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“Fresh as you like! ”
Review of Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe - CLOSED

Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$29
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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 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!

Thank James M
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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!!

Thank Catherine A
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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 plates at the end of each course. Excellent value for money. Will certainly be visiting again.

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1  Thank GiRoMo70
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

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1  Thank Frankiebythesea
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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 large selection of seafood I wasn’t disappointed. The scallops were so meaty, amazing. Will come back

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Thank Tiner1978
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