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“Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, dog friendly ”
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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 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 instantly made a friend of him! The food was delicious, all the food was freshly made as we waited so we were warned that the fish pie would take a bit of time but we were in no hurry so this didn't bother us at all, and it was nice that we were prewarned. The starters of prawns and squid were both lovely, soft and not at all chewy. The mains of fish and chips were probably the best I've had in a very long time. All in all a very nice place to eat with the dog in Truro. We will most definitely be returning soon.

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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 in a rather damp state, but were immediately welcomed and put at ease. The ‘lady’ waitress was impeccable with a warm smile and helpful suggestions. The seafood starters, tempura prawns and the scallops were extremely tasty and the fresh sea bass and fish pie mains were excellent too. We were pleased to savour every morcel as the heavy rain continued. Patrons continued to come in despite a discouraging autumnal Thursday evening and the staff, including the two chefs added to the convivial atmosphere.
Finally, feeling rather full, we shared the vanilla panacotta with honey roasted figs and coffees before heading back to the Hotel. Would certainly recommend and return again.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal last night thank you sooo much! I wonder whether having ‘cafe’ in your name undervalues just what a great dining experience you are! Really enjoyed scallops, crab, (massive) mussels, sea bass, and pana Cota (that’s two of us by the way!). Thank you!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a fantastic meal here in October half term. This was our 2nd visit this year. Nothing was too much trouble.We will definitely be back.

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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

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