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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Grand hotel with upscale brasserie dining using local ingredients

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Dating from 1830, The Alverton is an impressive granite building designed by the same chap who gave us nearby Truro Cathedral. Food and drink is a major part of the appeal, whether it's lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. There is plenty of period charm and a contemporary sheen to the smart, upmarket brasserie. The menu takes a modern European path with a good representation of Cornish ingredients. Start with pigeon, textures of beetroot, sautéed cabbage and charred pear before moving on to venison fillet, parsnip purée, celeriac and juniper jus. Finish with pear arlette and crème fraîche sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Simon George

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 36
  • Wines over £30: 34
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from12
  • Dessert from: £6
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From Truro bypass take A39 to St Austell. Just past church on left.

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