Penventon Park Hotel - The Restaurant

4.2
55 reviews
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Opulent style juxtaposed with contemporary surprises, to create a feast for your eyes and your taste buds

Explore a worldly menu where gourmet dishes contrast with authentic Asian influences and modern classics. Or why not savour the perfect steak, or seafood from our signature wood-charcoal oven.

With a range of flexible menu options including light snacks served 24/7, a choice of traditional afternoon teas, or full à la carte, our experienced team relish in ensuring every moment and mouthful is truly delightful.

Special Offers

Toast the Roast: £13.50

Sunday lunch with a glass of wine or a draft pint of beer for £13.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 10 February 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30

Supper Hour: 2 wine & dine for £39

Two courses each and a bottle of wine for £39.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 21 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-19:00

What 55 People Are Saying
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DV
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. Recommended for dining and staying

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D
Bath
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The prices were for 5 star food; but it was mediocre at best. The £3 each scallops were tepid. The ribeye steak had to be returned for a second attempt to be medium rare. The £29 fillet was unexceptional and had a texture I associate with microwave-thawed.
Overall, the meal (£80) would have disappointed in a gastro- pub at £50.

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SA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal as usual. It was Sunday lunch time so we chose the Roast Dinner. Beef was our favourite and it was delicious. Both the meat and the veg were cooked superbly. Thank you to all the staff.

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JT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. Would definitely recommend.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service delicious food and wonderful atmosphere definitely return and recommend

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A
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As the meal we had was as part of a seasonal special deal, then it was good value. Had we paid full price then maybe a bit expensive.

The new chef certainly turned out some good dishes, but maybe the portion sizes could have been a bit more generous. - after all the ingredients are probably one of the smallest cost items.

The bill could have been better laid out as initially I queries it for accuracy. Apparently I am not the only person to have misread it.

If I was on expenses, then I would be quite happy with the meal, but as a pensioner it would have to be more a special occasion.

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NB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in lovely surroundings with excellent service.

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l
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Though nearby, I had never visited The PV (as it is known locally) before. It was a Sunday and for a birthday celebration. I had forewarned them that it was for a birthday and they presented us with a lovely complimentary glass of prosecco as soon as we arrived. We had the £39.00 supper menu (for two, two courses, with a bottle of wine) and it was very adequate. Especially for the price. The merlot was delicious and I was very surprised how good it was as it was part of the deal. I have had much worse wines that I have had to pay over £40.00 for in a restaurant! We had the soup, mackerel, hanger steak and chicken and then for £6.00 extra each a pudding. They very sweetly piped Happy Birthday in chocolate on my partners plate. The dining room decor is rococo meets baroque. It is beautifully quiet with no piped music and seems to absorb sound so that you are not shouting to talk (a pet hate of mine). It was the service though that was so excellent. A very lovely lady on front desk who was so presentable and professional and a nice young chap serving. They really put themselves out for you. A lovely evening and I would recommend and go again. Thanks PV

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C
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing as always
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TD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service. Will definitely come again.

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NT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service at the Penventon Hotel, food was great, ambience was lovely. Great value.

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DL
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have dined at the Penventon on and off for almost 30 years and have usually been very satisfied with the whole dining experience. It was therefore, disappointing, that our Sunday Lunch did not meet the normal high standard we have previously enjoyed. The bar service was a little slow and the pre-lunch glass of Prosecco had to be replaced twice as it was flat. Our meal - Roast Pork - was served luke warm and after only a few mouthfuls it was too cold to enjoy. This was, however, dealt with immediately when we made the situation known and a new lunch was served. As an observation, there seems to be a trend in some restaurants for meat to be cut in thick slices - almost like steaks - I would personally prefer the more traditional thinner slices. Despite this somewhat disappointing experience, we will visit the Penventon again in the future as our past experiences have normally been good.

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C
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and will be coming again next week for Sunday lunch

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PW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very dissapointed the sauce was cold the steak was raw and cold even though we asked for medium cooked steak
I waited ages for someone to ask how meal was in the end had to get attention of waitress by waving
She took the steak only away leaving chips for me to continue eating after a quick spin I microwave and still raw brought steak back for me to eat on its own very boring eating tough raw meat on its own
So this is our experience of our visit to your restruant

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JA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have renewed an old association with Penventon and everything is just as it always was. Thank you.

