Best places to eat in Falmouth

31 August 2022

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You’ll find a thriving foodie scene in Falmouth; from first-class fish and chips to independent restaurants, delis and fusion food trucks. Here are our top picks for the best places to eat in Falmouth. 

1. Good Vibes Cafe

If you’re looking for a breakfast or lunch spot, then head to Good Vibes Cafe on Killigrew Street. The Good Vibes founders are passionate about using honest, local ingredients to create a tasty menu. Tuck into their hearty cooked breakfasts, complete with homemade baked beans, or sample their signature sandwiches made with the softest ciabatta. There’s also a great choice for vegetarians and vegans; the Good Vibes vegan breakfast is a firm favourite with the locals.

2. The Meat Counter

If you love nothing better than a good burger then head to The Meat Counter, which is well known for its friendly staff, cool interiors and – most importantly – delicious burgers! Using locally sourced produce, the menu offers a tantalising mix of Cornish beef patties, buttermilk chicken burgers, classic hot dogs, fancy fries and sides. Contrary to its name, The Meat Counter also has an impressive veggie and vegan menu, including its famous Hail Seitan burger. Make sure you save room for a classic American milkshake – we can’t get enough of the Oreo shake topped with cream and sprinkles!

3. RoBo Asian Bar and Canteen

Adding a Cornish twist to its Asian-inspired menu, RoBo Asian Bar and Canteen on Bank Place is a must visit for any flavour fanatics. Try their wide selection of signature sushi and bánh mì rolls, katsu curry or Shoyu style ramen bowls, all with seafood, meat, veggie and vegan options available. If you’re a big cocktail fan, RoBo serves everything from Long Island iced green tea to lychee margaritas, as well as all the classics. 

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4. Sabzi Falmouth 

Move over Ottolenghi, the Middle Eastern inspired deli Sabzi is already making a name for itself since opening in Falmouth earlier this year. Owned by former MasterChef contestant Kate Attlee, Sabzi serves a menu of delicious and healthy homecooked food. Expect a rainbow of salads, pulses and grains that are packed full of flavour. A trip to Sabzi also isn’t complete without sampling their sweet treats. From fresh cinnamon and tahini buns to Persian love cake, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

5. Harbour Lights Falmouth 

Arguably, there’s no better culinary experience than eating fish and chips by the sea. Harbour Lights is Falmouth’s most popular chippy – for good reason! As a finalist in The National Fish & Chip Awards 2019, Harbour Lights uses responsibly sourced fish, coming straight off the boat from their suppliers in Newlyn. Their double-cooked chips are also made using Cornish potatoes. Eat-in or takeaway, the menu offers something for everyone, including vegan fish and chips or grilled fish with salad for a lighter bite.

6. The Pirate & The Geisha 

Just a short walk from our Penryn Campus is the hidden gem, The Pirate & The Geisha. Nestled in the heart of College Woods in Penryn, this café offers a menu of delicious coffee, speciality teas and vegan cake that you can enjoy in their peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

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