Classic British dining at The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth
A visit to the restaurant at The Royal Duchy presents a winning mix of beautifully cooked British and Med-inspired dishes served alongside a panoramic seascape backdrop.
Chandeliers, fresh flowers and white linen might suggest formality, but the service and vibe of the Duchy is warm and welcoming. It’s the ideal pairing to the cooking of head chef John Mijatovic who’s been at the hotel for over a decade.
During his tenure he’s become known for a smart style of cooking which reflects his appreciation of traditional British cuisine and elegant presentation. Dishes are crafted using ingredients from the Cornish landscape and accompanied by a winning selection of wines plus, on certain evenings, a pianist tickling the ivories.
The hotel’s Champagne bar is the most glamorous spot in the house in which to pull up a stool and sip a well-made classic before heading in to dinner. Although, on warm evenings, there’s nowhere to match the sub-tropical paradise of The Terrace for predinner drinks. Watch the sun slip behind the palm fronds and the azure waters of Falmouth Bay as you toast your good fortune to be in this rather special location.
Other attractions at the classic British hotel include a small spa, gym, indoor pool and excellent walking opportunities: head left to historic Pendennis Castle or right to Gylly Beach – and carry on along the South West Coast Path to Maenporth and beyond.
Trencherman’s tip: for more coastal dine and stay adventures check out The Royal Duchy’s lovely sister Saunton Sands Hotel in north Devon.