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The Pirates Rest

62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
+44 1736 330333
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“mushy peas” (11 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British
62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Best fish and chips in town, especially the fish that is always cooked to order batter ís crispy, and the flesh is chunky unlike so many others where the fish is so thin you can only taste the batter!!

Thank mrmac90
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Another amazing visit. Used to visit here regularly when I was local, but now returning while visiting, it’s still amazing. The service is always given with a smile and the fish and chips are faultless. Another super sized piece of haddock as always and have...More

Thank Ch43belle
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have been here on several trips now. Good food every time at a good price and friendly service too.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I visited here for takeaway fish and chips this week, and had the best yet! The fish had a crisp light batter and just fell apart, perfectly cooked. The chips are fresh potatoes and delicious. The staff are friendly, polite and welcoming.

Thank bevs_ere
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Having decided to have Fish and chips for Tea tonight, looked on Trip advisor for reviews for Penzance, so glad I did. I had haddock and chips, the staff were friendly and my food cooked while i waited. The haddock was really chunky and the...More

Thank Terri1965
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Loved it here. Chips where lovely and fresh we all had sausage and pies sat down to eat at no extra cost . Drinks avaible in fridge . We went on pirate day a few days before and all the staff where took part in...More

Thank Clairesname
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We have recently been to Cornwall on holiday and having to eat a gluten free diet can be a complete pain. However I googled places to find gluten free fish and chips and this little gem showed up! I rang ahead and ordered them on...More

Thank Meiklen
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Questions & Answers
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
24 May 2016|
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Response from Gemma W |
That's a pity.
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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