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The beloved neighborhood English restaurant will make a new home in Boulder City, marking the second Cornish Pasty in the greater Las Vegas area. Soon locals will have another welcoming space to enjoy quality food and good drink amongst new and old friends.
“We are strong believers in community and our location in Las Vegas definitely captures that feeling of togetherness – a place where people from different walks of life get to experience something a little different from the norm,” Owner Richard Blankley told What Now Las Vegas in an email. “This sense of community is something that Boulder City certainly has in abundance – it’s a cool little town with so much history – and we are excited to create a space where locals, day-trippers from Vegas & out-of-towners get to rub shoulders in an unpretentious setting and have a good time.”
Cornish Pasty offers a globally inspired menu that has something for everyone with abundant vegetarian and vegan options across its savory selection of pasties, soups, and salads. Blankley’s personal favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala Pasty, which reminds him of his home, Birmingham in England–a city, Blankley explains, is obsessed with Indian food. Another of his favorites is the Royale with Cheese, which is a deconstructed cheeseburger and fries in the pasty–a “very American meal served in a very English way” that Blankley feels captures his identity as an Englishman who has lived in the United States for over 15 years.
We’d be remiss not to mention Cornish Pasty’s all-encompassing selection of draft beers, wine, spirits, and specialty and classic cocktails as well as toothsome desserts like the heavenly Banoffee Pie (graham cracker crust, layered with housemade caramel, fresh whipped cream, and topped with sliced bananas).
Cornish Pasty will settle into a 2,600-square-foot vacancy at 1300 Arizona Street. As the space is essentially built out, Blankley and his team will be putting their touches on it by installing custom chandeliers from Europe and adorning a few of the walls with wallpaper and historical photos to share the history and tradition of the Cornish Pasty and its origins in the mines of Southwest England. The restaurant will provide indoor and outdoor seating with the capacity to seat guests outside on both sides of the restaurant.
Cornish Pasty aims to open its doors to the public in September or October. We’ll drink to that.