Festival-goers may recognise Ben Quinn’s gourmet approach to mass catering from the banquet tent at Oxfordshire’s Wilderness Festival. It would have been easy to think that he was idealistic at best, or deluded at worst, to set up a restaurant in an old mining complex outside his hometown in rural Cornwall. Canteen Cornwall, however, has been a roaring success and garnered fame across the county, attracting working professionals and hungry locals alike with delicious, simple dishes. There is no menu, just one meat and one veggie/vegan dish, served up lovingly four days a week. The canteen stays open until everything goes (spoiler alert: this doesn’t take long). Our favourite lunch spot in Aggie.
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