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The Cove Restaurant & Bar

The Cove, Falmouth, TR11 5HN +44 1326358008

(((() Fish & Seafood
Main course: £15
Food spend: £54
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00.

Excellent meal

Maurice Bingham 03 October 2016
from Sheffield

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An idyllic setting perched on the edge of Maenporth Beach, Cove Restaurant & Bar serves refined European flavours, and a vibrant selection of tapas. Offsetting the crisp dining room, guests can enjoy dining on the terrace during summer.

Wonderfully fresh and locally sourced, the Cove menu compiles an extensive selection of artisanal produce. Presenting inventive creations, owner and head chef Arty Williams was named Chef of the Year in the Cornwall Life Awards. Alongside delicious fresh oysters from the neighbouring bay, Cove Restaurant favourites include goats’ cheese and sweet potato samosa with pesto dressing.

Tempting dessert flavours include the famous chocolate torte with honeycomb, or panna cotta with rum-poached figs. Family-friendly Cove Falmouth also offers a tasty selection for kids.

As well as mentions in the esteemed Michelin Guide and various local culinary awards, Cove Cornwall enjoys a glowing reputation in the area. In an infinitely tranquil setting, central Falmouth is just 10 minutes’ drive away.

The Cove Restaurant & Bar

The Cove, Falmouth, TR11 5HN

Contact +44 1326251136
Reservations +44 1326358008

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Customer reviews for The Cove Restaurant & Bar

4.7 (((() (based on 201 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (142)
  • romantic (98)
  • al fresco (84)
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  • private dining (52)
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  • ((((* by from Falmouth

    They had run out of Sunday Roast by 1.30. Said we should have reserved it on line! However they did offer instead duck with all the roast veg. Delicious pudding of apple and caramel with blackberry ice cream. Need to sit inside now weather not warm so need to book ahead.

  • ((((( by from Portsmouth

    This was really fine dining with first class service. We had a cocktail at the bar while awaiting our starters which were both excellent as was the next two courses, tasty and excellent presentation. The staff were very knowledgeable re the wines and the dishes, although I think £24 for a bottle is a tad expensive. If it had been daylight then the view also would have been marvellous.

  • (((** by from Cheltenham

    This was my third visit to The Cove. I often come here when I'm staying locally. I love the location, the staff are always very friendly and usually I love the food. I have to say I was a little disappointed this time. I was with my family and they all enjoyed their meal but I wasn't keen on mine. I had the butternut squash and spinach cannelloni. It was beautifully presented but was paired with a beetroot sauce and caramelized onions both of which were very sweet which for me was just too sweet against the already naturally sweet butternut. The squash was very mushy in the mouth and not unlike baby food. This is just my opinion though. I was disappointed in the lack of vegetarian options too and although I eat fish I don't eat seafood so it's tricky when fish dishes are often paired with seafood. Finally, the wait for our food was intolerable. I understand there was an issue in the kitchen that was being fixed but bearing in mind we were early it was probably getting on for an hour and a half before we sat down to eat, partly due to the fact we weren't given menus for almost 40 minutes. I would visit again and I would recommend The Cove but I might not rush to go there immediately in the future.

  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Excellent meal

  • ((((* by from Falmouth

    Fantastic food and friendly staff

  • ((((( by from St agnes

    Food and service were fantastic - beautiful spot to eat. We'll be back soon!

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  • ((((* by from Falmouth

    We're hooked on the place and it has long been a restaurant of choice for special occasions. Great location, great food, great service, great comfort. But just one teeny weeny little niggle. I respectfully suggest that you do away with your policy of asking if we'd like some olives at the start (and for which we subsequently learn, by looking at the menu, that you actually charge £4.00). It is customary in restaurants of your level, quality and price for this sort of thing to be given/offered complimentarily ahead of the meal. It's a small but very noticeable, jarring departure from an otherwise perfect experience.

  • ((((( by from Romsey

    Excellent cooking and service. Fish dishes especially good.

  • ((((( by from Somerset


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