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“Amazing food and service”
Review of Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe - CLOSED

Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$28
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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."
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Amazing food and lovely staff. Valerie is just lovely and my puppy adored her. Super dog friendly. Defo recommend

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank kelz2707
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A warm & friendly welcome for us & our dog! Lovely, homely feel to the restaurant. Food was amazing & could watch chef at work in open kitchen. Lady serving was friendly and efficient & made sure our dog had water & biscuits throughout our time in restaurant! We shall be going back.

Date of visit: October 2017
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2  Thank 266samm
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

So myself and my family visited this evening and had the seafood platter, well I don't have the words to explain how amazing it was! The service and the wine was out of this world too so thank you all so much, we can't wait to return!

Date of visit: November 2017
2  Thank PPJones1
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Much more of a restaurant than café, we had a family evening meal at the beginning of our holiday. Top rate, would return when next in the area.

Date of visit: September 2017
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2  Thank Steve U
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We visit thus place quite regularly and it never fails to impress. The staff (especially Valerie) are amazing nothing is too much trouble!

The food is always fantastic and never disappoints us. We love the atmosphere too. Thank you again and we will be back again very soon!

Date of visit: November 2017
2  Thank Jade R
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