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Reviewed 26 March 2024

The Pirates Rest was recommended to us, so we went on a Friday afternoon, shortly after they had opened for the evening session. When we got home we found that the chips looked like they had been left over from the lunchtime session, the batter...on the cod was almost non existent and the fish quality was poor. We will not go there again if we visit Penzance again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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rob tredinnick, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Hi NeilF150, Very sorry to hear of your experience. I can assure you we do not hold any food over from a lunchtime session. All our food is cooked to order, as was yours on this evening. Your comment on the batter, well this can...More

Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Went here in May on the last day of our holiday and had an some absolutely delicious fish and chips and great value for money

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Visited tonight (Friday) when walking the coast path with our little dog it is tucked up a small side street ….. great staff, really friendly welcome and the best fish and chips ever! Go here you won’t be disappointed - Thank you

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

One of the best fish and chip suppers I’ve ever had. Incredibly tasty and fresh and cooked to order. Best of all the fish is skinless, as it should be!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Consistent top quality food, outstanding fish and chips prepared and served by lovely staff, well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022

About 10 minutes drive from home, passing a not so good local place but worth the trip every time. Everything is cooked fresh to order by the friendly staff. . You can phone ahead and place your order or just turn up and enjoy the...banter.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

We were on holiday in Penzance this time last year and enjoyed our fish 'n chips from The Pirates Rest, so we returned this year while on holiday again in Cornwall. I have to say the quality is superb, fresh and tasty cod in light...crispy batter with excellent chips, not at all stodgy or greasy. We enjoyed them sitting on a promenade bench. I think this is one of the best takeaways we've ever had, and at a reasonable price. They also have a small cafe if you prefer to eat in. We will definitely go to The Pirates Rest next time we're in Penzance.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

A lovely little fish and chip shop with friendly and helpful staff. So pleased to be able to find somewhere that does excellent gluten free fish and chips.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Have to be the best I have had in a long time. Batter very crispy and not fatty. Chips are cooked with a nice crunchy outer not floppy soggy ones

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

Having read TA and this being next to our stay we tried it We were not disappointed the fish and the chips excellent cooked freshly Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

After many failed attempts to eat in the area during our weeks holiday we again decided to have fish and chips. Wow, what a good decision. Freshly cooked to order and delicious. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

We came on a busy day so were unable to have Gluten free Fish. Just chips are gluten free. Because the frier will be used for gluten items. I do find this very disappointing. If you're Gluten free it isn't because its not busy. Please...consider this when visiting. Other family were very pleased with their fish and chips.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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robtredinnick, Owner at The Pirates Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2021

I'm sorry you feel let down. Unfortunately we were even busier than normal due to another fish and chip shop nearby having to shut down. This was explained to you, we also said we could do the gluten free however it would be about a...More

Reviewed 21 August 2021

We have a regular order set up with this take away - the food is always excellent and well priced. Portions are a good size.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Fantastic Fish and Chips: freshly cooked, generous portions. All was fresh and very tasty. The best fish and chips I’ve had in Cornwall.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

Visited here as we'd recently visited a chippy round the corner which had won awards for their food but was overwhelmingly disappointed on the price. Immediately received a pleasant welcome from the staff and a reasonable pricing structure for the menu, not as expensive as...other chip shops in the area. Once ordered, it was a good wait before our order was ready, in part due to the number of customers waiting, but this was no bother as it's normally a good sign at a chippy and indicated that the fish had been cooked to order. We weren't disappointed, very tasty, nice crispy batter and the fish was handsome too! Chips were perfectly cooked and just what we liked. No hesitation on recommending this place in Penzance.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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lesley1959
22 October 2020|
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Response from robtredinnick | Property representative |
Yes we do gluten free fish and chips, we have gluten free batter and use a separate pan which no other products used in it. Also a separate cabinet and utensils. Hope this helps. If you need anymore information please call... More
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Response from hairybear74 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we cook all our chips in beef dripping as it is the traditional way to cook fish and chips. We do jacket potatoes but no vegetarian friendly chips. Thank you for asking.
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Response from ProvincialLady | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm afraid I can't help - we were staying at a nearby hotel and had come without our car. It's in a side street off the promenade, so I imagine parking in the evening is not too bad.
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THE PIRATES REST, Penzance - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Pirates Rest offers takeaway services.

The Pirates Rest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5