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The Old Grammar School

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$$ - $$$
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19 St. Mary's Street, Truro, England
+44 1872 278559
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London, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called in for some cocktails before dinner at Sams in the City which is basically next door. The drinks menu looked good but the service was painfully slow. When the drinks did finally arrive the cocktails were mostly ice and sugar syrup and the coke in the shorts was flat. However, the venue has great atmosphere, cool decor and... More 

Thank hac07
Nailsea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in on a dank Jan day, the place is warm, friendly and inviting. Interesting selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, we had mango,lime & gingerbeer it was fab. We chose the soup of the day (butternut squash & chilli) and the meze plate to share. Nice selection all homemade. Would definitely go again.

Thank madderdyer
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside in seating area out front, the street is relatively quiet with minimal traffic and pleasant. Lunch menu was innovative, covering Continental, American, Thai with a fish and chips for those wanting cuisine closer to home. The space in of itself is interesting and is probably more of a night spot.

Thank A H
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on the off chance with friends and I'm glad we did. Marinated bavette steak was delicious as well as the burger. The smoky barbecue flavour was just right. We would not hesitate to go back especially to try the cocktails!

Thank bwgrig
Truro, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I decided to meet here for a get together after the Christmas and New Year festivities. The staff were so welcoming and the hot chocolate and latte were tasty. I looked at the menu and this will definitely be somewhere to come to for lunch next time. Surroundings are very pleasant but it will be great to... More 

Thank akay07
Par, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here on a win thinking there would be no tables we called up and said we were on our way down and they reserved a table straight away for us no trouble at all..the food was amazing, the staff are great & very welcoming and the cocktails are the best I've had. Honestly thank you all... More 

Thank Lydia H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting Truro with family and they suggested The Old Grammar School for lunch as I hadn't been there before. It's a bistro style restaurant with communal seating, visible chef and bar. The attractive waitresses come and take your order when you found somewhere to sit. We were told there was a 30min delay straight away, so no nasty... More 

Thank Carlshirley
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to eat and drink here a lot, although haven't for about a year. Came back with my other half and the service wasn't good, and the tapas we had was under par. Either over cooked or generally tasteless. Won't be coming back.

1 Thank David J
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300 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to meet up for a pre tour of Truro it's good for champagne, cocktails and beers. Nice staff.

Thank Maurice S
Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lovely quirky restaurant with great tapas, great wine & good service. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Chezza1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St. Mary's Street, Truro, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 278559
A unique setting in an old listed building, we provide some of Truro's best dining with fresh lunches during the day and lively fresh and original tapas on the evening. Matched with a great coffee, cocktails, wine and beers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?