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Falmouth: Cafés and Restaurants with a View


Spoil all your senses with a spot of dining at one of the many cafés and restaurants in Falmouth with a view. Don’t just settle for something delicious when the town is awash with venues that will present an equally as memorable feast for the eyes.

From tearooms and delis dotted amongst the streets to restaurants nestled but a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, Falmouth is chock with eateries located at some seriously special locales.

Cove Restaurant and Bar

The Cove

Sitting on Maenporth’s scenic shoreline, The Cove is why visitors flock to Falmouth: stunning seascapes served alongside award-winning food freshly sourced from Cornwall’s finest suppliers.

Gaze out toward ocean as you devour a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, bar tapas including beef carpaccio, scallops, mussels and goats cheese bon bon – or sample mains such as plaice, guinea fowl, cod, lamb or fillet steak medallion.

Wash down with some Cornish tipples such as Camel Valley Brut or Knightor Trevannion, or opt for a decadent endnote with the chocolate torte, pistachio and almond parfait, or affogato.

Gylly Beach Café

Gylly Beach

For a sublime sand-between-your-toes experience, the Gylly Beach Café has it covered in cool, coastal style.

Spilling out across the sands at Falmouth’s central town beach at Gyllyngvase, diners are treated to stirring sea views along with ambient interiors, fabulous themed nights, and magnificent menus.

Gylly Beach

Select anything from spaghetti and spiced lamb kofta to pan fried Newlyn cod fillet, whole grilled Cornish sole or creamy golden polenta for lunch; while the evening’s delights range from Morvah free range chicken and Falmouth wild mushrooms to Duchy game venison, bavette beef steak and pan seared silver mullet.

There’s even a brand new Bakery on the Beach adjacent to the café, where you can grab something fantastically fresh-from-the-oven to go.

Muddy Beach

Muddy Beach

Sitting a stone’s throw from the river in Penryn, Muddy Beach is the epitome of friendly and family-run, boasting a spectacular position on Jubilee Wharf while providing tasty, top-notch food, drink and entertainment.

Muddy Beach

Enjoy a breakfast or light lunch like smoked haddock and clam chowder, falafel Scotch egg or vegan breakfast; or indulge in a supper such as pan-fried hake, beetroot and black bean burger, Cornish steak burger or Beach Board – and pick from a sumptuous meat, fish or vegetarian platter to share.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse

A traditional free house that’s been licensed for over 300 years, The Boathouse is as historic as it is perfectly placed overlooking the beautiful vistas of the harbour, river and beyond to Carrick Roads.

Drink in those to-die-for views as you tuck into something locally sourced and seasonal, such as fish stew, Swedish style lamb meatballs, spiced falafel burger or roasted rolled pork belly before satisfying your sweet tooth with lemon posset or triple chocolate mousse.

The Flying Fish at St Michael’s Hotel & Spa

St Micheals

Flanking Falmouth’s Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michael’s is surrounded by sweeping sub tropical gardens that lead the eye down to the exquisite expanses of ocean beyond.

The fantastic Flying Fish restaurant presents mouth-watering menus created using the finest and freshest local and seasonal produce. Pick from breakfast, all-day, A La Carte, Sunday Lunch, or Afternoon Tea for a plate packed with flavour.

Flying Fish St Micheals

From classics such as fish and chips, seafood platters, sandwiches, salads and burgers to exotic dishes like Goan fish curry, gurnard madras and seafood fricassee, this is 2 AA Rosette award-winning food at its finest.

Also try:

Harbour View

Rick Stein’s Fish

The Stable

The Lookout


Swanpool Beach Café

Hooked on the Rocks

Maenporth Beach Café

Marine Bar & Restaurant

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