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The Wheel House

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Upton Slip, Falmouth TR11 3DQ, England
+44 1326 318050
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the friendliest restaurants in Cornwall. The owner always makes an effort to make you feel welcome . When we visit Cornwall which is pretty often we always try to visit this restaurant at least twice. However you will need to book a few weeks in advance to secure a reservation because the restaurant is extremely popular... More 

1 Thank sw1801
Penryn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to the Wheel House is a fascinating culinary experience. It's small, intimate.... very simple in lots of ways ... But beneath the apparent simplicity is a winning formula based on producing delicious seafood for the few who manage to book a table... There is a reason that it's booked about 1 - 2 months ahead - the food is... More 

2 Thank Scotjude
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple food cooked well, and served with care. We ate at the 'shared' table with two other couples, in what was a terrifically sociable night. We chatted so much that we got 'behind' on picking our crab, so one of the team sat at our table and did it for us - it's that kind of place. Go. But you'll... More 

1 Thank Richard A
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited this quirky restaurant every year the food is still as delicious & amazing as it always has been. However, this latest visit was such a disappointment - the restaurant was overcrowded/overbooked with less than attentive, rushed service; the personal touch has totally gone. This restaurant is not a cheap option & the standard of the food supports this... More 

Thank Zoe S
West Bridgford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a low scorer on Tripadvisor. For me, a 5 star review is only appropriate for a truly exceptional experience, something you will remember for years to come. The Wheelhouse delivers a totally unquestionable 5 star experience. It is utterly wonderful. I don't think I have ever had better service, the staff are attentive, perceptive and have a wonderful... More 

1 Thank Andy C
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196 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister made a reservation months in advance , am I glad she did, this has to be one of the best ever restaurants I've had the good fortune to eat at. Very quaint and cosy atmosphere, the staff are incredible and work incredibly hard to make your meal one to remember. There is nothing but Fish and shellfish on... More 

1 Thank chanel16calgary
Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first time visitors for a friends birthday, what a little gem of a place a sea food lovers heaven and a must (if you can get in)

Thank Cornish1970
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and the chef was fabulous. Unfortunately my husband and I don't live near or we'd have a regular slot can't wait till we're back visiting. X

2 Thank Melanie M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't hope for more! We have been very lucky as we didn't book and there was a cancellation. Amazing food, very cosy atmosphere, friendly but outstanding service. I am italian and live in London, I can certainly say that for the first time I was feeling home!

1 Thank DevisP79
Massachusetts, USA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only shellfish...only cash...no website...books up months in advance. But WOW what great food! I made a reservation in early April for early June. Am so glad I did. Fantastic scallops and wonderful shrimp/prawns. Out of mussels the night we were there - but someone on the staff called everyone ahead of time to let them know. Great customer service! Loved... More 

2 Thank Carol H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Seafood, British
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upton Slip, Falmouth TR11 3DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 318050
Locally, daily caught shellfish served in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere.Customer service and enjoyment are our priorities open from 6.00Pm - 9.00Pm Wednesday-saturday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?