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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 to residents and non-residents, from 6.30pm until 9pm.


  • Fresh olives (Vg) £4
  • Sea salt rosemary focaccia, oil, balsamic £4


  • Freshly prepared soup, fresh bread; please check for today’s flavour £7
  • Cornish crab blinis; hand-picked white and brown crab, smoked salmon, dill £10
  • Fresh melon, fig, pickled red onions, mint, sea salt, honey (no honey for a vegan diet) (V) £8
  • Chicken liver parfait, cured ham, pickled red onion, focaccia croutes, Lizard leaves £9
  • Monkfish and crab thermidor, glazed cheddar £12
  • Root vegetable carpaccio, kohlrabi, squash, candy beetroot, pickled beets and radish, cresses (V) £8


  • Prime 8oz/227g rib eye steak, asparagus, confit onions, tarragon caper butter, rustic chips £26
  • Local catch of the day; daily changing, please ask your server for today’s special £POA
  • Chestnut mushroom risotto, spinach, garlic, fresh chives (Vg) £16
  • Cornish seafood grill; monkfish, haddock, prawns, salt pepper squid, rustic chips, garlic aioli, dressed green salad £28
  • Supreme of chicken, smoked streaky bacon, chestnut mushroom risotto £20
  • Confit onion, blue cheese and fig tatin, dressed green salad (V) £15
  • Seared lamb short loin, minted peas, potato gnocchi, pea cresses, jus £22
  • Alverton chateaubriand to share; 400g fillet steak, roast new potatoes, asparagus, summer vegetables, truffle mayonnaise, madeira jus £59


  • Chocolate mille-feuille, caramelised pear, Chantilly cream, berries (V) £8
  • Crème fraiche crème brûlée, gin infused summer berries (V) £8
  • Lemon tarte, blueberry compote, clotted cream £8 (V) £8
  • Chef’s dessert; daily changing, please check for today’s special £8
  • Cornish farm ice cream, two scoops £6
  • Westcountry cheeses, biscuits, chutney, grapes (V) £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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