Dining Out in Falmouth, Cornwall
Bistro de la Mer, Falmouth
A bistro only by name! Around the corner from the National Maritime Museum lies a cracking seafood restaurant that is something of an institution in Falmouth. Acquired by Tony and Alison Ward in May 2004, they are endeavouring to turn the Bistro into a national treasure.
Award winning chef Tony uses his extensive international cooking experience to tempt with dishes such as fillets of sea bass with a champagne, caviar and crème fraiche sauce, lobster and tiger prawn linguine, roast duck breast with glazed beetroot, star anise and cabernet sauvignon reduction.
There is also a fantastic array of starters and various home-made desserts which can all be found on the a la carte menu. These currently run alongside daily specials such as seared Falmouth bay scallops, cauliflower puree and sauce lie de vin. Lobster is a speciality of the house, available all year round and cooked to your liking.
28 Arwenack Street.
Tel. 01326 316509
Cafe Cinnamon Girl, Falmouth
Situated in the Old Brewery Yard in the High Street, Cafe Cinnamon Girl offers a varied and interesting menu for vegetarian and vegan diets, the cafe is also a wireless hot spot zone with a limited use of a house computer. We are situated in a secluded courtyard which benefits from all day sunshine. We are licensed and provide a local beer and a range of Organic wines. Come the summer we will be open for evening reservations on a Friday and Saturday. We are open from 10am to 3pm and close Sundays although this will change in the summer season. The organic coffee is sourced locally from Origin from Constantine.
Tel. 01326 211457
De Wynns, Falmouth
Named after one of Falmouth's earliest entrepreneurs, De Wynn's is housed in a historic Grade II listed building that was once a hotel with links to the packet ships that carried mail to all parts of the globe in the 18th century. The interior of the Tea & Coffee House is furnished and decorated in period style and offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The Eddy family promote local produce wherever possible and serve (among other local treats) Cornish crab, Cornish blue cheese, Davidstow Cheddar, St Endillion Brie, local clotted cream, strawberry jam made from local berries, and tea grown on nearby Tregothnan Estate.
55 Church Street.
Tel. 01326 319259
Gylly Beach, Falmouth
The best locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere Sat on Falmouth's famous Gyllyngvase beach, over looked by the imposing Pendennis Castle with fantastic views of the lizard peninsula is the Gylly beach cafe. This family run award winning cafe is simply striving to serve the best locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Open throughout the year the cafe is the ideal place to enjoy everything from a relaxing coffee with a home made cake to a tasty lunchtime treat or evening meal using the finest local Cornish ingredients with a culinary twist.
Tel. 01326 312884
Harbourside Restaurant, Falmouth
Elevated above one of the world's largest natural harbours, the sunlit Harbourside Restaurant is an apt setting to enjoy the bounty of the South West's waters. Glistening red mullet, native Falmouth Bay oysters, dazzling skate, line caught Rock lobsters and locally reared meat all compete for attention on the menu. Open to non-residents every day for lunch and evening meals.
Tel. 01326 312440
Hooked on the Rocks, Falmouth
Lazy lunches. Decadent dinners. Sublime shellfish. Hooked on the Rocks is a quick walk away from the bustle of Falmouth town and is all about beautiful, relaxed and fun dining experiences.
Formerly known as Indaba on the Beach, we overlook Swanpool Beach, across Falmouth estuary and over to Pendennis Castle and St Anthony's Lighthouse. It's a spectacular setting whatever the weather, and we love to share it with everyone that visits. It's a view that inspires. And it definitely inspires the team down here every day and influences both our menus and our ethos.
Hooked on the Rocks is the place for the best Cornish seafood and shellfish. Our chefs focus on the freshest fish, using whatever our fishermen have to offer that day. And we make sure it's sustainable too. We love Cornwall and we love fish and our aim is simple: to serve up great dishes that show off Cornish produce in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our ever-changing platters are a great way to try local shellfish, our crab and lobster tank is an old favourite for crustacean fans, but we always make sure we've got a few steaks on, and veggie options too.
Hooked on the Rocks is great for a morning coffee in the sun, a long and lazy al fresco lunch, or the perfect way to end a hard day out and about.
Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 5BG.
Tel. 01326 311886
Hunky Dory, Falmouth
Housed on a 2 floor listed building, located in the heart of Falmouth, the restaurant is close to the harbour and a stones throw away from the Maritime Museum. Much use is made of the abundance of fresh local fish, such as Monkfish, Red Mullet, Sea Bass and, of course, John Dory in the extensive menu, which varies to also include Sushi, Meat and Vegetarian dishes, with specials on offer every night. Everything is made and prepared fresh on the premises, including the breads, pastas and pastries, using the finest ingredients, local wherever possible. The contemporary, modern feel of the restaurant and a menu built around a fusion of European and Asian food styles combine to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
46 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 3JH
Tel. 01326 212997
Merchants Manor, Falmouth
At Merchants Manor not only do we provide quality hotel accommodation in Falmouth, our bar and restaurant are open daily, to both residents and non-residents. They offer a perfect environment for informal meals, light snacks, evening dinner or a special celebration, all under the personal guidance of our award winning chefs.
