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The Shack

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9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic the winter saver set menu is on until 26th of match £12.00 for a two course scrumptious meal!! As always had a gorgeous lunch!!😊

Thank Katie B
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I last ate here a couple of years ago and returned with high expectations. These expectations were met. The winter meal deal here is brilliant value and the food is very enjoyable; I love the chowder. Our young waitress was very friendly and efficient. The charge for a small can of Korev was £3.50 which we felt was a bit... More 

Thank Caroline H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a two course lunch with my wife in November and it was just great. The young lady who served us was very attentive and helpful from the outset, I had fish chowder as starter and hake salad and chips to follow my wife had whitebait as starter and also the hake dinner. Portions are very good and great value... More 

Thank Swan P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff, personally love the sweet chilli scallops and the tiny character of the restaurant, I travel on business a fair amount and finding a decent meal can be hard so delighted to have found this quaint restaurant. Most of the dishes are marked as local produce too!

Thank 80Marc
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great food, comfortable setting, good value. Will return on next trip to Falmouth.

Thank Samantha R
Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I would say that this was one of the best meals we have had for a very long time. I had the mussels to start which come from the nearby Fowey estuary. They were delicious. My wife had the cream chowder which she loved. Possibly not good if on a diet. For the main course we both... More 

Thank Richard B
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal with our son who is a student locally. I had scallops for starter and the boys both had squid. All three of us had Hake which was the high spot of the meal - beautifully cooked and seasoned. The boys enjoyed ice-cream on a waffle but I was too full. The service was friendly and... More 

Thank Mary G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of fixed menu, £12 for 2 courses. Can recommend the whitebait, squid, hake and moules. Particularly liked the pickled beetroot.

Thank David P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate at the Shack for the first time last week. It's an understated restaurant with approximately fifty covers when its full. The menu has a good selection of fish dishes and one meat dish (fillet steak). We had scallops which were first rate having been advised by the excellent young waiter that the soup of the day was a... More 

Thank GeorgeLang
Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The haddock bisque starter was superb. The main - mussels- was in a sauce that was a little thin and tasteless for us. That's subjective. But my mussels were overlooked to the point of being rubbery. That's inexcusable. This was mentioned and the team was suitably apologetic.

Thank alun893

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$41
Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh!

Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish.

We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?