The Cove Restaurant & Bar

Afternoon tea, British, Fish·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British, Fish
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic
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Boasting a beachside setting and stunning views across Maenporth Beach and Falmouth Bay, The Cove restaurant and bar has remained a popular spot for locals and visitors for almost 20 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. The restaurant was given a new lease of life in 2020, when the critically acclaimed, Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines took over the reins from former chef patron Arty Williams.

Caines rose to prominence during his 20-year stint at Gidleigh Park in Devon, where he gained and retained two Michelin stars. More recently, he has been cooking up a storm (in the most refined way possible) at Lympstone Manor over the border in Devon, where he has been chef patron since 2016. The Cove is a far more relaxed proposition however, serving seasonally changing menus which champion the best of Cornwall’s natural larder and a space that caters to all weathers - enjoy a meal on the elevated terrace in the summer months, or retreat behind the glass-fronted walls when it’s raining and relax in the cosy dining room.

The Cove is also unique for its inclusivity, keeping guests full from breakfast through to dinner (with afternoon tea in-between), as well as offering dedicated vegetarian and vegan menus, a children’s menu and a tasting menu for those looking to celebrate. Although the food offering here changes regularly, you can always expect to find well thought out dishes that champion high-quality Cornish produce: think roast Cornish cod decorated with a Thai puree, bean sprouts, fennel, mange tout, basil and lemongrass, followed by chocolate and orange mousse with confit orange sorbet for dessert. There’s an extensive list of globally inspired wines to take advantage of too.

With the relaxed and informal approach to dining that Caines has taken here, The Cove continues to provide plenty to please locals, holidaymakers and families alike.


Is The Cove family-friendly?

Yes, The Cove welcomes children and offers a dedicated kids menu.

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Is The Cove dog-friendly?

Yes, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at The Cove.

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Does The Cove had a dress code?

The Cove is a relaxed venue, but the restaurant asks its guests to dress 'beach casual'.

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Meet the team
The Cove Restaurant & Bar

Michael Caines

Executive Chef

Michael Caines MBE is best known for his two-decade stint at Devon’s Gidleigh Park, holding two Michelin stars for most of that time. His achievements at the luxury Chagford hotel are all the more remarkable given that he lost his right arm in a car accident shortly after starting there. In 2016 he left Gidleigh Park to open his own hotel. Located just down the road, Lympstone Manor is described by Caines as “the realisation of a dream, my vision of country house hospitality for the 21st Century”. The chef - who credits French masters Raymond Blanc and the late Bernard Loiseau as his great teachers - is now taking over The Cove Restaurant & Bar in Cornwall.

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Maenporth Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HN

01326 251136 01326 251136


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 11:00-14:30
All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun Closed


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