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Fore Street, Probus TR2 4JL, England
01726 882453
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

Hidden gem. My absolute favourite restaurant in Cornwall. Lamplighter offers phenomenal food and wine in a small, family-run restaurant at very reasonable prices. We've been going for years when visiting friends who live locally and have never been disappointed by Mairead's welcome and wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2012
aknotay
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully presented local produce. I had the pheasant which was a first for me with nettle soup aperitif. Fresh bread and a fantastic choice of wines. I have read a couple of negative reviews on advisor, the surroundings I can imagine might not be to every bodies taste but to slate the food would lead me to believe that these... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A fantastic end to a great holiday in Cornwall, the food was fresh and delicious and was paired with a nice bottle of Cab Sav. Congrats to the chief!

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The food was excellent but the restaurant lacked ambience and front of house left a lot to be desired and did not match the food. Discovered that owners are trying to sell and it showed.

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norwich, england
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Having read the reviews, we were eager to book this restaurant for our last night in Cornwall. We went early so that we could have their early evening menu. Maybe their full menu is better but we all felt that the food was overrated and portions were not balanced e.g. a good portion of salmon with about two spoonfuls of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We saw this advertised in the Trencherman Guide as an up and coming dining spot. After visiting we did not share the sentiments of the write up in the Trencherman Guide. We had booked a table and arrived on time. There was nobody in the restaurant when we arrived but eventually a member of staff appeared from the kitchen area... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The food was fabulous, freshly cooked, nicely presented and wholesome. The only problem was a nice one - which dishes to choose. We enjoyed it so much the first night that we booked a second night as we were paying. The second was just as good as the first. The Lamplighter richly deserves the two rosettes it has been earning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Just passing through and pleased I stopped. A good selction from a simple menu, well presented, beautifully cooked. And excellent value too! I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Hidden gem. My absolute favourite restaurant in Cornwall. Lamplighter offers phenomenal food and wine in a small, family-run restaurant at very reasonable prices. We've been going for years when visiting friends who live locally and have never been disappointed by Mairead's welcome and wonderful wine selection or Rob's superb cooking. My personal favourite starter is the blue cheese souffle with... More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We live five miles away from Lamplighter, and we reckon it's the best place in Cornwall. Chef Rob used to be the head chef on the QE2, and it shows. From the amuse-gueule to start, through the first course (you MUST have the squid), the mains (the fish is a real treat, and the meat is always great) and the... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We had a very nice meal despite lack of atmosphere as the only people there. The service was good and the food was very nice indeed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Probus TR2 4JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Probus
  • Phone Number: 01726 882453

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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