The team behind two popular tapas restaurants in Cornwall are branching out with what they describe as a “rebellious and spirited little sibling” – and taking over one of Truro’s best loved food venues in the process.

Boho 18 has opened at the Old Grammar School site in St Mary’s Street, in the heart of the city, as the latest edition to the Bodega 18 restaurant group in Truro and Falmouth.

Stephen Gubb Fradgley, director of Bodega 18 Limited, told the Packet: “We were always attracted to the beautiful Old Grammar School site and when the opportunity came up to take it on we jumped at the chance.

Falmouth Packet: Some of the dishes on offerSome of the dishes on offer (Image: Supplied)

“The site has so much history and after being closed for almost two years we worked very hard with a group of talented local contractors to give the interior a face lift and a lot of love. The landlord was very supportive and we were able to open in early spring.

“Boho 18 is the rebellious and spirited little sibling of Bodega 18.”

Stephen said he wanted customers to feel as comfortable coming in for just a drink as they would for food, explaining: “We wanted to create a relaxed yet sophisticated space where locals can come for a just a drink with friends, a casual meal or some cocktails in the beautiful suntrap terrace.”

Falmouth Packet: The bar areaThe bar area (Image: Supplied)

Those who do want to eat, however, will find a menu of Asian small plates, inspired by the directors’ travels and work around Asia.

“Our head chef Antonio Ristuccia is using some brilliant local supplier and produce, to produce an exciting and innovative menu,” added Stephen.

Boho 18 is offering a lunch deal of two plates plus a snack from the menu for 17.50, as well as a 10% off food pre-theatre deal.

Falmouth Packet: Boho 18 is based at the Old Grammar School buildingBoho 18 is based at the Old Grammar School building (Image: Supplied)

There is also ‘happy hour’ Monday to Thursday with two cocktails for £15 between 4pm and 7pm.

The team has plans to host a wine tasting event with local wine supplier Old Chapel Wines, a whisky tasting night and some Asian small plated tasting menu nights in the near future.

Stephen acknowledged that the hospitality industry was going through a tough time currently, but added: “We believe Truro is a fabulous little city and hope to do it justice by bringing back to life this little institution.”