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12-14 Fore Street, Newlyn, Penzance, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Beautifully cooked and presented. Great staff, very helpful with tips for seeing more in Penzance. Nice view of the boats in the harbour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
SJC1503
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautifully cooked and presented. Great staff, very helpful with tips for seeing more in Penzance. Nice view of the boats in the harbour.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited The Smugglers after reading a foodie review in one of the Cornish Magazines/Papers left in our holiday cottage. We booked a table on the basis that the review read well, and sounded child friendly, with a good view of Newlyn Harbour. Unfortunately for us, the evening that we had booked the weather was dreadful, stormy with heavy rain.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to the smugglers with my wife for an end of holiday meal. Thought the place was delightful, the art work hanging in the restaurant area was vibrant and full of life, the service was first class and the food fantastic. The Blackened Cod with Chilli potatoes was outstanding could eat it all day! A great way to finish our... More 

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Sheffield
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Until shortly before I left, this restaurant was right on course for a four, possibly five star review. The food was great - duck pate, fresh fish. Local produce, presented well, and with some interesting flavours - the blackened cod, which was surprisingly spicy, for example. Front of house was extremely welcoming and chatty, placing me in a seat by... More 

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smugglersnewlyn, Owner at The Smugglers, responded to this review

My husband and I have owned and operated The Smugglers for 11 years, during this time we have worked hard to build a well run and successful business with excellent customer service at the forefront, so on discovering this review we were hard pressed to recognize the business described. We have to strongly refute the allegations that inappropriate language was... More 

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited last week for a 50th birthday meal, this restuarant is a fish lovers paradise! If you are not keen on fish then choices are limited. The fish is excellent however and I would say it is on a par if not better then Rick Stein's restuarant in Padstow!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Food was delicious and you really get a lot for your money. A fish lovers paradise with a number of choices on both the starters and mains, all caught fresh from the Newlyn fishing boats! The service was excellent, the hostess was very friendly and welcoming. Seats at the window provide a glorious view of the fishing boats in the... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

17 family and close friends decided to have a surprise meal for a special sister, age ranged from 12 to 86, we decided on set menu with up to three courses, there was choices for starter ,main and dessert, the soup was seasonal veg, which they blended for are older member, the dish was huge as was the portion, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have eaten in this restaurant several time and it is by far the best restaurant in Penzance.The food and service are of high quality you must eat here

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just rang this for a reservation and the answerphone message says closed until Feb owing to family commitments. I look forward to trying it out in Feb.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Had wonderful sole. The greens acompanying the meal were a bit bland though. Great service and very cosy to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12-14 Fore Street, Newlyn, Penzance, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance  >  Newlyn

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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