Whether you want to enjoy some exquisite seafood, hearty burgers or a cup of coffee and a slice of cake to fuel your sightseeing, here are just some of the best places to eat in Truro.
Places to eat in Truro
We think it would be rude to begin a guide to restaurants in Truro without talking about the amazing seafood that can be found in Cornwall. That’s why we are starting with Hooked on Tabernacle Street in the city centre. Having recently benefited from a professional makeover, the decor is very modern and tasteful. They source all of their fish from local fishmongers Stevensons, who have a stellar reputation. You can choose from classics like fish and chips, or push the boat out a bit – if you’ll pardon the pun – and try more adventurous dishes such as seafood tapas.
For some of the best burgers and hot dogs you will ever taste, head to Hubbox on Kenwyn Street, just across the road from the Royal Cornwall Museum. The stripped-back interior makes this one of the coolest places to eat in the city. When you combine that with the brilliant American-style food and the impressive bar serving a variety of shakes and boozy drinks, you have yourself a great dining experience.
On the same street as Hubbox is Yak & Yeti. This tardis-like restaurant looks small from the outside, but is surprisingly large inside and has a lovely intimate atmosphere. It serves a combination of Nepalese and classic Indian dishes, and most people would agree it is the best place to go for a curry in Truro.
A truly authentic Southeast Asian experience can be had at Chantek & Kinn on New Bridge Street in the city centre. Here you can sit and stare as the talented chefs cook your food in front of you thanks to the open plan kitchen, which gives this restaurant its vibrant and energetic atmosphere. The menu is well balanced and consists of Thai classics such as massaman curry and chicken satay.
All of the above restaurants are placed in the city centre, which is accessible from our Truro hotel, around four miles away.
Cafés in Truro
After a busy morning of exploring Truro, you might want to sit and relax with a light lunch and a hot beverage. There’s nowhere better to do so than at 108 Coffee House on the bustling Kenwyn Street. The coffee beans are locally roasted and ethically sourced, and the homemade cakes are hard to beat.
Alternatively, you could head to Fig Café, located upstairs at Lemon Street Market. This bright and airy eatery is the perfect spot for some lunch after a shopping spree. There’s a wide choice of hot and cold drinks and a variety of light bites available, such as ciabatta sandwiches and jacket potatoes, most of which are made with locally sourced ingredients.
For something a bit different, head to Craftworks Street Kitchen on Lemon Quay. This is one for those with a decent appetite at lunchtime, serving up mostly Mexican themed food such as burritos, tacos, nachos and burgers. The decor is very edgy and cool, and they have a great outdoor seating area which is perfect when the weather is nice.
We couldn’t write about places to eat in Truro without mentioning somewhere where you can find a traditional Cornish pasty. That place is Oggy Oggy Pasty Shop on River Street. Complete with an indoor sitting area, this traditional pasty shop serves up some of the best bakes around. If you prefer sweet over savoury, we recommend swapping your pasty for one of their delicious scones.