Louise Lane

FALMOUTH

Louise Lane
FALMOUTH

Falmouth is Cornwall's capital of cool with oodles of character to the place all year round. It's a bustling University town full of creatives and quirky locals. Because of this diverse mix, Falmouth is home to some of Cornwall's finest boutiques, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants and a full calendar of events.

Don’t miss The Fal River Festival in May; The International Sea shanty Festival in June; or the Falmouth Beer Festival in late October.

Falmouth's home to the World's third deepest natural Harbour (just beneath Menorca and Sydney.) Because Falmouth is surrounded by water it has its own mild micro-climate. Did I mention it's beautiful?! Falmouth is home to an abundant array of tropical plant life, beaches to die for, rowboats, working boats, super yachts and Tall Ships and a community like no other. There truly is something here for everyone.

DOWNLOAD MAP HERE

 

 

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

Award winning eatery, which has become a shining star on Cornwall's dining scene. This family run business offers unbeatable views of Gyllyngvase beach and is popular with students (who receive a 15% discount), families and couples alike.

01326 312884

Espressini is a speciality coffee shop and kitchen. Their passion lies in serving outstanding quality coffee and contemporary brunch, each given its own ‘espressini’ twist.

01326 311633

A must on any visit to Falmouth. Voted into the UK’s Top 10 independent Fish & Chip shops 2019. All fish responsibly sourced. Cornish fish specials daily. Amazing harbour views if you choose to eat in the restaurant, or grab a takeaway and choose your favourite place to enjoy the very best of this seaside tradition.

01326 316934

Traditional pasty and tuck shop selling a delicious plethora of takeaway food. Fantastic selection of vegetarian and vegan treats such as pasties, gluten free falafel boxes, ice cream, cakes and homemade soups. They have treats for your doggy too! From the makers of Pea Souk!

07866215963

New larger location! Burritos, quesadillas, nachos and tacos bursting with flavour. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and homegrown chillies. Take-away or eat in their indoor seating area or courtyard. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and children’s options.

01326 753118

la-cave-falmouth-little-birdie-guides.jpg

Cosy candlelit cave located at the bottom of Falmouth's Old High Street. Enjoy an incredible meal in the unique basement restaurant or just pop in for a relaxing drink in the snug. Live Piano every Thursday from 9pm.

01326 617510

Provedore is a neighbourhood cafe situated high up on the terraces above Falmouth Harbour, serving delicious coffee, breakfast and lunch from their tiny kitchen. Open three nights a week serving unique dinner to an eager queue of customers. Est 2007.

01326 314888

Origin are one of the leading coffee roasters in the UK. Their Penryn riverside café, The Warehouse, offers a serene environment to savour a delicious brew while offering an opportunity to enjoy their vibrant breakfast and lunch menu options, freshly sourced from local producers.

01326 617100

fal-falafel-falmouth-little-birdie-guides.jpg

A true locals’ favourite, Fal Falafel serve award-winning authentic Middle Eastern street food. Delicious falafels and hummus with a selection of fresh salads, pickles, herbs and sauces. The tastiest grab-and-go option in town. All homemade, all vegan and all at a great price! Est 2007 and recent winner of ‘Best Street Food in Cornwall’ at the Whats On Cornwall Awards, a trip to Falmouth is not complete without one!

07495261670

A place to taste real Piadina, the most incredible Italian street food - homemade delicious filled flatbreads! Choose from many different types of fillings, cold cuts and cheeses from Italy. Eat in with a coffee, soft drink or a bubbly glass of Prosecco or take away.

01326 212277

Treat yourself to old-fashioned sweets, ice cream, smoothies, milkshakes, warm waffles and their famous loaded bubble waffle cones! Loads of vegan options and don’t forget your furry friend - they have doggy ice cream too!

01326 317636

A community café bringing people together through great coffee, cake and a warm welcome. Various events and workshops throughout the year (check online for details). Student-friendly, family-friendly, and dog-friendlytoo. Disabled access. Free wifi.

Hip Falmouth burger joint with an emphasis on quality and provenance. Award-winning free range grass fed Cornish beef. Impressive vegan and vegetarian menu, all made from scratch. Locally made organic burger buns. A long-standing favourite of students and locals and featured in the Lonely Planet Guide.

