Truro is my hometown, so I wanted to share the best places to eat here in Cornwall’s capital!
There are so many delicious bars, cafes and restaurants all around Cornwall, and I’ve already created a list of my 10 favourite restaurants in the county, but I thought I’d get more town-focused to help you choose your next eatery in a specific area.
Truro is Cornwall’s capital city (and its only city!), and the town where I’ve spent most of my teenage and adult life so far. I went to school here, and currently live just a few minutes away, spending many a weekend and evening wandering around, spending (probably too much) money on cocktails and food in the various restaurants – especially since lockdown restrictions have eased!
There are loads of options for places to eat in Truro, whether you fancy seafood, Italian food, gastro-pub food, light lunches or cake – making it very hard to choose my favourite, but I wanted to narrow it down as much as I could, including only places that I have tried and LOVED myself, and that I feel are good value based on quality and service too.
The Longstore Truro – Bar & Grill
The Longstore Truro is a new restaurant on Lemon Street; the sister restaurant of The Longstore in Charlestown. We were excited to try it as one of our first restaurant trips after lockdown, and absolutely loved it! They’re known for their incredible ‘grill’ meats, including steaks, super tender pork, and delicious burgers, and the portion sizes were incredible. So good for a Friday night feast when you’re in need of some tasty, hearty, comfort food with class.
The Heron Inn – Gastro Pub
We used to go here when I was really young, although I don’t remember that well, but I’d revisited recently for Father’s Day and the food was incredible! The Heron Inn is in a really special location too – in the hidden away village on the outskirts of Truro overlooking Truro river. There’s seating outside and inside, and you can expect to find delicious seafood dishes and pub classics with a twist. I’d highly recommend the mussels if you visit! Mine were with a red thai sauce and they were amazing.
Trenhaile Terrace, Malpas, Truro
Pieros – Pizza & Italian
Unless I’m mistaken, I believe Pieros is one of the oldest restaurants in Truro! It’s been there for years. In the heart of the city centre, this Italian ‘Pizzeria and Ristorante’ is full of authentic Italian charm and hospitality, and the most delicious food. I always opt for a pizza (they also box them up to take away too!) but their pasta is apparently amazing too.
Kenwyn Street, Truro
The Alverton Hotel
Truro’s 4-star hotel has a two AA rosette restaurant open to non-guests and I’d highly recommend it for a special meal or date night. The food really is divine, made from quality ingredients and the service is fantastic too. I’ve had an evening dinner there during our stay last year which was delicious, but also tried their afternoon tea too – and Alex informs me the roast is great as well (he visited recently for Father’s Day).
Chorley’s – South African
If you’re after something really unique, head to Chorley’s! They serve amazing South African cuisine and grill-style dishes, including something called a ‘bunny’. I’d never heard of this before but best believe we ordered one to see what it was like – it’s basically a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry!
They also sell their own brand of BBQ / hot sauces which are delicious as well.
5 Old Bridge Street, Truro
As I say there are so many great restaurants to choose from in Truro, so it’s hard to choose favourites.