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Penrose Kitchen

School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
+44 1872 225697
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“orange cake” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (7 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 2 days ago

This is definitely one of our favourite lunch venues in Cornwall. They never fail to delight with mouthwatering dishes. The cheese souffle is to die for - that needs to be a permanent fixture on the menu! It's a simple but stylish venue in a...More

2  Thank MMMcGrath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing some good reviews we decided to pay a visit. We were not disappointed,great food and pleasant atmosphere. The hoist Sam made us very welcome and we sat by the log burner with a drink to read the menu. Some unusual choices but our...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit after seeing & hearing so many good reviews for this restaurant, we were not disappointed. Superb, delicious home cook food served in a spacious well laid out restaurant. Attention for detail along with the attentive service makes this a very enjoyable experience...More

1  Thank mickytruro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to our visit but unfortunately was left pretty disappointed. We all decided to have the Sunday roast, which definitely didn’t meet expectations. The lamb was unfortunately fatty and grisly, the cauliflower cheese was mostly a basic white sauce with very little cheese...More

3  Thank Sarahb198202
SamR3460, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sarahb198202 My initial response to your review was to apologise that you had not received a checkback whilst you were eating your food as is the norm but having just had a conversation with the young lady working with me on Sunday she is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Penrose Kitchen is tucked away in a quiet valley near Shortlanesend and on this sunny Autumn day it was the perfect venue for a leisurely lunch with friends. We could just talk while we were served a brilliant lunch full of amazing Cornish ingredients. When...More

1  Thank lizbrian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food great staff probably the best around truro area... Good setting will be back soon...

1  Thank stuart w
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I stumbled across Penrose Kitchen and spoke to some friend who said they had heard great things. I had a look at the menu and it was definitely my sort of food so I booked, for Sunday lunch. The lamb was ok but not brilliant,...More

Thank Lovejoy19
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Dinner for two.. Wonderful food and service. A Cornish Gem. We'll be back soon Thank you. Tim & Brigid

Thank TheHubPortreath
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch for two. Brilliant location. We were fortunate that we could sit outside as the weather was fine. Lovely views. Our meals were superb and great value. Also the service was friendly but professional. I’d certainly recommend you give it a try. We’ll...More

Thank Tom_the_Wine
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Three of us dined on Thursday 20th September. The people who run this place are delightful and couldn’t have been more accommodating. The recommendations of wines/drinks were spot on. The food itself is so perfectly cooked/balanced that I’d come back to Truro just to have...More

Thank markdY8706EQ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 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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