A good neighbourhood restaurant, pleasantly-set in the old part of town, surrounded by galleries and antique shops. They have their own palm-filled courtyard in which to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
On the food front, they cover most bases, attracting both the snacker and serious diner.
A formal three-course meal might offer starters such as 'Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Pancetta & Raspberries'; 'Falmouth Bay Scallops in the half shell with Caper, Lemon & Sage Butter'; 'Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Orange, Grapefruit & Watercress' and 'Lightly-Battered Goats Cheese drizzled with Thyme Honey'.
Perhaps followed by 'Moussaka'; 'Hake Fillet on Tuscan Stew with Tomatoes, Olives, Capers & Mussels'; 'Char-Grilled Marinated Lamb' and a wide selection of Cornish Aberdeen Angus Steaks with mix & match Butters & Sauces.
Good puds might include 'Chocolate Orange Brulée'; 'Hazelnut & Oatmeal Meringue with Red Berries & Clotted Cream' and 'Very Lemony Lemon Tart with Cornish Vanilla Ice Cream' - whilst cheese lovers will be tempted by a few carefully-chosen Cornish varieties.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Dinner: all week April to Oct, Mon-Sat Nov to March 18.15-21.00; Early Bird Menu Mon-Fri before 19.00 £13 (2 courses); mains about £10 to £16
- Seats: 54, plus about 10 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Penzance Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L all week, Sun between Nov to March, 24th to 27th Dec, 1st Jan
- Outside eating