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36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
+44 1326 210759
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Booked a table for Valentine's evening and was not disappointed. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding with great service in a busy but relaxed environment. Gluten free was no problem with every effort made to adjust the dishes without losing any of the quality. We'll be back.

Thank thegamesplayer
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We don't eat out very often as I have a severe garlic allergy and am nearly always ill. We booked a table for the Valentine's Day special menu, and what a joy.Nothing was too much trouble, from our table position, garlic free food (total), and friendly but professional service. The evening was busy, but no one seemed to have to... More 

1 Thank chyva
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best vegan breakfast I've ever tasted. Staff was very welcoming and genuine! Would definitely recommend visiting here if you're in the area!

1 Thank Niall S
Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten here for both business and pleasure and I find the menu never disappoints. Food is lovely and the service is friendly and prices are reasonable -what more can you ask for!

Thank Nicki W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Coeliac it's not easy to eat out. But when I asked the waiting staff on Saturday evening what dishes were gluten free, I was told to choose anything I wanted from the menu and the chefs would make it gluten free for me. It was an absolute delight. My starter of baked mushroom was simply served without the... More 

Thank Rachel C
Frimley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Enjoyed some great fresh local food at this restaurant. Highly recommend the seafood platter for 2. Amazing value. Will try the cocktails on our next visit

Thank simonwinfield
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely night with simply excellent food. Steak was cooked to perfection and venison was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul Michael T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice decor but just poor and basic food. Called in for coffee and bacon baguettes. Probably could of done better at subway. Service was also poor with the Waiter having a loud conversation with a friend about girls and such.

Thank hannah g
Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a fantastic meal last year on our visit to Falmouth so reserved a table this year in advance. Had to have a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin with Prosecco to get into the mood first. For starters my husband had Falmouth Bay Scallops - thoroughly enjoyable. I chose the King Prawn Linguine - incredible. My husband then chose The Cod... More 

Thank rose-a-rambling
Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visited for the first time with a group of 8 friends for a birthday celebration. The food quality was excellent, but there were some service issues. We had ordered scallops to accompany our meal - these were forgotten and, when we commented on this, they were served up on a separate plate when we had nearly finished. They still still... More 

Thank Janet W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 210759
Simple French Bistro food using local ingredients cooked with class and care

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?