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The Pirates Rest

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62 Daniel Place, Penzance TR18 4DU, England
+44 1736 330333
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 16:30 - 20:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 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 and they have been lovely but myself and my family feel that we will always... 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. More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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
west cornwall
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 the arcade!

Thank WestCornwallNipper
Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 own chips to fry in good old fashioned lard. Well, I can dream.

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 potatoes every day and always cook in beef dripping. More 

Athens, Greece
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 reccomend

Thank champs66
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 the best I've ever had and was thin and crispy and I ate every last... More 

Thank cinta60
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 get home! 😊😊

2 Thank Annie B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

One of the best portions of fish & chips I've ever had. Simple, fishy, and not at all covered in oil. Yum!

2 Thank darksideofcat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Fast food, British, Seafood
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
A small family run business with fantastic food and very friendly service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?