Pandora Inn

4.3
111 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Dining at the Pandora is a real treat. Not only is food served all day, but you have lots of choices where to eat it too! Inside, the ground floor of the pub has plenty of cosy nooks and corners with plenty of secluded areas for you to dine. Outside you can eat at tables overlooking the water’s edge, or dine ‘on the water’ itself – seated on our pontoon. Back inside, the Upper Deck dining room is a beautiful vaulted space that can accommodate larger groups and parties.
The Pandora Inn has an extensive award-winning menu that changes with the seasons. We have a specials board that changes daily and always features fresh, local fish. Whether you want a sandwich, a light bite or the full-three courses, you’ll find something to whet your appetite.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 111 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Often come to The Pandora. Love the location, the view, the place itself, the food and the service. Great regular menu with lots of interesting specials. Each time I visit family in Cornwall we come at least twice!

Pandora Inn
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Chris, thanks for lovely great 5 star review! Great to here that you love everything about us. Come and dine with us again soon!

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Great history. Really good calves liver

Pandora Inn
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi, and thanks for your 4 star review. We appreciate customer feedback so letting us know what we could do to earn 5 stars would be helpful.

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DianeW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are friendly and helpful. The food is amazing and the portions are large.

Pandora Inn
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Diane, thanks for your great 5 star review! We really appreciate customer feedback. Come and dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round : we will return!

Pandora Inn
Responded on 3 March 2020

Great! Thanks for your 5 star rating, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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BRITTA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful spot and the crab sandwiches are hard to beat.

Pandora Inn
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Britta, thank you for your great 5 star review, it's much appreciated. Our crab sandwiches are always really popular!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return for the Cornfed Chicken Supreme for sure. Lovely warm friendly pub. Beautiful surroundings and so cosy inside. Romantic, family etc ... it has it all covered. Loved it.

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IanB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Christmas party meal and it was excellent. The choice was varied and we were all able to have something that suited. It was booked in advance but obviously cooked on the night. It is the first time we have been but will certainly go again.

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So different to the summer, when we usually go! Now, this time of year, especially pre Christmas, such a lovely atmosphere. Just like going back to a traditional country pub, cosy, warm and welcoming! Will become regulars to this wonderful pub! ❤️

Pandora Inn
Responded on 15 December 2019

Hi Colin, what a brilliant review, thank you! Yes, the Pandora is lovely throughout the year being blessed with a beautiful location and a wonderful old interior with real fires. We very much look forward to welcoming you on a regular basis.

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VictoriaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There were 11 of us ranging from 11-75. I’m afraid no one enjoyed their meal. Service was ok. We were sat upstairs. It was freezing.

I’m afraid the food was awful. Halloumi salad...the tiniest cubes of raw halloumi. Paella off the specials was a glutinous congealed tasteless mess. Cheesey chips...fat chips with a half pound slab of cheese melted on top ..not grated ...not refined. To be honest even the chips were tasteless.

So disappointing as Pandora Inn had been recommended and it’s not the easiest to find on a cold October evening with friends who’d traveled over from st ives to join us!!

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VictoriaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Having read the reviews I thought it was worth a visit for a friends get together. The staff were great and I imagine in the day the location would be amazing. Sadly the food was very disappointing.

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SimonB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Great atmosphere. The food was excellent, main courses very tasty and some of the best chips I have ever experienced. Friendly staff and lovely location. We had a super evening and I would recommend this pub wholeheartedly!

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal in a beautiful location. The lobster salad was superb and the service really friendly and efficient.

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DebraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & ambience upstairs in restraunt. Woukd book this again no quibble! Downstairs would have been far too noisey for one of our party( hearing issues) Very popular so booking a while ahead advised...
Food & service could not be faulted. Well done to all you lovely restraunt staff.👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey venue but the food did not suffer. Fish pie was brilliant. Kids menu was basic but good portions. The Toffee Eton Mess was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been visiting here for well over 25 years now and always love coming back. Great location and atmosphere with great food and friendly and efficient staff. Will be back again!

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never even got the meal!! We booked a week in advance for my Birthday. When we arrived the car park was full with people double parked. The road down to the restaurant is a single car country lane with passing places only. There was absolutely nowhere to go, we would have had to walk approx 2 miles!!! Rang the restaurant and they said there was nothing they could do! Disgusting. They should mention the parking on their site and Inform you when booking! Its ridiculous when you've pre booked a table and can't even park there!!

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PHILR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting, great food.
Staff and service first class.
4th time we have been.

