Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Cove Restaurant & Bar

(653 Reviews)
The Cove, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HN
Fish & Seafood


Main course: £15
Food spend: £54

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Cove Restaurant & Bar
(based on 653 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (92)
  • al fresco (272)
  • breakfast (25)
  • business (102)
  • child friendly (89)
  • dinner (521)
  • entertainment (24)
  • large parties (128)
  • lunch (464)
  • luxury (206)
  • private dining (166)
  • romantic (311)
  • trendy (113)
  • value (175)
  • views (496)
  • By Vivien S from Maenporth, nr. Falmouth, Cornwall
    19 November 2019

    Four of us came on a Tuesday to share a special anniversary lunch at perhaps my favourite restaurant. Our time at The Cove provided a wonderful respite from the continuing damp, grey weather - the restaurant was quiet and light with interesting background music, the view of the luminous beach and ever-changing sea was what we'd come to enjoy, the staff welcoming and discreet - and the food delicious and appropriate for the time and place. We all enjoyed it at the time and will continue to remember it fondly.

  • By Nigel W from Falmouth
    16 November 2019

    We have been visiting The Cove for 6 years now, I can't really think of a meal that we haven't really enjoyed. We keep returning so it must be good. Well done to Annette and Arty for continuing to provide excellent service and fantastic quality,

  • By Richard V from Gloucester
    16 November 2019

    A very warm welcome where we were shown to our table, then the waitress took our coats to hang them up. We were then asked if we would like a drink which we ordered then presented with our menus immediately after given our drinks. On deciding what we wanted, our very friendly waitress took our order and the rest is history. The restaurant was reasonably busy and their was no rush/panic amongst the staff. Everything about our visit was calm and relaxed, and as for the food, wow, it was exquisite. We look forward to going again as this was my first visit.

  • By Tony S from Falmouth
    15 November 2019

    Good service and good food. Lovely location. Always do fish dishes well.

  • By Neil P from London
    7 November 2019

    Great Restaurant, food was excellent as was the service.

  • By Kay B from Brackley
    1 November 2019


  • By Fred P from Falmouth
    30 October 2019

    Very expensive

  • By Mike R from Truro
    24 October 2019

    It's a lovely place. Don't let the standards slip as they did a bit on our last visit

  • By Colin G from Reading
    18 October 2019

    Excellent ambience and service. Enjoyable meal - a la carte menu could do with an additional meat dish (there were three fish options). Starters and puddings were exceptional.

  • By SMR R from Falmouth
    10 October 2019

    Delicious food beautifully cooked and presented.

Restaurant Location Map
The Cove Restaurant & Bar
The Cove, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HN

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