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JT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We have been eating here for many years but definitely gone up a notch recently.

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J
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Went for lunch Sunday excellent value and quality, friendly staff overall an enjoyable lunch , the photo shows Roast beef plus there were vegetables to come delicious

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good value food in well run and maintained traditional hotel. Great bar. Over 30 Gins to choose from.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was a pleasant enough experience. Not what I had expected to be honest as the menu on the website was different to the one actually on offer. When we got there the options we'd chosen as vegetarian were not available and the ones that were on offer were a bit ordinary. Service was slow and while the bar had a fabulous range of gin, they had no port for an after dinner tipple. First world problem I know, but we would have stayed longer if there was a decent post dinner selection if fortifieds.

A lush looking lounge and bar was comfortable and welcoming but having dogs and small children running about in what I'd expected as a higher end restaurant was a disappointment.

I'd go there again but this time my expectations will be moderated somewhat.

Staff were pleasant enough.

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BB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our dinner but not impressed by the greeting also dress code and not adhered to

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DR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate 4 evenings running at this hotel as we were staying there for a birthday. The food was fabulous and service excellent. The menu was seasonal but had plenty of choice. We did have one meal with many extra potions of veg even when we kept asking for no more. Annoyingly they only offered bottled water and charged excessively for that. Otherwise it was an excellent , quality restaurant and would recommend.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been coming to this hotel for many years and despite the level of service suffering over the last couple of years the food has always been excellent. However this year the food was adequate at best. We all chose from the Christmas menu with 3 of us choosing the turkey and 1 the chicken. The food was presented already plated as opposed to the veg being presented in individual dishes and as a result presentation was poor. The turkey was served in large portions wrapped in bacon and stuffing and was over cooked and dry. The bacon was heavily smoked and as a result you were unable to taste the turkey. The potatoes were over cooked and seemed to have been pre cooked and left in the pan. The veg in particular the sprouts were undercooked. The gravy was watery.
The hotel used to offer a quality of service which very few hotels in the area offered. This included someone taking your coats on arrival, menus being presented whilst you were having a pre dinner drink and your order being taken prior to you being seated. You were taken to your seat when your starters were ready and your drinks were taken to the table for you. A matre’d was on hand to ensure everything was ok and the staff were well trained and attentive. Unfortunately this is no longer the case with no one in charge and the waiting staff poorly trained. You used to have to book well in advance for the restaurant at this time of the year but the restaurant was half empty which I feel reflects the feelings of other customers.
After many years of visiting this hotel I think we will be looking for a new venue next year.

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G
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Arrived on time having booked online only to be told there was no booking for myself and date. Another staff member came along and informed the staff member who said we had no booking, that she was looking at a redundant booking list! An unprofessional start, but I may be being picky here!
The restaurant is extremely well presented, with plenty of tables/seating. I had asked for a quiet spot, as I was with a date, and this was adhered to. The surroundings are quite opulent, and the service matched the surroundings. Waiter and waitress staff could not be faulted. They were polite, professional and friendly.
The food was good. The soup of the day (cream of broccoli) was delicious, and the main equally so. The dining price for two was very competitive (£62, which included, started, main, wine, soft drinks and coffee).
I would definitely dine at the Penventon again.
Only criticism (if you can call it that) is the (very talented) piano player is a little 'cruise ship' like. Would be nice to listen to classical music rather than, (for example) a cruise ship version of 'All I want for Christmas is you' by Mariah Carey! I know it's Christmas, but...!
That said, overall, a fabulous evening spent in lovely surroundings, with food and service to match.

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JG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and lovely Christmas atmosphere, only complaint, sprouts were a bit too hard & not very warm

