The Star and Garter, Falmouth: Lunch With a View!
I am very lucky, in my role here as Guest Experience Co-ordinator, to get to try out some fabulous places and experiences around the county. It's been a while since I was invited to carry out a food review though...
I am a real foodie, and love visiting new restaurants, cafes and bars whenever I can. So when Becca, the owner of the Star & Garter in Falmouth, asked me to come and try out their menu, I jumped at the chance!
Having only recently celebrated its first year since opening, the Star & Garter is a real find. Smart yet unassuming in its High Street location, this restaurant is sophisticated, beautifully decorated and wonderfully positioned - overlooking the colourful and bustling harbour.
My colleague and I visited on a Saturday lunchtime, just before it started filling up - so were lucky enough to choose exactly where we wanted to sit. We went for a booth-style table right next to the window, with warm leather seating and rustic, maritime-themed table accessories.
I have to say, it is very hard trying to focus on choosing something from the menu when you have such a wonderful, panoramic vista right in front of you - but nonetheless, Natasha and I both decided to go for pork and hazelnut meatballs with a spicy tomato sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Our food arrived promptly, and was beautifully presented - reminiscent of three large, crispy scotch eggs piled high with piping hot sauce and oozing, melted cheese. I don't know what the meatballs were coated in, but it was delicious!
Quite full after this feast of meat and cheese, Natasha and I decided we would go for a smaller dessert option (we couldn't not have dessert, no matter how full we were!)... so after perusing the collection of homemade cakes on the counter, we both enjoyed a small frangipane-esque, light pudding with cherry jam - with a peppermint tea and latte, respectively.
The service we received from Becca's staff was second to none - friendly and attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable and professional. We felt instantly welcome upon arrival, and 'looked after' until the moment we left. The decor is fascinating (expect frames filled with historical figures and maps, as well as old books and all sorts of maritime and fishing artefacts) - and the ambience calm and peaceful.
Had it not been lunchtime, Natasha and I might also have sampled some of the considerable drinks selection available - but sadly we had to drive home afterwards!
I would have no hesitation in personally recommending the Star & Garter to anyone looking for somewhere to eat out in Falmouth; just be prepared to spend most of your visit gazing out of the window at the view, rather than talking to your companion...
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