Top Choice British in Penzance

Ben's Cornish Kitchen

Blink and you'll miss Ben Prior's unassuming restaurant as you zip along Marazion's main street, but diners travel from far and wide to taste his classical cooking, which majors in meaty Cornish flavours with a Fren…
Top Choice Modern British in Penzance


Penzance's hottest new table (and one of the hottest in Cornwall, come to think of it) is this barn-storming bistro overseen by chef Bruce Rennie, a veteran of many a Michelin-starred kitchen. It's all about seafood…
Top Choice Pub Food in Penzance

Tolcarne Inn

This old Newlyn inn is run by talented local chef Ben Tunnicliffe, who's fast turned it into the area's primo gastropub. The ethos is refreshingly honest – top-quality fish, seafood and locally sourced meat, served …
Top Choice Pub Food in Penzance

Coldstreamer Inn

This inn in nearby Gulval is a real corker. Chef Tom Penhaul has a strong local pedigree, with stints at the now-defunct Abbey Restaurant and the Gurnard's Head, and his stylish, tasty food (steak with savoy cabbage…
Bistro in Penzance

Cornish Barn

On the ground floor of the Artist Residence Penzance, this funky cafe-diner has become a firm favourite. Rough wood, bare bulbs and an outdoor bar conjure the hipster vibe, and the menu offers both tapas-style tasti…
Cafe in Penzance

Honey Pot

For afternoon tea and crumbly cakes, there's nowhere better in Penzance than the Honey Pot, opposite the Acorn Arts Centre. It attracts punters across the Penzance spectrum, from arty types supping cappuccinos to ea…
Cafe in Penzance

Archie Brown's

A much-loved veggie cafe and health shop, serving quiches, homity pies and salads to Penzance's arty crowd. Stock up on supplements, organic teas and fairtrade chocolate downstairs, then head up the stairs for soups…
Ice Cream in Penzance

Jelbert's Ices

This traditional ice-cream maker still does things the old-fashioned way. There's only one flavour (vanilla), made with Cornish clotted cream and served in old-school wafer cones. You won't need a flake; it's yummy …
Mediterranean in Penzance


Down an alley off Chapel St, this no-nonsense bistro serves unpretentious food such as fish served with Med-style marinades, and steaks with spicy rubs.
Cafe in Penzance

Peppercorn Kitchen

Exotic flavours of the Middle East come to sleepy Perranuthnoe courtesy of this spicy café, run by half-Afghan owner Lisa Durrani-Prior. Wolf down sausage hotpot or Bangladeshi dhal, then follow with one of the cafe…