22nd November 2016
Tucked away from the bustling streets of the city, The Falmouth Bay Seafood Café is set within a beautiful Georgian house.
With nautical interiors, inspired by its menu, infused with feminine design flourishes, the Seafood Café offers a warm and relaxed ambience. A perfect spot for a mid-shop lunch or an intimate evening dining experience with friends and family.
Established in 1995 by a mum and daughter team, Valerie and Charlotte Thomson, the award-winning café is a place for people to sit down and enjoy eating the taste of the sea.
Valerie welcomed us into the café, where warm flickers of candle light created a cosy atmosphere. We sat on a table next to the window where we could watch the world go by.
With a commitment to serving only the freshest produce, the café offers a variety of sustainably sourced seafood including crab, lobster, halibut, scallops, mussels and prawns. You can also find locally procured steak on the menu. There is a separate menu for little people as well.
Watch your meal be prepared in front of you by head chef Daniel Ballett. The aromas from the kitchen add to the dining experience.
We tried the moules mariniere with hand cut fries and lobster and crab tagliatelle in a white wine and leek sauce. The seafood flavours were fresh and creamy while the hand cut fries were crispy and well-seasoned.
To accompany your dish there is a good selection of wines, champagnes, spirits, beers, soft drinks and exquisite cocktails.
For dessert, you can choose from a list of hand-picked sweets including chocolate parfait with blackberry sorbet, homemade ice-cream and a Cornish cheese board.
All the desserts were very tempting but we decided on the peanut butter mousse with flapjack, white chocolate, strawberry jam and salted caramel ice-cream.
Dining in the restaurant, you can see that Cornwall and the way of life plays a huge part in the business. Images of Cornish fishermen, who catch the seafood for the café, hang on the walls along with contemporary artwork by a local artist. With a love for dogs in Cornwall, the café is dog-friendly offering biscuits to its canine friends.
If you have booked to see a show at the Hall For Cornwall, the café is in a perfect spot to enjoy a pre-theatre meal. They also host regular events such as a monthly Jazz and Seafood afternoon on the first weekend of every month. Keep up to date with events at the Falmouth Bay Seafood Café by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
Beach Retreats guests receive 20% off their final bill when dining at the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe. Please make staff aware when booking.