Restaurant Review || Dolly’s Tea Room & Wine Bar, Falmouth


If visiting Falmouth, a trip to Dolly’s is an absolute must. It’s like stepping back in time when you enter the beautifully decorated Georgian tea room furnished with mis-match vintage furniture, chandeliers, sash windows and wooden floors. By day they serve some of the most delicious homemade food, include some rather infamous cakes! These can all be accompanied by teapigs tea (YES!!), freshly ground coffee, or, if you’re feeling decadent – cocktails served in teapots and china cups.

By night, Dolly’s turns into a fantastic wine bar and tapas restaurant with the best selection of gin I’ve ever come across! They do wonderful themed nights, spanning across World War II to Moulin Rouge to evening supper clubs. Also, if you’re lucky enough, you may even be met by the wonderful Hebe, a gorgeous pearl wearing golden Labrador!


I was lucky enough to be invited again to another Cornish Blogger Meetup, which coincided nicely for my brother Ned with the end of his reading week meaning I could drive him back to uni and see my blogging friends at the same time! Organised by the lovely Anna, we were also joined by Annabel, Alex and Sam and spent hours chatting all things blogging, life and Cornwall whilst supping on some incredible cocktails and eating our way through afternoon tea and cake.

Dolly’s has such a fantastic atmosphere, with a great playlist during the day and often live music in the evening. Even in the early days at university, I would sneak off on my own to Dolly’s as a treat, drinking liquorice and peppermint tea and making one piece of cake last hours as I sat in the window reading by latest book and writing letters.


This particular Saturday afternoon, Dolly and Hebe seemed to be off adventuring somewhere, but I particularly enjoyed the cocktail Abel and I shared (though I can’t remember the name of it annoyingly – it was a delicious mix of gin, fresh lemon and cucumber I think!) and I’d treated myself to a slice of St Clements cake, which was so good I practically forced everyone around the table to try it!


The light soon faded, which was a shame as I’d not taken as many photos before hand as I’d hoped, but I hope the few that are on here go some way in showing quite how original and wonderful Dolly’s is!

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