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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 9pm.


  • Fresh olives (Vg) £4
  • Sea salt rosemary focaccia, oil, balsamic (Vg) £4
  • Bruschetta; sun dried tomato, olive and rocket tapenade (Vg) £4


  • Freshly prepared soup, fresh bread; please check for today’s flavour (Vg) £7
  • Fish pie; locally smoked haddock, hake, mussels, creamed mash, crispy kale £9
  • Ham hock and pea terrine, piccalilli, pickled quail’s egg, ciabatta croutes, cress £9
  • Potted crab and Atlantic prawns, cucumber ribbons, caper berries, granary toast £12
  • Smoked lamb loin, minted peas, straw potato, jus £10
  • Grilled mackerel, horseradish crème fraîche, apple, kohlrabi, radish £9


  • Panko crumbed portabella mushroom, leeks, Cornish blue cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds (V) £8/£16
  • Chargrilled asparagus, courgette, beetroot shallot relish, beetroot glaze (Vg) £9/£18
  • Roasted butternut squash, toasted walnuts, sage, Italian cheese (V / VG on request) £8/£16
  • Garden burger; panko crumbed field mushroom, asparagus, brioche bun, tomato, lettuce, truffle mayonnaise, rustic chips (V / VG on request) £14
  • Garden salad; peas, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shallot, carrot, house dressing £7/£14


  • Seared duck breast, roast beets and piccolos, parsnip purée, port jus £24
  • Corn fed chicken, chorizo, white bean casserole £20
  • Catch of the day; the best fish from today’s markets, daily changing £POA
  • Baked fillet of sea bream, saffron mussels nage, roast garlic ailoli £18
  • Seared calves’ liver, smoked bacon, buttered mash, caramelised shallots, tarragon cream jus £18
  • Alverton signature chateaubriand, to share between two people; 400g fillet steak, chef’s selection of potatoes, vegetables, truffled mayonnaise, port jus £59
  • Fish and chips; battered or grilled haddock, rustic chips, minted peas, tartare sauce, lemon £14
  • Alverton burger; pressed beef burger, smoked streaky bacon, brioche bun, tomato, gem lettuce, truffle mayonnaise, rustic chips £15


  • Madeira poached pear, dark chocolate sauce, pear sorbet, maple granola (V) £8
  • Feuille d’automne, layered gâteaux, chocolate meringue, chocolate mousse, glaze, clotted cream (V) £9
  • Whisky crème caramel, butter biscuits (V) £7
  • Spiced pumpkin arancini, custard, candied pumpkin seeds (V) £8
  • Chef desserts; please ask your server for details (V) £8
  • Cornish farm ice cream, butter biscuits, two scoops £6
  • Local cheeses, biscuits, grapes, chutney, apple, walnuts (choose three or five) £9/£12

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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