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Terra Nova

35 Fore Street, Lostwithiel, England
+44 1208 873070
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Lostwithiel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: English, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A busy bistro set in the heart of the idyllic town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Our menu ranges from authentic home cooked Italian meals to traditional English dishes, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. We have a large selection of vegetarian dishes and a separate gluten free menu.Freshly ground Italian sourced coffee and cakes are served throughout the day.
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English first
Scarborough
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Loved the waiter chap, professional, ran a very tight ship but also very funny & tailored himself to each table .. appreciated that skill. Forget 'Italian' this is just great food. We sat in the window as a thunderstorm raged outside, all rather special. Oh, and of course, it's gluten free heaven .. that is really appreciated. Thanks TN :-)

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited tonight. The food was upto a high standard and everyone that came to the table was very friendly, cheerful and helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble. In particular there was one young lad around 20ish who was one of the friendliest waiters I have ever encountered. This might sound silly but his attitude completed a great meal. The portions... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just had a lovely meal for 2, have to say the waiter was great he Was so chatty and down to earth the best waiter we have had in a long time! The portions were huge and food was fresh and tasty! Definitely recommend going only thing is the window ledges need a good clean lots of dirt and some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Have had breakfast here before & it was lovely. But today we had Sunday lunch & it was excellent.looking forward to our return.VERY NICE!

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Fowey, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We chose this restaurant by accident as The Royal Oak up the road stopped serving carvery earlier than advertised. Having made the trip to Lostwithiel we drove into the town and spotted the Terra Nova board. Lucky us. Delicious veggies, lots of them. Lots of beef, a bit overcooked but still very tender. Too full for pudding. Will definately go... More

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope you manage to find room for one of our homemade desserts next time! More

Andover, Hampshire, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to this restaurant on our second nite after reading the reviews..we had tried to book but no response to our voice mail so went anyway..and we weren't disappointed! We waited 30 mins but the meals we had were of excellent quality and service was good..pesto steaks wow!! As they are open only limited times during the day..strongly advise... More

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal and we would also recommend that customers book in advance. At this time of year, apart from a couple of hours in the afternoon, there's usually someone around to answer the phone between 10am and 10pm. We do phone back anyone that leaves an answerphone message, but sometimes we... More

UK
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We saw the good reviews and saved this restaurant for the last night of our holiday. The restaurant has about 12 tables so I would definitely recommend booking (as we did) unless you plan to get there as it opens! Service was good all the way through. A place was laid at the table for our baby which was really... More

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for saving us to last, and we're glad we lived up to expectations. More

Essex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Found a superb restaurant. Best value for money we have experienced in the UK. We were 6 friends dining on Saturday evening, the place buzzed and the service did not suffer at all. The portions, to say the least, are very, very generous. The sticky kings prawns at £4.75 are an absolute steal, and so delicious. We all had starter... More

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We hope to see you again. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best chips ever ! (Home made) Great king prawns. Whole meal was good. Booking essential. They don't take cards, but there is a cash machine within a few yards.

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you, our chefs spend quite a bit of time preparing our hand cut, triple cooked chips, so we're please they're appreciated. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Deserves the rather 'stern' warning of reservation recommended! Excellent ingredients, large portions, good cooking and friendly service on a bank holiday Sunday. ... What's not to like?

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed it. Our Sunday roast blackboard does say 'pre ordering is advisable', as without a rough idea of numbers we occasionally run out - and we hate to disappoint our customers! More

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