Crocadon Farm, located in St Mellion, Cornwall is just a few miles away from Lower Marsh Farm where chef, Dan Cox has created a very special restaurant reflecting the farm’s dedication to sustainable agriculture and high-quality cuisine. After only being open a few months (although Dan has spent the past 6 years developing the farm to support the restaurant), a prestigious Michelin Green star was awarded. This honor places Crocadon Farm among the most elite dining establishments in the world.
At Crocadon Farm, the focus is on using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to create innovative dishes that showcase the unique flavors of the region. The farm raises its own animals, including pigs, chickens, and sheep, and grows a variety of fruits and vegetables using regenrative and biodynamic farming practices.
The farm-to-table concept is taken to the next level at Crocadon Farm, where diners can see the source of their meal just steps away from the restaurant. The kitchen team, led by head chef Michael Thompson, works closely with the farm’s staff to develop menus that showcase the best of each season.
One standout dish on the menu is the smoked Cornish duck breast, served with celeriac, beetroot, and blackberry. The duck is sourced from the farm’s own flock and is smoked in-house using applewood chips, giving it a delicate smoky flavor that complements the sweet and earthy notes of the accompaniments. The dish is a perfect representation of the farm’s commitment to sustainable and ethical sourcing.
The Michelin star is a tremendous achievement for Crocadon Farm, and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the operation. By showcasing the best of local ingredients and sustainable agriculture practices, the farm is helping to redefine what it means to be a high-end dining establishment. It is a shining example of how good food and good farming practices can work together to create a truly exceptional dining experience.
A review by the Good Food Guide gives a feel for what you can expect.