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PR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Staff were not accommodating. We felt like we were inconveniencing them if we asked for a drink.
Had to wait at the bar for a very long time on arrival before a member of staff came to serve us and then she looked annoyed.
We were in a side room and were not visited enough by staff to make sure we were ok and to see if we needed anything.
Food was ok - not great. A member of our party complained about her cheese and biscuits and the member of staff got defensive and it turned into a slightly heated disagreement about it.
We won't be returning next year.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Our group of seven had heard good reviews of the restaurant and having not been for a while decided to give it a try having been disappointed some considerable time ago. The lounge gave us a chance to review the menu and have a chat which was part of the reason for meeting. The surroundings appear plush and the dining area was warm and the seating comfortable. The deep fried haddock was enjoyed by those who had, one person remarked that the mushy peas were tasteless and another that the chips had no flavour. I observed another friend had a pie that very obviously had a soggy bottom but she remarked that the flavour of the chicken inside was nice but that the potatoes tasted as if they'd been cooked the previous day and reheated to which I concurred. The tender stem broccoli was far from, I struggled to cut. I noticed one diner didn't attempt to eat hers. The root vegetables looked very nice but were such small cubes that no flavour was left. Having had the turkey dinner I realised that it would have been enhanced by the addition of cranberry sauce, I didn't think to ask at the time. Two people had a dessert. The mulled wine trifle was a hit and the autumn fruits crumble was very tasty apparently but I noted that large pieces of what appeared to be apple were left. The service was very good, the staff were pleasant and polite and noted the adverse remarks about the potatoes and on paying at least two of us were given a discount. This made you feel notice had been taken of how the customer felt and hopefully the potatoes will improve. I hope note will be taken of these comments as the venue is a great place to meet up and we used to do so regularly and enjoyed really good meals. Sadly I think it unlikely after our overall experience on this occasion we will be returning.

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B
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a busy Craft Fayre day there was plenty of space in the restaurant at lunch time. A pleasant traditional hotel environment (with linen napkins. A high standard modern menu with concentrated food on large plates - especially the sweets. Waitress service. Easy booking online

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KG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first date night in over a year and it was absolutely lovely. Just what we needed

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T
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the atmosphere is excellent and nothing too much trouble from the very welcoming staff. excellent food and wind. highly recommend this restaurant.

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KB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Even better that I had 50% NHS discount! I would certainly be happy to pay full price though because the food was delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a spa day at the penventon, so the meal topped our day off perfectly.

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CS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good in the main, dessert Mille feuille was too dry and a bit expensive for £6.50.
I did tell waiting staff that it could do with more filling and or icecream. Apparently they are trialling a new menu.

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T
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely staff lovely grounds, fine old building, ample parking, interesting decor.

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CV
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, helpful staff and first class food. Enjoyable experience all round. Highly recommended.

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d
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I brought my daughter to pv for afternoon tea along with my 6 yr old granddaughter. it was really lovely and exactly the ambiance i was trying to achieve for my daughters birthday treat. the only thing which [and i mean only] was that we were offered a choice of drinks and both my daughter and i were expecting a pot of tea in a nice china pot and to use the enchanting little bone china cup and saucers that were laid on the table. Instead we were given standard hotel room cups and saucers and the same standard metal pots. It did let it down a bit but we made our tea in the tea cups anyway. the sandwiches were delicious and the cakes divine. I would definitely recommend it to some of my friends as long as the above were changed ie if your advertising afternoon tea in the traditional way in a lovely hotel then you really should deliver. Apart from that though it was lovely.

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NW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening celebrating our Anniversary. The food was delicious, very tasty and great presentation. We were seated and served very quickly but didn’t feel rushed. Thank you to all the staff, we will be back.

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VG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very helpful and the meal was wonderful. I feel there could be more on the supper menu, but what we had was delicious. I will definitely be coming again!

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HD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While stopping in portreath for our wedding anniversary & husbands birthday. For a 4 night holiday. We decided to book to come here .to celebrate these both occasions You certainly didn't disappoint us .so glad we came.The food was lovely and reasonable priced .

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D
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately the experience was disappointing. The penventon has a reputation to live up to and really didn't deliver on service or food. Service was poor with lack of drinks ordered, no plates for sharing starter. The food was nothing special. Steak too well done for medium rare. I would recommend taking the vegetarian burger off the menu, very dry, too stodgy, no sauce, no flavour. Sorry penventon but the standard has slipped.

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SH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed 1 night with our 10yr old daughter. The room was perfect, the staff could not of been more helpful as we arrived later than anticipated and wished to use the pool facilities.

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DL
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Penventon lived up to its usual standard and on this occasion we partook of the Supper Hour menu - available 6p.m. to 7.15p.m. - which at £39 for 2 for 2 courses and a bottle of house wine included, is very good value. NB Make sure you make time to study the extensive Gin menu, there is a large selection including some local Cornish brands!!

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