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The Pirates Rest

62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
+44 1736 330333
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cod” (25 reviews)
“mushy peas” (8 reviews)
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Fast food, British, Seafood
62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 !

Thank 664nancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank hellbellsxx
hairybear74, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this review

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank gerardWiltshireUK
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I think they all buy from the same suppliers because there aren't any differences in quality between this chippy and others in the Penzance area. Would have loved it if they bought fresh, made their own batter from scratch using fresh ingredients, and cut their...More

Thank Gemma W
hairybear74, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this review

I'm sorry you feel so disappointed with the Fish and chips in our Area. But I can assure you that our Fish is of the highest standard our batter is mixed on a regular basis at least daily and that we peel and chip our...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I went there today and was totally disappointed.I was served burnt onion rings and as prove here is a picture of it. Never again.

3  Thank terri_agapito
Reviewed 11 September 2016

we ate here one night in august didnt get there til 8.45 and realised it closed at 9 asked if we were to late to eat in and they said no and to take a seat lovely scampie and chips and haddock and chips, would...More

Thank champs66
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I called in 20-50 hrs almost at closing time but that presented no problem for the friendly staff. I decided to have a takeaway and chose the cod and chips. It was beautiful, hot and free from oil. The fish and batter was equal to...More

Thank cinta60
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a lot absolutely fantastic, read reviews for Lewis's in newlyn which we tried and they were not an 'eye' patch on the Pirates rest! Highly recommend would eat here every day if I could but don't think I'd fit in the car to...More

2  Thank Annie B
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Is there easy parking?
17 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
Do you do home delivery?
24 May 2016|
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Response from Gemma W |
That's a pity.
Are dogs allowed on the premises?
19 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
A small family run business with fantastic food and very friendly service.