The Mussel Shoal

Fun not fine dining.

Laid back alfresco cafe/restaurant/bar situated in Porthleven, Carlyon Bay and Newquay- serving Moules-frites, squid and chowder. Open 12 till 8ish.

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I skipped the fresh tarragon as I don’t want anything getting in the way of the flavor of the steamy, tender mussels – except the fries. Those get a free pass, toujours.

David Lebovitz
The Story

The name 'Mussel Shoals' was inspired from Muscle Shoals in Alabama USA and its famous Sound Studio the unlikely site of historic soul, rock and country.

The city gets its name from a former natural feature of the Tennessee River, namely Muscle Shoals, a shallow zone where mussels were gathered. When the area was first settled, the distinct spelling "mussel" to refer to a shellfish had not yet been fully adopted.

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PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT TAKE ANY ADVANCED BOOKINGS.
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Email: hello@musselshoals.co.uk

Porthleven

Mussel Shoals Cafe, Harbour Head, Porthleven TR13 9YJ

 

Carlyon Bay

Carlyon Beach, Carlyon Bay, St Austell Cornwall, PL25 3RG

 

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