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Dolphin Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, British
Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
+44 1736 364106
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Dolphin Tavern twice during our six day visit to Penzance. The food was delicious and within walking distance from our bed and breakfast.

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I had walked around Penzance to find somewhere for our dinner and had almost settled on another restaurant until we passed the dolphin tavern the smells lulled is in and how glad we were. The staff were all chatty caring and interested in...More

1  Thank ClaireH1708
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took mother-in-law here for her Birthday before going to the Minnack. What a fantastic meal. Wonderful service from a lovely young man behind the bar, (meant to get his name), and a lovely table overlooking the harbour. Food was delicious and the sizzling steak and...More

1  Thank KernowBoys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in hoping for a table for 14 + dogs and we were pleasantly made to feel welcome which is not always the case with large parties. Good food, well delivered and decent price.

Thank ReturnorNot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and service. Very nice surroundings. A little pricey for what you get but I guess it was in line with similar places..

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between the harbour and the promenade on the main road. Good hearty food served fast. Nice beers - try the Cornish

Thank Angus B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. Food tasty and well presented. Good selection of local beers. Outside tables are close to the busy road and the sea defenses block out mush sunlight and form a bit of a wind tunnel.

Thank wannabepikey
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Nice pub away from the centre, dog friendly. Large and comfortable inside. We had early evening meal and glad we stayed for it, all the meals were excellent and excellent value. We went for the Sizzling Sweet Chilli Chicken which was really good, although for...More

Thank BL63
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Bar was busy but the barman gave us a table. Service and the food was great, really good. My daughter thought she lost her phone when home and we rang the dolphin up they were fantastic staying on the phone whilst they looked, she later...More

Thank deeppurple1509
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Very friendly pub , good atmosphere and very nice food and cocktails . Glad we booked because very busy even out of main holiday but service was very efficient

Thank Lynne C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 364106
this is a pub opposite the Scillonian crossing in Penzance that serves excellent food.
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