Legendary Cornish chain Hub Box began in St Ives and is gradually moving up across the South West (and beyond). Its Truro location is a busy and popular restaurant housed in a former chapel. Take a seat under a stained glass window, or head for one of the lively outdoor spaces.
The food is along the lines of burgers, barbecue and dirty fries, with sides of slaw and burnt end beans. The pitchers of coolers are perfect on a hot day (with the option of a dash of gin to liven things up), and they do a good range of ice-cream milkshakes.
Hub restaurants are family friendly, and they don't just allow dogs, they love them. Book a table for a hearty lunch or dinner, or simply pop in for a coffee while you're shopping.