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The Shack

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9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here a handful of times with friends and family. Lunch times are usually quieter and we've been able to take our toddler in with our being worried that he'll annoy other diners. Evenings are usually busier and its worth booking. My wife and I normally share the Shack stack which has crab, squid, mussels, prawns, oysters, scallops... More 

Thank Dale T
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little place, definitely hit my seafood cravings. We went for a couple of glasses of white, the seafood platter and it was just right for two with good appetites. Highlights were the oysters- very big and delicious, and the very crispy squid were very tasty. Crab was probably the least good part, have had sweeter elsewhere in the world,... More 

Thank Claudia H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was exceptional as we hoped it would be due to the reviews we'd read. Although the actual restaurant was a bit like being in a shopping centre cafe, draped with cheesy fish paraphernalia. We had hake with celeriac purée, braised fennel with pea shoots, such lovely combo. The chocolate tart was the best I've had in a long... More 

Thank MartinHandy
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in after quite a boozy day in Falmouth, and we were lucky to get in just before they stopped cooking. We had an amazing Fruits De Mer, which had scallops, oysters, squid, mussels, prawns and crab in copius amounts. Also, a huge bowl of chips! Great value too, and teamed with lovely friendly and welcoming staff it was excellent.... More 

Thank Paul W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a shack stack - lots of seafood - at £40 - expecting a platter de fruit de mer type affair but what we got was some mussels, a cold dressed crab, a few prawns, 2 scallops (so one each), some thin chilli sauce and some skinny chips. The table was sticky, service is fine (they're not busy) but... More 

Thank wickedwaterwitch
Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my son the night before an audition. The staff were lovely, ambience great. We just had appetisers and Shiraz. The wine was good and reasonably priced. The bread was very fresh and dips well seasoned and full of flavour. A great place to go!

Thank Abi M
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for a meal, the fish special was excellent and service was great. Will certainly return next time in Falmouth

Thank Nick P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low key seafood restaurant with a great two-course lunch menu, but you can go a la if you want. They knocked up six plump oysters for my pre-starter, smoked bacon chowder for real starter and fish of the day (Cornish hake) on a lovely Moroccan style chick pea base. It’s quite close to Rick Stein’s Falmouth outlet. I didn’t go... More 

Thank BarnsleyHarry
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The winter set lunch menu was delicious. It was very good value. Very obliging staff. On a grey cold January day it was warm and welcoming. Will definitely return

Thank samleics
Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A quiet Thursday night in January but the service and food were still good. We had the impressive Shack Stack (a sharing platter of crab, squid, mussels, prawns, oysters, scallops, fries & sweet chilli dip) as well as a scallop dish and fish dish of the day. All were well presented and cooked. Tasty seafood and cocktails - bliss!

Thank PMK6464

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$41
Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh!

Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish.

We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?