01326 312220

 

PUBS & BARS

HAND is one of the top specialist beer bars in the UK and serves up seasonal treats from breweries around the world. Expect rare and hard to find beers alongside natural wines & spirits chosen with the same eye for quality and flavour. Drink in the bar or buy from the shop. Listed in the top 10 craft beer bars in the UK - The Guardian. Also home to a gallery showcasing illustration & design.

01326 319888

dollys-falmouth-little-birdie-guides.jpg

Set in a heavenly haven of Georgian splendour Dolly’s serves delicious afternoon teas, sandwiches and homemade cakes, cocktails in teapots and teacups and currently has over 300 gins which are served with tonic - other mixers are available!

01326 218400

Climb the 111 steps to heaven! This wonderful pub offers Open Mics Wednesdays & Sundays and live music Thursdays through Saturdays. Free quiz Tuesday and check out the famed Sunday roast. Sky & BT Sports, accommodation, handcrafted burgers & pizzas and real ales are also available.

01326 311010

Far down the rabbit hole in the heart of Falmouth lies The Chintz Bar. Vivid pattern wallpaper, walls of mirrors, secret rooms, dinosaurs protruding from the walls and gaudy vintage furniture evoke the bright and abstract fantasy created by Lewis Carrol's 'Alice In Wonderland.' Specialising in wines, cheese and charcuterie.

01326 617550

Seas the day at this cosy quayside pub whilst admiring the panoramic views across Falmouth harbour. Moor up on their pontoons and cruise in for some proper pub grub and local brews. Don’t miss weekly specials including beer & a burger Wednesdays and the Sunday night pub quiz!

01326 314283

The two AA rosette-worthy Water’s Edge bar and restaurant at The Greenbank Hotel offers affordable and relaxed dining. It is open daily to non-residents, serving brunch, lunch, afternoon teas and a seasonal evening menu. How about sinking a few perfectly crafted cocktails in the stylish bar? Pssst! 2 cocktails for £10 on Fridays!

01326 314283

Probably Falmouth's smallest live music venue, run by musicians for music lovers, with a stage in the basement, instruments to jam on and other art events. Check Facebook for upcoming events!

01326 219384

weekly market

Every Tuesday the Falmouth Farmers market stalls are home to local food, drink and crafts; a warm welcome and great atmosphere is guaranteed! Enjoy the sight of bright vegetables and blooms, rows of perfect blue duck eggs, and preserves in a rainbow of colours. Soak up the smells of freshly baked bread and tasty street food

 

SHOPPING

Cool clothing for hip boys & girls! Stockists of newly tailored classics, brands such as Brixton, The Quiet Life & Herschel as well as American vintage and reworked vintage items, faux furs and sneaks. Pop up sale shop located next door full of fantastic vintage bargains.

01326 618085

Find Falmouth's hidden Hippy Emporium at the back of St Georges Arcade; specializing in Incense, Indian handicrafts and Colourful Festival attire.

01326 313295

Falmouth’s zero waste shop, designed to reduce packaging & food waste by allowing customers to refill their own containers. Organic grains, seeds, pulses, flours, sugars, herbs, dried fruit, cereals & eco cleaning products, alongside a range of sustainable lifestyle products & toiletries.

A beautiful capsule of everything botanical from Royal Horticultural Society winner Sarah Jane Humphrey. Originals, Prints, books and elegant objects on display plus an exciting programme of workshops. Check the website for dates.

07523667662


WELLBEING

The Yoga Hut is a fully equipped Yoga studio in the heart of Falmouth.Beginner to general level classes under the guidance of a fully qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher. 1st class £5 with one of our maps!

07769803806

Not quite your best? Suffering more than you think you should? You can regain that vitality and fulfil your potential. Simon Finemore runs LivingRoom Chiropractic: hands-on health care for you, by you. 20% child & student discount.

01326 617290

A little haven of peace in the middle of Falmouth. Experienced therapists with a wealth of knowledge and skills, including osteopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, massage and beauty. Treat yourself to relaxation and rehabilitation for body and mind. Turn up the hill from Seasalt. Book a free 15 minute consultation.

01326 212112

accomodation

Just 5 minutes walk from Falmouth Town, the Station, the Harbour and Marina, as well as only 2 minutes from the Beach and the sights: Maritime Museum, Castle etc. From £19/ night. Complementary breakfast.

01326 319996