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“A hidden gem”
Review of The Wheel House

The Wheel House
Ranked #1 of 233 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Locally, daily caught shellfish served in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere.Customer service and enjoyment are our priorities open from 6.00Pm - 9.00Pm Wednesday-saturday
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Tucked down a small slipway, just off the main high street in Falmouth is a hidden gem. In fact I am not sure whether to put it on the Trip advisor site as it takes a while to get a table anyway. However the wait is worth it if you enjoy shell fish. There are only about 30 covers in two sittings and it isn't open every day of the week so you need to check.
A you open the door you are greeted with low lights and the wonderful smell of garlic. The tables and chairs are all different and so is the crockery. Wonderful.
We were greeted by very friendly and enthusiastic staff and made to feel like old friends. We were shown to a small table which we had booked three weeks prior. There was a small plate with a card with names on. Our names were shown first, as having the table for the first sitting at 6.15 pm. On the same card it had the diners arriving at 8.30pm. It is a nice touch but also a reminder that your table will be required later.
There was a blackboard above the serving counter with the days offerings. We were told that due to the gales in Cornwall that crab was off the menu, but everything else was available. We ordered scallops served in the shell to start with a large basket of bread, then we had mussels and both peeled and whole prawns and French fries as the main course. I won't describe all the styles and flavours on offer as it would spoil your surprise, however we did try each style and I can assure you that your taste buds will be in seventh heaven. We had a bottle of the white house wine, a Chilean Sauvignon which was very palatable and the bill came to 50p under £60. As soon as we need a garlic and chilli fix we will most definitely be back for more..... as long as we can get a table! We loved loved loved it.

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1  Thank happilyretired_12
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

I had to write a review on this restaurant, i dont usually write them - if fact this is the first time! We have returned many times as a couple and the last time we were with friends and can honestly say that it is the most relaxed atmoshere we have experienced. Nothing at all false about the staff, they are friendly attentive and nothing is too much trouble. (unlike many, many other places we have been). The food is absolutely consistantly fantastic and the decor is quirky and delightful. This restaruant is one of the most delightful places to visit in Falmouth and we shall be returning as often as possible. Bee,

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1  Thank Bee5maria
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

If you are lucky enough to be able to book a table (I've just rebooked 3months ahead) then you simply can't be dissappointed. This place simply changes how you look on seafood. Since eating here I'm finding west coast french restaurants boring. The whole experience is one that you can't find anywhere else in the world. If you have one culinary wish left then book a table here.

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1  Thank Toby P
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

What an amazing find! A fantastic evening that just can't be faulted! The staff were superb and the food was absolutely 100%. We will be returning a lot in the future....

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1  Thank VCofPlymouth
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Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We have been meaning to visit for about two years and finally tonight we sampled the amazing jewel of Falmouth! It was everything and more than we expected! A personal touch that almost every other restaurant these days lacks, friendly staff and warm, comfortable surroundings from the start (they even allowed us to take our dogs which is a rarity!) thank you Tina, I know it was an ask but we really appreciated it. x. Brilliant, genius menu, simple and perfect. We have already booked for our next visit in May. This is the sort of place we have always been looking for! Thank you Tina, Matt and all the great staff, you have it spot on. We live in Sussex and would love to have somewhere like this, we will just have to wait til the next time it seems! Can't wait.

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1  Thank hjaeroplane
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