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“Fab Crab!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mackerel Sky - CLOSED

Mackerel Sky
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are a husband and wife team at Mackerel Sky. We provide home-cooked food with locally sourced produce and ingredients. Our main focus is on seafood, sourcing our fish fresh from Newlyn fish market.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fab Crab!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We lunched at the "Mackerel Sky on Monday 16th June 2014 at about 1pm. We went upstairs and perused the menu, I ended up going for a special from the board. Fresh Newlyn crab claws with fresh warm bread or chips all served with salad and AliOli dip. £12.50 plus I had a bottle of beer (£3.70)
The staff were friendly without being obtrusive. The toilets were modern and immaculate (always a good criteria) Anyway After about 20 minutes our meal arrived. with all the implements, including a plastic bucket and spade to put my discarded shell in. Believe me, it was scrummy! I was pleasantly surprised at the number of claws, I THINK I had about seven, three quite big and four smaller. I also had chips (Damn the waist line!) which were really excellent. The AliOli which we are used to in Spain was also excellent, just the right amount of garlic.
To summarise, clean premises, excellent food, good prices and efficient but not obtrusive staff. We are definitely going there again, perhaps on my birthday?????

  • Visited June 2014
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Stratford, Canada
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“Very Friendly, Very Good Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Ate here twice, once with a reservation (recommended) and once without. It is a small restaurant with two floors. We had mackerel pate (excellent), squid (outstanding), mackerel burger (very good), John Dory (outstanding), Cornish Rarebit (very good), fish tacos (not recommended - fish got lost in a rather odd sauce and the tacos were heavyweight), monkfish (excellent, if you are looking for battered fish), and the tasting plate appetizer (excellent). The staff are all young and both friendly and competent. Both nights we ate around 8:00 pm and the specials were gone, so if you want the specials get there early.

Visited June 2014
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Dormansland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A delightful meal...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Service was prompt, warm and professional. The menu range was just right and the setting is stylish and the size of the restaurant is perfect for a delightful meal. Our courses were well balanced and scrumptious. Excellent value and we would highly recommend Mackerel Sky…but don’t forget to book ahead.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had our evening meal here whilst staying in Penzance after seeing it on trip advisor. Very glad we went as it was one of the best meals of the holiday. We had warm ciabatta with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and Makrel pate to start. Then the lobster and the pork belly for mains. Every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was brilliant very friendly and efficient. The prices were all very good as well. Make sure you book as it's only a small restaurant and it was busy. Overall would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Penzance.

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“Lovely every time ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I live in Penzance and have been here a few times. Both food and service are always excellent. Would recommend their desserts as they are yummy!

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