We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Palace

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
19 Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
01736330997
Improve this listing
Add hours for Sea Palace and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Chinese meal

Went to the Sea Palace on the recommendation of a neighbour as we generally eat with friends at a different Penzance Chinese restaurant. The food and ambiance we enjoyed. It was very quiet when we visited and we chose to have the set banquet. Good starters, crispy Duck, then 3 very tasty mains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Neil&Sue
,
Sennen Cove, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hayle, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful evening with family at the sea palace, food was delicious, staff friendly and helpful and loved the ambiance. Have read an odd review that didn't like the surroundings but we found it great, different and although not a big restaurant it was fine for us. Would we go back, yes for sure we will.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you're in it's lovely. The staff are all polite and caring, the food was delicious and the decoration was very pretty. The house wine was also excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just back from a second visit this year to this lovely Chinese restaurant. Travelled from Falmouth to eat here and weren't disappointed. The staff are welcoming and the food is great. The layout of the restaurant is quirky but that adds to the experience. The only downsides are that there are steps up from the street to access the entrance... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a firm family favourite and when our relatives come down to see us, it is THE place they want to eat at! Even said that they wish they had it near them! The food is consistently good which is a bit of a rarity these days! I can 'hand on heart' say that I have never had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff are really wonderful and cannot do enough for you but the food was a let down to a degree. I ordered monkfish with seasonal vegetables,the fish was appalling barely any taste and must have been frozen. The rest of my family also said that there dishes were not particularly good either. This is such a shame it used... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

always top freshly cooked food eat in or takeaway the best in Penzance by far. Have used this restaurant regularly the staff are always friendly and have a smile on their face.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sproughton
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Second visit to the sea palace and yet again the food did not disappoint however the furnishings inside need a complete overhaul , looks dated and tired.You need to book prior to ,which indicates that the locals enjoy it. Staff friendly and polite and food offered up in very good time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sennen Cove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to the Sea Palace on the recommendation of a neighbour as we generally eat with friends at a different Penzance Chinese restaurant. The food and ambiance we enjoyed. It was very quiet when we visited and we chose to have the set banquet. Good starters, crispy Duck, then 3 very tasty mains & coffee. Portion sizes were good, so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have used this Chinese restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed, whether a great meal downstairs or a takeaway. Always either excellent or very good and we take visitors and friends there who are always very happy with their meals, and not just because I pick up the bill. I'm always happy with the reasonable costs too.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newlyn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

four of us had a nice meal here, the food was good and prices reasonable. However I imagined the place to be damp, the carpet is dirty and I felt claustrophobic down in a basement. I wouldn't go again. But I liked the food and the staff were very good and polite

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Sea Palace also viewed

 

Been to Sea Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736330997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sea Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?