Where to eat International food in St Mawes: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 4, 2019 Mikaela Didonna

Find out what International restaurants to try in St Mawes. St Mawes (Cornish: Lannvowsedh) is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies on the east bank of the Carrick Roads, a large waterway created after the Ice Age from an ancient valley which flooded as the melt waters caused the sea level to rise dramatically, creating an immense natural harbour, often claimed to be the third largest in the world. It was once a busy fishing port, but the trade declined during the 20th century and it now serves as a popular tourist location, with many properties in the town functioning as holiday accommodation. The town is in the civil parish of St Just in Roseland.
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6. Rastella Restaurant

Western Terrace Merchants Manor, Falmouth TR11 4QJ England International, British, Grill Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1326 312734 http://merchantsmanor.com/taste/rastella/
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4 based on 58 reviews

Rastella Restaurant

Showcasing some of the finest ingredients Cornwall has to offer, our award-winning restaurant, Rastella, is home to exquisite dishes inspired by coast and country. From Cornish line-caught mackerel to chateaubriand steak, we only serve the best of the bes

Reviewed By PeerNoir

Merchant's Manor is an impressive manor house, and with the addition of new restaurant/concept, Rastella, we were very much looking forward to dining here during our stay in Falmouth. Based on reviews and articles, we should be in for a treat. It started off well, we were received politely and showed into the bar/lounge area to order some drinks and to have a look at the menu. My wife ordered the 'English Garden' and I had the smoking 'Old Fashioned', which was supposed to arrive, presented in a smoking box. Well, my wife got her drink, but I had to wait another 10 mins on my "smoking" 'Old Fashioned', which, fair to say, WAS presented in a box, but was otherwise quite smokeless. I mean, I'm not that pretentious, but why have it on the menu if you can't deliver it? Tasted alright, but their version, with rum instead of bourbon, did not excite.We ordered our starters and mains, and was eventually seated in the restaurant. Nice table with a garden and sea view. Bread came, which definitely was not baked fresh on the day - the crust was too soft for that and had that staler feel, like they were baked the day before. Which is odd, because we were there on a Monday. I don't like to be this picky, but for the price Rastella wants for their meal, they should also deliver quality in every step, every single time. Starters were a scorched mackerel dish and the oysters, which both were nicely prepared and tasted alright. Minds were far from blown, but at least these were nice starters. And then we waited. And waited. After about 35-40 mins we had to ask for our mains and - voila - they appeared almost instantly, like they had been sitting on the hot plate for a while without anyone noticing them. It was a slow Monday evening, so who knows.The mains are the main reason for this bad review, although there were other stuff to pick on. We had the smoked duck breast and the crab/lamb, and when both dishes arrived they were cold, looked dry and sparkless, and my lamb meat was not trimmed well enough, with an unchewable tendon going through the entire cut. Hopeless, and almost inedible. Obviusly, we should have sent them both back, but as you all know if you've had such an experience before, this just kills the whole mood and dinner experience. The kitchen and serving staff should obviously have done their job well enough in the first place.To make a long story shorter, we skipped dessert, paid (way too much vs what we got) and left very disappointed, with a somewhat sour start to our holiday.

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5. Provedore

43 Trelawney Road, Falmouth TR11 3LY England Cafe, International Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service http://www.provedore.co.uk/
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4 based on 63 reviews

Provedore

Reviewed By Go828458

Went with our son who is a local and on his advice, queued outside from 6_6.30! There were 20 in the queue by 6.30 and the restaurant filled immediately.Fantastic tapas! So tasty and fresh. All came at good staggered intervals too.lovely relaxed atmosphere.Highly recommend!!

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4. Driftwood Restaurant

Rosevine, Trewithian TR2 5EW England European, British, International, Contemporary Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +44 1872 580644 http://www.driftwoodhotel.co.uk/driftwood-restaurant
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5 based on 292 reviews

Driftwood Restaurant

We could go on, but let's leave that to the Guide Books. Come and experience Driftwood's Michelin Starred Restaurant for yourself. There are no extravagant promises, only a guarantee of the freshest, finest food, served with stunning views across the sea.

Reviewed By Uxikol

Wow, what an amazing birthday treat!! Hubby and I enjoyed the 8 course tasting menu and each course was a delicious work of art. It was almost painful to cut into the beautiful spectacle on the plate in order to eat it, but each mouthful was divine.I would echo other reviewers in that the male maitre-d’ came across as supercilious which is a shame; and is certainly out of place in a modern restaurant. He should follow the example of the waitresses who all managed to be efficient yet friendly and helpful. Thankfully this was just one employee with a poor attitude so I would have no problem in recommending this restaurant.Thank you, I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience but disappointed with your comment on our Restaurant Manager with whom I will obviously discuss your views. I do hope we will see you again.

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3. Good Vibes Cafe

28 Killigrew Street, Falmouth TR11 3PN England International, Healthy, British Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards +44 1326 211870 http://www.goodvibescafe.co.uk
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4 based on 215 reviews

Good Vibes Cafe

Reviewed By Philipeflopp

Good Vibes certainly lives up to the name,friendly smiling helpfull staff serving quality food and drink. We had a full English breakfast with coffee,top quality ingredients served by young people who treat customers with kindness and respect,a rare thing currently. Thank you we will return soon.

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2. Warehouse Bistro

38 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JH England British, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 1326 313001 http://www.warehousebistro.co.uk/
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4 based on 462 reviews

Warehouse Bistro

Reviewed By TriciaShauna

Stumbled across the Warehouse whilst looking round Falmouth one evening, the staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating even though the restaurant was very busy, the service was really good. 11 mains, from fish dishes, steaks and pizzas and a variety of desserts were order and everyone enjoyed it. We will definitely be back if down this way again

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1. The Lookout

6 Arwenack Street Opposite Falmouth Parish Church, Falmouth TR11 3HZ England Mediterranean, British, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1326 218318 http://mike-lewin-ecct.squarespace.com/
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4 based on 504 reviews

The Lookout

Bar, restaurant and patio overlooking the marvellous harbour of Falmouth. Serving light breakfast, great lunches from noon - serving sandwiches, moules and frites, homemade burgers, spicy bean burgers, fishcakes. Evenings is Tapas from around the world, t

Reviewed By willmkent

we visited this restaurant twice whilst in falmouth, on the first occasion we were in the main happy with the food although there was a delay on one of the tapas dishes turning up to the point where we were about to pay when it arrived, we had assumed it had been forgotten but anyway not a problem..so we went back again a few nights later and didnt have such a good experience in that the tapas my wife ordered all arrived in a timely fashion which she obviously needed to eat whilst still hot, however i didnt receive the tapas i had ordered till 20 minutes after she had eaten hers , i did enquire as to where my dishes were and the reply was that "this is how tapas works and the chef cooks it when he can"...so in effect we had a disjointed meal eating at different times which we didnt feel was acceptable ..it was a shame as having visited a second time we had hoped for better service..It is with great shame that I read your review as we try our utmost to make sure all of our customers have a great experience with us.From reading your review, it seems that the main reason for you not enjoying your visit was that the food (Tapas dishes) came out one by one and you were not sharing the dishes with your wife. Thus the dishes she choose came out first and the ones you wanted came out later. Tapas should be served dish at a time (as stated on our menu), sometimes two and for sharing. We don't send out dishes all together as this is not how Traditional Tapas works or a kitchen could cope. If you had informed us that you were not sharing we could have tried to send a little of each out so you could have both dined at the same time (this does not always work when very busy though - we try). I thank you for dining with us and hope you will give us another go.Best regardsMike.

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