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“Great food and service in an lovely location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cove Restaurant & Bar

Cove Restaurant & Bar
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth TR11 5HN, England
01326 25 11 36
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Ranked #8 of 168 Restaurants in Falmouth
Price range: $9 - $47
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Truro, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and service in an lovely location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have been to the Cove Restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food and location are wonderful. This restuarant should be at the very least a rising Michelin star.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great atmosphere and just incredible location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Cove at Maenporth is tucked away where you don't expect to find it, and it's an absolutely gem! Impeccably delicious food with very friendly and helpful staff, I would love to visit here again at any time of year. The views over Maenporth are wonderful, especially at dusk, and with a glass of wine in hand!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Somehow I never manage to get the 'best' table at the Cove. I doubt there is a conspiracy afoot, it's just that it never quite works out. On the other hand, the meals are great. We tend to go for lunch rather than an evening meal. I'm not sure why. But the meals are excellent, well presented, and basically good. There seems to be a strong emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, which is comforting given the seafood on the menu. Not that you are compelled to eat seafood, though I would generally recommend it. If your table is in the right place, you also enjoy great views over Maenporth beach (one of the best local beaches) to Falmouth Bay. You may even be lucky enough to see one of the many sailing championships which are held locally. We saw both the Sunbeam championships and the International C-class catamarans recently. Even if you aren't into boats, it adds a bit of colour. The staff are helpful and enthusiastic, always a boon. They are child friendly (or at least, there always seem to be a few young children there, with parents of course). And if you want a souvenir, other than the memories, Arty Williams' Cove cookbook is worth considering.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine dining at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food presentation lovely & very inventive flavors felt a bit left out as in the "glass room " but I did ask for a table here but I forgot it gets dark at 7 ! Nice and quiet though so we could talk and have fun without feeling under pressure as the atmosphere in the restaurant feels strained - but fine dining definately worth it

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food and fantastic service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited during a recent break with a few friends... for a mid week evening out of peak season we where pleasantly surprised at how good the atmosphere was... A warm welcome from friendly staff in a great environment.

Quality food, fantastic service and great value. Don't be put off if your not a fish lover... The menu has some great alternatives... the duck starter and steak mains are to die for! All in all, worth every penny it cost. If I were local, it would def be on my regular list of good places to eat... 100% recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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