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“Welcoming despite the emptiness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fuel

Fuel
35-37 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JG, England
+44 1326 314499
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Ranked #16 of 157 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fuel is a relaxing & stylish cafe, lounge, bar in the centre of Falmouth. We serve locally sourced, homemade food from breakfast & throughout the day & evening. We're proud of our hot & cold drinks too, & you're guaranteed to be very well looked after by the team out front
Falmouth
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Welcoming despite the emptiness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This place is always nearly empty when we have walked past, but we have always wanted to try it. We are so glad that we did. Five of us went for a meal and for a while we were the only ones in there. Four of us had burgers - I had the mushroom and goat's cheese and it was amazing, as were the fries and the mocktail I had. The one guy serving was polite and talkative, making sure we had everything. The actual place inside was homely yet stylish and the best part was for board game junkies like us was that we got to play one while we waited for our food! Even little things like the fact one of us got a free drink for waiting a little longer for their meal made us wonder why this place was so regularly empty.

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Yammyr6, Owner at Fuel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
We're delighted that you gave us a try and many thanks for the response. We've had some amazing days and nights in our short period since opening, and we've had some where there have been few around. Thankfully, more and more people like your good selves are taking the plunge and this gives us much confidence for the future. Thanks again...
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English first
Durham
1 review
“Brilliant cafe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

As my parents live in Cornwall I came for a visit to Falmouth and found that most places weren't even open during the day on a Sunday! We stopped off for a coffee in Fuel and ended up liking the atmosphere - helped especially their playlist which the waitress assured me they choose themselves each morning- we ended up staying for lunch!

Delicious food and pleasantly busy - obviously a popular place! Service was excellent and I will certainly be back next time I visit!

Highly reccommended!

  • Visited January 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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Yammyr6, Owner at Fuel, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
A lovely review, thanks v much for taking the time to visit anew post your comments. When you're back in Falmouth please pop in again
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

From the moment I went in, I felt that Fuel was a wonderful place to eat. The decor is great with it's comfy sofas and laid back atmosphere and the staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. The food is delicious and you could not ask for a nicer place to stop and have lunch. I will definitely be going back when next in town. 5 stars!

  • Visited October 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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Yammyr6, Owner at Fuel, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Some superb feedback from you, thanks very much, we do really appreciate it. Come and see us again soon
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Drinks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lovely place, great service with a smile. It's wonderful to meet staff who obviously have an interest in offering a good service and want people to return. It's a pleasure to be served by intelligent staff. I had a wonderful informed discussion with a very bubbly member of staff. She topped of a perfect day. We will definitely return

  • Visited January 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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Yammyr6, Owner at Fuel, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
I think you must have had the Alice experience! She is a great ambassador for fuel, thanks for taking the time to post your views, great work
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great fuel stop in Falmouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Whether you just want a coffee and cake or lunch, this is a very comfy, relaxing place to visit. You can't miss it if you are in the old shopping part of Falmouth, visiting that great consumer outlet that is called Trago Mills. It has big squashy sofas as well as sit up tables. Superb barristas - look out for Alice and/or Jack. We had nachos with all the trimmings and crayfish/rocket sandwich with thin fries. Hit the spot exactly. Also cappucinos with millionaire's shortbread - delicious. Came to £20 for two of us.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yammyr6, Owner at Fuel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
A top notch review. Thanks for visiting us at fuel, glad we hit the spot on the food and drink front.
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