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Meet the team

Neil Haydock 

As executive chef of Watergate Bay Hotel, Neil oversees all of the hotel’s food offerings including three restaurants - The Beach Hut, The Living Space and Zacry’s.

Chef grates parmesan cheese onto a plate in Zacry's restaurant

Inspiration and background

Neil works with a collection of handpicked suppliers and takes inspiration for his dishes from around the world to constantly produce diverse and contemporary menus. Zacry’s shows off Neil’s passion for contemporary American cuisine, whilst The Beach Hut is more laid back with burgers, mussels and seafood. Neil and his team are constantly building on Watergate Bay’s reputation as an outstanding food destination.

Neil’s decision to become a chef was made very early and throughout his career he has retained this passion for local, seasonal foods; seeking out small-scale artisan producers to give his menus a real sense of place.

Raised in Lancashire as the grandson of a gamekeeper, Neil went on to live and work in South Africa for several years before taking on senior roles at a number of highly regarded restaurants, including the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, Terence Conran’s Bluebird in London and most recently, as Executive Chef at Fifteen Cornwall.

Twice in four years, Neil and his team at Watergate Bay were awarded Best Foodie Hotel as voted for by Food Magazine readers.

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Neil's American road trip

Discover our restaurants

Here to dine, or barefoot from the beach? Choose from three different eating and drinking spots.

Zacrys On The Sea Wall Charred Leeks


Fusing international influence with local produce, a three-course menu showcasing the best of the season.

The Living Space - restaurant - Watergate Bay

The Living Space

Sofa, armchair, banquette or ocean-view terrace? Antipasti plates, seasonal salad or hearty fillers?

The Beach Hut Restaurant Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut

Laid-back, breezy and modern, the Beach Hut blends considered food and a warm welcome.

Discover our recipes

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