Friday night we hopped on the train to Falmouth for an impromptu dinner and date night. It had been a long week and a spot of wine and some comfort food was called for. We looked at our options and decided on the Chain Locker, largely because the boy fancied a burger and it had gf and gfo plastered all over the menu – fine by me! Chain Locker is situated on the quayside and had it not already been dark it would have been a great view. In the summer you can eat on the balcony – mussels and chips al fresco when the sun ventures out – sounds good to me. The Chain Locker is part of the St Austell Brewery and has recently undergone a refurb and it looks great. You have a bar downstairs and a restaurant above. At the very top, there is accommodation.
There was loads on the menu that I could have and it was tough to make a decision. I wanted to opt for the classic burger but unfortunately there was a mistake on the menu and the burger contained breadcrumbs. Darn it. I went instead for the Cajun Burger which turned out to be a good choice. The portions were huge and I struggled to devour all of my chips – generally never a problem for me so that tells you how big the portion sizes were. Thick cut chips, perfectly seasoned chicken with a nice dollop of coleslaw on the side. The burger came with a g/f bun which was a nice touch as you often don’t get this. It was bustling in the restaurant so it seems that this place is a popular option.
I am thinking it could be a good shout to re-visit for lunch one day, keen to see what the g/f option is for a ploughman’s.
Let’s hope the sun shines a little more over the summer than it did last year in Cornwall and with any luck we can bag ourselves a sweet sunny spot on the balcony.