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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” (40 reviews)
“moules frites” (14 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 1 week ago

We have eaten at the Seafoid restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. Most recently the weather has been good enough for us to enjoy dining on the lawn. Not the most attractive of views but this has been more than made up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this restaurant , and very impressed . The décor was seaside with out being OTT , and it was quiet and had a lovely romantic atmosphere . Staff were very friendly , told you exactly what to expect , they take...More

1  Thank Chas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All three courses excellent. Bisque, hake and creme brûlée. Very good house wine. We both enjoyed our meal, which is unusual. Service good and friendly. Hard to fault this place.

1  Thank Blackheadedgull
Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up on a busy night, food great, staff good too. Problem with open kitchen when Chef is having a challenging night (don't think he liked the coach tour that ordered many moules frites !!). Would def come again for food (and the wine!)

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1  Thank happyfood931
Reviewed 1 week ago

This light and airy small restaurant is nicely decorated in "seaside style" and has a nice ambiance. The food is very good. The 3 tapas type starters for £10 were particularly tasty. We enjoyed duo of fish and the seabass was very good. We would...More

1  Thank Chartris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner out with our four children. Crab claws, oysters and sea bass were excellent. Would definitely go back.

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1  Thank E8886QDmarks
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat after a very long day which had begun at 5.00am. This restaurant was recommended on the website of the very good B and B, where we stayed overnight, The Old Vicarage at St. Clements. The...More

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1  Thank Felicity R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday lunch; the lady in charge did not seem too interested. Maybe we were unlucky or just Emmets. Lobster linguine was a popular order around us. The regulars were served fairly good chunks. We got the small side of lobster claws; mine did not have...More

1  Thank embleton07
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair - the food was very good BUT The owner / manageresse tried to rip me off when I paid for a whole group - tried to seriously overcharge. First charged 5 people more than in our group, then added our downpayment to...More

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very pleasant meal in a super little undiscovered restaurant - had lobster linguine which was quite tasty and would have been even tastier if there had been more sauce .

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2  Thank Blackstone13
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Questions & Answers
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
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$29
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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