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Alverne

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Contactless payment
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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About
Alverne Restaurant is a family run business in the heart of Penzance offering the best in modern European cuisine and locally sourced produce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Booked in advance after reading the reviews. Good food but limited menu. Service was good. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Alverne with my partner for a tagliatelle and risotto only to find ourselves hungry and frustrated more than an hour and a half later with still no food. For a Tuesday evening with very little diners and being in Cornwall on holiday, that...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get a reservation at short notice, really pleased that we did! Food was amazing and service was good. We were sat upstairs (think this is the ‘over flow’ part of the restaurant), while it lacked ambiance or character, everything else made up for...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you enjoy fantastic food it is a little pricey but is worth every penny there is a good wine list and the restaurant is really well appointed the staff are both friendly and attentive thanks for a lovely evening....More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic simple food cooked to perfection. So much taste and high quality ingredients. Service very good. Can see why it is so popular with locals. What’s not to like? Missing 1 star as decor a bit tired.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here this evening. Staff are warm and friendly. I had sea bass and chocolate cremeux both of which were divine. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and you may need to book as I expect it’s popular.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch as a family, we were struggling to find somewhere to eat and stumbled across this little bistro. Obviously very popular with locals and we can see why. Food was lovely and staff were very accommodating

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just left this restaurant after a meal and have to say what a fantastic place such friendly staff and the food was cooked and tasted beautiful well done guys we will definitely be back on our next trip here

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Evening meal for 2 (birthday) - fantastic food and friendly (and very hard-working) staff. Made a point of complimenting the chef at the end of the evening

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was really lovely to have a specific vegan menu to choose from. The food was wonderful and staff were attentive even though they were quite busy.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alverne

Yes, Alverne is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Alverne is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4