Wheel House Crab & Oyster Bar

Don’t let the informality of this tiny dining room, with its fairy lights and odds-and-sods furniture (and complete lack of website), fool you: the Wheel House is so popular, so small and so only open Wednesday to Saturday that showing up without a reservation is a mistake. Once in, you’ll get a choice of a few seafood dishes, harbour-fresh and only lightly enhanced – a bit of Thai spice on the mussels or some lemon butter on your crab. It all comes in copper cataplana bowls, with white or red wine, good bread and skinny fries, and rolls of paper towel to sop up the shellfish juices. This is simplicity done really, really well.

The Wheel House Crab & Oyster Bar, Upton Slip, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DQ    01326 318 050