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The Pirates Rest

62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
+44 1736 330333
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cod” (26 reviews)
“mushy peas” (8 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
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Fast food, British, Seafood
62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived quite late and was hovering outside as I had my dog in tow. Staff saw my dog was well-behaved and said I could sit in as long as the dog was good. Food was delicious, copious and a nice pot of tea. A...More

Thank cliveuk2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally have shop bought fish & chips as I find them too greasy & soggy battered fish but both were excellent from the Pirates Rest in Penzance, I would definitely recommend them

Thank jayne r
Reviewed 18 June 2017

There are several choices on the fish and chip front in Penzance and we've tried a few. The Pirates Rest is one of the better ones. Really good fresh fish and crispy batter. Kids said the chips are lovely too. Cheers guys...

Thank R D
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Really disappointing! Fish was over battered and overcooked having been made to order. Chips were soggy over cooked and not crisp at all plus the vinegar had no taste what so ever. First time I've ever thrown away fish because not eating it was more...More

Thank Peter F
robtredinnick, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Peter F, We can only apologise for your poor meal, we pride ourselves on our light crispy batter and this obviously concerns me as I would have prepared you food myself, as for the chips, yes they do come out a little dark at...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Really a chippie with a cafe room - friendly staff and great quality generous food - unlicensed so we settled for soft drinks. I think the fish was in the sea that morning!

Thank TerryParad
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Friendliest staff in town, brilliant food, scampi is superb, cod wonderful, batter is very crispy and light. The cod is creamy and not overcooked. Great REAL chips, made from proper potatoes !

1  Thank 664nancy
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, what can I say? Visited again with family for a take out, another superb meal. Fantastic staff with amazing customer service, friendly and welcoming as always. Rob the owner cooks his fish and chips to perfection every time, spot on. I've tried other places...More

2  Thank hellbellsxx
hairybear74, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. we pride ourselves on the standard of the food we sell and it is lovely to hear such high praise. Thank you Vikki, Rob and the counter girls.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Corner position on a side street off the front that is very popular with locals as well as tourists. Good opening hours and fish cooked to order. Mushy peas are very good. Worth a visit

1  Thank gerardWiltshireUK
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Freshly cooked to order, good sizes, value for money, great friendly staff, very clean place, cod, plaice, chicken, chips all great

Thank Mrs Angela E
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had a family meal last night and all the fish was dry and chewy. Shame really as all previous visits have been good? I hope it's a one off? Gotta say the curry sauce here is nowhere near as good as the shop next to...More

Thank WestCornwallNipper
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16 July 2016|
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Response from ProvincialLady | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm afraid I can't help - we were staying at a nearby hotel and had come without our car. It's in a side street off the promenade, so I imagine parking in the evening is not too bad.
Gemma W
23 May 2016|
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Response from Gemma W |
That's a pity.
18 September 2015|
Response from hairybear74 |
yes well behaved dogs on a lead are always welcome
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 330333
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A small family run business with fantastic food and very friendly service.
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