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Terra Nova

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, English, Bistro
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35 Fore Street, Lostwithiel PL220BN, England
+44 1208 873070
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A busy bistro set in the heart of the idyllic town of Lostwithiel...
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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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If I lived close by, I would eat here every night !

If this restaurant was in London it would be full every night. Eating out is a combination of ambience, attentive staff but not overbearing and good fresh food. This restaurant has the perfect combination on our recent visit. We both enjoyed the experience and commented that if we lived close by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Ron H
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Caistor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Caistor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If this restaurant was in London it would be full every night. Eating out is a combination of ambience, attentive staff but not overbearing and good fresh food. This restaurant has the perfect combination on our recent visit. We both enjoyed the experience and commented that if we lived close by, we would certainly frequent this little jem on a... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Was staying in Lostwithiel for the night and popped in after being given the names of a couple of places to eat. Wow !! Food was absolutely superb and my husband is still talking about how much he enjoyed his steak and that it was one of the best meals he has had for a long time. Pizza and garlic... More 

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We're really glad you enjoyed your meals and the service and we hope to see you again! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Open from 10 am to 2 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm most days (closed Sunday & Monday evenings), but if you like good food then I guess we have to live with these hours. We shared an order of crab cakes to start, a very good vegetable soup and then shared a very good Lasagne. The service was... More 

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. As much as we'd like to open longer hours, through trial and error we've settled on the hours that are economically viable for us as a business. We appreciate that people that live in areas with a larger population may be used to different hours, but this is a small town in a rural county... More 

Bodmin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visiting Lostwithiel on my own, so thought I would have a nice leisurely breakfast. I was undecided which one to choose but I choose this one. Having walked up the road to find a newspaper shop and return to have breakfast. On walking in (within seconds ... the waitress was suddenly upon me..asking if I am in for breakfast (baring... More 

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

We're very sorry you were so distressed by your experience. The manager did, of course, apologise and take the breakfast off your bill. We're glad you think our plates are good quality! More 

Stanwick, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food at this restaurant was superb. My partner and I just had a main course. I had the seafood risotto which was delicious and my partner had the lasagne which he declared to be the best lasagne he had ever eaten! The only criticism we had was that the restaurant was cold!

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Terra_Nova_Bistro, Manager at Terra Nova, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're really glad you enjoyed the food. Unfortunately we're a glass fronted listed building (which we can't double glaze), so it can make the temperature a bit hard to regulate at times! More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were visiting second hand bookshops here midweek over the Xmas break and went looking for somewhere to have lunch thinking of a pub but chanced on Terra Nova instead. The menu looked interesting so in we went. This is a small bistro that looks bigger than it is at first sight due to the mirrored walls. It is a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Dropped in here by chance and just made it in time for breakfast. An excellent full English breakfast at a good price. Would definitely recommend it! Coffee was lovely also! A very relaxed atmosphere. Will call in again!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and have always had top notch food with lovely attentive service. Went last week with a "foodie" friend, was very nervous as she is, by her own admission, a perfectionist and fussy eater. She was blown away by her main and raved about her sweet, the chocolate brownie, to the extent the... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Returning from a funeral in Saltash I decided to stop for lunch in Lostwithiel. I checked the main street and the most appealing place appeared to be the Terra Nova Restaurant. On a December day it was not full and I was quickly shown to a table. The service was prompt and polite. I chose the Hamburger. It was a... More 

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Alban, France
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Just had a great Sunday lunch (beef, Turkey or pork roast) at a great price and huge portions lovely staff good service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Fore Street, Lostwithiel PL220BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Lostwithiel
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 873070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, English, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?