Eating Out In Falmouth
We can’t stop talking about this restaurant and nor can everybody else in Falmouth. We’ve been a millions times and each time is a unique eating experience for us.
If you want to taste Cornish/Falmouth shell fish at it’s best then book a table now. We mean at least 6 weeks before you stay. Everything about this place is great – the monster crab, thai Mussels’, shell on or off King Prawns (and they are King prawns) or the quirky stripped back relaxed ambiance.
The owners Tina & Matt gladly sit with you and chat about the restaurant or anything you have on your mind. The Wheelhouse is great value for money and the cosy and gorgeous décor all combine to make a wonderful eating out experience. We love it. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Satruday nights.
Upton Slip, Town Centre, Falmouth. 01326 318050. No website for The Wheelhouse. Cash only.
Dolly’s Tea Room and Gin Palace
You absolutely cannot visit Falmouth without dropping into Dolly’s Georgian Town House for a drop of gin or a slice of delicious cake. Take the turquoise staircase to the right of the Falmouth bookseller and let Hebe the pearl wearing yellow Labrador show you to your reclaimed dark wooden table with chapel chair and window seat while you listen to live piano music. Yes live piano music. Anything from The Smiths to classical and a few oddities to make you smile. It’s not often that you find a place so relaxed and peaceful but with so much colour. There’s nothing beige about Dolly’s and nothing is quite the way is sounds.
We recommend an Illy coffee and a slice of lavender and treacle tart by day and the ‘Vicar’s Tea Party’ cocktail and crab crumble amongst your selection of tapas by night.
21 Church Street, Falmouth, Tr11 3EG. 01326 218400. http://www.dollysbar.co.uk/
Hunkydory is a grade2 listed building in the heart of Falmouth and just a 10 minute walk from Highcliffe B&B. It’s the first restaurant we ever ate in when we first came to Falmouth and it’s remained one of our favourites. It’s run by business partners David and Chris who deliver great service and fantastic food. Hunkydory has tables for small groups in the downstairs area in the oldest part of the building which is very quaint and feels very Cornish. What is even greater is the 1st floor which is absolutely perfect for larger parties who fancy celebrating graduation, birthdays or even small weddings.
46 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JH 01326 212997 www.hunkydoryfalmouth.co.uk
The Shed is the closest restaurant to Highcliffe B&B. The Shed have been friends of Highcliffe since our earliest days and have always given Highcliffe guests 10% off their bill winter or summer, rain or shine. Getting 10% off fantastic cocktails and delicious local scallops is not the only reason to go to the Shed. The homemade Shed burger (huge), the silky sirloin or their friendly service are more than enough reasons to book a table. Let us know if you’d like us to book on your behalf to qualify for their generous 10% discount. There’s a B52 and a bowl full of mussells with your name all over it!
6-7 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3XP. 01326 318502 www.theshedfalmouth.co.uk
Olivers The Eatery
Olivers is run by Kenny & Wendy who are so passionate about their restaurant its hard to resist going back time after time. Their specials change everyday and Kenny’s dishes are wonderful and innovative. Our favourite, the scallops for starter and the medallion steak: the best steak in the world! Book Olivers as soon as you book Highcliffe B&B because they are fully booked weeks in advance. We are happy to book on your behalf if you let us know.
33 Highstreet, Falmouth, Tr11 2AD 01326 218138 www.oliversfalmouth.com
Samphire Restaurant & Bar
Samphire is a fantastic family owned restaurant just five minutes from Highcliffe B&B. We love it so much that we quite often do special promotions with them to make sure Highcliffe guests get the opportunity to dine there. The owner and chef David is really keen on providing a diverse menu which caters for all tastes. It’s also brilliant for special diets. They are most famous for their 6 course taster menu which is delicuos and amazing value for money at just £50 per person including wine with each course. The Rabbit curry course was our personal favourite. A bit strange to mention but the loos are also really cool. Samphire is also open during the day for light snacks and drinks but always closed on Sundays. We urge you to try Samphire, it’s simply lovely.
36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JF 01326 210759 www.samphire-falmouth.co.uk
Arty Williams is the Head Chef at the Cove and having written a few recipe books and appeared in Hello it should come as no surprise when we tell you that a night in his restaurant is an absolute treat. It’s fine dining in a very relaxed atmosphere and the views from the glass house are uninterupted views of Maenporth Beach. It’s a 10 minute taxi ride from Highcliffe B&B but worth the effort.
Maenporth Beach,Falmouth,Cornwall, TR11 5HN 01326 251136. www.thecovemaenporth.co.uk