The Alverton

4.7
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37 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Food is our forte at The Alverton and we let our fresh seasonal dishes do the talking. The flavours are delicate and delicious and the portions are generous. The restaurant overlooks the mature, rolling gardens where the birdsong fills the air – a treat in the city. Start with cocktails on the terrace or in the bar, linger over lunch or dive into dinner – however you dine make it The Alverton way.
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London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very fine food and

F
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch, the monkfish was excellent, very pleasant dining room. Relaxed and comfortable dining.
Only gave service 4* as they forgot my tea!

AH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue for Sunday lunch. Tasty roast beef and succulent pork eaten in a beautiful setting. Our guests were very impressed. We look forward to returning soon.

The Alverton
Responded on 31 May 2019

Dear Angela, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Ben Young Managing Director

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L
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit but won’t be our last! Lovely bright rooms excellent service from staff. We went for lunch which was excellent and a glass of fizz for my husband whose birthday it was is a nice touch. Only suggestion from me, if I was pushed, a couple more choices on lunch menu. But whole experience was excellent.

The Alverton
Responded on 15 May 2019

Dear Libby, Thank you for your 5 star review. The team will be thrilled to read this and I'm pleased to hear your husband had a lovely birthday. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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MS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing old building with lovely food and attentive staff. It was a very enjoyable lunch and we will definitely be returning

The Alverton
Responded on 19 April 2019

Dear MelanieS, Thank you for your review. Everyone will be thrilled to read this and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The positives, lovely venue, happy staff and availability to book at short notice. On the flip side, we waited 25 minutes for food after being seated for our tea and the very polite waiter told me there would be other flavours of sandwiches on the stand after I told him I don't like salmon. When it arrived my mum ate the salmon sandwiches and I ate the cheese. No exception to my request! The scones were hands down amazing! The chef's cakes were average and we left them after tasting them, I looked at the other tables and they'd done the same.
Overall, a special venue but feels too big for the amount of customers that were actually in on the day - it felt empty with not much atmosphere.

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear Hoolie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I'm pleased the staff were happy and you liked the venue. Naturally it's disappointing to understand there were some issues with the sandwich choices and cakes. The chefs would happily make different flavoured sandwiches so please accept my apologies that this was not communicated correctly and the feedback will be passed onto the relevant managers. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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ET
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the fish & chip supper and were very pleased, it was cooked to perfection with a lovely light crispy batter. Everything was really good and we will definitely be coming back with family and friends.
The service was perfect and it was nice and quiet. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks to the staff & the chief.

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear EdithT, Thank you for your 5 star review of our fish and chips that were cooked to perfection. We do offer 'Fish and Chip Fridays' where you can enjoy them for £8.95 per person from 12noon - 6pm. I hope to welcome you again. With best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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AH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my mum for afternoon tea for her birthday. Staff were lovely, really exceptional service. Delicious food and fantastic value for money.

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear AlexaHollow, Thank you for your five star review. I'm delighted to hear what a fantastic afternoon tea experience you had and hope to welcome you again. Happy Birthday to your Mum! Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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DD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for a lovely Sunday lunch which took into account my garlic allergy without any fuss.

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear DebraD, Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review. I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and that all dietary requirements were catered for. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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ZB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was lovely as usual , food was delicious, 4 of us Had 3 courses and we all loved our food , great choice on the wine list as well

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear ZoeB, Thank you for your review and I'm pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner and liked the wine list. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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V
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, service was highly attentive and the afternoon tea was delicious.

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear Verity, Thank you for your lovely 5* review following your afternoon tea experience. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal at thenAlverton.
Good service, delicious food particularly the sweets.
Wine choice good and not too expensive

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear TinaH, Thank you for your 5 star review. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience and I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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IB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent chance to catch up in a great venue with excellent food and service

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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HW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend out for dinner to celebrate his birthday. Lovely place. The food was amazing! Cooked to the perfection! I would highly recommend!

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear HimeshaW, Thank you for your lovely review and I'm delighted to hear your boyfriend had a great birthday with food cooked to perfection. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very friendly staff . I noted on my booking that it was my daughters 16th birthday so when we arrived they had decorated the table with gems which was a nice touch. I phoned before hand to check that I could bring a cake which was fine the staff brought it through after dinner with the sparklers I had brought and sang happy birthday, again a nice touch. I only didn’t give the Alverton five stars on value on this visit because I thought they could do with having a set two or three course menu additionally to the other menu on a Saturday night, as it worked out quite expensive when paying for six people. The food we did have was absolutely beautiful and well worth the money. An absolutely lovely time spent at the Alverton once again

The Alverton
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your lovely review and I'm delighted to hear what a great 16th birthday your daughter had. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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KG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a Sunday Lunch with friends. The foot was excellent, hot and very tasty. Service from the staff was friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back!

The Alverton
Responded on 6 February 2019

Dear KevinG, Thank you for your fantastic five star review of Sunday lunch. I'm delighted to hear the food, staff and service was excellent. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we arrived they thought we had booked for brunch but quickly rectified this by re laying the table. All of the staff were friendly and efficient.
The food was outstanding we enjoyed every bit and I thought it was great value.
I was just a little disappointed that even though I had put the occasion was birthday the restaurant did not acknowledge this in other restaurants I’ve had simple gestures like a small cake with candle.
However the overall experience was really great so this did not spoil it.. it would have been the icing on the cake! 😂

The Alverton
Responded on 6 February 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your five star review of your lunch at The Alverton. It's great to hear the staff were friendly and efficient, with outstanding food at a great value. We always do something for a birthday or special occasion so please accept my apologies that this was not the case but I'm pleased it didn't detract from a lovely experience. I do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday family roast. Fabulous quality of food and the service was excellent.

