Places to Eat
A selection of the cafés and restaurants in Falmouth within walking distance of University College Falmouth’s Woodlane campus.
The Falmouth Townhouse
Grove Place, Falmouth, TR11 4AL
Breakfast: 7.30am (8 at weekends) – 12pm, Lunch: until 3pm, Tapas: until 10pm
The Falmouth Townhouse is a an attractive boutique hotel in the centre of Falmouth, opposite Discovery Quay and barely ten minutes walk from University College Falmouth’s Woodlane Campus. The Bar is open throughout the day, offering coffee, cakes, free wi-fi, papers and magazines, beers, wines and cocktails, bar food and tapas.
During The Falmouth Convention the Townhouse will host the Convention Bar.
The Courtyard Deli
2 Bells Court, (just off Market Street), Falmouth, TR11 3AZ
Mon – Sat, 8.30am – 5pm
Tucked away up a small alley opposite Marks and Spencer, this welcoming deli café and shop offers home-made sandwiches, salads, quiches and cakes to eat in or take away, as well as a range of tapas platters. The upstairs café area is bright and quiet while the outdoor courtyard is a pretty suntrap.
De Wynn’s Tea and Coffee House
55 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Housed in an historic building that once served as a hotel for eighteenth-century packet ships, this traditional tearoom on Falmouth’s main shopping street serves breakfast, lunch and tea dishes using locally sourced products. The excellent Cornish cream teas include the distinctive ‘thunder and lightning’ variation featuring golden syrup.
Gylly Beach Café and Restaurant
Cliff Road, Falmouth, TR11 4PA
Breakfast: 9 – 11.30am, Lunch: 12 – 5pm, Dinner: 6 – 12pm
Gylly Beach Café is just a ten-minute walk from the centre of town, on Gyllyngvase Beach, with views over Falmouth Bay towards the Lizard peninsula. Reasonably priced, with a changing brasserie style menu, indoor and outdoor seating, this is a good place for a relaxed drink or meal at any time of the day.
Pea Souq Vegetarian Café
19c, Well Lane (just off Church Street), Falmouth, TR11 3EG
Tues – Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 9am – 3pm, Fri & Sat 7 – 11pm, bookings only.
Just off Falmouth’s main shopping street, Pea Souq is a tiny vegetarian café specialising in Middle-Eastern mezze (with Indian Thali on Friday nights). Its popularity and diminutive size (seating capacity 18) mean that it’s often busy, so phone well in advance if you want to book for dinner.
1, Maritime House, Falmouth, TR11 3XA
Every day, 11.30am – 11pm
This Pizza Express has spectacular views of Falmouth harbour as well as outdoor seating overlooking the National Maritime Museum. In addition to the standard menu, it has its own gelateria, serving fresh made Italian style gelato. It’s advisable to book for weekend evenings. Take away is also available.
Provedore Tapas Bar and Café
43 Trelawney Road, Falmouth, TR11 3LY
Daytime: Tues – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 2.30pm (breakfast ‘til 11.30am)
Tapas: Thurs and Fri 6 – 10pm
This attractive café, very close to University College Falmouth’s Woodlane Campus is much loved by UCF students and staff. It offers excellent coffee and soups, sandwiches, cakes and salads, with an emphasis on Spanish and Moroccan dishes. Specials often include local seafood, from sea bass and mackerel to cuttlefish and octopus. Open for tapas on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips
Discovery Quay, Falmouth
Lunch: 12 – 2.30pm, Dinner: 5 – 10pm
This recently opened restaurant, located across from the Falmouth Townhouse (Convention Bar), is Rick Stein’s first foray into the rest of Cornwall following the phenomenal success of his restaurants in Padstow. It offers traditional fish and chips downstairs and local seafood in the champagne and oyster bar upstairs.