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The great (gourmet) escape

Flee to Falmouth this summer to feast on phenomenal seafood and imbibe titillating cocktails at The Greenbank's harbourside hideout
Gourmet Getaway at The Greenbank in Falmouth

Flee to Falmouth this summer to feast on phenomenal seafood and imbibe titillating cocktails at The Greenbank’s harbourside hideout

You don’t need a reason to retreat to Falmouth this summer – its inviting sandy beach, buzzy high street and bustling harbour provide plenty of excuses to escape the day-to-day – but if you must justify your decision, let The Greenbank’s Gourmet Getaway seal the deal.

Located just close enough to the action to dip a toe in, yet far enough from the centre of town that guests can unwind to the gentle rhythm of the Fal Estuary which flows beneath their bedroom windows, The Greenbank has been a refuge for Falmouth’s weary travellers since 1813.

While its history is honoured throughout the hotel (spot pictures of its past displayed in hallways and rooms named in honour of famous guests such as Florence Nightingale), more recently it’s gained a glowing reputation for its Water’s Edge restaurant. Executive chef Nick Hodges works closely with head chef Bobby Southworth to fashion hyper-local Cornish ingredients into creative dishes that delight.

Seafood takes a starring role on the seasonal menus, with fresh fish from local boats delivered to the kitchen daily. Those who visit in summer can expect to feast on the likes of hake loin with lobster butter and caper crushed potatoes.

Available to book throughout May and June, the Gourmet Getaway enables guests to delight in the stunning waterside setting and experience the fabulous food at a very reasonable price. Rooms start at £329 for two and include a three-course meal (to the price of £90 per room), a cocktail on arrival, a full Cornish breakfast the next morning and a jute bag of foodie goodies to take home.

Those wishing to extend their stay in Cornwall can take advantage of the off er for as many nights as they desire, giving them more time to navigate the South West Coast Path, explore the town’s cobbled streets and courtyards, and sink a sundowner at The Greenbank’s own pub The Working Boat.

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