Find the Hotel Penzance, and you'll find has this excellent contemporary restaurant - complete with art gallery. The dining room has polished granite tables, stripped floors and panoramic views over Mounts Bay from the picture windows and the terrace, which is marvellous for fair weather eating.
The kitchen offers a menu based on carefully-sourced local ingredients - headed by the local supply of fish and seafood; all cooked in a modern style.
Perhaps start with the likes of 'Pressed Ham Hock and Wild Rabbit Terrine with a Vegetable Dressing'; 'Line-Caught Pickled Tuna Loin with a Fennel and Radish Salad and White Crabmeat Aioli' or 'Walnut and Thyme Soufflé'.
Maybe to be followed by 'Braised "Cornish Pig Company" Free-Range Loin of Pork with Sweet Potato Purée and a Mango and Red Chil Salsa'; 'Pan-Fried Fillets of Local Red Mullet coated with Toasted Oats, with a Beetroot and Shallot Salad and a Horseradish Cream Sauce' or 'Roast Chump of Lamb with a Pine Nut, Herb and Smoked Garlic Crust, Grilled Aubergine and a Black Olive/Red Wine Jus'.
Desserts come in the shape of 'Coconut and Passion Fruit Tart with Lemon Grass Syrup and Cornish Clotted Cream' and 'Amaretto-Poached Apricots with Lemon Posset and Sbricciolona Biscuits'.
While the more savoury-toothed might not be able to resist their selection of Cornish farmhouse cheeses.
Service is both professional and friendly.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 12.00-22.00, set L £18; mains about £10
- Dinner: Sun-Fri 12.00-22.00, Sat 18.30-22.00; mains about £15 to £24
- Seats: 50, plus about 8 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Penzance Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon & Tues all year; L October-March
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available