A good restaurant, specialising in local Cornish produce - both from the land and sea. Provenance is credited throughout the menu, and great effort has gone into careful sourcing.
Food is the reason for a visit here, so don't expect frills on the comfort front - with unclothed pine tables being the order of the day.
The opening hours are extensive, and menu options change throughout the day - building up to the evening; and early 'Supper' menu offers particularly good value, coming with a glass of wine or soft drink, and might be ideal for families, as children aren't catered for after the 19.00 menu changeover.
While dishes change with the seasons, starters such as 'Twice-baked Cheddar Cheese Soufflé with Red Wine Coulis'; 'Smoked Haddock and Prawn Brandade with Poached Egg' set the style - with asparagus making an appearance during May and game, perhaps in the form of 'Partridge with Jerusalem Artichoke Rosti, Fig and Black Pepper' during shorter days.
Mains might include the likes of 'Poached Fillet of Brill with Leek Mousse, Saffron and Tomato Sauce'; 'Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms, Straw Potatoes and Horseradish Aioli'; 'Pavé of Wild Mushrooms and Potatoes, Leek and Barley Sauce' or again winter might bring 'Medallions of Venison with Saffron Buttered Savoy Cabbage and Devil Sauce'.
If you have room, you might be tempted by ingredients from further afield, perhaps 'Pineapple Torte with Ginger Ice Cream' 'Warm Lemon Citrus Curd Tart with Pomegranite and Mint Cream' or 'Lord Randall's Steamed Marmalade Pudding with Clotted Cream'. Desserts are linked to one of their impressive selection of dessert wines.
While the more savoury-toothed will find it hard to resist their excellent selection od Cornish farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00; set L £12.50 (2 courses) to £15.00
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 17.00-22.00 (June to Dec only); mains £12 to £17; set D between 17.00-19.00 £10.50 (2 courses) £13.50 (3 courses) - then £19.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 40
- Wine: an interesting list covers the world and kicks off at around the £14 mark, they have a particularly comprehensive selection of dessert wines
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Truro Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: all Sun; D Mon between Jan-May; 25th & 26th Dec; Bank Holidays