Cornwall LivingIssue #133

Got to experience

Fresh seafood, shellfish and a buzzing atmosphere at Hooked on the Rocks.

Perched on the rugged Cornish coastline overlooking the crystalline waters of Swanpool beach, Falmouth, at Hooked On The Rocks, you couldn’t be closer to the sea! The venue is predominantly a seafood bar and restaurant specialising in the freshest, locally sourced produce that Cornwall has to offer, from land and sea. The bar is also stocked to bursting with local beers, cocktails and specialist wines. Unsurprisingly, it gets incredibly busy, so booking is essential!

For those who don’t want the whole experience, or just want to enjoy some drinks, be sure to head to Hooked On The Rocks’ sister venue located just next door, Seahorse Bar & Bubbles. Open from 9am serving the freshest pastries and artisan coffee, a stripped back menu is available throughout the day. Simply turn up, order drinks from the bar and take a seat as you enjoy the sea views. With a DJ playing on selected dates, there’s a great atmosphere for simply kicking back and enjoying summer holiday vibes.

Hooked On The Rocks
Swanpool Road, Falmouth TR11 5BG
01326 311886

Sample Menu


Pan seared scallops £8.50
celeriac, hispi cabbage, apple & mizuna

Smoked ham hock terrine £7.50
house chutney, salad paysanne & toast

Roasted butternut squash veloute (v) £7.00
warm Davidstow cheddar gougere, cumin & toasted pumpkin seeds

Steamed mussels A la mariniere OR spicy nduja sausage SML £8.00 / LRG £15.00
served with crusty bread & skinny fries

Roasted tiger prawns in their shells SML £7.50 / LRG £14.50
with garlic & parsley, served with crusty bread

House baked bread, whipped Cornish butter & sea salt (v) £3.00

Giant gordal olives (v) £4.00

‘On the rocks’ Tarquins gin cured salmon & pickles £4.00

Padron peppers, smoked sea salt (v) £3.00

Scorched squid, chilli, lemon & ginger £4.50

Roasted chorizo, red wine & soft herbs £5.00

Piggy fritter, English mustard mayonnaise £5.00


Fish & chips £14.50
beer battered Cornish fish, hand cut chips, crushed peas, lemon & tartare sauce

Seafood Goan curry £16.00
fragrant rice, seaweed nori cracker, lime & fresh coriander
Or vegetarian style (v) £12.00

21 day aged Cornish ribeye steak £23.00
hand cooked chips, café de Paris butter, house dried tomato, red wine sauce & watercress

Why not make a Surf & Turf?
Add scorched squid £4.50
Or add Tiger Prawns £7.50

Maple glazed bacon chop £17.00
salt & vinegar potatoes, crispy hen’s egg, kalettes & madera jus


Cornish oysters 1/2 DOZEN £14.95 / A DOZEN £28.95
With shallot vinegar, tabasco sauce & lemon

Fishermans Feast FOR ONE £19.95 / FOR TWO £39.95
Steamed mussels in garlic & parsley, roasted whole tiger prawns, breaded scampi & crispy squid.
Served with skinny fries, dressed baby mesclun salad & garlic aioli



Ned the fisherman’s lobsters & crabs; Please check for availability & sizes
Locally caught [no more than 8 miles] steamed & finished with garlic butter. Served with skinny fries & salad

Crabs SML £16.95 / MED £20.95 / LRG £25.95
Lobsters SML £29.95 / MED £36.95 / LRG £45.95


‘On the Rocks’ Profiteroles £7.00
Chocolate sauce & honeycomb

Warm Rhubarb financier £7.50
Vanillia ice cream, toasted almonds & ginger beer

Our own homemade ice cream £6.00
A selection of flavours made in house with local cream

Affogato £3.00 / £3.50
Our homemade vanilla ice cream, espresso shot Add a saliza amaretto shot

Hooked Cheese board £8.00
Westcountry cheeses… please ask for the day’s cheese served with house chutney & crackers