"The Waymarker is an Independently owned Cornish Cafe-Restaurant serving fabulous tasty, local, fresh, home-made food in a welcoming friendly atmosphere."
Since opening in October 2009 The Waymarker has transformed from humble offerings of basic specials board pies, quiches & sandwich menus and a now infamous Sunday Roast. The current menus range from classic Brasserie style dinners, splendid light lunches & mouth watering cakes whether gluten & dairy are your friends or not! We like to think we offer something for every appetite and taste preference. The beverage menus include famous locally roasted Origin Coffee, Tregothnan tea & luxury local ice cream shakes. This evolution has resulted in being recognised as one of the top restaurants in Falmouth. From our stunning rural location, we have built a reputation for providing friendly customer service and great food using the finest quality Cornish ingredients. The Waymarker was crowned “Truly Cornish Cream Tea” Champion in 2014. Our legendary Roast Lunch has been voted in top3 best Cornwall Sunday Roast for the last three years running. Throughout our growth we have continued to create amazing homemade dishes using local ethically sourced Cornish ingredients, making us one of the best loved Rural Restaurants in Falmouth and possibly Cornwall. Our small, dedicated and friendly team at The Waymarker has been paramount in our success. All staff work both front and back of house meaning customers can enjoy their knowledge of ingredients and dishes, while being introduced to new food combinations and sources.
After leaving the county via University in Plymouth & Bournemouth; then pursuing her archaeology career in Ireland, Rhiannon returned to Cornwall in 2009. She decided to take advantage of a newly built, vacant building on her father's land to take up a new direction. Shortly after, she opened The Waymarker. The rest is history.
Kevin’s career started out in Scotland, where he became Head Chef of Glenmoriston Arms Hotel - achieving one of 3 AA rosettes. He moved to Devon to take up the role of the Head Chef at the Plymouth Café Rouge. He transferred to the Leamington Spa restaurant throughout renovations and rebranding to “Rouge”. He moved back to Cornwall with Rhiannon in 2009.
The Waymarker accepts both cash and major debit or credit card transactions at the premises (excl.AMEX).
REMEMBER we offer free wi-fi, local art, greetings cards and gifts for sale.
For families we offer a number of high chairs, baby changing facilities, a small outdoor play-area filled with a raised Wendy House and inside there's books or puzzles to keep the little ones quietly amused.
"The service was second to none, very friendly and just so pleasant. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very special."
With all enquiries or bookings we begin by establishing the specific needs and try to be as flexible to requirements as possible. This flexibility with specially designed menus elevates us above others in the functions area as many of our competitors work to the rigidity of set menus. The product quality is ensured by keeping a tight stock control to maintain freshness as well as establishing good links with the local producers and suppliers. This is complemented by our daily menu development as much of our hot offerings are listed on a “specials” board so can also follow the seasonality. The fruit and vegetables come from Newquay Fruit Sales who supply us with Roddas dairy produce OR Westcountry Fruit Sales, who issue weekly updates of their Cornish produce, and use Trewithen Dairy for the cream produce. Boddington’s of Mevagissey Jam is used on our cream tea, with Steven’s Cornish Slate Cake stands to present them on. Matthew Stevens fishmongers will also inform on daily catches and their locally sourced options. We are blessed to make use of our home-reared Cornish beef from the farmland surrounding The Waymarker. This Blonde d’Aquitaine pedigree herd graze on fields bathed in fresh air and seasalt which transfers to their forage. Other meat requirements come from Etherington’s Farm Shop, R J Trevarthen’s, Kernow Sausage Company and Duchy Game. Bread & Rolls are sourced from Prima Bakeries of Scorrier. Our ice cream is from Moomaid of Zennor, if it’s not one of our own homemade specials. Then there is the choice of so many local beverage producers on our drinks list such as Origin coffee; Tregothnan Tea; Cornish Orchards cider, apple juice & elderflower presse; Frobisher fruit juices; St Ives Brewery, Penpont brewery & Skinners ales. There’s Constantine Store’s who act as our main wine and spirits provider. Many of these suppliers have a mention on our “Links” section of the website and leaflets in the venue for customers to find out more or order direct. Our accessibility is friendly to all customers, especially those less-physically able; without it being invasive to the decor or invading space. Our aspect allows visibility by staff into the car park so should special allowances be required for mobility needs we can ensure furniture is positioned appropriately; even down to any extra cushioning on seats or any assistance we can provide in their approach across the car park. Those who access on mobility scooters can drive straight onto our terrace or dining area and can make use of adjustable height tables to use from within their own transport. Our menu caters for, or we can purposely cater for special dietary needs on request in both savoury choices and dessert from gluten-free to dairy-free and nut-free. We also stock soya milk for preparing dairy-free coffees. Our sweets also take into consideration vegetarian issues such as use of gelatine in cheesecake or marshmallow in rocky road. For families we provide games and toys or even drawing materials to distract the children while parents enjoy time with a coffee. Our aim for the installation of baby changing facilities has been achieved for the 2012 season with the ongoing development of our child’s play area. In 2011&2012 we participated in the West Briton’s Buy One Get One Free “Cream Tea” offer which got our name out to many readers from all over the county as well as visitors who were given the voucher to use. The feedback as a result was so positive and our reviews have been substantially added to since this was run. The many review sites we are part of include Trip Advisor, Cream Tea Review, Dine in Cornwall & Facebook. Other internet presence includes twitter and online menus Cornwall, who optimise searches online to cover our multi-faceted avenues of business. By holding charity events we help local community projects too. The first was in aid of Truro Cathedral’s Save our Spire with a Poetry, Pavlova & Punch evening. The second was a BBQ for the K9 Crusaders a dog charity near Bissoe. The third was for the Constantine Jubilee Committee by holding craft market and 1950’s themed evening menu, with employees & customers wearing fancy dress. Funds were donated for a community landmark in the Constantine symbolizing the granite industry as well as the towards the recently completed jubilee play park. Our 2014/15 fundraising plan is to purchase an on-site PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILATOR unit for the community to use when the surgery is out-of-hours, every minute counts when awaiting an ambulance