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Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe

53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
+44 1872 278884
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“linguine” (39 reviews)
“shellfish” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first visit to Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe revealed a hidden gem in Truro. I travel internationally and eat out a lot and this was the best restaurant I've discovered in a long time. The seafood was beautifully fresh and imaginatively presented, supported by impeccable...More

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2  Thank chingachgook2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After an afternoon shopping we stopped in for dinner, my 6 year old daughter was treated like a superstar, with a special princess cocktail and drawing provided. Meanwhile we tucked into Crab Claws, squid, scallops and a fresh Lobster which was amazing. We will be...More

2  Thank Claire D
Reviewed yesterday

We had never been to this restaurant before and when picking the location for your Wedding Anniversary, it can be hard to get the right place - this is ideal - highly recommend for any special occasion. Very friendly and accommodating staff, they couldn't do...More

2  Thank Summer_898_uk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant as part of groupon moules frites and prosecco lunch deal. Added a sharing starter. Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere in city centre location. Good service with incredibly tasty food, I can't wait to return!

1  Thank AD1973
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely experience all round, nice decor, very pleasant staff and delicious menu. Had a great evening.

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1  Thank lesley-ann e
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our third visit to the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe which suggest's that we enjoy there food which we do. The flavors and quality of the meals served are top class,and the service good too.

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1  Thank tedJ8754VT
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely seafood in pleasant surroundings. The service was friendly and helpful. Because we went in the early evening, we had no trouble parking. This might be more difficult later in the evening or during the day.

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Thank eddywatch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Warm welcome and good service. Food well cooked and tasty. A bit out of the way but well worth the visit.

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Thank badger0307
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to take my parents out for a birthday and Fathers Day meal, and based on TripAdvisor views I opted for the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe. We were not disappointed! I haven't been back home and eaten in Truro for a few years now,...More

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Thank stevechester2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful food and very friendly attentive staff. Fish cooked to perfection and having just moved to Cornwall was an excellent first meal out. Will def be going back soon.

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Do we need to book ?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Charlotte C | Property representative |
Not always, but if you are planning on visiting us on a Friday or Saturday then booking is always advisable. Best wishes, Charlotte
Wayne P
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14 April 2015|
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Response from falmouthbaycafe | Property representative |
Which review are you trying to delete? Best wishes Charlotte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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