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The Turks Head

Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
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Ranked #27 of 146 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Somerset
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Penzance several years ago & remembered the very good meals we had at the Turk's Head: I'm pleased to report that the standard was just as high at the end of July when we returned. We were a little worried on the Monday evening when we were warned that, due to so many visitors, we might have to... More

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Plymouth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

had a great meal here last week. I had the crab claws - really fresh and good value, followed by the mussels - again lovely and fresh and a whole kilo. My partner had sausage and mash main course - really good local sausages. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal in a lovely old pub in Penzance. Definitely worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After walking around Penzance in the rain feeling utterly miserable we came in the The Turks Head. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff and handed menus. We went for the Panko Monkfish Cheeks to share, followed by mussels and the sausage of the day. All portions are incredibly generous and very tasty. The atmosphere is great and I would... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here with family for a meal. My meal was excellent but the rest of my party the meal was good but not enough of it. We had to wait a while but the staff were very helpful and accommodating as we had my new grandson in his pram. Nice surroundings and very cosy

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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Turk's Head is not billed as a gastropub; in fact, it's better than that, verging on a fine dining experience by dint of cooking of an exceptionally high order. My wife and I both chose specials chalked on a blackboard, the sophistication of each indicated by their very descriptions: T-bone of brill on a salmon and mussel velouté with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We randomly wandered down the road this place was on while exploring Penzance. The menu looked good and the bar maid was welcoming. We were very pleased to find that much of the menu could be made gluten free and it was all made freshly too. Nice little beer garden out the back too.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Turk's Head is the oldest pub in Penzance. It has stacks of character, an old world labyrinth of rooms and a cracking beer garden to sup a range of local ales and ciders. 8 of us descended for dinner in peak season and was given a wonderfully warm welcome by all the staff. The restaurant has a small menu... More

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turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review,we value all reviews. We are pleased your visit was an enjoyable one. As regards our children's portions,we try to give half or smaller portions where we can and a lot of our customers quite like this. I have mentioned the bun to the chef and it would appear you did get the the wrong... More

Galmpton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came to the Turks Head on Saturday after watching Cornish Pirates play, the food was really tasty and well cooked, the atmosphere very cornish and we loved it. Service was great and very relaxed, Can't wait to go back

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turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are so glad you had a great visit. I will pass on your positive remarks to the staff. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I always expect fireworks from these TripAdvisor high flyers and they generally manage to disappoint. Sadly this was no exception. I tried the club sandwich and while the sandwich itself was tasty enough the 'poached Cornish duck egg' that accompanied it shouldn't have even left the kitchen. The white had separated from the yolk and had an almost meringue-like consistency.... More

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turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

This was so nearly a review.. Many thanks for your comments we value all remarks. You have managed to just about offend everyone who actually decides to put a positive review on Trip Advisor, congratulations! We are so sorry that there was no bunting or balloons falling from the ceiling or even fireworks going off as you entered or should... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Turk's Head in Penzance may be a little tucked away but I would highly recommend a visit. The food was excellent and there were many gluten free options which, as a coeliac, makes a pleasant change. Not only was i able to have one of the best burgers I have ever eaten in a gluten free bun, I could... More

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turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your experience at the turks head. We take the dietary needs of our customers very seriously and hope we offer a varied menu where we can. We hope to see you again. More

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