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Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe

53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
+44 1872 278884
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“linguine” (40 reviews)
“moules frites” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very very good Goan seafood curry. Good service & friendly atmosphere. The starter nibbles were also excellent - we ordered three but two would have been sufficient. Could perhaps sharpen up on service times but it was reasonable & relaxed. We would visit again.

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1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the seafood cafe after a recommendation from a friend. I cant believe we hadn't been there sooner. Service was unlike anywhere in Truro, decor simple and smart, we had three starters for £10- squid with chorizo, breads and a delicious creamy crab dip....More

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1  Thank lara m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Impromptu visit with a friend... lovely surprise! Great food and ambience , good value for money and friendly staff.

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1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the time we entered the premises we had the feeling of being welcomed, surroundings good, excellent choice of menu and customer service all round

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Reviewed 5 days ago

After seeing its rating on Tripadvisor, I had hoped for better things. The ambience was very pleasant and the service good. However, two of us had linguini with lobster and crab, and whilst there was a small amount of lobster, the crab was all but...More

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Thank Jane P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch today and we are torn about giving an excellent review or keeping the restaurant a secret so we can always get a table! Lovely food friendly staff great experience

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Truro. Great food, lovely service and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Thank Katie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've made this a yearly visit now when we are on holiday in the area. This years outing didn't disappoint. The food was lovely, the staff friendly and the setting attractive. Thanks again.

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Thank YummyDayz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice ambiance, friendly helpful staff and excellent food. This was my first visit and we used a Groupon voucher to try out the restaurant, we were very impressed and we will go back again soon.

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Thank Angela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last year whilst in the Truro and loved it then. So being back in the area , we decided to book a table for Saturday night. What a meal, scallops for starters followed by sea bass for myself and my husband had a lobster...More

1  Thank Joanne A
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3 September 2016|
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Response from Charlotte C | Property representative |
Not always, but if you are planning on visiting us on a Friday or Saturday then booking is always advisable. Best wishes, Charlotte
Wayne P
14 April 2015|
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Response from falmouthbaycafe | Property representative |
Which review are you trying to delete? Best wishes Charlotte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 29
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 278884
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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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