From foraged greens to Falmouth Bay lobster and full-flavoured Dexter beef, our Brasserie menus are rooted in the finest local ingredients.
From succulent steaks hand-picked by graziers and master butchers to sweet shallots grown to the rhythm of the stars. Our menus are rooted in the finest, freshest local ingredients. Simply cooked. Imaginatively presented. We believe food tastes better when it's made from scratch. And it goes without saying you can count on a well-rounded wine list to wash it down.
Whether it's afternoon tea or an evening of fine dining, pull up a chair, tuck in and enjoy.
1, Western Terrace, Falmouth. TR11 4QJ
Tel. 44 0 1326 312734
Olivers: The Eatery, Falmouth
When you visit Oliver's 'the eatery', you're in for a treat. Experience our off-the-pier-fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut prime Cornish steaks, or any of our other mouthwatering dishes. Ken is renowned for his creative combinations imagination and flair.
Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoil you. Daily menu specials offer unique flavours and pairings.
Oliver's 'the eatery' is the perfect destination for your next night out, whether it's dinner for two or a group celebration. Open: Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, 12am-2pm, 7pm-9pm.
33 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 2AD Closed Sunday and Monday - October - april Please call for reservations. 01326 218138
Tel. 01326 218138
Pea Souk, Falmouth
Shades of North Africa blend with tastes of the Middle East. Proprietor and Chef Nicola Willis uses only the best organic ingredients and flavours them with a Moroccan twist. The emphasis is on Middle Eastern mezze and there’s also Indian Thali on Friday nights.
Tel. 01326 317583
The Boathouse, Falmouth
Firstly climb the hill and grab a perfect local ale, then drink in the view, I defy anyone not to be hypnotised, the staff are attentive and chatty, the food makes you realise how lucky the Cornish are to have such produce. The atmosphere suits a wide range of folk. Quite Simply: Do Not Miss.
Tel. 01326 315425
The Cove Restaurant, Falmouth
Sitting on the edge of Maenporth Beach with stunning views across Falmouth Bay ‘the cove’ provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
Whether it be tapas on the terrace, a business lunch or a celebratory dinner our innovative menus created from the best local produce, extensive wine list and excellent service ensure a truly memorable dining experience.
In 2002, after working in some of the best seafood restaurants in the world, Arty Williams returned to Cornwall and opened ‘the cove’. Over the past seven years ‘the cove’ has developed a strong reputation for excellence; consistently producing fantastic food in a remarkable setting. The key to ‘the cove’s success lies in its commitment to quality, using only the best locally grown and caught produce in its dishes. Whether its scallops or samphire, Arty’s local knowledge allows him to source the very best from the local area.
It’s this attention to detail which lets ‘the cove’s menus to remain simple, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. And they do…
Maenporth Beach, Maenporth, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 5HN
Tel. 01326 251136
The Shack, Falmouth
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh!
The Shack takes the very best ingredients from its sister restaurant, The Shed, – relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere – recreating them with a focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish.
We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu. Come and give us a go next time you're in Falmouth. You won't be disappointed!
The Shack Seafood Restaurant, 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 3XP
Tel. 01326 212800
The Shed, Falmouth
Hi there, my name is Tobias Lamb and I have co-owned The Shed in Falmouth with Christopher Richards since March 2008. My brother Rory and I run The Shed with our head chef Lee Fuller and a young, friendly and enthusiastic team.
We have evolved an informal establishment with a brilliant atmosphere, providing food and drink at down to earth prices.
The Shed’s reputation has been built upon our warm, welcoming and personal service, and our willingness and ability to be extremely accommodating no matter what our customers request.
The Shed offers something for everyone. Come and enjoy the ambience, whoever you are, whatever time of day.
“The secret ingredient is love” - I mean that! - Toby
The Shed Bar and Restaurant, 6-7 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 3XP
Tel. 01326 318502
The Trelawney Restaurant, Falmouth
The Trelawney Restaurant - Featuring the best of Cornwall's produce...
The quality of Cornwall and the southwest’s meat, vegetable, dairy and of course, fish produce is exemplary and the Chef and his team in charge of The Trelawney make great use of it. The menus offer a tantalising mix of international dishes, combined with some perennially popular choices, working with ingredients that are at their peak through the seasons.
The Trelawney offers a fixed price Table d’Hote menu with dishes changing daily and a comprehensive wine list. Special dietary requirements are not a problem but it would be most helpful to advise the hotel in advance. The Falmouth likes to ensure all guest appetites are catered for to its award-winning standard.
Tel. 0844 50 27587
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