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Wharf Road | The Wharf Apartments, Penzance TR18 2JY, England
+44 1736 369080
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Affordable fresh food with friendly service right opposite the Isles of Silly ferry dock. Midday meal excellent. Fast friendly service. Highly recommended

Thank graham g
Gloucestershire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to sit & watch the world go by on a Sunday morning with rare spring sunshine! Nice coffee, nice staff, good location just by the harbour & town centre.

Thank Ducatibabe
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had the most yummy chips today!!! Freshly made and really crispy!!! Will definitely be back to get more. They are also cooked in palm oil and not animal lard which is a bonus,

Thank sarah f
Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast today. Generous portion, expectations set by full description of what would be recieved on the menu. Food was freshly cooked, piping hot and very tasty. This is the second visit for breakfast we've made over our last two trips to Cornwall and we'll definitely be back again next time

Thank Sue H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The cafe at the train station was closed due to remodelling and we had a two hour wait for our train. We walked across the street and discovered this small cafe. The waitress was extremely friendly and it had a nice selection of vegetarian food. I had a nice jacket potato which was served with a tasty fresh side salad... More 

Thank cheekymonkeyParis
St Stephen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice takeaway meal here last night. But Waited a long time for it as there was only one staff member serving/taking orders/cooking. It's a shame you don't have a children's menu as ended up buying a child a portion of fish (which he didn't finish as too big) rather than cod bites which he would have eaten.... More 

Thank Lisa M
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have had fish and chips at the Fat Fish on previous holidays in the area and never let us down yet - beautifully cooked good portions.

Thank Marilyn S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

good place for coffee break or lunch, serving snacks and drinks. staff very kind, and service was quick.

Thank Claire_Clemson
Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very slow to serve despite being a 'fast food' cafe, chips were frozen and tipped out of a bag that was sitting on the side of the fryer. The cod was over-cooked and quite dry, the counter top was greasy and covered in salt, and was not very clean. The counter assistant was surly and his clothes didn't look very... More 

Thank Eclipse296
Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite, although 'fast' food this was not. The takeaway part is slowed by the sit down part, which appears to take precedence. Quality not great either, especially given the above average prices. Unlikely to use again.

Thank Kernowcouple94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$61
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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