The Falcon Hotel
The stunning Falcon Hotel has overlooked the town’s Market Place for five centuries. Inside though, time has not stood still. Over the last seven years, the hotel has been lovingly refurbished and updated. Plump sofas surround the large open fire in the main lounge, which combines modern style and comfort with The Falcon’s traditional heritage. The restaurant is gorgeous – think crisp linen, fresh flowers and candles. Service is friendly and the staff can offer recommendations if you’re struggling to choose what to order.
The regularly changing, mouth-watering menu showcases seasonal ingredients and local produce, wherever possible. We chose starters of Brixham scallops with smoked pancetta and a tangy salad, and a light caramelised fig and onion tart with melting Tunworth cheese and spiced apple purée. For the mains, the roast rump of local lamb was exceptional, while my partner’s roasted Skrei cod was cooked superbly, with crispy skin and tender flakes of sweet fish. The accompanying corn fritter, sweetcorn broth and purple sprouting broccoli were superb. Our desserts provided a wonderful conclusion to a fantastic dining experience. I opted for the smooth clementine posset with chamomile-poached pear and cinnamon ice cream, while my companion’s coconut crème brûlée accompanied by cashew brittle, spiced pineapple and lime sorbet was exceptional.
The Falcon is also the perfect wedding venue, creating a bespoke experience in luxurious surroundings to guarantee you the perfect day. Look out for regular live events throughout the year.