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Fat Fish Cafe

Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
+44 1736 369080
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“catfish” (28 reviews)
“fish and chips” (33 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
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Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely quick lunch today. We recommend the Halloumi sandwiches with a side order of chips!! 😀❤️ Very friendly service too.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Every time we ate in Penzance we visit here for breakfast - good portions, freshly cooked and great value for money I hadn't realised however how big their menu is and will definitely be giving the home made lasagne or panini next time I'm down...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited this place today to eat Fish & Chips, great customer service from Tori, nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly enjoyed the fish and chips , we will visit again we are next in Penzance.

Thank Batstan
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I had a large breakfast at the Fat Fish and a can of soft drink. The cost was £8.80. The large breakfast was 2 slices of toast, 3 rashers of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 hash browns, beans, one fried egg, tomatoes and mushrooms. From ordering...More

Thank Trev B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was a joy to find, on getting off the train from Plymouth at 14.15 last Sunday, that the Fat Fish Cafe was open for business, when most of Penzance is as dead as the 1950s. An even greater treat was in store inside. A...More

Thank Dominic P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was pouring down with rain the day we went to this cafe. Upon entering the lady gave us kitchen towels to dry ourselves off. The paninis we had were the best we have ever had. The staff were friendly and efficient. A great place...More

Thank Drewber40
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Called in by chance mid afternoon. Place empty. One very bored member of staff behind the counter greeted us and asked what we wanted. Told us the menus were on the tables. We ordered a drink and left a short time later. Not impressed

Thank TripMember061620171
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have been in Cornwall a few days now and felt it was time for a coffee and cream scone. The camper was parked opposite by the water front. We saw this place, stopped by and the lass/lady working behind the counter was keen to...More

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visted here in august whilst on holiday near newquay. I really cant understand some negative reviews. Our experience of this place was a good one reflected in our 4 stars. We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 children. We placed our...More

Thank holig
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We parked up and approached the fat fish cafe. Before we even said anything we were sternly told that they weren't open for another 15 minutes! Although all the. Chairs were set up. I found this rude and unhelpful. Why Not say take a seat...More

Thank DJmike S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 65
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 369080
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Fat Fish Café and Take Away serving you the best tasting fish and chips in Penzance - all dishes are homemade using locally sourced ingredients where possible. We are open all year round with free wifi and both indoor and outdoor seating. Whether you enjoy traditional fish and chips or prefer your fish simply grilled with new potatoes and vegetables, this is the place to eat them. Please note that all chips are cooked in palm oil making them suitable for vegetarians. If you follow a gluten free diet, you can still enjoy traditional fish and chips by requesting our celiac batter.It’s not all about fish and chips though. We do have varied breakfast items as well as delicious daytime dishes for you to choose from as well as our daily specials. Children have their own all day menu with dishes like ‘Pickers Platter’ designed specifically to cater to their tastes. You will find Fat Fish Café on Wharf Road opposite the harbour car park a minute’s walk from the railway and bus station and underneath Wharfside Apartments with eat in and take away food and wine. Private parties and events can be catered for, just give us a ring or call in to discuss your requirements. Whether you want just a coffee, glass of wine or a three course meal, you can be assured of a warm welcome from Lorraine and the team, so sit back and let us make your meal a memorable one!
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