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Cove Restaurant & Bar

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Maenporth Beach, Falmouth TR11 5HN, England
441326251136
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: Nestled on the shoreline of Maenporth Beach, The Cove offers uninterrupted...
Nestled on the shoreline of Maenporth Beach, The Cove offers uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay. A sanctuary from the bustle of reality, where you can enjoy lunch al fresco on the elevated terrace or wind down the day with the full dining experience. The Cove is an oasis of taste and visual beauty, easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy the real flavour of Cornish ingredients.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Visited on a windy, wet and miserable Sunday for a late roast lunch. Friendly welcome, service on the slow side but courteous. Food remarkably good. No starter so straight into the roast beef cooked just as we wanted, presented well with well cooked vegetables and gravy. Followed by a delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sagmeister11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a windy, wet and miserable Sunday for a late roast lunch. Friendly welcome, service on the slow side but courteous. Food remarkably good. No starter so straight into the roast beef cooked just as we wanted, presented well with well cooked vegetables and gravy. Followed by a delicious 'apple jaffle'. The ambience was a bit disappointing, tables too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cove is situated just above the beach....Amazing food and service... Worth a taxi ride from Falmouth

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Thank saraheadam
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Cove claims to be fine dining... Think they need to review their ideas on that. Fine dining includes tables clothes, linen napkins not paper. We've been going to the Cove for over ten years, portions are getting smaller. The staff are lazy. They are local kids who take no pride in their work. On our last visit they were... More 

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Thank CornishMaid02
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

fantastic food as always, lovely location and the staff couldn't be better; they are attentive, friendly and absolutely lovely......the only suggestion for improvement would be additional heating in the glasshouse where it is lovely to be able to dine overlooking the sea but it can get extremely chilly.

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Thank laura s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had a delightful evening at the Cove. It is run as a proper restaurant should be! We were seated in the pre-dinner area and offered drinks straight away. We had very nicely made cocktails. We then choose from their very interesting menu and were called to the table and starters arrived. All were first class. Mains arrived after an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The food and wine was gorgeous, couldn't fault anything, service was top notch, highly recommend Will return again

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Thank Racooner67
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The Cove overlooks Maenporth Beach - a quiet cove on the edge of Falmouth. The beach is good for water sports or for walking the coast. The restaurant makes a good stopping off point. We often stop for a drink and snack and are made to feel welcome even though we are not dining. The food is a little pricey,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A brilliant 3 course meal with all the trimmings. The staff were very welcoming and the food was just delicious.

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Thank Jane A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went to The Cove for dinner with several friends. This is the third visit we have made and it will not be the last. The staff were absolutely great, the food was very, very good, the presentation was fabulous and the setting is brilliant. Every wish was catered for without a seconds hesitation and the bill is always a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Managed to get a table unscheduled. So glad we did. totally top food and service. The overall experience was a pleasure to be there and enjoy the great fish dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maenporth Beach, Falmouth TR11 5HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: 441326251136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 51
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

Nestled on the shoreline of Maenporth Beach, The Cove offers uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay. A sanctuary from the bustle of reality, where you can enjoy lunch al fresco on the elevated terrace or wind down the day with the full dining experience. The Cove is an oasis of taste and visual beauty, easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy the real flavour of Cornish ingredients.

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