it for one of our dishes on the new menu. Have you tried it yet?
Back in black ⚡- our cod waffle has returned to Back in black ⚡- our cod waffle has returned to its original form!
Salted cod roe in black waffle batter, topped with sea water gel and marigold petals. 
Truly one of our most beautiful snacks on the menu 📸
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