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“Eveing meal, couple.”

Rastella Restaurant
Ranked #86 of 262 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Showcasing some of the finest ingredients Cornwall has to offer, our award-winning restaurant, Rastella, is home to exquisite dishes inspired by coast and country. From Cornish line-caught mackerel to chateaubriand steak, we only serve the best of the best. Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner With the help of a local forager, butcher, lobster fisherman, and market gardener, we ensure only the highest quality produce arrives into the kitchen of our Falmouth restaurant. We can probably all agree that Cornish food is some of the best in the country and we'd be crazy not to take advantage of that. From local foragers, butchers, and garden marketers to the love our Head Chef puts into every dish on the menu, we have one mantra in the Merchants Manor kitchen: what grows together, goes together.
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Good cocktail range and wine list. Short and well constructed menu featuring local produce, very well cooked and presented. Restaurant itself is small, simple and quite intimate (candle lit etc) with good views across the bay. Good and charming staff.

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Brock_GM_Merchants_M, General Manager at Rastella Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017


Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. Our staff work very hard and our best pleasure is happy customers.

We look forward to your future visits.

Take care,

Brock - gm@merchantsmanor.com

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a nice evening and dinner in this recently refurbished hotel and restaurant. It was pretty quiet being the end of the season and apart from a private function in the rear the restaurant only had a couple of people in. We started with some nice cocktails and gin in the bar.

The restaurant itself seemed to have the tables very close together, not a problem when it was so quiet but I'm not too sure it would have been comfortable having people so close (literally a few centimetres) apart) if it was busier.

The menu was quite small about four starters and six mains to choose from. The food was nicely prepared and presented and quite tasty. It would have been nice to have more than just a tomato sauce available with the steak, I'm sure the chef could have prepared a different one on request but its quite limiting just having one on the menu.

They handled my wife's tree nut allergy very well so that's always a bonus as so many places fail miserably on that score.

Price wise a little above what I would normally pay for a comparable fine dining restaurant in the area and I'm not sure it warrants being more than other places.

Overall a nice evening and we will definitely return, although I will be sure to ask for a table that's not too close to others.

2  Thank MarkCornwall_UK
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Rastella restaurant at the Merchants Manor hotel is definately worth a visit. When we had a meal there, the staff were really good and helpful, the wine was good and not overpriced and the food was definately a cut above the rest. There was a real sense that the menu was trying (and succeeding ) to produce something different and interesting.
Our meal was delicious - need we say more except thank you!

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1  Thank HigherVenicians
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food here is second to none!
Service is excellent and food is well presented and not over priced

2  Thank RhiannonFraser
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting and very good service, a little overpriced. My only concern is they seem to regularly run out of items on the menu giving very limited choice which I found hard to understand.

2  Thank Steve B
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