Falmouth is a great town to explore with your dog, thanks to being a picturesque place packed with wonderful independent businesses, and being surrounded by the Cornish countryside and the sea. When it comes to places to eat out, you’ve got plenty of options. Here, we look purely at a few of our favourite restaurants in the area. There are of course many more listings on our dog friendly guide to Falmouth.
Technically Castaways is based a little outside of Falmouth over at Mylor Harbour, but it’s so good that it’s well worth the very short journey out of the centre of town to visit it with your dog. It’s also surrounded by beautiful harbourside spots to venture into and around on a dog walk.
Castaways is part wine bar, part restaurant. The menu is renowned for creative dishes put together using seasonal produce and freshly caught Cornish fish and seafood. The views across the harbour whilst you’re eating are a reward for venturing there too. Easily one of the best dog friendly restaurants in Cornwall, let alone Falmouth.
The Stable is part of a growing chain of great pizza restaurants, but each maintains its own independent spirit serving local ciders and unique locally sourced ingredients. As such, The Stable in Falmouth serves a few specials with Cornish crab and seafood. The cider menu has a few quality Cornish favourites from small breweries around the area. As with all restaurants in The Stable chain, this one is dog friendly (maybe even a little bit dog mad).
You can’t leave Falmouth without tucking into some fish and chips at some point during your visit, and Harbour Lights would be our recommended dog friendly spot to do so. That’s because they’ve been voted one of the best fish and chip restaurants in the whole of the UK… and anyone from the UK knows that we Brits know our fish and chips!
Whether you’re after some fish and chips (and battered sausages and fishcakes and scampi etc…) to take away and eat by the harbour side, or a restaurant to enjoy them in, Harbour Lights is the one for you.
This might well be Falmouth’s best rated restaurants by locals, and that’s always a good shout for a place to visit. These guys specialise in oysters, but also have a range of other quality locally sourced seafood on offer too. They know a thing or two about wine too, and can recommend the perfect bottle to go with your seafood selection.
The list of amazing awards and accreditations at Oliver’s is almost as long as its fantastic menu. Oliver’s in Falmouth edges towards the fine dining end of the restaurant scale, and holds a recommendation from the Michelin guide, a Harden’s restaurant guide recommendation, and two AA rosettes, as well as mentions in Trencherman’s and the Good Food Guide. All in all, then, you are pretty much guaranteed a fantastic experience. For well behaved dogs, this makes for a unique place to dine in and around Falmouth. There’s also plenty of integrity and clarity about where food is sourced, with seafood being caught off the Cornish coast and vegetables grown in the fields around Falmouth itself.
Falmouth is renowned for its amazing seafood options, and you’ve got plenty here who specialise in locally sourced ingredients. However, there are of course plenty of other dog friendly restaurants in Falmouth and the wider Cornwall area (and we cover them all on Bring The Pooch). If you’ve got a favourite Falmouth restaurant to take your dog, let us know in the comments below. Happy strolling!