Falmouth Restaurants: The Stable
Falmouth is usually buzzing all year round thanks to its quirky nature and being the home to Cornwall’s university. With three stunning beaches, several trendy bars, traditional Cornish pubs and an array of restaurants, it’s never difficult to find something exciting happening in Falmouth. We recently visited the seaside town to enjoy pizza and cider at The Stable.
You may already know that The Stable has a number of restaurants around the South West, including the famous sea-view Fistral restaurant. I’d been to The Stable in Newquay a number of times and always classed it as my go-to date spot before Josh decided to stroll into my life (LOL). Despite my love for The Stable Fistral I had never visited the Falmouth restaurant before so I was looking forward to checking it out.
The Stable can be found right at the heart of Falmouth's beautiful Custom House Quay, in the Old Custom House itself. The Grade II listed building oozes history and character but the team at The Stable have definitely made it their own with quirky LED lights and a super cool bar area. The restaurant is spread across two floors and overlooks the bustling Falmouth harbour. Either choose from a sea-view indoor table or enjoy an outdoor seat when the sun is shining.
Along with a warm welcome we were shown to our indoor sea-view seat. I have to say, there is so much more room in the Falmouth restaurant (compared to Fistral) making it that little more intimate. To begin with we were offered the Cider tasting board - you get the option to try 5 different 1/3 ciders selected from their onsite Cider Masters for just £8.50! You also receive an information card which explains the origin, ingredients and percentage of each cider. Personally, my favourite was the Hawkes Soul because it tasted like white wine. Polgoon Scumpy also had an interesting taste; it’s a 7% cider so you can see why the students like The Stable on a student night….
To start we went for a ‘Pot of Gold’ sharer, a cheese lovers dream! Ross the Assistant Manager told us that he could “drink the whole pot” and after tasting it we could completely agree. The cheese sauce is definitely called a ‘Pot of Gold’ for a reason!
For the mains we decided to go for a couple of pizzas and a salad to go alongside. Honestly, there was SO MUCH FOOD but it was incredibly delicious.
Blazing Saddle Pizza - slow-roasted pulled pork, roasted peppers and mozzarella
The King Crabber - Cornish crab lightly infused with chilli, garlic & lemon, roasted peppers, fresh
Caesar Salad - torn chicken breast and smoked bacon tossed with baby gem lettuce, garlic, croutons
Out of everything the salad was actually my favourite (I know, who would have thought!?) - it was delicious. The Stable also has a focus on pies however we opted for the pizzas on this occasion as they are amazing! There are also vegan and vegetarian options if meat and seafood isn’t for you.
If you’re looking for a good feed and chilled out atmosphere by the sea then The Stable is a great choice! We had a wonderful evening and the service was excellent (special shout out to Ross for making out visit so great.)
*We were kindly gifted dinner but all opinions are my own - we had a truly wonderful evening!