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“EXCELLENT!!”
Review of The Wheel House

The Wheel House
Ranked #1 of 227 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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
South Gloucestershire
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

What can I say............. an experience and this little place has to be the Best in the West. Seafood was just so delicious, atmosphere excellent. Booking is a must or you'll miss out big time. So highly recommended and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank jackieativy
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Essex
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Such a warm welcome & the food was excellent too!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

My Husband has been looking to come here for over a year so we decided that seeing as we were in Padstow for a week in November we would make a point of visiting. We booked months in advance and we were so glad we did as the place was full. We were shown to a lovely little table and I was immediately given a lovely M&S wrap for my shoulders as there was a draft and a lovely throw for my knees. Now normally I would not be happy sat in a draft but this just added to the wonderful experience of eating at the Wheel House. All of the staff knew everything there was to know about the menu, they were all so happy too which also added to the whole experience.
We ordered Scallops to start and then Lobster, Crab & Fries for main. We both had a glass of white wine and we also had water.
The Scallops were the best we have ever had they melted in the mouth and the broth with them was divine ~ we wished we had ordered more!
The Lobster and Crab was equally as good ~ its a meal you can not worry about getting messy with you just get stuck in and its wonderful. The fries were hot and moreish so even though we were totally stuffed we cleared the lot and then ordered Mango Sorbet to finish!!!
The plates are all odd, the sorbet comes in cups and saucers, the candles are years old and melted everywhere, there are no napkins just kitchen towel, there are drafts and the place is tiny but what a find! Its a fantastic place to eat, the food is wonderful and the staff are the nicest that we have ever been looked after by. Would we go again ~ DEFINITELY x

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank White_FamilyEssex
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Weeford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Most Favourite Restaurant Ever”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have visited the Wheel House twice now, both times it was fabulous. All the shellfish served is fresh and perfectly cooked. The staff and owners are extremely friendly and efficient. Lit by candlelight, the restaurant is cosy and intimate and the mismatched bone china gives it a quirky and different feel. They have the ambience just right, and the prices are extremely reasonable for a dining experience of this quality. An early booking seems to be better than a late one as they can run out. This is officially now my favourite restaurant!!

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank Hollyparton
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The worst kept secret!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I love this place. Everything about The Wheel House is perfect -food, staff and service. I just hate the fact that it’s almost impossible to get a table!

The décor and atmosphere is quirky and engaging. The seafood is always cooked beautifully. If you eat out once in Falmouth this is the place to visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank HannahFalmouth
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a gem.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

An excellent hidden gem, this place just oozes character, the staff here immediately make you feel like a friend rather than a customer. It is quite small inside but that makes it even cosier. We took our two young (8 & 12) children and they loved it, the food is all shellfish but it is the freshest and most delicious seafood we've ever eaten, our only disappointment was the side salad cost almost £5.00. However we would definately eat here again, fabulous food welcoming staff, excellent ambience, it's not to be missed.

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