Foodie Falmouth

8th September 2018

Falmouth’s superb selection of restaurants are sure to get your taste buds jumping.

Located on Cornwall’s tropical south coast and home to the world’s third deepest natural harbour, it’s no surprise Falmouth boasts an array of fantastic places to eat delicious seafood and drink local wine and ales. Catering for all food tastes and requirements, Beach Retreats gives you the low down on where to dine during your stay.

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Gylly Beach Cafe

Just 200 metres from some of our Falmouth properties, Gylly Beach Cafe is wonderfully positioned on Falmouth’s famous Gyllyngvase Beach, overlooked by the imposing Pendennis Castle.  Soak up the sun and panoramic views of the Lizard Peninsula and The Helford River, whilst enjoying a delicious meal and glass of vino with friends and family.

Visit Gylly Beach Cafe during your stay in Falmouth.



If you’re passionate about coffee, you’ll be right at home at this artisan coffee house in the heart of Falmouth. With a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor, Esspressini specialises in serving a large variety of outstanding quality coffee and a delicious food menu that is sure to get your mouth watering. We recommend trying the banana waffles or popular homemade cakes and brownies.

Visit Esspressini during your stay.


Harbour Lights

‘Majoring in amazing fish and top-notch chips’, Harbour Lights in Falmouth is the go to place for a chip shop takeaway. In 2017, the restaurant was crowned ‘Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017’ in the National Fish and Chip Awards. Take your chips and sit on the harbour wall or dine in the restaurant and watch the boats bobbing as they sail by.

Visit Harbour Lights during your stay.



Oliver’s in Falmouth excels in two areas, the first being its high quality seasonal menus, which always use the finest local produce. And secondly, its fantastic service. The restaurant is currently ranked as #2 best restaurant in Falmouth on TripAdvisor, with customers describing it as ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and ‘Always an outstanding meal and service’. So, what are you waiting for? Book your table at Oliver’s now to avoid disappointment.

Dine at Oliver’s during your stay.



Ranked #3 on TripAdvisor, Amanzi offers customers the chance to taste the ‘Flavours of Africa’ with a delicious menu that brings dishes from the Cape to Cairo and Marrakesh to Mogadishu. Open 6 days a week for lunchtime and evening meals, make sure you try the non-alcoholic pineapple beer brewed on site. Biltong is also available to takeaway for those that can’t be without this South African delicacy.

Dine at Amanzi Restaurant during your stay in Falmouth.



Let Cribbs Restaurant transport you away to the Isles of the Caribbean through authentic dishes served in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you choose to dine for lunch, dinner or pop in for a coffee and cake, you’ll be able to sit back and relax whilst the chefs rustle up mouth-watering dishes in the open front kitchen. Don’t forget to order a rum when you’re at the bar to really get in the Caribbean spirit.

Dine at Cribbs during your stay in Falmouth.


Star & Garter

Perfectly located on the water’s edge in Falmouth, Star and Garter is one of Falmouth’s oldest pubs dating back to 1892. Its jaw-dropping harbour views, world class whisky and premium local produce, brings back locals and visitors alike, time and time again. Star & Garter use fresh fish landed in Newlyn each morning, meat from well-known butcher Phillip Warren and Falmouth Oysters picked straight from the river right outside the front door.

Dine at Star & Garter during your stay in Falmouth.

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Rick Stein’s Fish

Offering a take out or dining in experience, Rick Stein’s Fish in Falmouth is a must try for your foodie bucket list. Their relaxed seafood restaurant has classic fish and chips at the heart of the menu, alongside some of Rick’s favourite dishes such as Indonesian seafood curry, Cornish crab and salt and pepper prawns.

Dine at Rick Stein’s Fish during your stay in Falmouth.


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