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Fat Fish Cafe

Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
+44 1736 369080
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“panini” (3 reviews)
“jacket potato” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fish and chip special with mushy peas - piping hot, freshly cooked, melt in the mouth fish and the chips were perfectly cooked. Will definitely be back - thanks to Lorraine for all the reminiscing of school days and old friends ❤️

Thank barbaraburrough
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

For a lunch stop, the Fat Fish cafe ticks every conceivable box. Very nice friendly staff, very reasonably priced and melt in the mouth fish and chips. The side salads also had the most delicious dressing on which is praise indeed because I wouldn't ordinarily...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We are locals and each and everytime we have tried to get food from this place you either have to wait ages to get served as staff are too busy chatting to notice customers and then when you do get served you're told you can...More

Thank Shay G
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Amazing Fish and Chips ..Fish was fresh and melted in your mouth and the chips were amazing ..We had the meal deal with Bread and Butter and a hot/cold drink . Would highly recommend to everyone . Will definetly be visiting again soon . Love...More

Thank Tinnersgirl61
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The fish and chips were cooked fresh to order. They were lovely as were the very pleasant staff. Will definitely return.

Thank RachelWright99
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Friendly staff and a great offer of small fish and chips with bread and butter and a cup if tea, which was more than enough for a lunchtime snack.

Thank Crazy_blue_fox
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely quick lunch today. We recommend the Halloumi sandwiches with a side order of chips!! 😀❤️ Very friendly service too.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Every time we ate in Penzance we visit here for breakfast - good portions, freshly cooked and great value for money I hadn't realised however how big their menu is and will definitely be giving the home made lasagne or panini next time I'm down...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited this place today to eat Fish & Chips, great customer service from Tori, nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly enjoyed the fish and chips , we will visit again we are next in Penzance.

Thank Batstan
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I had a large breakfast at the Fat Fish and a can of soft drink. The cost was £8.80. The large breakfast was 2 slices of toast, 3 rashers of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 hash browns, beans, one fried egg, tomatoes and mushrooms. From ordering...More

Thank Trev B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$66
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 369080
  • E-mail
Fat Fish Café and Take Away serving you the best tasting fish and chips in Penzance - all dishes are homemade using locally sourced ingredients where possible. We are open all year round with free wifi and both indoor and outdoor seating. Whether you enjoy traditional fish and chips or prefer your fish simply grilled with new potatoes and vegetables, this is the place to eat them. Please note that all chips are cooked in palm oil making them suitable for vegetarians. If you follow a gluten free diet, you can still enjoy traditional fish and chips by requesting our celiac batter.It’s not all about fish and chips though. We do have varied breakfast items as well as delicious daytime dishes for you to choose from as well as our daily specials. Children have their own all day menu with dishes like ‘Pickers Platter’ designed specifically to cater to their tastes. You will find Fat Fish Café on Wharf Road opposite the harbour car park a minute’s walk from the railway and bus station and underneath Wharfside Apartments with eat in and take away food and wine. Private parties and events can be catered for, just give us a ring or call in to discuss your requirements. Whether you want just a coffee, glass of wine or a three course meal, you can be assured of a warm welcome from Lorraine and the team, so sit back and let us make your meal a memorable one!
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