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The Pirates Rest

62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
+44 1736 330333
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cod” (28 reviews)
“mushy peas” (8 reviews)
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our B&B host recommended the pirates rest, was lovely fish and chips. Took away to have on the promenade on a very nice mild evening. Great location, friendly staff, also recommended other places in the area that were to suitable to us. Thank you :)

Thank CheMadonna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went down to Penzance for a few days from the 16th May to the 19th May, I was told to try the fish and chips here, it was freshly cooked to order and the staff were lovely and friendly, the food was so good I...More

1  Thank Cecil M
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

What a great place to eat. Lovely freshly cooked fish & chips, not greasy . Friendly staff , very clean. Would recommend. Good menu, something for everyone.

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 16 May 2018

After a recent disappointing fish and chips takeaway elsewhere I decided to give The Pirates Rest a try. I was not let down! It may only have been a simple cod and chips but it was fresh tasting, chips nicely cooked through and crispy batter...More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

All the food is cooked to order so the fish tasted absolutely incredible! Great portion sizes and hardly any wait considering.

Thank Chloe1001
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Visited The Pirates Rest for a fish and chip meal with my wife this evening. The staff were very friendly and helpful as my wife has to follow a gluten free diet. The staff advised us that they offer a gluten free option (Gluten free...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

You no longer need to look for a better fish and chip shop, as this is it! Never had a bad meal from this place. Never had any faults. Everything is perfectly cooked. Consistently good. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Came down to Penzance from St Austell for the day and decided to have a fish & chip lunch, couldn't find a decent looking chippy in town so carried on walking and came upon The Pirates Retreat. What a great discovery, best fish & chips...More

Thank cornishpair101
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This used to be a favorite and regular friday dinners had from here, but over the past couple of years we've noticed portions shrinking and prices rising time after time, even as regular locals whom one would expect to be 'kept happy' through the summer...More

Thank kai-pz
robtredinnick, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear kai-pz, Thank you for your review regarding our rip off prices. I do not see 3 price rises over 5 years to be excessive considering the rate of cost increase our industry has seen in the past 5 years. The rate of increase of...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Was on a shopping trip to Penzance when we dropped into the Pirate for a meal. Was pleasantly surprised by the service and quality of the food served. Will be back soon.

Thank John B
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2018|
Response from hairybear74 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we cook all our chips in beef dripping as it is the traditional way to cook fish and chips. We do jacket potatoes but no vegetarian friendly chips. Thank you for asking.
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.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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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