After visiting New York we fell in love with the laid back friendliness of the local diners. Along with the food, which was amazing and all made in house, we realised this was the kind of thing we wanted to create in Falmouth.
In 2013 we began our dream, giving up jobs, selling our house and relocating with our small children. It was a huge risk but we knew, after many years of visiting Falmouth on holiday, it was the place where we wanted to bring up our children and the place that felt like home. One day we spotted a little derelict building on Bar Road. We thought that this might be a good place for a local diner and chatted to Steve (Becky’s dad) who is a builder.
The building proved to be a bit of a challenge! It had been derelict for nine years for good reason. With Network rail land directly adjacent and planning permission to be sought it was a dream that we didn’t even know was possible. However a family friend and architect Peter Bowker cleverly redesigned the building so that it could be built from inside its footprint and maintained without using the railway land. After a year, Network Rail were satisfied with the plans and planning permission was granted by the council.
Finally we opened in March 2016. The dream of owning a local diner where the people of Falmouth could hang out became reality. Now we are open, we love catching up with our regular customers and chatting to holidaymakers who visit. It is great to see our customers enjoying our food and appreciating the care and time it has taken to create it. We care a great deal about every item on our menu and use local suppliers. Running a diner is hard work but we love it!!