Our restaurant in the heart of Falmouth gives you the chance to experience an authentic taste of Cornwall as well as innovative creations from our Chef Patron Hylton Espey. From Hedgerow Greens, to finest steak, we only serve the best of the best from coast and country.

With 3 AA Rosettes to our name and Hylton at the helm of our kitchen, Rastella is quickly earnt itself a reputation as one of the best places to eat in Falmouth, the county and beyond.

Our restaurant in the heart of Falmouth gives you the chance to experience an authentic taste of Cornwall as well as innovative creations from our Chef Patron Hylton Espey. From Hedgerow Greens, to finest steak, we only serve the best of the best from coast and country.

With 3 AA Rosettes to our name and Hylton at the helm of our kitchen, Rastella is quickly earnt itself a reputation as one of the best places to eat in Falmouth, the county and beyond.

Falmouths' highest awarded restaurant
AA 3 Rosettes 2019. —

Ethical sourcing, intuitive service, a well rounded wine list all crafted together to give you an unforgettable dining experience is at the heart of what we do here at Merchants Manor.

The Chef's Journal

Lady Killigrew

In April 2016 we took a foraging walk down to Swanpool beach and returned with an abundance of sea weeds. After playing around with them in different preparations we had an excess of sea lettuce or ulva lactuca. The pastry section were preparing … Read more

Falmouth International Sea Shanty

Friday 22nd– Sunday 24thJune 2018 Wend your way to Discovery Quay  and beyond for 15th Annual Sea Shanty Festival on Friday 22nd June, for a weekend of sunshine, local ale supping, and hearty foot-stomping shantying. Tune into a sea-loving … Read more

Story of Lamb

One day on instagram an image popped up of a young farmer tending his flock near Porthleven. I  contacted Steve (The Cornish Lamb Co) directly and went to the farm with my wife. I love Porthleven, it has a very Cornish feel about it and happens … Read more

Tony Bourdain

Words by Chef Hylton Espey In December 2002 I walked into a restaurant and asked for a job as a Commis chef. The owner offered me the position and said something I will never forget. ‘You start tomorrow morning, go buy Kitchen Confidential, read … Read more

Tregothnan

Located outside of Truro, on the Roseland Peninsula, Tregothnan is the home of the Boscawen family, an estate steeped in history and residence to a thriving tea plantation. Selling its first homegrown tea in 2005, the company was founded by … Read more

Vinaigrette – Bramble

Last year’s blackberry season began unusually early which leads us to believe that given the recent hot spell we are likely to see the first fresh pickings in just a few weeks. Don’t be fooled into believing that blackberries are only for … Read more

Foraging

We have a foraging loop which takes us from the Manor on the hill down to Gyllyngvase beach, around to Swanpool and through a forest back to the restaurant. On this 1 mile loop we discover nineteen different foraged greens over the seasons.   Read more

A Top Tip to Explore

Words by Chef Hylton Espey. The coastal path walk or paddle to Maenporth from Falmouth is a must for any traveller. You have the option (depending on the weather) to explore the coast from land or sea. The walk is fantastic and you get away from … Read more

Seasons

Words by Chef Hylton Espey. Every dish starts with an inspiration, it may be an experience, the season, a nostalgic memory, farm visit or an adventure in nature. I carry a notebook with me all the time as you can never predict inspiration or a … Read more

Food Philosophy

‘Nature inspired cuisine with a focus on the landscapes, flora and fauna’ – Hylton Espey From local foragers, butchers and garden marketers to the love Chef puts into every dish on the menu, we have one mantra in the Merchants Manor … Read more

Offers

Fill your senses with the spirit of Cornwall and indulge in one of our specially tailored breaks and offers. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Offer

Manor Moments

Take a moment to relax, unwind away from kids and decide how you want to spend your time and money. Stay on a two night bed and breakfast rate …

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11th January 2019

Do Not Disturb

This is the one for some serious me time. Splash in the pool, soak up the heat, and untwine with a massage or facial. Then cosy up with a …

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11th September 2018

Flavours of Falmouth

Three night’s accommodation, a three course dinner at Rastella, and dinner and drinks at Rick Stein’s Fish. With our Flavours of Falmouth break, …

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Suite Offer

Suite Retreat

Getaway to your very own private retreat for two nights and immerse yourself in one of our luxury private residences with private terrace, …

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12th September 2018

3-4-2

Enjoy three nights’ dinner and bed & breakfast for the price of two. Indulge in a three-night getaway deal in one of our cosy and …

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14th September 2018

Winter Warmer

Warm your cockles with two nights of dinner, bed & breakfast and two spa treatments. Check in for a cosy two night break this winter. Tuck …

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24th April 2017

Drinks Inc.

Two nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast. Evening drinks included. Kick back and let the good stuff flow freely with this offer that includes two …

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31st May 2017

Taste of Coast & Country

Three night stay includes two nights’ dinner at Rastella, three mornings’ bed & breakfast and a £50 dinner voucher at Rick Stein’s. …

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31st May 2017

Sunday Sleepover

Make Sundays that bit more special with dinner, bed & breakfast. We think Sundays should be about slowing down and carving out some time to …

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