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Review: The Longstore Restaurant, Truro

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
published by

Dani R

Jan 05, 2022
4 minutes to read

​This Cornish restaurant is perfect for steak dinners and epic Sunday roasts

On the day we reviewed this restaurant, the rain was absolutely sluicing down. But we got a warm welcome in The Longstore, an unpretentious gastropub with a reputation for making killer roast dinners. We were here to see if they lived up to the hype!

We liked the restaurant’s understated décor, with its peach-coloured walls, turquoise accents and simple wooden furniture, and the friendly atmosphere - the full tables showed it’s obviously a popular lunch spot.

The restaurant has an extensive wine list, but we opted for soft drinks; a deliciously fruity raspberry lemonade, and a tart and refreshing elderflower spritz.

For starters, we indulged in burrata and peach salad, as well as crispy squid with garlic aioli. Both of them ticked all the boxes; we particularly enjoyed the latter!

The roast comes in two portion sizes - we chose the smaller, which is still very generous in size. We selected the roast pork, which came with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes, red wine gravy, cauliflower cheese, seasonal greens and Yorkshire pudding. We were pleased to report that the pork was beautifully tender, the potatoes nicely crispy, and the Yorkshire pud had risen beautifully. Care had been taken over the veggie side dishes too; we particularly enjoyed the cauliflower cheese. The gravy was rich and flavourful, and pulled everything together perfectly.

Despite being stuffed, we dutifully forced down a peach, cherry and almond eton mess. We found it decadently rich and creamy, perfect for lovers of indulgent desserts!

All in all, Longstore really lived up to expectations. If you’re looking for a roast dinner in Cornwall, it definitely has our vote!

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