Wildebeest, Falmouth Cornwall


I've been wanting to go to Wildebeest since discovering it on my last Cornish holiday, but as it's around 280 miles away it's proved a little difficult. Luckily I have a great friend called Georgie who lets me book whatever I can find holidaywise and just comes along for the ride. Naturally we planned all of our stay around food, vegan cafes, pasties and cakes, but this was the absolute highlight! We stayed just outside of Falmouth in a super cute Airbnb cabin (I can't rate it enough! check out my pics on instagram) and made our way here on our first night to start our holiday right. 

Firstly, Falmouth is really lovely, in all my years of travelling to Cornwall it was my first time there and it had all of the Cornish charm with a beautiful bustling high street right by a harbour. Along this bustling high street you find the cute little Wildebeest, it's intimate, cosy and very welcoming. We ran in out of the rain (wouldn't be a British holiday without it right?) and checked out the menu, which had 3 starters, 3 mains and a selection of deserts, which changes seasonally, everything sounded really great, but we decided to start with the Smoked Tofu and Avocado Quinoa Sushi with Soy Sauce, Pickled Ginger and Wasabi, which was a total tasty delight, really fresh and flavourful. 

For the main I went for the Spicy Butternut Squash Laska with Flat Rice Noodles, Mange Tout, Pea Tendrils and herbs. I'll kind of let the picture do the talking here, it was as good as it looks, once again really fresh, great flavours and enough kick to help me forget that it was mid October and raining outside.

Georgie had the Crispy Polenta Cubes with a Tomato and Oregano Sauce, Kale, Oyster Mushrooms, Almond Ricotta, Crispy Butterbeans and Micro Chives. Luckily as well as letting me book holidays, Georgie also lets me share food, so I got to try hers and then also finish off the rest of it when she couldn't finish (I have an endless stomach/maybe worms). I really liked this dish as well, it was filling and full of warming Autumnal flavours.

Despite feeling quite full by this point, we couldn't say no to desert! Georgie had the White Chocolate and Matcha Raw Cheesecake with Pistachios, Raw Caramel and Coconut Whipped Cream and I had the Chocolate and Orange Tart with Maple Roasted Almonds. Since going vegan there's been a bit of a cake shaped void in my life and these definitely gave me my fix (Georgie couldn't finish hers, but luckily she had me to help... such a good friend). They were both totally delicious, my chocolate and orange tart was rich and fruity and Georgies raw cheesecake was thick, full of goodness and had the most amazingly soft white chocolatey flavour.

I really can't fault this restaurant, I think its up there as one of my favourites. If you're down that way definitely add it to your list to try! And if you're not, it's 100% worth travelling for!

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