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Our guide to the best restaurants in Falmouth

Discover some of Cornwall’s favourite eats with our guide to the best restaurants in Falmouth. The town is filled with sensational seafood restaurants cooking you the freshest fish. Plus, with Falmouth’s pretty harbour-side location, you can drink in the view while you tuck into your catch of the day. Here is a selection of five of our favourite Falmouth restaurants:

The Shed



What’s to love: This cosy restaurant and cocktail bar is nestled close to Port Pendennis Marina and minutes away from the hugely popular National Maritime Museum. The Shed is the go-to place for firm favourites, whether you fancy a mouth-watering burger, seafood tapas or some warming Italian cuisine. And, according to owners, brothers Tobias and Rory Lamb, all dishes are all made with their secret ingredient: love.

Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary English

Price: Prices start from £7.95 for a main course

Opening times: Monday to Saturday open from 9:30 am – midnight; Sunday from 9.30 – 11 pm

Address: 6-7 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3XP

Contact: 01326 318502;

The Ranch

This photo of The Ranch Steakhouse & Grill is courtesy of TripAdvisor

What’s to love: The sister restaurant of The Shed, The Ranch Steakhouse & Grill prides itself on sourcing the best cuts of meat from top butchers across the country to serve to its meat-hungry customers. If you want to sink your teeth into a juicy fillet, rib eye or T-bone, the Ranch won’t disappoint. The Lamb brothers are aiming to carve The Ranch as Falmouth’s premier meat restaurant and, judging from reviews online, it seems they are well on their way to realising that goal.

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Price: Lunch from £10-£15; dinner main courses start at £13

Opening times: Lunch served from 12 pm – 3 pm; dinner served from 6 pm – 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, 6 pm – 10 pm Friday and Saturday

Address: 3 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3XP

Contact: 01326 210989;

The Wheel House

What’s to love: If you’re a fan of seafood, this small shellfish restaurant and café is definitely not to be missed. It’s an extremely popular eatery – the stellar TripAdvisor reviews speak for themselves – and booking in advance is an absolute must. The simple and value-for-money dishes of crab, mussels, scallops and other seafood are praised for their excellent cooking. The friendliness of the staff and the personal service they offer is another big crowd-pleaser.

Cuisine: Seafood

Price: Most main courses £10 – £15

Address: Upton Slip, Falmouth, TR11 3DQ

Contact: 01326 318050

Warehouse Bistro

What’s to love: This intimate little bistro is in demand among food lovers, not just for its delicious delights but also for its fantastic ambience and great service. Offering wholesome and warming dishes, this is the perfect place to hide away and indulge in the catch of the day over a great glass of wine or two.

Cuisine: Contemporary British

Price: Most main courses between £14.75 and £20

Opening times: Open from 6 pm Monday to Sunday

Address: 38 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JH

Contact: 01326 313001;

The Cove



What’s to love: If you’re looking for the Cornish eating experience, look no further than this little, hidden treasure just a ten-minute drive from town. The Cove is located on stunning Maenporth Beach, one of Falmouth’s best, so you can soak up some sun before heading over to the restaurant. The award-winning restaurant has a loyal local fan base, which has garnered a reputation for top-notch food and five-star service. This should be first on your list if you want a restaurant with the wow factor.

Cuisine: Contemporary British

Price: Main courses around £15 – £25

Opening times: Lunch served 12 pm – 2 pm (5 pm on Sundays); dinner served from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm

Address: Maenporth Beach, Falmouth, TR11 5HN

Contact: 01326 251136;

Best of the rest

Cornwall is filled with fantastic restaurants to tickle your taste buds. Whet your appetite with our other restaurant guides for the area’s favourite towns:

For even more ideas on where you can dine out in Cornwall, take a look at our Cornwall Food and Drink Guide.

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