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Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe

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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

last time in cornwall came here for a meal - this time arranged stay in Truro so had access to it. Good oysters and fish. Relatively small range but just right and means everything is freshly prepared. best restaurant i have found in Truro to date! Waiter perfect - aware and helpful but not intrusive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service. Friendly staff with a very talented chef, both at cooking and a Kermit the frog impression!

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Helston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had fantastic Moules Frites for lunch. Great service and atmosphere (despite being the only people there!). Highly recommended.

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2 Thank mackyjane
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently visited here on Valentines evening, we have a 2 1/2 year old and a 12 week old so we don't have many 'date nights' we were definitely not disappointed, the food was delicious, the staff incredibly friendly , we enjoyed a couple of hours of being a couple, we did not feel rushed, the food was very good... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible food- one very unfriendly waitress-we will not return although they have us on the email list and we receive offers frequently

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the cafe for the first time last night to celebrate my husbands birthday. I'd given them a heads up about this when I booked and we were seated by the window and they had placed a happy birthday banner up and given my hubby a birthday card. lovely touches I thought. We had some lovely starters, oyster,... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing food - faultless. My partner had to hug the chef! The service was warm, natural and skilled, we felt genuinely welcome. Our anniversary was made deeply special. The best place we have been to for seafood. Not cheap, but worth saving up! The environment was lovely, special but relaxed. We can't wait to return. Thanks... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A superb meal with fabulous service. We visited the Seafood Cafe for Valentine's Day after having an excellent meal with a friend in January. Once again we were treated to a meal of the highest quality from the oyster starters, to main courses of perfectly cooked salmon and duck finished by perfect desserts. A short but great wine list and... More 

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Cajarc, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit, although my local friends have been before. We went for the fish and chips special...f&c plus a glass of glass of prosecco, £20 for two people. Delicious fish, crispy chunky chips, mushy peas and good tartare sauce...and a glass of fizz. They are doing this every Friday until the end of March so do go if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely ADORE this restaurant and have returned a couple of times with my boyfriend. We went recently for Valentine's Day as we thought it would be the perfect spot. The food is delicious (I've had a few meals there and have no bad comments to make whatsoever), the location is incredibly romantic and intimate, the staff are all very... More 

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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
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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