Explore places to eat & drink in Truro

If you're looking for somewhere to grab a bite during the day, or heading out in the evening, Truro is dotted with hidden cafes, cosy pubs & bistros, all within walking distance from Hotel VARA.


Bodega 18
A small quintessential Spanish tapas bar behind Truro Cathedral, with authentic décor that captures the essence of Spain. A selection of classic & contemporary tapas as well as wines from small boutique wineries.
A favourite for locals. Find it in Old Bridge Street. Open for lunch Mon, Tues, Thurs-Sat, & most evenings (closed Sundays).  Booking is recommended. Pre-theatre dinner deal – 10% off. https://www.bodegaeighteen.com

The Longstore Bar & Grill
A popular place for relaxed dining in Truro. Enjoy The Longstore’s unique blend of stylish city dining & Cornish charm. Located on Lemon Street in a refurbished Georgian townhouse & very easy to find for VARA guests. This is one of our favourite spots to recommend for locally sourced steaks & seafood. They also have a great selection of cocktails & drinks. Open daily for lunch (apart from Mon & Tues), & evenings for dinner. https://www.thelongstore.co.uk/the-longstore-truro/

Café Uneeka
A quirky, lively little café situated above the Uneeka Life store on Boscawen Street. They are a unique indie café who offer delicious fresh food, rustic home-made cakes & coffee. Enjoy its eclectic décor & city community vibes. Everything is baked in house & made to order.  Open all day. https://uneeka.com/ 

Bread & Butter Café
A busy cafe & takeaway near the Royal Cornwall Museum at the top of River Street, & with outside garden space too. American pancake stacks are served up to 12noon & freshly made salads, sourdough sandwiches & other light dishes & cakes are available all day. Greek feast nights run during the Summer. https://www.breadandbuttertruro.com

The Heron Inn
Fancy a short jaunt outside of the city centre (on a bike perhaps?)  Head to the Heron Inn,  overlooking the Fal estuary in the picturesque village of Malpas. On the menu is everything from fish & chips to seafood platters, with vegan & vegetarian options too. Linger on a sunny day in this riverside spot.https://www.heroninnmalpas.co.uk

Piero’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Authentic Italian pizzas in an authentic Italian family-run restaurant. 
Find them on Kenwyn Street. Phone to book during busy times
T: 01872 222279 https://www.pieros-pizzeria.co.uk

ASK Italian
Near the Plaza Cinema & Hall for Cornwall, ASK Truro is part of the pizza chain, but always friendly & welcoming. Perfect if you are looking for something familiar. Open every day from 11.30am to 11pm. https://www.askitalian.co.uk/italian/restaurants/truro

The Rising Sun
If you are looking for a quintessential British pub experience you will love the Rising Sun on Mitchell Hill. Classics like fish & chips, juicy burgers & hearty Sunday roasts are what you can expect. Paired with a pint of local ale of course. Open in the evenings, & for lunch over the weekends. (Closed Mondays). A bit of a walk, but worth it. https://www.therisingsuntruro.co.uk

Hooked! Truro
Another great eatery if you’re after good seafood & Cornish coastal flavours.  Hooked! serves up the freshest catch from its open kitchen, & there's a good wine list too. Pre-theatre dinner deal 10% off (conveniently close to Hall for Cornwall in Tabernacle Street).

Truro Tandoori
Our Truro local for freshly cooked Indian food with great flavours. Always welcoming & Zaz is a great host. A few minutes walk from VARA on Lemon Street, near the cinema. 
Open for dinner each evening from 5pm.

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