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The Alverton's two AA rosette-awarded restaurant offers relaxed dining with uninterrupted views over the mature gardens. And our team’s passion for rich, flavoursome Cornish ingredients is evident with every forkful. For al fresco dining in the sunshine and balmy summer evenings spent sipping on cocktails, The Alverton’s terrace is Truro’s secret spot in the city. Escape the hubbub of the Cornish capital, unwind and tuck into top-notch cuisine.

The restaurant is open every day, from 6pm until 8.30pm.


  • Garlic rosemary focaccia, oil, balsamic (2, 14, Vg) £4
  • Fresh olives (Vg) £4
  • House roasted peanuts, cashews, chilli sea salt (10, 11, Vg) £4
  • Venison sausages, sea salt honey (2, 7, 14) £6


  • Chef’s soup of the day, garlic rosemary focaccia (DC, 2) £8
  • Pressed confit chicken thigh and chorizo, concassed tomatoes, herbs, crispy shallots, parma ham crisps (1, 7, 9, 14) £10
  • Torched mackerel fillet, fennel and orange salad, garlic toast (2, 5) £11
  • Twice baked Helford blue cheese souffle, walnut rocket salad (V, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10) £10
  • Honey glazed venison sausage, buttered mash, onion jus (2, 7, 14) £9
  • Prawn cocktail, plump Atlantic prawns, king prawns, lettuce, Bloody Mary sauce (2, 3, 4, 5, 14) £10
  • Dukkah roast aubergine, coconut and coriander pearl couscous, raisins (Vg, 1, 2, 7, 10, 12, 14) £9


  • Venison sausages, sea salt honey, confit chicken terrine, prawns, garlic focaccia, olives, balsamic onions (1, 2, 3, 9, 14) £16
  • Vine tomato, blue cheese souffle, dukkah roast aubergine, hummus, olives, balsamic onions, garlic focaccia (V, 2, 7, 12, 14) £14


  • Confit duck leg, seared duck liver, bubble and squeak, crispy onions, Cornish mead reduction (1, 2, 7, 14) £24
  • Catch of the day, thyme and garlic roast new potatoes, spinach, lemon salsa verde (DC 5, 7, 14) £22
  • Chargrilled 8oz fillet steak, celeriac fondant, confit shallots, carrots, morel jus (1, 7, 9, 14) £32
  • Twice cooked pork belly, caramelised apple, colcannon mash, cider cream, crackling (1, 7, 14) £26
  • Lemon, sage, pea and wild mushroom risotto, Italian cheese (V, 1, 7, 14) Vg on request £18
  • Chef’s seafood stew; prime local fish, prawns, mussels, harissa and saffron broth, fennel, focaccia (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 14) £25


  • Fish and chips, beer battered or grilled fish, chips, crushed peas, tartare sauce (2, 4, 5, 7, 14) £15
  • Caesar salad; romaine lettuce, bacon bits, soft egg, focaccia, croutes, parmesan, anchovy (2, 4, 5, 7, 14) £15
  • Add chicken breast or add smoked salmon +£4


  • Chips (MC 2, Vg) £4
  • Posh chips; parmesan, truffle mustard (4, 7, 9, MC 2) £6
  • Parsley and sea salt butter new potatoes (V, 7) £4
  • Seasonal vegetables (V, 7) £4
  • Seasonal vegetables (V, 7) £4
  • Romaine salad, Caesar dressing, parmesan, croutons (V, 2, 4, 5, 7, 14) £5
  • Rocket, olives, tomatoes, vinaigrette (Vg, 7, 9, 14) £5


  • Espresso semi freddo, cinnamon doughnut, warm sea salt honey (V, 2, 4, 7) £9
  • Warm dark chocolate tart, sea buckthorn sorbet (V, 2, 4, 7) £8
  • Chef’s winter crumble, Jude’s vanilla ice cream (Vg, 2, 7) £9
  • Chef's selection of mini desserts (V, 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14) £15
  • Treleavens ice creams, butter shortbread (two scoops) (DC, 2, 4, 7) £6
  • Westcountry cheeses, artisan biscuits, damson jelly, celery, grapes (V, DC 1, 2, 7, 13, 14) Three cheese £11 | Five cheese £15

Sip cocktails overlooking the gardens, indulge in Cornish cuisine, and discover your little piece of tranquility in the city. The Alverton, once a convent to the Order of the Epiphany, features beautiful historic features with stylish touches. In summer, how about dining al fresco on the suntrap terrace? And in winter, savour an after-dinner coffee by the fire…

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"Lovely bar, opening onto the terrace, where experienced staff give practised advice on wines. Food at the brasserie - comfortable, low-lit and relaxed - is generous both in its portions and flavours."
Telegraph Travel
"There's a wealth of history in its ceiling beams."
The West Briton
"It's a stylish hotel with a well-regarded restaurant which is elegant, sophisticated and colourful."
Tom Chesshyre, The Times
"Minus the food, perhaps my favourite thing about the restaurant was the relaxed atmosphere. Based on the luxuriousness of our room, one could easily assume and expect a grand dining experience, but instead, an intimate dining experience enhanced by soft lighting welcomed us."
The Wordrobe
"The chef’s signature is beef cooked three ways and it is melt-in-the-mouth delicious, especially when washed down with a bottle of red. The seafood is (of course) excellent and fresh, and the atmosphere is lively."
Vanity Fair

Sunday lunch

Kick back, relax and tuck into a delicious double AA rosette-awarded Sunday lunch. There's a choice of roasts each week with a selection of starters, mains and desserts - all made from local seasonal ingredients.

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Afternoon tea

For afternoon tea in Truro, head to The Alverton for the ultimate experience. With views across the manicured gardens, graze on delightful finger sandwiches, home baked scones with lashings of Cornish clotted cream and jam, and divine miniature cakes.

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