Food & Drink for Christmas in Truro
4th December 2011
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Whether you are organising your Christmas Doo or simply looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal, there are a number of fabulous places thebestof Truro can highly recommend. Click on the links to find out more:

The Riverbank offers you thebestof all worlds – a restaurant, hotel and bar. Whatever your preference for a night out – fabulous seasonal food or cocktails in the bar, The Riverbank has it covered. And if you need it, you can book into the hotel and enjoy breakfast the next morning!

Tabb's offers weekly changing menus reflecting the best of seasonal and local produce. It is one of Truro’s most exciting fine dining restaurants awarded two rosettes by the AA Guide. Kick back and enjoy the good food courtesy of Nigel Tabb select from an eclectic wine list and enjoy the ambience of lilac walls, leather high-backed chairs and slate floors.

If a decent pub and grub is something you are hankering after then you need to head to William IV This is busy city centre pub offers a vibrant atmosphere, fantastic selection of beer and wines and great food.

The award winning Bustophers Bar Bistro is a wine bar and restaurant offering you classic dining in wonderful surroundings. The bar is both classy and sassy with a variety of wines to choose from together with cocktails and some rather fabulous organic soft drinks.

The Heron Inn is located in the delightful village of Malpas just outside of Truro boasting stunning views of where the Truro and Tresillian rivers join the River Fal. Here you can escape into the country and enjoy quality home-cooked food together with locally produced award winning ales. Perfect for families and Christmas celebrations!

Whatever your preference for food and drink do make sure you book for popular dates!


There is soooooo much happening around Truro this Christmas. To find out what’s going on check thebestof Truro events pages by clicking here.
We will keep this blog updated so do keep coming back or why not add your recommendations by replying to this blog or emailing

In the meantime, here are a few Christmas cocktails and nibbles to get you in the mood

Christmas Nibbles

Sugar & Spice Nuts

2 tbsp olive oil
500g mixed nuts such as pecans, brazils, cashews, pistachios, almonds, walnuts 
1 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice 
1 tsp chilli powder 
1 tsp sea salt 
3 tbsp soft brown sugar

Lightly oil a baking tray or line with non-stick baking paper. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil and nuts. Toss around until the nuts are becoming golden. Stir in the mixed spice, chilli powder and salt. Toss for about 30 seconds and then sprinkle over the sugar. Turn around in the pan until the sugar begins to caramelise and coat the nuts.

Tip out onto the baking tray and leave to cool. Once cold, use your fingers to break up the nuts that have stuck together and keep in an airtight container until needed. Top tip: These can be made days before and stored in an airtight container. You might want to make double, so you have plenty to nibble on over Christmas

Christmas Cocktails

Don’t diss your Granny and Aunty Mabel’s favourite traditional Christmas drink. This is a smooth blend of delectable Warninks Advocaat and lemonade with a dash of lime juice. Keep the drinks chilled in the fridge and then simply pour into a glass and add a cherry!

Blue Fizz
If you’re pushing the boat out and having a bottle of champagne with your Christmas lunch main course, adding a dash of cocktail liqueur can transform it to something even more exotic. So why not add a dash of De Kuyper Blue Curaçao to create a Blu Fizz cocktail. Or if blue is not your colour, try a classic Kir Royale made with champagne and a generous dash of De Kuyper Crème de Cassis.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!

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