Our Top Ten Truro Eats
Head inland to explore Cornwall’s only city, Truro. Full of narrow alleyways, leats and pretty buildings, not to mention plenty of independent shops for splashing the cash. After all that walking and shopping you'll need something tasty...
THE BAKING BIRD, 2 OLD BRIDGE STREET
If you have a sweet tooth there is only one place to head to – The Baking Bird. Tucked behind the Cathedral, this award winning café is dedicated to all things cake and is full of large comfy sofas, huge pots of tea and 17 different flavours of cupcakes. Can you try them all?
Archie Browns, 105 Kenwyn Street
Archie Browns health food shop has a fantastic café serving fresh and wholesome homemade vegetarian food with plenty of organic and vegan options. If you have food intolerances and find it hard eating out then this is the perfect place for you, as they look after lots of different dietary requirements. Their quiches are legendary in Cornwall and their fresh salads and juices will cure any sniffles or hangover.
Sam’s In The City, 1-2 New Bridge Street
If you’ve visited Fowey then chances are you’ve experienced the original Sam’s – a Cornish classic with a well-deserved reputation. You can now visit the Truro outpost with its lively atmosphere and passion for serving fresh seafood, steaks and homemade burgers.
Chantek, 15 New Bridge Street
A delicious fusion of Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. Chantek promises a lively atmosphere and with its open kitchen you can watch the chefs prepare sumptuous dishes in front of you. The menus are healthy and flavourful with plenty of vegetarian choices. Opt for the Volcano Chicken for a little bit of theatre – it will arrive sizzling, steaming and flambéed with garlic and a splash of cognac.
Hub Box,116 Kenwyn Street
The original Hub Box was in a converted 30 foot shipping container with seating for just 20 hungry burger lovers and proved so popular they soon had to find a permanent location. Head to their restaurant for the best burgers, pulled pork and hot dogs this side of the pond and all using Cornish reared free range meat. In the evening it brings a buzzing atmosphere and a bounty of cocktails.
Gravy Boesti, 8 Edward Street
Hidden away in a pretty little town-house, this restaurant has become one of the best in Truro serving artistic creations cooked to perfection. They won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence last year amid glowing reviews – a great spot for a special meal.
The Heron Inn, Trenhaile Terrace, Malpas
A traditional Cornish pub on the banks of the river with beautiful views. The terrace and small garden are perfect for a pint on a summer’s evening where you can relax and take in the view – go for the classic fish and chips for a true taste of Cornwall.
108 Coffee House, 108 Kenwyn Street
A small independent coffee shop serving what has to be the best coffee in town – locally roasted, ethically sourced, fully traceable and super tasty. The counter is piled high with squishy homemade cakes, it is dog and child friendly, and is a great spot for catching up on some emails using their free WiFi or whiling away a rainy afternoon.
Hooked, Tabernacle Street
Sister of Hooked on the Rocks, this open plan restaurant is energetic and quirky. Presenting classic dishes with a modern twist, from curries and steak to tapas, lobster and crab from their fresh tank. Its set-price pre-theatre menu is ideal for those looking for a three-course early evening meal before a show at The Hall for Cornwall or film at the cinema.
The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s Street
If tapas and cocktails tick your boxes, we recommend this casual bar. From falafels, fritters and halloumi for lunch to fried squid, goujons and pork sliders in the evening – savour these tasty morsels alongside a bustling selection of drink fusions. The Old Grammar School is in the shadow of Truro Cathedral and often has live music in the evenings. Soak up the sociable feel amongst candles, cushions and school benches to gather around.