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Penrose Kitchen

School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
+44 1872 225697
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orange cake” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“brownie” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really good meal. The starters were very tasty and well presented. The venison main was tender and the potato really delicious. Great service, very attentive staff and lovely atmosphere. A very welcoming and comfortable restaurant. The desserts were excellent.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in here last minute after not being able to book in to Trevaskis! So glad we found this little hidden gem! It's very similar to Trevaskis in the sense of decor and fresh local produce! However its no where near as busy, there's...More

Thank Chloe O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fantastic food ! Every course was beautifully presented and the tastes were sublime . Can’t fault the service - attentive yet unobtrusive ... a wonderful meal

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch on 2/9/2018. Wonderful location, peaceful and relaxing. Meal superb. Best roast I have had in a restaurant. Well cooked and very tasty. Excellent service from Sam and Ben. Cannot fault anything. Would definitely recommend this restaurant as a must to visit and...More

Thank PM19514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment choice, the evening before we decided we wanted to have a nice Sunday Lunch. Amazingly Penrose Kutchen had space It is located in a great spot at what used to be the Penrose Water Gardens. The gardens are still there but...More

Thank boxjanner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first opportunity to visit Penrose Kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious, some great options to choose from; all fresh local produce prepared with great care to superb effect. The service was first class. Very knowledgeable and passionate about their food. We look forward to...More

1  Thank BenH5027
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a sunny day for lunch with kids and puppy. Great spot on the veranda, really delicious food all from local producers. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book a table while you still can - the message will quickly get around about this hidden gem. Ben is an extraordinarily good chef and with Sam at front of house this small restaurant is going places. If you live within an hour of Penrose...More

2  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to find this place after having driven down from Bristol. I had the most amazing cheese soufflé for starter and hake with violet potatoes (I didn’t know they existed!). We took our children ages 10 and 7 and although there wasn’t a...More

1  Thank ab32194
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to describe finding a place like Penrose Kitchen in the middle of the woods in what looks like a posh large shed. Once inside it’s a different world, wonderful hosts, super chatty and great with our 6 & 8 year olds. I left my...More

1  Thank Pokerdunc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 225697
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Serving the very best of local and home grown produce in the beautiful surroundings of tranquil lily ponds. A daily changing menu of classic British and European dishes with a select wine list.
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