Where to eat in the Falmouth area

There is no shortage of great places to eat in and around Falmouth. Here are just a few very palatable ideas:

Muddy Beach

Delicious food served at the Muddy Beach restaurant in Penryn

Penryn TR10 8FG

Muddy Beach is a relaxed yet modern café / bar / restaurant. Inspired by Scandinavian interior design. They have used subtle hues of natural colours throughout the decor which has created a modern yet warm venue to relax in whilst having a glass of wine or a warming cup of coffee.

With beautiful panoramic windows overlooking the river, Muddy Beach is the perfect location to wind down and share a meal with friends and family.

Everyone is welcome at Muddy Beach, including dogs. Their own Muddy Beach dog Eby will be around to help out and entertain customers from time to time, and they have a special dog area where dog walkers can go to hang out in the warm after a walk along the riverbank!

Visit the Muddy Beach website here.

Picnic Cornwall

Delicious places to eat in Falmouth

Falmouth, TR11 3DR

Love Cornwall? Love fantastic Cornish produce? So do Picnic! Visit their central Falmouth coffee shop and delicatessen or order your tailor-made picnic online – for collection or local delivery!

From divine locally roasted coffee handcrafted by their skilled baristas, superb hand-filled sandwiches, and award winning organic pasties to heavenly cakes and incredible cream teas, their coffee shop has amazing treats to temp the whole family.

Why not pick up some scrumptious deli produce too?  They have an amazing range that they have taken great care to source – it’s all from Cornwall and we know you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

Our friends at picnic will be delighted to share their thoughts on fantastic picnic spots in and around the town, castle and beaches – your only constraint is how far your rumbling tum will let you get! To find out more visit their website.


The Shed

The Shed in Falmouth

Falmouth, TR11 3XP

Offering something a little different, The Shed serves up simple but classic dishes in a retro chic environment. From burgers and pizzas to Cornish mussels and tapas platters, The Shed offers something for everyone.

As well as a range of delightful dishes this popular restaurant also boasts a coctail bar, so you can enjoy some exotic drinks with your meal should you wish.

With a unique offering and a welcoming staff, The Shed continues to be a popular destination for Falmouth residents and visitors alike.


Gylly Beach Cafe

Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth

Falmouth, TR11 4PA

Situated right on top of Falmouth’s wonderful Gyllyngvase beach, the Gylly Beach Cafe offers the opportunity to watch the waves roll in while you sample some of the finest food that Falmouth has to offer.

The family-run cafe provides seasonal menus utilising the best in Cornish ingredients and is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The award-winning cafe is also ideal for those who just fancy a relaxing coffee and a homemade cake while enjoying an engaging view of the sea.


Harbour View

Harbour View in Falmouth

Falmouth, TR11 3JB

As the name would suggest, this restaurant offers stunning views of Falmouth harbour as well as a selection of mouthwatering treats.

Whether you’re after a spot of breakfast or looking to sit down for a memorable lunch or dinner, Harbour View caters to all tastes with a fine selection of dishes, including a variety of vegetarian options.

This family-friendly restaurant, particularly renowned for its fish, also boasts generous deck space for alfresco dining.



Oliver's Falmouth

Falmouth, TR11 2AD

This popular eatery, open since 2009, has fast become a local favourite thanks to its dedication to both high quality food and top notch service.

Head chef Ken Symons creates seasonal menus utilising the best local produce including fresh fish, seafood and Cornish steaks.

The food is served by attentive staff and the restaurant offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere, making this one of the most pleasant dining experiences Falmouth has to offer.


Harbour Lights Restaurant

Harbour Lights

Falmouth, TR11 3LH

Falmouth is full of culinary delights of all different styles to suit a wide variety of tastes but it hasn’t forgotten that most popular of British meals: good old fish and chips.

This isn’t your everyday chippy, mind you; Harbour Lights has made a strong name for itself thanks to award-winning fish and chips that are exceedingly popular with locals and visitors alike. Whether you choose to sit in at the restaurant or take advantage of the takeaway option, you’re sure of a memorable meal.

With a fun environment that’s perfect for families, all overlooking the stunning Carrick Roads, Harbour Lights is one of Falmouth’s most popular food destinations.


Cafe Mylor

Cafe Mylor photographed in 2012

Mylor Yacht Harbour, TR11 5UF

Situated on the harbourside at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Cafe Mylor is a vibrant waterside cafe concentrating on simple high quality local produce for eat in and take away. With great coffee, teas, homemade cakes and smoothies, all in a lovely relaxed atmosphere and location, they will be open from 9am to 9pm daily for breakfasts, lunches and early evening suppers.

T 01326 377 743.


