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Penrose Kitchen

School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
+44 1872 225697
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orange cake” (2 reviews)
“brownie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
School Hill | Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal on Friday evening shine of beef with creamed potatoes and broccoli.It melted in the mouth the flavor was fabulous. Followed by indulgent chocolate fondant pudding with home made ice cream. We returned for Sunday lunch I had chicken & orange terrine very...More

Thank Linda H
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Linda H Thank you for your glowing review. 2 visits in 1 weekend - we must be doing something right! I'm glad you enjoyed our Festive menu on the Sunday which we have kept quite traditional with classics like the prawn cocktail and a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of just over 20 were seated together and served promptly. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The table decorations were simple but classy. All the staff were pleasant and looked after us well. This was a lovely start to the Christmas season...More

Thank baronessCornwallUK
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear baronessCornwallUK Thank you for a lovely review. We're all delighted that your festive celebrations have got off to a good start at Penrose Kitchen. I'm glad too that you like the decorations as it's a fine line between not enough and too much! I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The revamped venue is very pleasant, with lots of comfy sofas for our group to meet before our lunch. An excellent meal followed. The staff were extremely welcoming and most efficient. All the meals, for our large group, were served promptly and we all enjoyed...More

Thank HEJ44
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HEJ44 Thank you for your recent review. We're all really pleased that everybody enjoyed their pre Christmas meal with us and that nobody found the service lacking. I think the flying balloons add a bit more fun to an already festive occasion. I'm glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend so we called in for Sunday roast and we weren’t disappointed. The food was really lovely and reasonably priced and the setting very pretty. The staff were very friendly and welcoming so we will most definitely return. Thank...More

Thank angelarower
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear angelarower Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your 1st visit with us and that the recommendation turned out well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of sampling Bens delicious date curry this lunchtime. Friendly waitress. Warm and cosy setting. A very pleasant lunch indeed.

Thank Carrie w
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Carrie w Thank you for yet another positive review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed everything about your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food , the lamb was delicious, all locally sourced meat , nice relaxed atmosphere, Clean and tidy Great staff

Thank Liz R
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Liz R Thank you for your review. It was lovely to see you all enjoying a leisiurely lunch. Just what Sundays are all about - good food, good company, and a cocktail or 2 for conviviality! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place is a real gem. Set in beautiful tranquil surroundings this treasure of a restaurant where the chef /owner cooks locally sustainable foodstuffs and his wife serves you your difficult to choose between dishes and home made cakes. This is not a place to...More

1  Thank bromley2014
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear bromley2014 Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoy coming to Penrose Kitchen. See you soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Four of us went there on Friday night 20th October and were made to feel very welcome by Ben and Sam, both of whom came and chatted to us. The ambience was great and the food very good indeed. A very enjoyable evening

Thank WidcombeWanderer
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear WidcombeWanderer Thank you for your top review. Ben & I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and we're so pleased that you all enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

We were recommended Penrose Kitchen and it did not disappoint. Wonderful warm welcome by both Sam & Ben and some of the best food we have eaten since moving to Cornwall a year ago. Dietary requirements are dealt superbly and sensitively by chef Ben. In...More

Thank David L
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear David L Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased that you took up your friend's recommendation and had a lovely evening. Ben and I both enjoyed looking after you and your guests and we hope to see more of you in the future....More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We have been to this restaurant a lot this year, every occasion being a joy. The chef is very talented and appears quite calm as he produces imaginative dishes of locally sourced ingredients - braised ox cheeks and duck confit to name but two. The...More

1  Thank John M
Sam R, Owner at Penrose Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear John M Thank you for a lovely review and I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed each visit. We're so lucky to have such amazing produce so close to our doorstep and yes, Ben does conjure up such delicious dishes with it all A...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, 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
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 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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Description
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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