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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Middle Eastern
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You don’t come here for the food, you come here for the quirky nature of the venue, the ambiance and a well cooked dinner, served by efficient and polite people. Service is unbelievably quick, our starters arrived three minutes after we ordered, and our perfectly...cooked steaks as the starter plates were cleared. We visited six years ago and the menu is the same (even the soup of the day is vegetable). All food is cooked well, very tourist traditional and served with lots of salad, rice, potatoes and vegetables. The views and building are stunning, yes the drive is a little hairy, but you are going to a castle on an accent hill fort site, so what do you expect! Take cash, eat good food, go to the roof to see the 360 degree panorama and tip the bloody amazing staff (up and down those stairs all night with food and drinks is hard work).More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our last night down in Cornwall and it was the perfect end to a lovely stay. Engaging staff, excellent service and really first class food made it well worth the trip and the views are an added bonus. Full of charm with...an intimate but lively atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended for any occasion and we'll certainly be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this little castle it's amazing, views are beautiful , Staff so friendly, Food absolutely delicious,you can walk around the castle and go to the roof to admire the views It's Stunning place so glad we went whilst staying in Redruth 😊

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really enjoyable evening, the service and food were excellent, and the atmosphere is quite unique, we will be returning soon.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, we had both of the aubergine starters and the shish and lamb cutlets for mains. As mentioned already there is no wine choice. The service was rushed and business like. I would not recommend the restaurant for families with small children...who constantly shout for 2 hours as this might spoil the experience for the rest of the diners . Having said that the acoustics in the castle are tremendous .More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My cousin, coming to stay with us, asked if we would book a meal "somewhere different that we had never been before". I had been aware of the restaurant at Carn Brea Castle for many years but had never actually got around to trying it....I duly booked and on the agreed day the four of us headed out, the drive up from Carnkie village is an experience in itself. The restaurant is spread across the various floors of the castle giving a pleasantly intimate setting with great character. The roof is open to the public and it is well worth climbing the narrow staircase for the panoramic view of central Cornwall. The cuisine is middle eastern / European. For starters I had the meneesh which is a baked flatbread with thyme, sesame seeds and olive oil. This is something that should really be shared, definitely not a single person starter. Next time we go we will order a range of starters and share "mezze style". The restaurant lists a "small mezze" as a main, I think next time we will take that as a shared starter (one of our party had this as a main and pronounced it excellent). I had the pepper fillet, cooked rare ("blue"), yes it was a proper fillet and cooked to perfection and came with a sufficiency of pepper sauce (I hate it when restaurants are stingy with sauces) the sauce I suspect contained other eastern spices, very tasty. Veggies were cooked well too. My wife had the sirloin steak which was good, while my cousin had the lamb kebab which wasn't served as a kebab and more like lamb medallions which he really enjoyed. All four of us couldn't fault the food (other than the meneesh should be billed as a starter for sharing); we all felt the service was excellent too, helpful and attentive. The venue would certainly benefit from a wine selection, only choices were house "red", "rose" or "white". We had the red and it was pleasant enough. We all had deserts which were pleasant and the waitress responded instantly with a little extra cream when requested. We will certainly return and give more friends and relatives the experience. The menu can accommodate veggies and vegans well but might not be suitable for diners with very "plain" tastes. Having worked throughout eastern Europe and the Middle East, and enjoying the cuisine, I loved it. It should be noted that the very structure of the (very small) castle does not facilitate "social distancing separation" of diners and tables.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

What an evening! We absolutely LOVED our evening out dining in Carn Brea Castle. What a unique experience- it’s not everyday you can eat in such a venue steeped in such rich history. We really enjoyed the Jordan menu and the caramel apple pie to...finish was heavenly.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

The food was lovley it isn't your usual food but its amazing. We had kids and the menu wasn't traditional kids but we got the chicken and rice and chicken and veg and our kids ate it all. The table was a picnic table but...I guess that's because they have to get it up a mountain to get in. Best veiw ever. Totally worth it and if you can go to the roofMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

We had dinner here in Aug 21 with our family our 5, three children aged 6,6 and 9. We all loved the setting, you really are dinning in a castle, literally in the middle of nowhere. The food is Jordanian, but absolutely delicious. They had...a childrens menu which had a good choice. After dinner we were able to go to the top of the castle to experience the stunning views. If you're looking for something a little different and very memorable this ticks the box. Staff were very friendly and helpful, if we lived locally I think we'd frequent this restaurant as there was more on the menu I'd have liked to have tried.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

We have visited this restaurant a few times previously, but not for a couple of years due to COVID restrictions. We visited a couple of weeks ago and were pleased to see that the excellent quality of the meal was just as before. The service...was prompt and friendly. You should note that the restaurant does not accept cards for payment, only cash and cheque.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kevin N
23 September 2021|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
Any really, casual good, goth would suit the ambiance. Something to bear in mind is that staircases are pretty narrow so anything too bulky could be awkward.
17 September 2020|
Response from Socky | Reviewed this property |
Main course around £15, starter £5 to £7 . Menus can be found on restaurantguru website /Carn-Brea-Castle-Redruth
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5