Best Things to See & Do in Carnkie

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  • Truro Cathedral

    Cornwall's only cathedral. Built in the 1880s, the cathedral's 250ft high spire still dominates the city

  • Sams in the City

    Sam now has restaurants all over Cornwall, and his city venue has become a real favourite. Come here for seafood served in a busy, modern setting, or pop upstairs for the calmer and more sophisticated cocktail bar.

    The diverse menu features burgers, moules, nachos and salads,with plenty of Sam's signature seafood dishes . If you like fish, try the Thai curry or the house bouillabaisse. The family-friendly restaurant also has a good kids' menu.

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  • Royal Cornwall Museum

    The Royal Cornwall is the county’s oldest museum, famed for its important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings

  • The Cornish Vegan - Truro

    Most of Truro's restaurants have pretty good veggie and vegan options these days; however (at the time of writing!) The Cornish Vegan is the city's only 100% vegan restaurant. Owners Rob and Graham (like the restaurant, Cornish vegans) have a passion for travel, and this shows in the choice of lively world foods on offer.

    The dishes may be global, but the food is local. The chefs make the most of Cornwall's great larder to choose fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu ranges from spicy...
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  • Mannings / Truro

    Mannings Restaurant - Truro

    Chic Mannings is an elegant restaurant, bar and hotel in the centre of Truro. The food is modern British and Mediterranean, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. 

    Close to the Hall for Cornwall, Mannings is an excellent place for pre-theatre dinner or drinks (take a look at their cocktail menu). Just make sure that you book well in advance. It's also a popular place for a coffee in the morning - although if you want to sample their breakfast, you'll need to be a resident.

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  • Cafe Uneeka / Truro

    Cafe Uneeka - Truro

    This welcoming and lively cafe is upstairs in Uneeka, in bustling Boscawen Street. The dining room is airy and modern, with all the lovely decorative touches you'd expect from its lifestyle store location.

    The food is locally sourced, and dishes are freshly made on the premises. Choose from sharing plates, sandwiches and salads, and remember to look at the daily specials board. Although not 100% veggie, this is one of the best spots in Truro for an imaginative vegetarian or vegan...
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  • Hooked! / Truro

    Hooked - Bar Restaurant - Truro

    Thanks to its open-plan kitchen, you have the fun of watching your fish being cooked in this popular restaurant and bar. Hooked! on Tabernacle Street serves locally landed seafood along with wines from Old Chapel Cellars and a selection of local beers and ciders.

    Try their speciality, Goan fish curry, or upgrade your usual nachos with their Mylor crab version. There's a Good choice of fish, meat and veggie tapas, or stick to something more traditional with classic fish and chips (...
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  • Tabb's / Truro

    Tabb's moved to Truro from Portreath around 15 years ago, bringing with it the skills of chef patron Nigel Tabb. The food is elegantly modern European, and this being Cornwall, the fish dishes really stand out.

    With its fine dining feel and intimate atmosphere, the Kenwyn Street restaurant  is a good choice for a romantic meal. It can also take bookings for pre-theatre dining by arrangement. If you can, try to catch Sunday lunch at Tabb's, served twice a month: you will definitely...
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  • The Old Grammar School - Truro

    You sit on benches at scrubbed wooden tables - but that's where the resemblance to actual school ends. The Old Grammar School (TOGS) near Truro Cathedral, serves up a relaxed atmosphere, creative cocktails, and some of the best tapas in town.

    Pop in for a relaxed lunch of Mediterranean-inspired food while you're in town, or come back later for evening school, and enjoy their pitcher-perfect Mojitos. TOGS also...
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  • Duke Street Sandwich Deli

    Set on the corner of St Mary's and Duke Street this little cafe is the best spot in town for paninis, sandwiches and salad boxes. There's a great choice of fillings to eat in or takeaway.

    The Deli is the ideal place to grab a window seat and watch the world go by. There is also an outside area which makes a great option in the summer.

  • The Alverton / Truro

    Alverton Restaurant - Truro

    If you enjoy both modern and traditional dining, come to The Alverton for a contemporary take on classic food. Their Sunday lunches are a sophisticated version of this much-loved ritual, while their elegant afternoon teas are a must.

    You don't need to be staying at The Alverton to tuck into their generous brunches (although the rooms in this country house style hotel are lovely). Take lunch on the sunny terrace, or book a table in the AA rosette-awarded restaurant, which overlooks the...
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  • Yak and Yeti / Truro

    Yak and Yeti, is a newly established family run cozy Restaurant in Truro. Its has seating capacity of over 100 people with garden facilities and a smoking area.

    It has been well known in Truro for its authentic, fresh new taste, flavours and dishes that we have been delivering from August 2009 at The Yak and Yeti.

  • ShelterBox Visitor Centre

    Set in the heart of Truro, the ShelterBox Visitor Centre is a unique insight into what it takes for the charity to respond to natural disasters around the world. From information about the trademark ShelterKit (including having a go at packing...

  • Longstone Lemon Street - food

    The Longstore on Lemon Street is a contemporary bar and grill in an elegant Georgian townhouse.The first Longstore restaurant opened in Charlestown in 2016, and was followed a few years later by its stylish city sister.

    The food is fresh and modern, specialising in locally caught seafood and Cornish-reared beef steaks. It's also a great place to go for a cocktail. Weekly highlights include Saturday brunch and Sunday lunch; or pop by any evening for the full menu or simply drinks and...
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  • Cafe located in the Chapter House of the cathedral. Fairly basic menu including soups and sandwiches plus a huge range of cakes. Children's menu available along with gluten free and vegan options.

    Weekly roast dinners.

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