Find the Harris's cosy little hillside restaurant down a narrow street in the centre of town. They have been running their excellent neighbourhood restaurant, more or less along the same lines since the early 1970's and have seen many changes in Britain's eating habits.
They have always sought out the best local produce, it's just taken public opinion decades to catch up!
So you can expect fish from the local boats of nearby Newlyn, plus Conish lamb, Guinea Fowl and the like.
While the menu changes seasonally, starters such 'Moules Mariniere'; 'Cornets of West Country Smoked Salmon with fresh White Crab Meat' and 'Grilled Smoked Duck Breast on Endive and Mizuna with Walnut Oil Dressing' set the style.
Maybe to be followed by 'Steamed John Dory with a Saffron Sauce'; 'Grilled Breast of Guinea Fowl stuffed with Cornish Brie on Spinach with a Lime and Basil Sauce' and in darker months 'Medallions of Venison with Beetroot and Caraway Seed and Glazed Pear'.
Traditional, but well-executed, 'standards' might round of your meal - perhaps 'Crème Brulée'; 'Tarte Citron' or a 'Little Chocolate Pot'.
Friendly and helpful service. No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.00; mains from around £15 to £30
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains from around £15 to £30
- Seats: 38
- Wine: a not over-long, but still extensive, list has been carefully put together and includes some prestigious bottles; prices kicks of at around the £16 mark, and there's plenty of choice at about this level
- Children's portions: No, and no children under 6 years of age
- Nearest station: Penzance Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Mon, all Sun, 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan, 3 weeks in winter