Penrose Kitchen

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61 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Situated amongst tranquil lily ponds Penrose Kitchen oozes rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings offer the perfect backdrop for savouring chef patron Ben Harmer’s award- winning food.
The food is modern European based on classic cuisine. Menus evolve to reflect not just the seasons but also the elements. Kitchen produce is sourced from long standing, tried and trusted suppliers and is delivered fresh, daily and is locally, organically and sustainably sourced where practical. Our bar is stocked with new and innovative products made within our bountiful county as well as much loved favourites from around the globe.
We are available for exclusive hire, for details please contact us directly.
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MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous in every way. I'm totally addicted to Ben's cheese soufflé despite his valiant attempts to vary the menu ;-) We always enjoy our visits here, which is one of our favourite lunch or dinner spots in Cornwall, regardless of the season. Highly recommend.

JD
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yet another great food day, super service with a smile, look forward to another visit.

PF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Sunday lunch, nice wine, first rate service - highly recommended!

OT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in a great setting. The service is wonderful, felt so welcome. The food is yummy, the ingredients so well prepared, they all stand well individually and together they sing. You can notice that people are glad to work here as you can see it in the service and food.

CB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal but I thought pricing was too expensive considering the portion size

MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, well priced and served by knowledgeable people who cared. We'll be back.

S
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location overlooking water gardens. Very friendly and helpful staff. I requested a cushion for my elderly mother which was kindly supplied immediately. Delicious meat and vegetables , and enormous Yorkshire puddings. We could have done with more apple sauce with the roast pork. The desserts were delicious.

RT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great hosts.
We will definitely be back. Really superb Sunday lunch

PP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous! This was our 4th visit and it didn’t disappoint. Sam was her usual friendly chatty self.
The food was superb. We took my brother and wife and they were very impressed.
Hope to go back again soon.

NT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very warm welcome on arrival, we were able to enjoy the last of the sunshine outside overlooking the lake which was very tranquil before eating inside (a little chilly outside once sun had gone). The food was excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented with knowledgeable help from the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Sam’s cheeseboard was a lovely finale at the end, I really enjoyed discussing all the different cheeses with her that we could pick from. We will be back for a Sunday roast and also for one of the many special taster evenings they put on. Thank you for making our anniversary so special and memorable.

PH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have introduced many friends to this fabulous restaurant. Its a dining experience that's unforgettable for all the right reasons. Ben and Samantha continue to excel in making your visit a relaxing gastronomic delight.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff very good but Sunday lunch was disappointing considering the cost and meat portions and dried roast potatoes. Also the bread and butter pudding should be more than 2 pieces of bread and custard

RS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creatively prepared with each diners preferences considered. Such a delightful place overlooking extensive water gardens and a deer farm. We hosted a birthday party here and our guest was very impressed. Off the beaten path but worth the journey. Cant recommend this highly enough.

TS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly recommend this restaurant- lovely setting, fantastic vibe and ambiance -all staff professional friendly and knowledgable. Tables not crammed in - so nice to have space to talk with nice music in background.
Now to the food - the main reason we went there as I had heard great things and we were not disappointed. The menu was varied and apparently it changes regularly. Every course and plate we had was beautifully presented and the combinations of flavours of ingredients and where possible locally sourced ingredients used in the choices we made tasted amazing. I couldn’t choose a favourite plate as all of mine was faultless and tasted amazing - my partner was very impressed with how the cheeseboard was presented to him and how the lady owner (sorry forgot name) explained the cheeses in detail.
Compliments to all involved in this gem of a place - a lot of passion, care and attention to detail in everything especially the food and superb customer service. Having worked in this type of industry in past I can see how much hard work has gone into this restaurant and the owners and all staff there should be congratulated - I will definitely return and will be recommending to others.

SD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a a brilliant restaurant in every way-food-service -wine list and a very peaceful location-brilliant terrace/balcony to eat outside as well-one of the best restaurants I have eaten in.A huge effort by the owners has been rewarded and would suggest you visit either for lunch or dinner.

LC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location and great food. The service is warm and friendly without being over powering. A walk around the lily ponds is stunning to finish off a great overall visit.

C
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very good, creative food in lovely surroundings, especially on a summer evening. Waitress was very helpful and friendly and moved our table inside when it grew cold outside. Our only complaint would be the slowness of the service. We were relaxed and did not mind waiting some time, but, by the time we had been given the menu for desserts, we had been waiting for so long, we just felt tired and lost interest. I understand that staffing is a challenge in a small restaurant and I don't blame the waitress or the friendly and very competent chef. Too many staff doesn't pay, but too few means customers may become impatient. I'm not sure what the solution is. We have, by the way, had the set menu lunch there a few times and this is very good value.

LT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived to a warm welcome from Ben, asked what we would like to drink and would we like to sit outside. It was a beautiful evening and we opted to have our drinks outside but meal indoors.
We were served by Sam, who is absolutely perfect for front of house very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wines.
All in all we had a lovely evening with fabulous food and will definitely be back!

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely find of a restaurant, and highly recommend it. Ben knows his stuff !! Beautifully cooked gurnard curry - all of our lunch sublime, see you again soon guys, it was great.

PH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every aspect. Always delicious food and a warm welcome. Service over and above sublime with attention to detail and value for money

JD
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A menu with flair prepared by a chef who understands food combinations. A really enjoyable visit and experience.

MR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Penrose Kitchen is our go to place for any special occasion! Superb food, with great locally sourced produce. Sam is a great host, along with Ben being a great chef, the perfect team!

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple dishes with very local ingredients and very very well cooked. Loved it the place the owners and staff were fantastic

TA
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from start to finish, Sam and Ben give you a great warm welcome, fantastic food and setting.
Looking forward to our next visit which has to be Sunday Lunch.

JH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting we sat outside by the water lilies . Great meal good service

ER
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant - beautiful setting, lovely welcoming staff and fabulous food!! Would highly recommend

M
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ,made to feel welcome & nothing was too much trouble . Delicious food , well worth a visit

JW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for fathers day lunch, our first dining experience at Penrose Kitchen and it definitely will not be our last. Amazing setting, great food and excellent service. Thank you to all

TT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating at the Penrose Kitchen and again the food was outstanding.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyable family lunch for my wife's birthday, cheese souffle the star of the meal

DT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous souffle to start followed by melt in the mouth brisket with a gravy to die for. Always an enjoyable experience and one I'd repeat more often if we lived a little closer.

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic meal from Ben and Sam . The service is always excellent and the food outstanding! Love it

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hidden away this restaurant is a great find. Amazing food with great service. Venue is not quite what you'd expect, but incredibly friendly staff. Worth a visit here, the food won't disappoint.

DE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Beautiful setting. Staff were delightful. Food scrumptious. We will return !

JT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to come to Penrose Kitchen before our holiday! As usual, everything was superb! Cheese Soufflé to die for!! Beef brisket for mains. No room for more! Can’t recommend Penrose Kitchen enough. Will be back for our Sunday lunch when we get back.

S
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely welcome. Excellent staff. Really enjoyable meal. Would certainly recommend.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our visits to Penrose Kitchen. The welcome and service is always wonderful and the menu choices varied and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to eat alfresco on the terrace on sunny May Sunday lunchtime followed by a little wander around the water gardens where the gorgeous lillies were starting to bloom. All in all a really relaxed after noon. Thank you to Sam, Ben and their team. See you soon 😁

MM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love a visit to Penrose Kitchen. Fabulous food, lovely environment with friendly, professional service. One of our favourite secret spots in Cornwall

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drink and service. Really lovely - highly recommended

EB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve had in forever! Brilliant service in a beautiful spot

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