Eat & Drink
The people of Falmouth are extremely proud of their town’s culinary expertise, which is seen as one of the key reasons behind why many holiday goers return to Cornwall’s south coast year after year. The food and drink industry in Falmouth is unbelievably unique, and do not share the same love of huge brands and chains that many cities and towns amongst the UK do.
The restaurantsin particular are very fitting of other cultures, and have a great variety of foreign dishes and due to the world famous Falmouth Oyster many restaurateurs have used this to spearhead not just the menu, but the theme of their restaurant.
Fisheries are an example of some of the specialist outlets the town has, with Arnwenack Fisheries being the most renowned. Other specialist outlets include bakeries such as Blewetts Bakery and Stones Bakery, Chocolate confectionaries such as the highly popular The Chocolate Box, Deli’s such as Picnic Cornwall and other specialist shops in the form of Natural Stores and specialist Beer and Wine shops.
There are many easy go-to places as well, such a numerous takeaways, supermarkets and food stores, all that take advantage of the towns unique produce.
You are about to discover why Falmouth’s culinary industry is highly acclaimed and how it attracts customers from all over, all year round, with our guide to eatery’s, public houses and bars in the town of Falmouth.
Firstly, in homage to the Falmouth oyster, there are a number of seafood restaurants, with the most popular being the Seafood Bar, The Shack which is a particularly quirky shellfish bar, and the Fire Kitchen, who’s popular dishes include mussels from the local area and their delicious traditional beef burger.
There are also numerous foreign food eatery’s with the most unique quite possibly being Amanzi Restaurant, an African restaurant that serves both Malawian and Zambian cuisine. There is also the Mali Thai restaurant in the town that is very popular with the locals, especially amongst Falmouth’s Asian community. The Da Vinci is just one out of the number of Italian restaurants within the town and is renowned for its fettuccine with salmon or the real classic saltimbocca romana and is just a walk up the coast from Mexican eatery Three Amigo’s which has a fantastic selection of steaks, burgers and fajitas!
Tapas is a very popular dish within the area and the Provedore Café is a maestro in this area of cuisine. The Provedore is a very chilled out place and is a hotspot for many couples and young adults. Despite Falmouth’s love of foreign food, many restaurants don’t disregard traditional British cuisine, with restaurants such as the Garden Room Bar & Bistro, The Shed and the Harbourside Restaurant all serving local and national produce.
As the town is student friendly, you can find many bars and public houses situated throughout the area. The most popular public houses include the Wodehouse Arms, Finn McCoul’s Irish bar and Waterman Ale House, home to a large selection of British and continental ales and a second home for beer enthusiasts.
If dancing and staying out until morning is on your agenda however, then Toast bar would be our recommendation for a great night out or 5 Degrees West, a modern bar in an old fashioned location with these two aesthetics complimenting each other perfectly. One of the most unique hangouts in the town is the Jacob’s Ladder Inn. Again, it is massively popular with students, mainly for its great selection of beers and karaoke machine. There is also live music acts on occasion and is central for sightseeing and the beaches, but what makes the pub so unique is the fact it is located on top of the Jacob’s Ladder, one of Falmouth’s most significant…and tiring landmarks.
Falmouth’s culinary industry prides itself on its local produce and accompanied by its outgoing pub and bar scene, Falmouth’s unique approach towards dining again highlights why the town is such a popular destination for holiday goers.