Harbourside dining in Falmouth
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.
The smart hotel delivers relaxed vibes and sophisticated cooking at the Water’s Edge restaurant, which deals in creative fine dining crafted from local ingredients, and features inventive flavour combinations.
As the water laps the slipway wall below the hotel, it’s natural to plump for fish and seafood. Happily, plenty of dishes are crafted around the local fishermen’s catch, as well as other examples of prime regional produce.
The adjoining Water’s Edge bar (winner of the Trencherman’s 2019 Best Bar List award) is another fabulous spot from which to watch the boats bobbing as you indulge in one of the creative cocktails for which the bar team is renowned. On warm evenings, sip outside on the terrace. Contemporary bedrooms with all mod cons make this an excellent base for a foodie trip to Falmouth. And with the town’s Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and the South West Coast Path to explore, as well as a host of quirky independent shops and the opportunity to take a passenger-ferry trip to St Mawes, an overnighter could easily turn into a week-long gourmet getaway.
When you want to switch up the elegant dining, head below deck to the hotel’s pub, The Working Boat, to sink a Cornish craft beer and tuck in to hearty fare such as ale-battered fish and chips, Cornish crab doorstop sandwiches and surf-and-turf burgers.
Trencherman’s tip: visit sister hotel The Alverton in Truro for more foodie adventures in historic and horticultural surrounds.