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Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe - CLOSED

53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
+44 1872 278884
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (107 reviews)
“linguine” (43 reviews)
“moules frites” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
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1 - 10 of 1,443 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Amazingly fresh food served here. Lovely and welcoming staff who were full of knowledge about the food. Filled our bellies!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jameslamp
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very clean and nicely decorate and food was very good but, very expensive 2.35 for a very small bottle of coke!!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Had an office Christmas lunch party here for the end of term festive meal. Nice warm atmosphere, good service, excellent food for everyone on every course. Nicely presented dishes, all served together and on time. Good quality produce and ingredients, nicely cooked. Lots of empty...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank GiRoMo70
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Second visit to the Seafood Cafe, absolutely fantastic. Great friendly service, efficient and fabulous food!

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Frankiebythesea
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Hadn’t had seafood in ages and thought I would give Falmouth Bay a try as it is rated highly on trip advisor, our hostess was lovely and friendly. Had the seafood platter and it was enormous, the white wine sauce was delicious and a very...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Tiner1978
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had an excellent lunch of oysters and grilled lobster from Falmouth washed down with a lovely white wine. This was one of the best seafood lunches i have had in a very long time and will be looking forward to my next visit, I have...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: September 2017
Thank hertford63
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

It’s rare to find an excellent rester aunt with early service prior to the theatre. This place does the trick. Great food well priced and nice people. I even had steak not fish and that was good. Would recommend and will go again! It deserves...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank richardrG5404TB
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Having visited Cornwall for 11 years to see my son (all the way from Essex) I thought I had visited most the good eateries in Truro. However, Falmouth Bay Seafood proved to be a very pleasant surprise on a Saturday night. There were 3 of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

After being told that they now allow well behaved dogs in at lunchtime we decided to give Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe a try. Are we glad we did, the lady serving was so friendly and made a fuss of our dog offering him treats so...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Checked tripadvisor for good restaurant in Truro whilst returning from a wet day at the Eden Project (super day in spite of weather). This place fitted the bill, top sea food and ambiance. We were not disappointed. We parked nearby and entered the empty restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank chris2452016
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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