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Dolphin Tavern

) #10 of 137 Restaurants in Penzance $$ - $$$ , Seafood, British
Quay Street | Penzance, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
+44 1736 364106
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Quay Street | Penzance, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was great, not too expensive. Value for money. I recommend the sizzling dishes, particularly the chicken and steak. The environment was nice and decorated with a nautical theme. Will definitely visit again.

Thank TommyP1245
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just dropped short of excellent with two meals worthy of that tag but the third unfortunately not. Both the battered fish and crab linguini was top standard however the whole plaice was dry and on the small side. The staff were excellent and the beer...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal on a Wednesday to help celebrate a friends birthday.It was busy when we arrived but were served quite quickly once we had all arrived. Menu is quite varied with plenty of seafood if thats what you like.Specials board also had...More

1  Thank Cornish-Mandi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Penzance to do Dolphin Watching, our B&B recommended the Dolphin Tavern as somewhere to eat, well all I can say is that the food was exceptionally good. First night had the Sizzling Chicken, second night had the sizzling Beef. Both dishes were excellent....More

1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food with a good choice, need to book as gets very busy, nice atmosphere, situated near to the town and the harbour

Thank francesbxt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good stopover before getting on to the ferry over to the Isles of Scilly. Excellent evening meal. Had early breakfast which ready for a quick getaway.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Penzance every year and always go to the Dolphin Tavern for food and drink. Staff very friendly and welcoming, food and drink amazing, would highly recommend.

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped one night before the ferry to isle of Scilly should have stayed longer as the food was excellent and the room and staff were great. Will call again when we come south again

Thank New-Wingcommander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a bowl of delicious soup and beverages in this charming pub. The service was friendly and the atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Joan47USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice comfortable Inn with some nice choices and the expected 'fresh daily catch'. Ability to offer gluten free dishes as well. Mid-range pricing.

Thank Angi2305
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Restaurant Details

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