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The Shack

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Seafood, British, Oyster Bar
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9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square...
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh! Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish. We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
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  • 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 location

Situated near The Maritime museum, this is a funky open plan eatery, food great good service, unfussy and casual, what more can you ask for a nice lunch. shame there's not more places like this near London. Lino Len

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Dissapointed at the limited menu choices. Only two types of fish on offer and lobster. Would have been nice to have had a seafood platter on offer snd far more choice seeing as though its so near the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Situated near The Maritime museum, this is a funky open plan eatery, food great good service, unfussy and casual, what more can you ask for a nice lunch. shame there's not more places like this near London. Lino Len

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of the best meals we have had in a while. The steak is a must! delicious scallops and squid and the chocolate tart is lovely. We are locals and cannot believe we haven't been here before. The service was excellent We sat outside on a lovely Sunday evening and cannot wait to go back. Really recommend going here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Ate at The Shack for the first time with my wife's parents who were visiting from China. Really good food all round. Fresh local oysters from Fowey, mussels from Fowey. My wife had linguine which looked great. I had a smoked haddock and bacon chowder, which was really well seasoned and sumptuous (and I'm not much of a fish fan!).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lovely service, great setting and tasty food, but the lunch really was overpriced. My husband had the moules and I had the smoked mackerel salad - at £10 each. The portions were starter size, which you'd pay about £5 - £6 for in most restaurants /pubs. Probably other places to eat in the vicinity at better value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Perfect service. Friendly people. Very nice and imaginative menu. My wife took an hour to eat a crab. Must be good. Laurie

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I absolutely LOVE SEAFOOD and have lived in Cornwall all my life and just struggle to find a great seafood place to eat for a reasonable price! However, my partner took me here for lunch to celebrate finishing my degree and it did not disappoint. We had oysters to start- the largest I have ever seen and eaten- they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

ate at the Shack twice last week and both times brilliant...thank you,service,atmosphere,food..all second to none

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Called in, having decided the queue for Pasties in the Sea Shanty tent was far too long. Had a delicious bowl of local Mussels in a chorizo and saffron sauce with lovely crusty bread.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Shack is all about perfectly cooked , beautifully presented seafood. I loved the scallops and brill, they were so fresh and delicious. Service was fantastic and friendly, I could eat here every day!

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Additional Information about The Shack

Address: 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 212800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 41
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 41
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Oyster Bar

Description

Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh! Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish. We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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