Penzance Restaurants and Dining

(Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK)

Scenic view of Porthcurno Beach from Minack Theatre cafeFreshly caught fish forms the staple ingredient at many of the best restaurants around Penzance. Dining is a popular past-time in Penzance and with such a wealth of produce being available nearby, including local farmers' markets, the food here is exceptional.

Many restaurants in Penzance serve up tasty and often rather creative dishes, often with special's menus featuring dishes influence by the day's catch. Expect restaurants with a seafood theme to offer sea bass, sole, mullet, turbot, haddock and plenty of shellfish, including oysters and scallops.

Traditional pubs around town are in abundance. Penzance is home to more than 30 different public houses, which have become known for their hearty fare and wholesome meals. Nearby, the lively and vibrant coastal cafes are the prefect place to unwind, with many boasting outdoor tables and chairs.

Where to Eat

Restaurants in Penzance tend to be based around the coastal side of the town centre, including a good choice along Chapel Street and Quay Street. Many pubs are also located in this part of Penzance, often housed in beautiful historic buildings with bags of character.

Further eateries and restaurants are distributed along Alverton Street, Fore Street, Market Jew Street, around Market Place and the Promenade. A number of cafes are sited within the Wharfside Shopping Centre, next to Wharf Road, offering sandwiches, hot snacks and filling evening meals, with sea views being a main feature here. The Savoy Cinema on the Causewayhead also offers a good restaurant and bar, quickly filling up before and after film screenings, while a host of fish and chip shops are a great eat and seem to taste even better when eaten on the actual beachfront.