Rick Stein’s Falmouth

A promotional photograph in Cornwall 2012

Falmouth, TR11 3XA

Rick says Falmouth is his second favourite place outside of Padstow and it shows! Events Square in Falmouth is now home to a Deli with a small café area which also sells gifts and home accessories, as well as a take-away Fish and Chip shop open Lunchtimes and evenings. The Seafood Bar is a lively restaurant where you can watch the food being prepared as you order. As the Good Cornwall Guide says; “A highly recommended fishy feast”.


The Pandora Inn

The Pandora Inn in 2012

Restronguet, TR11 5ST

Damaged by fire in 2011, The Pandora Inn has now re-opened. The inn has been carefully renovated to retain the flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof. Situated right on Restronguet Creek, there are plenty of outdoor tables on the pontoon (also useful for those arriving by boat!) Food is served all day using the freshest, local seasonal produce and caters for all appetites from sandwiches and jacket potatoes to changing daily specials. There’s an extensive wine list and traditional real ales from St Austell Brewery. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and on the pontoon.


5 Degrees West

5 degrees west in Falmouth photographed in the summer 2012

Falmouth, TR11 4AU

This spacious modern bar serves food and drinks all day and is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the Cornish town of Falmouth, opposite Events Square – home of the world famous National Maritime Museum. There are plenty of parking options nearby, so you will never have too far to walk! 5 Degrees West is a very family friendly pub that serves a wide menu suitable for all kinds of dining from the smaller ‘lite bites’ through ‘sharing platters’ right up to the more traditional main meal. Generally there is no need to book, except for the usual popular dates when it is advisable to do so.



The Seven Stars

The Seven Stars pub based in Penryn is great spot to meet, drink and eat.

Flushing, TR115TY

The Seven Stars fronts the quayside with lovely waterside views out towards Falmouth Harbour. The Seven Stars is mainly inhabited by locals and fishermen who appreciate the cask conditioned ales and traditional pub food. Busy in the evenings, the views of the River Fal cannot be beaten. Watch out for Pie nights, Fish and Chips nights, and the excellent Pizza nights as well as Quiz evenings and many special events.  Crab lines and bait are for hire to entertain the kids while the adults enjoy a drink. You can also borrow a cushion to sit on the sea wall – the ideal place from which to watch the sun set over Falmouth harbour.


The Royal Standard

a promotional image

Flushing, TR11 5TP

The Royal Standard is a traditional pub recently refurbished in a contemporary style with stripped floorboards, oak bar, open fire and individual wooden tables and chairs. With a decked front seating area, a beer garden to the rear and excellent water views, the Royal Standard has many great reviews from our guests – a recent guest commented that the fish & chips was better than Rick Steins! The pub offers a range of fine wines, cask conditioned ales,  plus coffee and homemade cakes.  A constantly changing menu provides a variety of fresh meals with locally sourced ingredients plus regular curry nights and Sunday roasts. Booking is essential in Summer. Well behaved dogs are welcome.


The Waterside

Waterside views from Falmouth in 2012

Flushing, TR11 5TY

The Waterside is a welcome new addition to the Flushing restaurant scene, situated on the quay with spectacular views across the bay towards Falmouth. Come and enjoy fresh local fish and shellfish accompanied by fine wine. Paul and John aim to support local businesses and fisheries, presenting their customers with freshly landed fish and local produce… simply prepared and presented to you with the experience of courteous staff at an affordable price. The Waterside has changing daily menu’s depending on the days catch. It welcomes dogs and has free WiFi. We have had great feedback from our previous guests – some saying that this was one of the “best meals they have ever had”.  Booking recommended, particularly for the Sunday roast which is quickly gaining an amazing reputation!


Castaways at Mylor

The Castaways photographed in 2015

Mylor, TR11 5UF

Plenty of options adorn the large chalkboard at Castaways, situated in Mylor Yacht Harbour a short (and very beautiful) walk around the headland from Flushing village. Castaways serves food all day, from early breakfast and coffee, lunch, through to tapas, and evening meals – even cream teas! This is also a perfect spot to enjoy a variety of Cornish ice creams.  Evening meals and specials have strong local sourcing, which ensures the best Cornish food is always on the menu.  Castaways is ideal for large groups, and well behaved dogs are welcome.


Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

The Fifteen Cornwall restaurant is very popular with guests staying in Falmouth

Newquay, TR8 4AA

Fifteen Cornwall is part of a global social enterprise, founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002. It is an inspiring restaurant in a stunning location, but at the heart of it all is a chef training programme with a simple mission – to empower young people who are in need of a second chance. Fifteen Cornwall offers an innovative menu of the best seasonal and local produce, prepared by talented professional chefs and aspiring young apprentice chefs, and served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly and knowledgeable staff. On top of this, there’s an incredible view over a beautiful two mile beach.