The Finest Places to Eat and Drink in Truro

Exploring Culinary Delights Near Your Holiday Home in Cornwall

With its very own cathedral, Truro is Cornwall’s only city, and deserves a visit, not only for its historic charm, but also for its vibrant food scene!

From fine dining restaurants showcasing quality local ingredients, to cosy gastro pubs, Truro is a true haven for foodies. Join us as we explore 8 must-visit restaurants and pubs near your Cornish Keepers holiday home in Cornwall. Prepare for a gastronomic adventure!

The Heron Inn – Malpas, TR1 1SL

Nestled on the banks of the River Fal, with stunning estuary views, The Heron Inn is a multi-award-winning gastro pub that is owned by celebrated chef Nick Hemming. Specialising in seafood and using the freshest seasonal ingredients, The Heron has earnt itself an extremely good reputation amongst Cornwall’s most discerning food enthusiasts.

The pub can be accessed by car or boat, and we recommend spending a full day in Malpas, so you can enjoy some of the surrounding countryside walks either before or after your meal.

Piero’s – Kenwyn St, TR1 3DJ

For an authentic Italian experience in the heart of Cornwall, look no further than Piero’s. This family-run restaurant has been serving delicious homemade Italian fair for over two decades. From mouth-watering pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas to tasty risotto and antipasti, Piero’s offers a true slice of Italy in Truro. The cosy ambiance and friendly staff make it a perfect choice for a relaxed evening out!

Hooked! – Tabernacle St, TR1 2EJ

Hooked! is a contemporary restaurant dedicated to serving Cornwall’s freshest seafood. With a menu that celebrates sustainably sourced fish and shellfish, you can watch your meals being expertly prepared in the open plan kitchen and even see live lobster and crab in the restaurant’s tank.

With an extensive selection of wines, seasonal craft cocktails and a wide choice of Cornish ales, ciders, and lagers, Hooked! is the ideal spot for a memorable seafood feast and a special drink with friends.

The Cornish Vegan – Kenwyn St, TR1 3BU

Embrace the vegan lifestyle at The Cornish Vegan, a plant-based paradise for those seeking delicious vegan and vegetarian options. This restaurant takes pride in using the freshest ingredients to create imaginative and flavourful dishes from around the world. From colourful salads to hearty vegan burgers, The Cornish Vegan has something for everyone – even those new to eating meat and dairy free!

Serving lunch and dinner, this restaurant is an excellent choice for a guilt-free, yet indulgent meal!

Bodega 18 – Old Bridge St, TR1 2HA

For a taste of modern Spain, pay a visit to Bodega 18 – a tapas bar serving a combination of contemporary and classic Spanish dishes that are inspired by owner Ren’s Madrid and Barcelona roots.

At Bodega 18 you can share a variety of small plates with friends and family, sample fine wines from boutique Spanish wineries, and soak up a lovely intimate atmosphere. We think it makes a great evening out.

Mannings Restaurant & Bar – Lemon St, TR1 2QB

Elegance meets innovation at Mannings, a contemporary restaurant with a focus on modern Cornish dining. Located in a stylish Georgian building in the heart of the city, Mannings offers a superb menu and a sophisticated dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a succulent steak or a creative vegetarian dish, you won’t be disappointed!

Tabbs Restaurant – Kenwyn St, TR1 3BZ

Chef Patron Nigel Tabbs has created something wonderful in Tabbs. Known for its elegant modern European menu, with a focus on global flavours and locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant offers a delightful journey for your tastebuds.

Its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal choice for a memorable fine dining experience, so be sure to reserve a table during your stay in Cornwall!

The Rising Sun – Mitchell Hill, TR1 1ER

Round off your culinary tour of Truro with a visit to The Rising Sun, a charming gastro pub that combines classic charm with a menu that showcases the region’s finest produce.

From hearty pub classics to more exotic dishes from around the globe, you’ll find a delicious menu to satisfy all tastes. And with an impressive drinks list full of local beers, craft spirits and quality wines, the Rising Sun is a perfect spot to unwind after a day exploring Cornwall.

We hope this has whet your appetite for the amazing gastronomic scene in Truro. For a little city, there are so many phenomenal restaurants, pubs, bistros, cafes and even tea rooms to explore.

Visit Cornish Keepers to book your dream holiday home in Cornwall. Check out Carclew Corner in Truro and Penty Lowen in nearby St Mawes.