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The Shore Restaurant

13-14 Alverton Street | 13/14 Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QP, England
+44 1736 362444
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
13-14 Alverton Street | 13/14 Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QP, England
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Reviewed today

Our experience was just amazing. The restaurant has an elegance from the outside which is continued within by the oak tables, sideboards, sculpted wall panels and wooden floors. We chose the intimate dining experience that is available on request where Bruce himself cooks, serves and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 285paul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every course of the six was fantastic. I loved the mackerel sashimi and squid miso broth. We had the matching wine flight which I highly recommend. Absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SallyA209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here last summer. We both had the 6 course tasting. I had it paired with the wine. Every piece of fish or shellfish that was served was cooked to the perfect texture. It was unbelievable. All were exquisite preparations with unique sauces or...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank tausland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined there on Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. The tasting menu really makes you try things you wouldn't normally try and each course was varied, different and so, so tasty. We love Bruce's ethos of very fresh, locally sourced food and we make...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ciarapoppy
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Where do I start?! Bruce Rennie's cooking is fantastic! From the starter of mackerel sashimi (to die for) with wasabi sorbet (I don't like wasabi as a rule, however this was very light and refreshing, the melt-in-the-mouth jigged squid (the liquor it came in would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pimms_007
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

When you first arrive in this small, cozy, quiet restaurant, you will note the simple but delightful decor and perhaps be deceived by the simplicity of the place. Which is why it is such a pleasure to enjoy an extraordinary evening of six courses with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maggie44113
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We went here to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary, so it had to be special - and it was. We had eaten here before, for lunch, but these days it only serves dinner. As we normally prefer eating midday it was a while since we'd...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We left the driving rain and strong winds of Alverton Street to enter the familiar calm of the Shore in good time for our 8 o'clock booking. The room was reassuringly full with happy diners. Bruce's menu is quick to order as there are six...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zevsbumper
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My husband made the reservations and I hadn't really known that we were headed for a set menu with five fish courses. I confess to a bit of trepidation at the thought of wasabi sorbet served with mackerel didn't immediately grab me. And I am...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank ayardley2018
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second time at The Shore, both times when we’ve been on holiday there. Both times it’s been exceptional, and I think better the second time. Food is amazing, always something surprising in terms of ingredients and/or flavour combinations. Everything is brilliantly explained...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Anna H
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19 February 2018|
Response from Bruce R | Property representative |
Yes, we do vouchers. As with anything restaurant related, I ask that you contact me directly at the restaurant or through my webpage as third party platforms are too many in number for me to monitor efficiently. Many thanks... More
20 January 2018|
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Response from Bruce R | Property representative |
I'm very sorry but we no longer allow dogs in the dining room and there is no bar as it is a very small restaurant. Should you require any advice please feel free to call me at the restaurant. Thank you for the interest... More
9 April 2017|
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Response from Bruce R | Property representative |
I'm terribly sorry, but I don't open on Sunday or Monday. If I can help in any other way please contact through more direct and appropriate channels such as telephone or message via my website. Many thanks, Bruce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-14 Alverton Street | 13/14 Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 362444
  • E-mail
Set menu only, no a la carte. Booking is advised as we buy fresh produce daily and may refuse walk-ins due to stock levels. A small family run seafood restaurant. Relaxed, friendly professional service . Vegetarian options available by pre-request.
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