Top Spots for Al Fresco Dining
At this time of year, you can’t beat dining out in the sun with a nice chilled tipple in hand! In the Fal River area we are blessed with some top foodie spots; lots of which are placed in stunning locations for al fresco dining. Take a look below at our top pick of places to eat outside while soaking up the sea views and fresh air...
The Royal Duchy
The Royal Duchy is one of Falmouth’s luxury seafront hotels with the most stunning panoramic sea views. Comfortable and relaxed, the menu is extensive and includes popular Cornish seafood dishes such as local crab and fresh mussels. With its breath-taking position right by the sea, al fresco dining doesn’t get much better than this!
The Water’s Edge
All you need to do at The Water’s Edge is order, relax and drink in the view. This two AA rosette-awarded restaurant offers relaxed fine dining. As you sit and enjoy the beauty of Falmouth bay, you can enjoy both ‘Land & Sea’; their new signature platter! This chateaubriand showstopper includes a delicious mix of crab fritters, Porthilly rock oysters, grilled scallops, roast beef fillet, crab bearnaise, rock samphire, rich red wine jus and a medley of seasonal vegetables; the perfect dish for al fresco waterside dining!
The Cornish Barista – Quarryside
A finalist in the Cornwall Muddy Stilettos Best Café Awards, The Cornish Barista – Quarryside offers incredibly popular cakes, breakfast, brunch, lunch, takeouts and drinks made with local ingredients, plus vegan options! Based at the stunning Via Ferrata Cornwall site near Falmouth, it has outdoor seating overlooking gorgeous views and a historic water-filled quarry. The Café is dog friendly and offers free parking for locals.
Set within stunning, subtropical gardens near Falmouth, Hotel Meudon is a relaxed and welcoming coastal paradise. The hotel’s proximity to the sea means that they place a strong emphasis on fresh fish and seafood, while their rural setting ensures a plentiful supply of locally farmed meats and seasonal game. Their passionate kitchen team even forage for ingredients on the hotel grounds.
The Idle Rocks Terrace
Set on the Roseland Peninsula, top luxury British retreat The Idle Rocks is perfectly placed to enjoy authentic Cornish cuisine whilst overlooking the Harbour. The menu reflects the hotel’s ethos of re-engaging with the simple pleasures in life; fresh, local and seasonal Cornish produce is at the heart of head chef Dorian Janmaat’s food philosophy, as well as using a mix of classical and modern cooking techniques. Perched perfectly on the rocks in St Mawes, this really is an alfresco dining experience at its best!