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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 3
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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
Expensive

We tried 3 times to eat here but it was fully booked the first 2 times so we thought it must be good. The scallops were nice but pricey (£13 for 6!) and a small bowl of french fries cost £3! Also they charged £22 for a bottle of wine that would have cost about £7 from a supermarket. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We tried 3 times to eat here but it was fully booked the first 2 times so we thought it must be good. The scallops were nice but pricey (£13 for 6!) and a small bowl of french fries cost £3! Also they charged £22 for a bottle of wine that would have cost about £7 from a supermarket. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband loves seafood whereas I'm vegetarian so trying to find a restaurant that we both enjoy can prove tricky but I'm pleased to say having eaten in this restaurant last year we thought we would be ok and we definitely were. We sat outside on a Saturday evening with our 2 dogs and had a very enjoyable meal. He... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We just stopped for a quick lunch and were very impressed when the fish chowder we ordered turned out to be beautifully flavoured and so filling that we eschewed the crab sandwiches we had been planning to follow.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had been to this restaurant before and although expensive, we had enjoyed the meal and decided to go again. The meal and service were good, but I did wonder where the crab was in my crab with pasta meal!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We tried to get a reservation on the Friday night we were in Falmouth but unfortunately they had run out of whole crab and Lobster so we decided to reserve some for the following night (shows you how fresh everything is!). We had their sharing platter with a whole crab and I can say it was some of the best... More 

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UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The food is great. You can sit inside or outside as we did with our dogs. The day's specials where excellent. View of the harbour from the table.

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Staying in Flushing and we wanted to book a seafood / fish restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We booked a table and I was asked on booking if I would like a whole or dressed crab from the menu. Opted for the whole thing - delicious. It came with all the utensils including the offer of a bib !... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was difficult to choose which place to eat in as there are several good-looking places around the Maritime Museum, but this one was a winner. Oysters were super-fresh, whitebait really tasty and dessert good too. Shame we weren't there in the evening to try the mixed platter. Would definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a really nice dinner here when we were on holiday. The atmosphere wasn't hugely buzzing, but we did eat really early on a Sunday night (around 6ish), so not really surprising that it wasn't very busy. We ordered the shack stack, which was absolutely massive and came with scallops, mussels, oysters, prawns, calamari, chips and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Best fresh-that-day seafood place in falmouth. Been there twice and would return. If you go, have a selection of bits and share them as it's all great. One thing I would say is a larger selection of ales would be welcome!

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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
  • 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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