Another Falmouth restaurant has made it to the hallowed pages of the prestigious Michelin guide, making it three in three months.

Restaurant MINE, in The Old Brewery Yard, Falmouth joins The Mulberry off Falmouth’s High Street and The Harbour House in Flushing (it is across the water from Falmouth!) who entered the guide in December last year.

MINE was opened in 2020 by chef Angus Bell and his wife Katy, literally weeks before the first Covid lockdown struck, with a mission to serve simple food made with the best Cornish ingredients.

Falmouth Packet: One of the dishes on offer at Restaurant MINEOne of the dishes on offer at Restaurant MINE (Image: Restaurant MINE)

Angus began his career at The Star Inn at Harome, a Michelin starred pub in North Yorkshire.

He then went on to train in London at Le Gavroche under Michel Roux Jr before becoming a founding partner in the casual restaurant group Le Bab.

He told the Packet he was “absolutely thrilled” for Restaurant MINE to have been included in the guide as it was something he and Katy had been working towards since they opened.

“It’s an ambition we have been harbouring for a very long time,” he said. “It’s absolutely the gold standard recognised by everyone who enters the restaurant as a recognition of quality, that’s what it means to customers.

“It’s great to be associated with other restaurants who are making their mark in Falmouth. It’s been a big year for restaurants in Falmouth and we’re proud to be part of it.”

Describing Restaurant MINE, The MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View says: “Hidden away in an attractive courtyard, this rustic little bistro is well worth the climb up the steep High Street.

“It’s a cosy, welcoming place, where the informality contributes to a light buzz among the contented diners.

Falmouth Packet: Restaurant MINE was described as cosy and welcomingRestaurant MINE was described as cosy and welcoming (Image: Restaurant MINE)

An open kitchen allows for a good view of the classic, well-crafted cooking, which takes the form of a concise, regularly changing à la carte which relies on local produce. You'd do well to start with the fabulous crab fritter and end with the honey cake.”

The MICHELIN Guide Inspectors are on the road all year round, assessing existing restaurants as well as uncovering new ones worthy of recommendation in the Great Britain & Ireland selection.

In this Guide year, they have added a total of over 140 restaurants; these span across the UK & Ireland and cover a variety of restaurant styles, from cosy pubs and buzzing wine bars to chef’s table experiences and those nestled inside grand country houses.