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“Impressive ”

Mannings Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 193 Restaurants in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We’re one of Truro’s most popular places to eat, meet and drink. The atmosphere’s informal and relaxed and all budgets are catered for. We have everything from prime rib steaks butchered on the premises, fresh local fish, aromatic sizzling platters, right down to oversized baguettes with fries and vegetarian options. You’ll find the very latest cocktails, cool crisp international beers and an extensive, varied range of wines from different countries and regions around the world.
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Great looking building and very smart inside, great staff especially Marilys who was in my honest opinion the best most friendly helpful waitress I've ever had in my life, a real credit to the restaurant.

Great food cooked superbly and as it was my birthday I had a candle on my dessert, nice touch and I appreciated it.

For the quality of the food and service it was fairly priced, and good value.

I highly recommend

1  Thank Tedster057
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ManningsManagement, Public Relations Manager at Mannings Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi Tedster057

Marilys will be so happy to see her name in a review - we do love her and she is a great asset the team.
The recommendation is appreciated as it's a way of letting people know what we are all about, especially for anyone new to Mannings.
We are extremely proud of our reputation here not only for the quality of the food but also for the fact that you believe we do offer great value for money.
So, thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in the area and booked a table for a Sunday afternoon lunch. Service was good. Food was excellent whether it was the Curry, Fish or the super Fish box. All meals arrived together, hot and well presented. The child’s meal was also very good. We only had one course. In my opinion a starter or desert would not be possible as the portions for a lunch are very good. When in the area again we will definitely make a return visit.

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ManningsManagement, Public Relations Manager at Mannings Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello Birdie2boy
An excellent first visit and hopefully many more to come for you.
We would love to see you back again so, when you are in Truro next just give us a call and let us make a reservation for you.
From small to large family tables we welcome all ages.
Portion sizes can be on the rather big side here so we appreciate the fact you felt that one course was enough for you.
When you return maybe we could review our menus with you and maybe suggest a lighter main course option for you so you can try one of our exciting starters or even a desserts or two.
Hope to see you back very soon.

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Reviewed October 22, 2018

I came here in September for lunch with a friend, I had a delicious meal with partridge I believe which was delicious but my friend had fish goujons which were not cooked so she struggled to eat them, we were not asked if we had enjoyed our meal despite the fact that she had left nearly all of hers and the waitress when asked about the food knew nothing about the product, mine was great but to fail at fish and chips not a great start was disappointing, also pricey!

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Thank kate s
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ManningsManagement, Public Relations Manager at Mannings Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello kate s
Thank you for all your comments about your recent experience whilst eating at Mannings and we appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write this review.
It's very disappointing to hear that you obviously enjoyed your meal but that we let you down when it came to your friend's fish goujons.
The fish goujons are one of most popular dishes so your feedback is appreciated.
It is most unusual to hear a comment about lack of product knowledge though in regard our menu but your comments are being reviewed by the team here to ensure that we are all up to date with staff product training.
Our daily supervisors are always happy to talk to you either during or after your meal is finished as we hate to think that someone has left feeling unhappy so if you have questions or issues on your next visit please ask to talk to one of them.


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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Four of us from London and Jamaica, travelling around Truro/Falmouth. We ate at Mannings three times. Two evening meals, and one lunch. It is very central in Truro, and we went having read the review in the Guardian from about 2 years back. Quite simply, it lived up to its write up. Our first visit, we just turned up and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The bar and bar staff kept us entertained whilst waiting. The menu is very comprehensive, though a little on the expensive side but worth it. The service was efficient and friendly. We booked out second evening meal, our table ready and waiting on arrival. We went the whole hog with starter, main, desert, coffee and liqueur. We had two superb waitresses and we were happy to give a generous tip.
Lunch was also excellent and with a different menu and customers. Well worth having.
Unfortunately we were unable to try breakfast there, but hopefully next time we go to Cornwall.

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1  Thank newtonnaylor
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ManningsManagement, Public Relations Manager at Mannings Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello newtonnaylor
We are really happy to hear that you read the article in the Guardian and remembered all the great comments that were made about our food and service.
Some things are just worth waiting for.
Eating with us three times in a row in the space of one week may be a record for any customer so a "Big Thanks" goes out to you for letting us know about the quality of the food and the service you received.
The team here is dedicated, driven and very passionate about producing great food and we are extremely proud of them.
Breakfast can always wait until the next time and may I suggest a stay in the hotel on your next trip to Truro?

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I think I had been Mannings before, but that must have been a time ago and was evidently unmemorable. This visit with two friends was very different and for all the right reasons. Mid week and at about 7pm it was quite empty – and I can't imagine why. (Perhaps they are suffering now that the Hall for Cornwall has been closed for “refurbishment” at enormous cost for a few more seats.)

Two of the starters were notable, the other good; mine, scallops with black pudding on butternut squash puree were excellent – I've not had better since eating that dish in Corrigan's first place in Cork Street, London many, many years ago. The other excellent offering was a plate of tiger prawns which could have been a main course! My main course, Duck and chips was delicious, not least because the chips were properly hand made and twice cooked – too many places now serve chips frozen from a factory, which are precoated with flour to make them crisp, ugh! A sirloin steak, perfectly medium rare looked more like a fillet, and was as good, while the Steak and Stilton sizzler was expansive and delicious.

Wine is sensibly priced and a wide selection is available, and the service was very attentive.

A very rewarding return to this central Truro venue.

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Thank RichardSS39
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ManningsManagement, Public Relations Manager at Mannings Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Hello RichardSS39
Glad to see you again and thanks for taking the time to write a review.
So glad to hear that you thought it was a rewarding return to Mannings after your recent absence.
Yes, it might have been a bit quiet as it was mid week and we are sorry that the HFC is closed for their extended refurbishment as we loved to see our regular customers who used to eat with us before a show.
By the sounds of it your entire party enjoyed all the dishes that were ordered and thanks for describing them as this really helps as a recommendation for us with our new customers.
The recent addition of the duck and chips has proved to be extremely popular and yes they are proper chips!!
We use local suppliers who delivery to us daily so they will appreciate your comments about the quality of the food and our chefs will be delighted to hear that you thought your meal was excellent.
Working with St Austell Brewery we do try to offer an extensive selection of wines as well as our handcrafted cocktails from the bar.
Try not to leave it so long before your next visit.

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