Falmouth Restaurants and Dining

(Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK)

Picture of local dining areaTraditional Cornish restaurants abound in Falmouth, together with many more international dining venues, serving a range of trendy dishes from around the world. Many restaurants in Falmouth are clearly influenced by its coastal location and seafood is very much the order of the day, being freshly caught from the nearby waters.

Many restaurants in Falmouth feature fairly standard menus, with much more interesting specialist dishes of the day, depending on the local catch and the season. Pubs too offer a good place to eat out in town and serve large plates of well-prepared, tasty food, that is usually extremely filling.

Where to Eat

Pasties have long been a part of the staple diet for locals in the town of Falmouth and a number of excellent bakeries are spread around the town centre. Once the customary lunch for miners in Cornwall, Cornish pasties where originally a meal in themselves, with one side containing a savoury meat and onion filling, while the other side was the pudding, with apple or similar. These days, Cornish pasty shops have found their way all over England and as well as the more usual fillings, why not consider spicy chicken, steak and stilton, or cheese and bacon for a lunchtime snack or picnic on the beach?

A large number of restaurants and cafes in Falmouth can be found concentrated along Arwenack Street. At the end of this stretch are two excellent pubs around the Custom House Quay, the Old Ales House and also the Quayside Inn. Both of these public houses are fortunate enough to feature waterfront beer gardens with exceptional views.

Further restaurants can be found nearby, along Falmouth's Church Street, the High Street, and Killigrew Street, an area often known as the 'Specialist Quarter'. Several eateries are sited on the Moor, which is just a short walk from the Prince of Wales Pier.