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Old Lifeboat House Bistro

Wharf Road, Penzance TR18 4AA, England
+44 1736 369409
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (70 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Wharf Road, Penzance TR18 4AA, England
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1 - 10 of 912 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

After discovering we could not have lunch we were well rewarded when we went for early super. Good dining good food, fish as we might expect but in general a very satisfied family left this restaurant, well recommended and near the South pier.

Thank Graham g
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The freshest of fish-'catch of the day' was perfectly cooked and served by friendly efficient staff. We had a lovely evening and will make sure we visit again. The chips were absolutely to die for.

1  Thank Vicky B
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed! The Scallops were possibly the best I've ever had, wrapped in pancetta on a bed of black pudding with a delicate orange dressing the flavours were magical. The main course of a duo of fish...More

1  Thank mark w
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for such a lovely review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Review of the Old Lifeboat House, Penzance 14 September 2018 I visited this restaurant most recently in September 2018. The Old Lifeboat House is a deservedly popular restaurant that always seems to maintain its high standards of service and cooking. I visited it on a...More

1  Thank Dominic P
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We were delighted to welcome you back to the restaurant.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to confirm what we already knew; a lovely dinner in a great setting. Staff were all charming and attentive. Chef, unasked, completely re-configured a starter (trio of fish cakes) to cater for a food intolerance and the mains were truly delicious. And we really...More

1  Thank Graham M
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute food lovers gem in a very quirky building. Five star cuisine set in an old lifeboat house. Worth taking a visit to Penzance for the experience of eating here. Great food and atmosphere. Friendly and relaxed dining experience.

1  Thank sanderson36
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good choice, if you like seafood! Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection! Service was kind and smiley. Being a really small place, tables are quite close to each other. Reservation, I think, is required, otherwise your chances are really thin. Surprised by...More

1  Thank Spyros M
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We very much appreciate your review: thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant twice and both times had a great dinner. Staff helpful, friendly with great service. Food is freshly prepared and there is a focus on local fare, especially the fish dishes and the sweets are great too. Overall this was a...More

1  Thank Graham L
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and for visiting us twice!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the table at short notice ( 1 hour)and included our dog being told that dogs were welcome before 7pm. We sat down ordered drinks and browsed the menu and numerous specials. Our starters arrived and were lovely smoked mackerel pate and the fish...More

1  Thank David J
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us. We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the three of you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a birthday dinner on a Sunday evening whilst on holiday. Found this little gem and after some very responsive facebook messenger conversations had secured a table .There isn't a website which means if you want a reservation you need to call or...More

1  Thank c3k
JaneD2919, Owner at Old Lifeboat House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review; we appreciate it.

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Roger C
11 September 2018|
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Response from JaneD2919 | Property representative |
Certainly. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
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Barry F
22 July 2018|
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Response from Marina F | Reviewed this property |
You will definitely need to book as it was very busy when we went, so ask them at same time how late they open. We also saw the mixed reviews but thought we would try it anyway and we were not disappointed at all.
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pendrey
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Property representative |
Doggies very welcome inside until 6pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Penzance TR18 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 369409
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