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

When arriving at the Pandora Inn with our friends we were told there was no booking for us even though I had a confirmation email from OpenTable. The bar person said we were not the only people that had booked but they hadn't received the booking. This was very embarrassing for us. Once I showed the confirmation email they managed to find a table however it wasn't in the main restaurant which was a shame as we were seated in a small room on our own.

We were handed the specials menu to find 2 of the mains crossed out which at 7.30pm you don't expect. It would be better if these menus were not given out and the specials read out to you as most of our party would have liked the fish specials but they were not available.

We did have a nice evening as we were with friends but would have liked to be part of the main restaurant with the ambience of other diners.

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JackieH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good lunch my meal was great my husband wasn’t so impressed with his fish pie too much potato not enough fish and sauces but tasted ok. Love the location and atmosphere. Lovely staff to.

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the location. Beautiful building. Upstairs restaurant my preference but bar area lovely all the same. Staff all very friendly if a little ill informed of what's on the menu. Great evening had by all even the fussier amongst us.

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JaneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A wonderful place, charming service. But just average pub grub, albeit displayed on a fancy menu. Probably still worth it for the awesome location.

MB
MatthewB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a warm summers evening, eating fresh seafood, whilst sat out on a table on the jetty. It was beautiful

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KarenzaS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Booked for my daughter's 18th bday and was let down from the minute we stepped through the door. No record of reservation shoved in a dark room with no atmosphere, think we were forgotten as had to ask for a waitress to come and take our order, waited an hour for starters, I sent mine back!!! Long wait for mains standard was poor the only positive was the waiter when we discussed our issues he tried to make our evening better and couldn't apologise enough, but mistakes had already happened and this was a birthday treat for my daughter. Very disappointed!

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Sooo
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

A beautiful old Inn next to the river - idyllic setting.
Last time we were here it was for the best Sunday lunch we'd had for a long time...
Sadly this time was just a week-day lunch and the main special let down what would otherwise have been a great time and good food.
Am scoring food and quality/value down because the Langoustine special was tiny and not up to usual standard here - over-cooked and very small portion and difficult to get any 'meat' out of the shell, so ended up sharing my very nice Scampi & Chips with my husband, who'd ordered the special.
Will definitely come back but will avoid specials next time round - the main menu is good and Sunday roasts very good, so maybe just a bad day in the kitchen with langoustines!

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Padstowvisitors
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fancied something a bit special and weren't dissapoineted. Between our Family of 4, we had mussels, the fish pie and a gluten free burger.

The food was lovely; all serverd hot and efficiently.
service was just right - not too rushed but not too slow either.
All in all best meal of the week (and we had some good ones !)

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm and freindly. Very nice food.
Recommended.

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Darryl
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popular pub in a beautiful waterside location. Can be reached by road, on foot, or by dinghy. The building is charming and affords many places to have an intimate lunch or dinner as well as an incredible jetty with tables perfect for al fresco dining.
Food was the best we had in Cornwall this year and we only wished we had been able to get to the pub more frequently.
Parking is limited but it seems that a space always comes available just in time.

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ChristopherG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful estuary location. Nice pub atmospher. Good choice fixed menu plus specials. We had Pandora fish pie. Nicely presented, plenty of fish but rather bland.

MB
MatthewB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, good service, can't wait to come back in the summer to sit out on the jetty!

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Dani
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat, very friendly staff, very lovely food. Definitely visit again!

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GilliP
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surroundings, beautiful Inn and a lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious and staff friendly, welcoming and attentive

CG
CarolG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here a few times for lunch - great food, lovely ambience with log fires, stunning location on the estuary!!

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LindaB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was nothing to dislike. Friendly service, piping hot food , plenty of choice, roaring fire, tasteful Christmas decorations. Pandora Inn is a gem.

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foodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They did not recoginse or have the open table reservation.

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RuthE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This weekend our daughter was getting married, and where else to bring friends and family for a meal or two prior to the wedding but the Pandora. We had two wonderful evenings there, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and as ever will definitely come back again.

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TracyB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pandora Inn was a recommended must visit place to eat. We needed a dog friendly place, and was not disappointed, excellent food and staff. We ate late, so ate inside, really cosy. In the summer, with the outside jetty, this place just has to be visited. If your already in the area, definitely well worth a visit any time of year.

JJ
JudyJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal and would love to come in the summer to sit on the pontoon.

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Wagi
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place in a lovely setting.The team was really friendly.A very special old inn.Not many places like this .

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vipExcellentservice
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location, even in the rain! Food lovely and good value. Service exceptional.

JS
JohnS
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely location on the waterfront with great views from the pontoon, where on a good day you can enjoy an alfresco lunch.
Food is good and the staff are friendly.
The bar is quirky and atmospheric

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Pandora Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.