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53 Castle Street | 53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
+44 1872 278884
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12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely dinner for three last evening (22/03/2017). Booked fairly late, but the restaurant was fairly quiet being off season in Cornwall and a week night. The restaurant is very elegantly decorated and the ambience was great including the music. Service is friendly and attentive, but it's the food that takes centre stage. If you are a fish... More 

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2 Thank Maggie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the best restaurant I have ever eaten in. The service was incredible and the food freshly cooked and absolutely delicious!

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2 Thank kazwatts1
Truro, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoying the "all you can eat prawns" evening at The Seafood Cafe, Truro. Delicious! If you haven't eaten here yet, you really should, you don't know what you're missing! Service is fabulous too.

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1 Thank Ruth P
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted - front of house overbearing and a little cocky Back of house - Kitchen very untidy - Chefs lacking experience (or did not understand the Menu - Food - Starter - disappointing promised much - Scallops very small no roe - claggy un seasoned sauce - The Croquet was soggy , tasted of uncooked flour and little else melted... More 

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Saanichton, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a girlfriend here for supper and enjoyed it SO much that I booked to bring my husband for 'Fizz & Chips' 2 nights later. An old house that has been turned into a beautiful restaurant. A very interesting menu using local ingredients. The food was absolutely delicious and sensibly priced. Excellent value and understated service. Two wonderful evenings.

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1 Thank Jane B
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a must try if you have not been before and love fresh, excellently prepared and well presented locally sourced food. The service was excellent, my family could not have felt more welcome and looked after. Its not often that children are directly communicated with to ensure they are enjoying their food and encouraged politely to try new... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went one Saturday night with my Husband and two friends. This was our first visit and will not be our last. The atmosphere was great and the staff friendly and attentive. The meal itself Scallops to start (my favorite) and Hake for main was beautiful and we ate the lot. (Unusually we all had the same). Unfortunately we didn't have... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Seafood Cafe on a whim, and were delighted with the ambience, the enormous and tasty local mussels, the accompanying Prosecco and the service. Worth a visit, even if it is not a cheap meal out.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seafood cafe is now a must visit place on our trips to Truro. Just a very short walk from the shops, we now try to arrange ourselves so that we will be able to have what is always an excellent lunch.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't have asked for a more relaxed evening, with wonderful food and cocktails. Both the waitress and chef were friendly and attentive. From the seafood to the homemade ice cream, everything was completely delicious. I cannot fault it. Top Tip,Try the scallops main and caramel ice cream. for dessert, .amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Castle Street | 53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 278884
Description
Thank you if you reviewed our seafood cafe. We would love to see you again and if you would like to reserve a table please book online, or call the restaurant, as tables are on a first come basis. Our menus are changed seasonally to enable us to utilise the best and freshest local ingredients. Have a look at our delicious Winter 2016 Menu now. We appreciate the market is demanding simple local produce and unhurried service and, although our dishes are dominated by fresh fish and seafood, we now offer a non fishy and vegetarian option. We work closely with our suppliers and fishermen to make sure the fish we serve is caught in the least wasteful way which can mean line-caught fish, pot-caught seafood or fish caught in gill nets with big holes in them so they only catch the larger fish and let the small ones through. We try only to serve fish and seafood when it is in actually in season. That's why there's no lobster and crab on the menu in the winter. You will never see tuna or shark on our menu because we don't believe you should import fish from other countries when we have perfectly good alternatives here. We also avoid using fish which are being over-stretched. And finally we may not always have everything on the menu. Sometimes the fish don't bite, or come late into season, have too much roe or are not big enough for us to feel comfortable about buying them. It's the price we have to pay to do the right thing and we'll always try and have an alternative. Come and enjoy a quintessentially British approach to oyster consumption in our elegant venue in the stunning grade II listed Castle Villa building on Castle Street, Truro, with its romantic setting overlooking Truro River. The unpretentious surroundings are matched by an easy-drinking wine list, wonderful local seafood and much more. The food in the Seafood Cafe is prepared by our head chefs Garrie Lawrence and Valerie Thomson in our open kitchen while you watch and wait and the rugged oyster fishermen of the River Fal peer down from the walls in print while you eat. The menu is typically seasonal and the signature oysters and seafood are principally sourced from around Cornwall and the West Country. The more ambitious will take time to enjoy Plateau de Fruits de Mer, fresh crab salad, local lobster and mussels, Fish of the Day and many other things on the menu to fill a gap at less than ten pounds a plate. "The informality of the Seafood Cafe makes it a great meeting place. My main aim is for customers to leave with smiles on their faces - I love it when customers compliment the food and the service. I think a hands-on approach helps to keep both staff and customers happy."

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