Penventon Park Hotel - The Restaurant

4.1
30 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Grill, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 9.30am
Saturday & Sunday: 7.30am - 10am

Lunch:
Daily: 12pm - 2.30pm


Dinner:
Daily: 6pm - 9.30pm
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Phone number
01209 203000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
We have numerous food & drink events throughout the year, from wine dinners to music nights & sporting heroes! Please check our website for up to date details. www.penventon.co.uk/restaurant-cornwall/dining-events
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 30 People Are Saying
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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
3 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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A
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We stared our evening with a cocktail, my friends espresso martini was very nice however I would strongly recommend you do not order the mojito as it was appalling & not like any Mojito I have ever drunk, the Cosmopolitan was only marginally better.
We had the supper menu & the starter & main course were good, for dessert we had the local strawberries & with torched Italian meringue, of which we received a grand total of 3.5 very small halved strawberries to compliment an excessive amount of clotted cream.
Unfortunately the thing that we really found really disappointing about the Penventon Hotel was the lack of customer service & unprofessional attitude of the staff, we were not made to feel very welcome in the copper bar & when we asked for recommendations in the copper bar regarding the 160 gins they were extremely unhelpful & unenthusiastic. The restaurant staff were good to a point & then lost all interest & virtually ignored us after the mains were served.
We made a special trip to visit the Penventon in order to sample their gins & found the whole overall experience disappointing to say the least. Sadly we could not recommend this place & will not be returning.

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SM
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, reasonable choice of food. Knowledgeable staff. We did an early bird meal for two which included 2 courses and a bottle of wine for £39.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was lovely, however there were several hairs in the food and on the drinks (on the glass, overhanging the glass into the drink) the staff were polite but both staff members there had very large dirty marks on their uniforms, very visible and apparent

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JH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

This was a disappointing experience. I've been using the Penventon for over 20 years for special occasions and this time is all went wrong. We had to send 3 meals back as they were not up to standard and the veg came out after we had finished our main meat selection. Having said that the Manager was brilliant whilst dealing with our complaint. Our reimbursement and complimentary bottle of wine was more than generous and it was all dealt with very efficiently and courteously. It hasn't put me off revisiting and I would still recommend this restaurant. The only thing I would add is that you should get your pianist/singer back it makes the Penventon stand out from the crowd and gives that 'special' feeling.

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WP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly greeted and throughout the evening by the wonderful staff. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and the were keen to assist in anyway if you requested something different. A very enjoyable evening and can’t wait to return in the not too distant future. Thank you

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K
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent really enjoyed the whole experience food and service were brilliant

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CM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised a friend with a birthday treat at the Penventon Park Hotel restaurant. We ate from the supper menu which was amazing value - 2 course meal for 2 plus a bottle of wine for under £40! The restaurant is quite traditional in decor which gives an up-market impression although the ambience is very relaxed. The service was excellent and the quality and presentation of the food was superb. There was live music in the lounge on the evening we were there which was low-key and enabled us to chat comfortably without having to raise our voices over the sound of the music. All in all a fabulous evening for a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

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OD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredible food, very fast service and a great dining experience overall. The appearance of the food was incredible and for how good it was, amazing value for money.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was fairly slow considering it wasn't busy.
I asked for a drink on arrival for my friend and that arrived but I wasn't asked what drink I wanted for another 10mins. (Was really hot day)
Pannacotta had hard bottom, told by the waitress that the chef said this was a recipe issue. Pretty sure it's because it had been either left out or uncovered.

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C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

The meals are NOT what they say on the menu. The content of some dishes are very remote from there title. The excuses made by the "Chef" and the waiter's were nondescript. The vegetables were not even e'dent, they were raw, they had never seen water.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal at Penventon / the home made bread was delicious, steak cooked perfectly and the tagliatelle was perfect. Helpful friendly staff and good service. A lovely meal.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and great customer service. Good choice of food which was lovely and hot at a great lunch time price. A lovely birthday treat for mum.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my new lady out on our first proper dinner date, glad we went to the PV.

Food was super.
Had starter, main and desert washed down with a few pints, ham hock and Scollops to start, both of us had hake main with seasonal veg, gypsy bread and clotted cream pudding was really good, the pear pudding was also very nice.

Good service with a live pianist who was talented. Would go again as recommend to anyone wanting to mark a special occasion. £72 for 3 courses including drinks. Spent a lot more for a lot less! 😘Xx

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C
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal had by all. Staff very friendly. Lovely ambience. Highly recommend it. Will be going again

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C
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food but the menu wasn’t the menu advertised !!!! We were told that the menu was changed last week ! We had a meal there the week before, that meal from the starter,main ,cheese board and wine was really good and I would recommend that menu . But I could not recommend the new menu as was more expensive £10 more and you also have to pay for water now ,I think this is the summer menu as they don’t have to rely on local business as the summer trade is on the way

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