At Restaurant Meudon, we have striven since day one to use local suppliers for as much of our produce as we possibly can, because…well, why wouldn’t we? It would make no sense to import food and drink that we could source from Cornish suppliers when Cornwall is known nationally – even across the world – as being a veritable food-lover’s paradise.
Here, we're surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with rolling green hills and centuries of experience in farming, fishing, bakery, brewing…you name it. In fact, we are spoilt for choice with local suppliers these days and the Cornish food and drink industry has gone from strength to strength in the last decade, as people across the country have woken up to the quality of what we can offer. It’s now quite standard to be able to walk into a high-end restaurant in London and order Cornish mussels or fish, or to sit at a bar in Liverpool and order a pint of beer brewed in our beautiful county.
The benefits of buying local are many, and it goes way beyond just the high quality of the produce. There is an obvious reduction in environmental impact when your meat, fish, vegetables etc are transported a few miles rather than across the UK (or even from another country). There is also a hugely positive impact on the local economy, helping Cornish firms thrive, keeping generational family businesses alive, and encouraging new start-ups to flourish.
Being able to visit the farms, factories and boats where our delicious food comes from, meeting your suppliers face to face, and having a close relationship with them also helps to maintain a strong network based on trust and high standards.