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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 (Vg) £4
  • Fresh olives (Vg) £4
  • House roasted peanuts; cashews, chilli sea salt (Vg) £4


  • Soup, garlic rosemary focaccia (Vg) £8
  • Smoked mackerel pâté, fillet, tartare pickles, roast cherry tomatoes, granary toast £10
  • Pressed confit chicken, chorizo, ham crisp, tomato, basil £9
  • Cornish crab fish cake, lemon dill hollandaise, salmon caviar, cress £12
  • Black truffle burrata tortellini, red pepper pesto, parmesan £10
  • Classic prawn cocktail; Atlantic prawns, marie rose, romaine lettuce £10
  • Seared lamb cutlet, minted peas, sea salt, jus £11
  • Trio of beetroot; carpaccio, pickled, purée, toasted pine nuts, rocket (Vg) £9


  • Catch of the day, saffron parmentier potatoes, spinach, sauce vierge £POA
  • Corn fed chicken, tender stem broccoli, feta, chorizo potatoes £20
  • Pan fried seabass, pea watercress, lemon risotto £22
  • Butternut squash tart, roast shallots, pea salad, wild mushrooms (V) (Vg on request) £18
  • Summer lamb loin, cutlet, bubble and squeak, crushed minted peas, balsamic jus £24
  • Summer seafood stew, fresh herbs, charred focaccia £23
  • Alverton signature chateaubriand for two to share; roast beef fillet 400g, vegetables, potatoes, truffle hollandaise, beef jus £65

Summer Casuals

  • Fillet steak (6oz fillet), rustic chips, cherry tomatoes, truffled hollandaise, rocket, parmesan £25
  • Deli board: chicken, chorizo, fish fry, olives, smoked salmon, feta, focaccia, oils £20
  • Fish and chips: beer battered or grilled fish, rustic chips, minted crushed peas, tartare sauce £15
  • Caesar salad: romaine lettuce, bacon bits, soft egg, focaccia croutes, parmesan, anchovy (add chicken or smoked salmon, £4) £15


  • Rustic chips (Vg) £4
  • Posh chips, parmesan, truffle mustard £6
  • Seasonal vegetables (V) £4
  • Minted peas (V) £4
  • Green salad, vinaigrette (V) £4
  • Rocket, olives, tomatoes, vinaigrette (Vg) £5
  • Chorizo herb crushed potatoes £5
  • Parsley and sea salt butter potatoes (V) £4


  • Chef's brûlée, summer berries (V) £8
  • Bramley apple, pastry cream, shortbread crumble, cider anglaise £9
  • Rhubarb & custard panna cotta, poached rhubarb, shortbread crumble £9
  • Chocolate tart, white chocolate sea salt mousse, summer berries, purée, sea-buckthorn sorbet £9
  • ‘A little of everything lovely’ – chef’s selection to share for two £16
  • Treleavens ice creams, butter shortbread (two scoops) £6
  • Double chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream (Vg) £7
  • Westcountry cheeses, artisan biscuits, damson jelly, celery, grapes (V) 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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