“Spa hotel with a sense of history and creative regional cooking” - AA Inspector
FALMOUTH, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
Our Inspector's view
Built in 1913 for a local brewing family, Merchants Manor, a white-fronted house on a hill, retains a pleasingly historic air, with its lofty-ceilinged interiors preserving much of their Edwardian splendour. Bright interiors create a cheery ambience and the Rastella dining room adds to an all-round feel of well-being with white linen and vintage candles. Local suppliers buttress the menus, as does the hard-working wood-fired oven – affectionately nicknamed Bertha – and what emerges is a roster of smartly presented, modern dishes full of precision and inspiration. To start, there could be confit Newlyn mackerel with Alexanders and apple, followed by locally landed monkfish with porcini and potato, or rare breed pork cheek teamed with marmalade and brassicas. Steaks from the grill are a good bet too, served with ale-pickled mushrooms, onion rings and smoked tomato BBQ sauce. Finish, perhaps, with Milk and Honey, an assemblage of milk sorbet, Cornish honey, lemon posset and caramelised white chocolate.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 64
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About The area
Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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