Our Falmouth Restaurant

The Water’s Edge

Breathe in the scent of sizzling bacon as the sun rises. Dive into the freshest seafood as a spring breeze whips across Falmouth bay. Dine on Cornwall’s bounty as the water laps beneath you. This is a restaurant experience to be savoured.

Our two AA rosette-awarded Water’s Edge restaurant offers relaxed fine dining. Executive Chef Nick Hodges and his kitchen team have a simple ethos – to bring local produce to life, with imagination and creativity. We are open every day to non-residents with free parking, daily changing chef recommendations, and a traditional Sunday lunch for all the family.

The Water’s Edge menus include our locally loved bottomless brunch menu which is served Monday to Saturday from 11am or 12pm, our lunch menu which is served everyday from 12:30pm until 3pm, as well as sandwiches and nibbles from 12:30pm until 5pm. And not forgetting our famous afternoon tea menu, which is served Monday to Saturday from 12:30pm until 5pm and Sunday from 3pm until 5pm.

Our knowledgeable waiting staff are always on hand to guide you through the day’s specials, while a carefully selected wine list will tempt you with perfectly matched bottles to complement the menu.

The Water’s Edge restaurant, bar and terrace serve food all day until late, so come at a time that suits you. All you need to do is order, relax and drink in the view.

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our executive chef Nick hodges

Nick, born in Falmouth, has been cooking since an early age. Having worked with legendary chefs and personalities such as Keith Floyd and Jean Christophe Novelli, he returned to his home town after time working and travelling around the world.

In 2014, he joined The Greenbank as Head Chef, refocusing the menu to highlight Falmouth seafood and Cornish produce. The Greenbank was soon awarded two AA rosettes and the re-opening of the famous Working Boat pub soon followed, which delighted local residents and visitors alike.

our head chef bobby southworth

Bobby is also born and bred in Falmouth, and proudly flies the Cornish flag. Bobby (as he constantly reminds Nick!) is the younger chef, who took control of the Water’s Edge in 2017. He is a true foodie and has patiently learnt his craft in Cornwall before stepping into the Head Chef’s role. Bobby brings a fresh, vibrant and modern approach to The Greenbank that complements Nick’s classical French experience beautifully.

Our Falmouth restaurant team is made up of fifteen chefs and porters; each individually a vital link in the chain work. Their incredible hard work makes everything that leaves our kitchen the very best.

Please click here to view all of our events and special occasion menus.

Please note: On special occasions and for tables of 10 people or more, we require a £10 deposit per person. This is refundable until 48 hours before your visit. Please call 01326 312440 to book.

"Fully equipped with a bar, outdoor patio, on-site spa and super helpful staff at your beck and call, you’ll find the Greenbank Hotel a welcome respite from busy city life, packed with that famous Cornish charm and hospitality."

London Evening Standard

"A fixture on the town’s waterside since the 1700s. Expect spectacular views, cosy vibes and expert fish cooking."

Olive Magazine

"If there’s a place to dive into local fish and seafood, this is it. Executive chef Nick Hodges is a Cornishman through and through, and consequently leverages the area’s natural larder to maximum effect."

Foodism Magazine

"A previous haunt of salty sea dogs and weary wanderers, The Greenbank has watched over Falmouth’s historic harbour for almost 400 years. And while its guests are now nomadic weekenders instead of weathered captains, Cornwall’s fleet of fishermen are still honoured in a menu swimming with the latest catch."

Food Magazine

"The place to be on a Saturday night in Falmouth. The team are simply the loveliest people. All local, all smiling, all giving you the impression they genuinely love being there — it makes such a difference to the experience."

Alice Tate, Flash Anthology

"Executive chef Nick Hodges brings together a fusion-focused menu, with dishes like the baked flaky hake fillet with saffron, lemon and crab risotto and for vegetarians, the hearty homity pie with baby carrots, tenderstem brocolli and a delicious roasted onion puree."

The Independent

"Dining in The Water’s Edge restaurant is a hearty affair, with all produce sourced from the South West. Executive chef Nick Hodges attempts to highlight the very best of Cornish fare with his rustic fine dining."

The Telegraph

"The hotel’s restaurant is long and thin, taking full advantage of the wonderful view across the harbour which is mesmerising by day or by night."

Travels with Kat

"This well-fed town isn’t short of phenomenal vantage points, yet the views to be savoured over supper at the Water's Edge are arguably some of the best Falmouth has to offer."

Food Magazine

“The restaurant’s bewitching position makes for an ever-changing panorama of posh yachts, dinky trawlers and naval vessels.”

Food Magazine