Falmouth Places to Eat and Drink
There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafés to suit every taste in and around Falmouth. Some of our favourites include:
This is a great Tapas place on the corner of Quay Hill.
A charming cosy little venue in Quay Hill with a good contemporay menu.
Sea food restaurant, in the main street, just around the corner from Harbour's Reach. We have had excellent recent feedback from our guests.
Bistro De la Mer
A seafood specialist with a loyal local clientele - we have had excellent feedback from some of our guests.
A popular Thai restaurant on Quay Hill offering very good aisian cuisine with friendly service. A take-away service is also avaialble.
The Chain Locker
Your local pub. The back entrance to this is just through the ope way, the front is on Custom's House Quay. This is probably the best known pub in Falmouth. A pint of Cornish Knocker is well worth a try as are many other local ales. They also serve pub food and have a special two main meals deals. You can also sit outside on the quay.
The Quayside Inn
This is also on Custom's House Quay and shares outside seating with the Chain Locker. It also serves similar food. There is regular live music in here.
Five Degrees West
This award winning gastro pub has great food and outside seating. If you turn left on the corner of Quay Hill and Arwenack Street it's a short walk away on your right.
This is just past the famous Trago's on your left - on the waterfront as the name suggests. It serve food and drinks at reasonabe prices.
Harbour View Café
This is behind Harbour's Reach on Arwenack Street. It's the place to go if you want to sit on the terrace and continue to enjoy the views. They open at 8 am. and are a good place for Sunday morning breakfast.
A cosy vegetairian café with a Moroccan theme. Loctaed on Well Lane just off the main shoppoing street this little gem has a with superb choice of freshly prepared vegetairian cuisine.
De Wynn's Café
A very nice, old fashioned café in Arwenack Street. A large choice of all types of coffee beans - you can smell the coffee!
The Maritime Museum Café
This has great views. When you've visited the maritime museum once you can get in free for a whole year.
Harbour Lights - Fish and Chips
We can highly recommend this! It is just across Custom's House Quay and does great take aways or you can eat in and admire the views.
Gylly Beach Café
This café / bar is situated right on Gyllyngvase Beach. It's definitely worth a visit.
The Three Mackerel, Swanpool
This restaurant sits on the cliffs at Swanpool, overlooking the beach and with a view of Pendennis castle in the distance. It's a great spot for an evening meal or just a lazy afternoon with a bottle of wine and tapas. It may be worth booking ahead for an evening meal.
The Cove, Maenporth
A contemporary restaurant overlooking the beach. Superb menu with a good selection of locally caught fresh sea food. A good choice for a special treat!
Castaways, Mylor Harbour
There's a very nice restaurant / bar right by the marina here. A good place to go if you fancy a boat trip and a walk. Catch the ferry from Prince of Wales Pier over to Flushing. Then go for a bracing walk around Trefusis Point (this is the headland that you can see from Harbour's Reach - its out to the left). Eventually you'll come to Mylor Harbour where a sit down and some refreshment will be very welcome!
Ferryboat Inn, Helford
This pub / restaurant is in a great location on the Helford River. It's right by a beach on the river's edge and is a great place to pass an afternoon watching the world go by from the terrace. If you're a bit more adventurous you can catch a water taxi (approx. £2.50 each way) across to the other bank on the Lizard. Here there's another little pub / restaurant - The ShipWrights. For the more energetic there's a three mile walk through the woods along the river bank to St. Anthony in Meneagre - a quaint little spot on Gillan Creek with a lovely church, boat hire and a place to get an ice cream. Don't forget its another 3 mile walk back to the water taxi - but if you've walked far enough you can hire another boat to take you back to the taxi!
Red Lion, Mawnan Smith
An old thatched pub in a local village called Mawnan Smith. Great pub food!
Pandora Inn, Restronguet Passage
Another idyllic thatched pub / restaurant right on the water. You can drive here or get a water taxi - lots of people arrive by water. A very popular place!
Smugglers Cottage, Tolverne
Another ferry trip along the river Fal to Smugglers Cottage at Tolverne is well worth it. This is a small thatched 500 year old cottage where you can get a cream tea. It was used as a base for American troops before they set off for the D Day landings in the Second World War. Eisenhower even visited the troops there!
Trengilly Wartha, near Gweek
A country pub that serves great food - very popular with locals. Could be a good place to eat if you're visiting the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.