We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Hooked on the Rocks
Ranked #15 of 233 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Wine Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lazy lunches. Decadent dinners. Sublime shellfish. Hooked on the Rocks is a quick walk away from the bustle of Falmouth town and is all about beautiful, relaxed and fun dining experiences. We overlook Swanpool Beach, across Falmouth estuary and over to Pendennis Castle and St Anthony's Lighthouse. It's a spectacular setting whatever the weather, and we love to share it with everyone that visits. It's a view that inspires. And it definitely inspires the team down here every day and influences both our menus and our ethos.Hooked on the Rocks is the place for the best Cornish seafood and shellfish. Our chefs focus on the freshest fish, using whatever our fishermen have to offer that day. And we make sure it's sustainable too. We love Cornwall and we love fish and our aim is simple: to serve up great dishes that show off Cornish produce in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our ever-changing platters are a great way to try local shellfish, our crab and lobster tank is an old favourite for crustacean fans, but we always make sure we've got a few steaks on, and vege options too.Hooked on the Rocks is great for a morning coffee in the sun, a long and lazy al fresco lunch, or the perfect way to end a hard day out and about.
Reviewed 28 October 2011

We went for lunch here at the end of October. There was a friendly welcome and we could choose where to sit. However we had to remind the waiter to bring our bottle of wine. There seemed to be rather a lot of staff and they were very pleasant. There were spelling mistakes in the menu (Deserts? Come on!)

We paid £16.95 for two courses. Quite reasonable but the level of cooking was very mediocre. Grilled smoked mackerel is the sort of mistake someone at catering college might make, especially as fresh mackerel is inexpensive and easily available in Cornwall. Our meal was very moderate.

This used to be a good restaurant when it was the Three Mackerels. The location is excellent with lots of parking just over the road. If somebody were to get a grip on this place it could be another Porthminster Beach Cafe.

We won't be going back unless there's evidence of substantial improvement.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Bubbleandme
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (672)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

622 - 626 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2011

Took advantage of the late summer weather we had and headed off back down to Cornwall to visit some friends.
Last time we tried this chain but in Truro where the food was great so on this visit we thought we would try the Falmouth (Swanpool beach) restaurant.
Our expectations were certainly met and the setting was just beautiful.
Great seafood in a great place.
Will certainly be here again hopefully before Christmas.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jeepys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Ideal for the younger clients, food average, surroundings more for families visiting the beach

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Maureen R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Best rock oysters I have ever had! The staff were very helpful and knowledgable about the menu. The position overlooking the the cove added to the welcoming ambience. A great evening with our friends.

    • Service
    • Food
Thank andrew b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2011

The real test of a great restaurant is the ability to impress on the second visit; that's exactly what Indaba on the beach did.
The same great welcome and friendly help in choosing from a tremendous array of really fresh sea food. On this occasion had some marinaded anchovies for nibbles which tasted superbly fresh. Followed with plump mussels as a starter, just how they should be.
My partner's fish and chips was whiting, a fish that you can only get away with when very fresh. This met the standard. I had lobster for my main course and enjoyed a superb cornish specimen. To finish we both had sorbet followed by coffee ending a near perfect meal.
We asked for a meal that lasted all evening and that's what we got. The service was efficient and friendly with a very relaxed atmosphere. This is not a place for those who are in a hurry or uptight and used to city ways. Perhaps this explains some reviews. We will certainly be going back as often as we can.

    • Service
    • Food
Thank TinbumNorthWales
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hooked on the Rocks also viewed

Falmouth, Cornwall

Been to Hooked on the Rocks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing