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Tabb's Restaurant

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| 85 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3BZ, England
01872-26-21-10
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
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  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved the food and new decor

In my opinion Tabbs has always served excellent food but we haven't visited too many times as the restaurant used to feel uninviting. We visited recently for the pre-theatre menu and we were pleased to see new lights in the alcoves and windows. Coupled with new tables the restaurant now looks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
CornwallDiane
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Truro, Cornwall
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Truro, Cornwall
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion Tabbs has always served excellent food but we haven't visited too many times as the restaurant used to feel uninviting. We visited recently for the pre-theatre menu and we were pleased to see new lights in the alcoves and windows. Coupled with new tables the restaurant now looks modern and feels very warm and inviting. Service and... More 

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Thank CornwallDiane
St Austell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 14 of us celebrating a friend's 7oth Birthday at Tabbs last night. The food was excellent and the service brilliant. The meals were pre selected from a lovely Menu. Each of the three courses were lovely. Not a single complaint. Atmosphere was great. Will definitely eat there again.

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1 Thank Mohammed J
Truro, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so good to have a relaxing Sunday lunchtime enjoying one of Nigel Tabb's occasional roast events. There were new dishes to be enjoyed that are not on the normal menu like the Morrocan style rabbit with couscous and 'not prawn cocktail'. The chocolate dessert with brilliant orange marmalade and cardamom ice cream was a triumph. The roast beef... More 

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Thank lizbrian
Pendeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited on 2nd January for dinner, with our daughter and son in law; in fact it was their treat to us after Christmas. The restaurant was understandably quiet, given the time of year and the fact that we were eating early, the atmosphere was lovely and the service attentive and helpful. But OMG, the food was incredible! Everything, from... More 

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1 Thank Melanie S
Norwich England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited here recently as a table of four following the great reviews and I have to say I was sadly underwhelmed. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who, despite our evening booking, was wearing her coat when we turned up. We asked for a non wine drinks list which seemed to put her out, and after... More 

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Thank Kate355
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited Tabb's again after a longer than usual break. The food, as always, was cooked with considerable skill with an excellent feel for flavours and combinations. Of particular note was the ray wing with a fabulous spring onion broth and black squid pasta but each course was lovely. The service was professional but friendly and efficient and the entire... More 

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Thank tegan n
Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Often meant to visit as so many people had recomended the restaurant. We eat out about once a month and have been disapointed on several occasions. Tabbs was stunning. Food wonderful, service efficient. We asked for wine 39 and lady knew which one it was without checking. she knew which starters and mains belonged to which person which is easy... More 

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Thank Matthew H
Horsham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We organized my mother's 90th birthday celebration at Tabbs and were very glad we did. We had to order ahead of time for the 9 of us and so the evening was seamless. Every one enjoyed all of their courses with accompanying wine from the good wine list and the service was discrete and professional. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sarah T
Cornwall, UK
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215 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

First time we have been back for a year and we are pleased to say it’s still at an excellent high standard with well cooked, well presented food served in a friendly atmosphere. We had a lovely lentil and curry amuse-bouche followed by the chefs delicious home-made bread. I started with the scallops and pancetta and my wife had the... More 

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1 Thank MarkCornwall_UK
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Everything about this cosy restaurant is brilliant - the food, atmosphere, decor, music and the staff. Can't wait to go again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | 85 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 01872-26-21-10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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