The Alverton
Responded on 6 February 2019

Dear Clare, Thank you for your five star review of our delicious Sunday roasts. I do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy guest Relations Manager

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OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food which was great value for money. The staff were very friendly and their service was impeccable. Also very nice surroundings. Can’t wait to go back!

The Alverton
Responded on 11 January 2019

Dear Anonymous, Wow! Thank you for your 5 star review. The team will be thrilled to read this. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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AH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I always enjoy Sunday lunch at The Alverton but was disappointed that, on this occasion, the food was not hot. The brussel sprouts were undercooked and like bullets. Not up to their usual standard.☹

The Alverton
Responded on 11 January 2019

Dear AngelaH, Thank you for your review. It's disappointing to hear your Sunday lunch had some issues. I have passed your feedback onto the Head Chef and Hotel Manager so we can ensure this doesn't happen again. If you wanted to discuss this further with me, please email larissa@thealverton.co.uk Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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MA
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, really good quality, easily the best food in Truro by a mile, would highly recommend.

The Alverton
Responded on 11 January 2019

Dear Marks, "Easily the best food in Truro by a mile" wow - what a lovely 5 star review to read. We do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant Sunday lunch. Lots of food. good quality. The service was spot on through out the meal. But the experience started in the bar. With the very knowledgeable bartender, extensive gin range and comfortable surroundings. Can't believe I've told you about this gem

The Alverton
Responded on 11 January 2019

Dear MaggieJ, Thank you for your 5 star review. I'm so pleased you had a brilliant Sunday lunch, with spot on service from the bar staff through to the restaurant. We do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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PH
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly staff! Setting was perfect for a celebration

The Alverton
Responded on 18 December 2018

Dear PatriciaH, Thank you for your five star review. It's great to hear what a great meal you had. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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DC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate here before an event at the hotel. Seated early so quiet to start with. Ordered rump steaks but were offered rib eye at the same price as the rump had run out. The steaks were well cooked and tender with hand cut chips and a nice salad garnish. Decent house red. Finished with coffee. Good food and service and reasonably priced.

The Alverton
Responded on 7 December 2018

Dear David C, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your rib eye steak, wine and service. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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DL
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy to book with good follow up confirmation and welcome. Friendly attentive staff and good food. Would definitely come again

The Alverton
Responded on 5 December 2018

Dear DavidL, Thank you for your review of The Alverton restaurant. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food, found the staff attentive and friendly and the booking process was easy. I hope to welcome you again. Best Wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Lovely ambiance in restaurant. Service was excellent. Our food was beautiful. The only exception being the chocolate fondant which was overcooked but this would not put me off returning.

The Alverton
Responded on 7 November 2018

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass your feedback regarding the fondant onto he Head Chef, but otherwise I'm delighted you had you had a beautiful evening in the restaurant. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Staff easily able to handle both wedding party and those just taking dinner. Food was above reproach. Waiting staff charming and quietly attentive.

Why not in the Michelin Guide?

The Alverton
Responded on 7 November 2018

Dear Blobby, Thank you for your lovely five star review and for thinking we should be in the Michelin Guide. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit and both the food and staff were to a high standard. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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SJ
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend. The food was very good and so was the service. We will go again. Thank you.

The Alverton
Responded on 2 November 2018

Dear SJCB, Thank you for your lovely comments. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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PD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Soup ok not very hot. Fish excellent. Disappointed veg did not arrive until half way through meal even after a reminder. Potatoes were not cooked.
Don't consider it was good value for money.
Don't know that we would go again.
Disappointing as it was an outing for my 93 year old mum.

The Alverton
Responded on 2 November 2018

Dear Philip D, Naturally, I'm very disappointed to read your comments and to understand that on this occasion you did not enjoy your lunch. Thank you for speaking with me earlier and passing on your feedback. I'm pleased we were able to resolve this. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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KS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for afternoon tea with family who were visiting and a 7 month old - the service was fantastic and I felt very welcome with the little one. The setting, food and the teas were lovely - and a brilliant way for the grandparents to end their trip! I'd never visited before despite being local, but definitely will again as the lunch/dinner menus and the bar looked amazing.

The Alverton
Responded on 2 November 2018

Dear KateS, Thank you for your lovely review of our afternoon tea. I'm pleased the whole family enjoyed it and the service was fantastic. I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Larissa Hardy Guest Relations Manager

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KB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful Sunday lunch, very attentive staff and a beautiful ambience. Also an amazing wedding venue!

AB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Prefer not to comment as not the usual standard.

The food was not the usual standard sadly. My husband and I have visited the restaurant on many occasions in the past 11 years including arranging several functions.

The staff on duty, in the restaurant, were very understanding and excellent service.

This review is sent with love as the Alverton is one of my favourites.

PL
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent as usual but the experience was marred by poor bar service which appeared to be due to a large wedding party being in progress.

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive friendly staff, excellent food and wine! Great value and superb surroundings.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We booked on line and did state it was a Birthday and mentioned again at the table it was my mums 80 th. No member of staff made any reference and nothing was done for us to recognise this.
We sat outside and had drinks having started a tab.There were a lot of staff walking past and no one asked if we wanted more drinks even though we had emply glasses, my step son acted as our waiter.
My sister had shell in her crab and her steak was tough.
I feel the whole dining experiene did not come up to the standard would expect in line with the price we paid.

SI
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the hotel and won’t be our last. The food staff and location were all excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The grounds and hotel itself are just beautiful .. pulling up into the hotel took my breath away .. and walking inside with the hallway was amazing. However I would of thought there would have been someone to greet us in such a grand setting . We found our way to the dining room and got a drink from the bar and were shown to our table .. the food was amazing and the service just as good, however we weren’t offered bread as the other guests were !
Apart from this we really enjoyed our anniversary dinner