Take 5: Falmouth getaways

Gylly Beach, Falmouth winter

Take 5: Falmouth getaways

Falmouth’s the perfect winter getaway thanks to its stunning coast path walks, bustling town centre crammed with indie stores and, of course, fantastic places to eat and stay. We’ve curated a selection of fabulous restaurants and hotels so you can find the perfect place to dine – whatever your tastes

Gylly Beach Cafe, Falmouth

Gylly Beach Cafe

Azure waters, soaring gulls and paddleboarders in the bay (even in winter) are a few of the uplifting sights to drink in when lunching at Gylly Beach Cafe. Swing by in the daytime for relaxed breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, then return as dusk falls for smart dishes by the shore.

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Star and Garter restaurant, insider's finds

The Star and Garter

If there was a Trencherman’s Award for the restaurant with the most surprising view, The Star and Garter would win every year. From outside, the ancient pub on Falmouth High Street looks smart but unassuming. Walk past the cosy bar, however, and the expansive panoramic windows wrapping round the back wall reveal an incredible vista across the historic harbour. Visit for contemporary and hyper-local nose-to-tail dining – and stay the night in the cool apartments above the pub.

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Exterior of Royal Duchy in Falmouth

The Royal Duchy Hotel

A visit to the restaurant at The Royal Duchy presents a winning mix of beautifully cooked British and Med-inspired dishes served alongside panoramic seascape views. Elegant interiors, classic British styling and sumptuous bedrooms are the finishing touches, and there’s even a small pool and spa treatments.

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The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

The Greenbank Hotel

Falmouth is awash with decent places to eat, but for a stylish base where you can dine amid eye-catching interiors and harbour views The Greenbank Hotel is a great find. Contemporary bedrooms, a fabulous cocktail bar and The Working Boat pub (beneath the Hotel) makes it an excellent base for a foodie trip to Falmouth.

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The Cove Restaurant and Bar, Falmouth food

Nearby: The Cove Restaurant and Bar

Just a stone’s throw from the foodie hub of Falmouth lies Maenporth Beach, a beautiful bay of golden sand and turquoise water that’s also home to uber-chef Michael Caines’ relaxed coastal eatery.

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While you’re in Falmouth: book a table at Restaurant Mine for relaxed and contemporary cooking, feast at The Wheelhouse Crab and Oyster Bar where stacks of fresh seafood are served in a rustic seaside setting, and make a date to nip in to Beacon Coffee for seriously good speciality coffee.


Discover more fabulous dining experiences across the South West in the 29th edition of the Trencherman’s Guide. Get your copy here and never be stumped for a great place to go.

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