Dining Out in Penzance, Cornwall
Admiral Benbow, Penzance
Halfway down Chapel Street is an unusual inn and restaurant, with a mariners theme, named after the famous 17th Century Admiral Benbow.
Decorating the inn are cannon and figure heads, much of it authentic, being brought up by divers from some of the many wrecks found off the notorious Cornish coast.
The inn was originally converted from an old cottage, and from the front, the outside still has a quaint feel with its small paned windows. One unusual feature is the smuggler on the roof.
46 Chapel Street, Penzance
Tel. 01736 363448
Archie Brown's, Penzance
Café, shop and a delicatessen combined into a fine vegetarian restaurant. The 'in' place for Penzance's green scene. Specials include stuffed mushrooms, fantastic salads and much more.
The café opens daily Mon-Sat, 9am to 5.00pm. The café cooks fresh vegan and vegetarian food every day from where possible locally sourced and organic produce.
This includes fresh fruit and vegetables from Guy and Jo at Bosarven Farm near St. Just, Molly's eggs from Treen near Lands End and local milk and cheeses from all around us.
We use the walls of the Café to exhibit shows of artistic works.
Bread Street, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 2EQ
Tel. 01736 362888
Harris's Restaurant, Penzance
Harris's Restaurant is a small internationally acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Penzance.
It appears in many of the world’s top eating guides. It has been in the Harris family for over 30 years.
The secret of the success lies in beautifully prepared and freshly cooked food – fish and shellfish from local Cornish fishing port, Newlyn, top quality meat and locally grown fresh produce.
46 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2LZ
Tel. 01736 364408
Mackerel Sky Cafe & Bar, Penzance
Mackerel Sky Café is run by a husband and wife team who have recently moved to Penzance.
Focusing on Cornish produce and seafood, they offer reasonably priced, local and modern British cuisine ranging from Cornish crab rarebit to the Mackerel Sky tasting board, not to mention the hand-made 100% Cornish beef burgers!
Come and see what they're about!
The upstairs restaurant area is perfect for an intimate function or party (up to 22 seated, 35 standing)
Please call to make a booking or enquiry on Tel. 01736 448 982
45, New Street, Penzance.
Tel. 01736 448982
Mount Haven, Penzance
Poolside Indulgence, Penzance
At Poolside Indulgence we pride ourselves on serving good quality, affordable food in the most beautiful of surroundings. The café overlooks the fabulous Jubilee Pool, one of the best preserved lidos in the country, and from the top terraces you can enjoy spectacular views across the bay to St. Michael's Mount.
The menu has a distinctly Mediterranean feel, freshly made salads, hot ciabatta and pastas feature for lunchtime, whilst in the evening our attention turns to tapas. We are fully licensed and have a small but comprehensive wine list. Sitting on the terrace with a glass of chilled white wine on a long, summer evening really is an experience not to be forgotten! We source as many of our ingredients as possible from local suppliers, and buy fair trade and organic when we can.
We are proud to serve Origin fair-trade coffee, Roskillys ice-cream, local Polgoon apple juice and wine, and locally caught seafood. We make all our cakes daily on the premises, and use local organic, free range eggs.
Jubilee Pool, Wharf Road, Penzance.
Tel. 0777 999 8590
The Bakehouse, Penzance
Since 2004 owners Andy and Rachel Carr have been delighting their customers with the quality of food and service that The Bakehouse is famous for. They are passionate about using only the best Cornish ingredients, sourcing their produce as locally as possible.
Our restaurant is located just off Chapel Street - the most historic part of Penzance - tucked away in our own secluded palm and flower filled courtyard.
Set on two floors, each with its own atmosphere we pride ourselves in having a modern, contemporary yet warm and inviting atmosphere. We also take pleasure in showcasing local artists and we're currently exhibiting work by Mat McIvor.
The restaurant is open from 6.15pm every evening (closed Sundays throughout the Winter).
Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance.
Tel. 01736 331331
The Bay, Penzance
If you like good food with friends in an open, airy, stylish restaurant with a happy atmosphere, the Bay's the place to eat in Penzance for you. It opens onto an outdoor deck with magnificent views across Mount's Bay, over the rooftops to the Penzance Harbour waterfront. The food is regional and modern European cuisine with a light touch, fine attention to detail in an unstuffy atmosphere.
Tel. 01736 366890
The Boatshed Cafe-Bar, Penzance
Located on the picturesque harbourside of Penzance in Cornwall, The Boatshed prides itself on using only the best fresh local ingredients it offers a range of dishes to suit the whole family or business party. Ranging from locally caught seafood through to the finest West Country Steaks, Exotic dishes to share, through to continental lunches.
Whatever your taste, The Boatshed will not fail to impress.
Wharf Road, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 4AS
Tel. 01736 368845
The Lime Tree, Penzance
The Lime Tree Cafe team take great pride in providing the best experience they can for all visitors, with fabulous food made from fantastic local ingredients served with style and passion within a beautifully designed space. In the cool months we have the fire burning and in the summer we can bring the outdoors in opening up the front of the cafe.
The Lime Tree Café serves freshly prepared meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day, from a morning cuppa to a delicious lunch or why not enjoy a traditional cream tea with freshly baked scones each day. It is licenced with an extensive wine list, local ale and ciders. Now with it's own herb and vegetable garden.
Justin's delicious menus, for which he sources great local produce from in and around our stunning county, brings together his many years of experience and his flair for creating a variety of dishes. Miki and the front-of-house team create a warm welcome for all in the café's beautifully designed surroundings, with views of St. Michael's Mount and the bay that will leave you planning when you can fit in your next visit!
Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Gulval, near Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YL
Tel. 01736 448089
The Summer House Hotel, Penzance
Breakfast is as it should be... a mouth-watering start to the day... taken either in the restaurant or, on those lovely warm mornings, laid in the garden. Hand squeezed orange juice, freshly percolated coffee, croissants; fragrant from the oven; Ciro's outstanding homemade preserves; eggs from the farm down the road; locally cured bacon; soft fruits from the fields and hedgerows ripe with Cornish sunshine. Later dawdle over an evening drink in the garden, or surrender to tea and pastries after a long day at the beach. For the ultimate treat pre-plan a special dinner prepared just for you and your guests.
Cornwall Terrace, Penzance. TR18 4HL
Tel. 01736 363744
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe, Penzance
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe, is reputed to be one of the oldest inns in Cornwall.
Set in the heart of the quiet, coastal village of Perranuthnoe only one and a half miles east of Marazion and St. Michael's Mount; and just a minute or so from the South West Coast path.
The Victoria is ideally situated to explore West Cornwall being only 10 miles from the Minack Theatre, St. Ives and Cornwall's rugged North coast.
As well as award-wining food, fine wines, good local ales, ciders and even a Cornish lager, the inn has two ensuite rooms available for bed and breakfast if you don't fancy the drive home.
The daily menu utilises the excellent wealth of local produce available each season within close proximity to the inn. The Victoria is very child-friendly and being parents themselves they offer a good, healthy children's menu as well as smaller portions of some of the main menu dishes.
Perranuthnoe, Penzance, Cornwall. TR20 9NP
Tel. 01736 710309
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