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The Chancel

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, European,
2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England
+44 1752 226264
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (124 reviews)
“tapas” (89 reviews)
“fish platter” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, Wine Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here on the off chance at lunch, no reservation. We got a table and the host was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is small and cosy with a varied menu of very tasty food. It says fresh fish and it is...we saw...More

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited last time, during the Christmas rush for restaurants and, it was OK. As promised, we agreed to check the Chancel out again, once the Christmas rush was over, to provide a fairer review, so here goes. Very good quality food, cooked well and...More

Thank jonathan m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit the Chancel for an evening meal but this time went for lunch in a party of six. The food and service were really very good indeed and I was pleased because my friends had never been there before. Everyone enjoyed it.

1  Thank jertax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good ambience and very good service. My automated booking hadn’t gone through properly but the owner was very accommodating and soon had us seated. Main course was disappointing- I had belly pork and it was very fatty compared to similar dishes from other restaurants. Sticky...More

Thank Explorerdee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for my birthday, when we arrived the table was decorated and the staff had left a birthday card- a lovely touch. The chancel is a lovely cosy restaurant, perfect for couples. Our food was great- I had duck followed by salted caramel...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit and would visit again, not sure we go on an evening as the Veggie option is more suited to lunch. My fish stew was good and so was the wife's veggie option. House wine was fine and well priced. Good service, and pleasant...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I personally have been to the Chancel several times before but went with friends for dinner based on my recommendation. They absolutely loved it, and so did I, of course! From the warm welcome, the great wine selection, the great menu (the lamb, swordfish, moules...)....More

Thank audypl56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit in cold January maybe not the best time to judge this wine bar and restaurant as the downstairs room is a bit stark and noisy, However the staff were pleasant and friendly but unfortunately the first two wines we ordered were not in...More

Thank 715annie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with work colleagues for our Christmas lunch,my first visit to the Chancel,we all agreed that we must go back again. The food and wine was absolutely delicious and the staff were veey friendly and professional to us all. I will definitely be paying another...More

Thank SamSam1960
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

My friends recommended The Chancel and having read the reviews was really looking forward to an enjoyable lunch but regretfully that’s not how it turned out. The first two wines we selected were out of stock (not good for a wine bar), they had no...More

Thank PCMor
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Questions & Answers
2 December 2016|
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Response from torquil28 | Property representative |
We take our fish seriously and go to great lengths to ensure it comes from a responsible and sustainable source. Keeping it local is important to us, and we shop daily at our local fish market to ensure the fish on our menu... More
Clifford R
11 September 2016|
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Response from memorp |
Yes, most of our menu is Gluten Free, including many of our desserts. Our online menu indicates all of our Gluten free meals.
2 September 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England (Formerly Renaissance)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 226264
  • E-mail
A small family run bistro, offering over 50 wines sold by the glass, carafe or bottle. All food is cooked to order, so we're not a place to visit if you're in a rush (unless you pre-order), but a great place to relax and enjoy fresh local produce. Primarily a Wine Bar, We are an adult venue and do not accept children under the age of 14. A warm friendly welcome awaits you.
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