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“'Cafe' doesn't do it justice”
Review of Gylly Beach Cafe

Gylly Beach Cafe
Ranked #45 of 246 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Gylly Beach Café in Falmouth, Cornwall, is a culinary gem. The views from the terrace on a sunny day are superb and so is the food. The name ‘beach café’ does not do it justice as we discovered on a recent visit. Much of the produce is locally-sourced so the seafood is highly recommended. Two of us had the seafood taster plate which was excellent and changes according to the day’s catch although crab, shrimp and mussels often feature. The sautéed wild mushrooms came perched on a fluffy brioche with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, a winning combination. Mains were butternut rosti with fennel marmalade, greens and confit shallot, rib eye steak (the only slight let-down with a watery, overly peppered sauce) and sea bass, done to a tee. Desserts maintained the overall high standard with an original chocolate tasting plate, a highly-calorific but delicious pecan pie with, of course, clotted cream, and a selection of Cornish cheeses for which there was no exorbitant surcharge for once, unless you think paying 50p more than the next most expensive dessert is exorbitant. A truly memorable meal and a decent, reasonably priced wine list. If you’re lucky enough to have friends in the town as we do, it’s now become a definite dining date, but if not go there anyway. Maybe combine it with the town's excellent oyster and beer festivals in October but make sure you have an exit strategy.

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Thank Macker61
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Love this place got great atmosphere place you can really relax in.Not cheap but food is good homemade a plce you can eat just have a coffe or a glass of wine always return here every time we visit Falmouth.Homemade burger is excellent, beware portions are large if you order Ham sandwich be prepared for loads and I mean loads or Ham!!!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This cafe is bustling, friendly and has views to die for. It's not cheap - I had beef chilli nachos which were #7.50 and didn't have the slightest bit of chilly taste to them. But, having said that, the nachos were home made and everything tasted really fresh. The children's meals are great value and delicious and if you have a dog you can sit in the outside (but covered) seating areas.

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Thank BristolMum85
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Popular cafe with great nachos, good toasties,tasty soup, burgers and excellent chips. Couldn't have anything more adventurous the last time we went as they had a problem and were offering a limited menu. Good place to have a brownie and a hot chocolate and watch the waves and the beach. Not always very warm though -wear awooly jumper!

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Thank horacesmum
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Gylly is a fun stop eatery for all of the family with kids meals, quick snack or cafe classics like home made nachos or fish and chips. Lots of thought goes into the Gylly menu. And a glorious view of the beach while you stuff the whole lot down your neck. Deluxe hot chocolates should carry a PMT rating of excellent!!

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Thank JulesMcCarthy
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