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Folly House | Promenade, Penzance TR18 4HH, England
+44 (0)1736 333363
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Ranked #81 of 148 Restaurants in Penzance
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Sophias offers two luxery sea view rooms, above a small restaurant.
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English first
St Austell, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I went to this establishment last year, i had a goats cheese salad for starters, and a crab linguine for main. I also went for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. To begin with i was very pleased. The atmospher of the resturant was calm and peaceful, the views were lovely. I could see right onto the promenade, it really was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Having come across Sophia's when visiting Penzance five years ago we were so pleased to re-visit. The food is still excellent as is the service. Our meals were freshly cooked to order, well presented, tasty and hot. We hope it will not be another 5 years before we return.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have dned at Sophia's several times now and it has never failed to please with the quality of food and friendly service. The restaurant is small, 5 tables only, so important to book first. Couldn't fault any of the dishes, a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience and worth every penny.

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Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Staying at the CHy An Mor, we were a short walk away from Sophia's. It would have been a lovely walk along the promenade to get to Sophia's, if not for the stormy weather that day. We were fortunate to get a table as the restaurant was fully booked. There are only 4 tables in total, so you really should... More 

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Weston, Herts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We dined four times in one week at this great restaurant. It is small so well worth booking in advance. Home cooked food at its best with a great variety on the set menu. The proprieter is the chef and she is very proficeint at achieveing some fantastic courses from saters to deserts. I would recommend all of the dishes... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Just spent a week in Penzance & this small restaurant ,part of the owners B&B, came highly recommended & was worth the visit.Super food, limited menu & wine list,great laid back service. very small restaurant so you'd need to book. Dined there twice in our week's break.I had fish-trio of Cornish fish then second visit plaice, divinely cooked; my wife... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My husband and I fancied a night away from home and found Sophia's through a Sawday reccommadation. Sophia's was just lovely. Our room was great , very comfortable ,tasteful decor great bed and a fantastic shower, would reccomend on the shower alone !!!! We ate in the resturant and found the food to be really delightful, nice small menu and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

While staying at Sophia's, we took advantage of the great two course deal (£18) and had a great meal. The home-baked bread was incredible (just out of the oven), and special mention for the delicious chocolate brownie for dessert.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Sophia's was so good. The Cornish fish trio was moist, delicate, and so fresh that it melted in my mouth. My husband had the feta-infused, Greece-inspired meatball dish and it sent him over the moon. We continued our travels and he was still talking about those meatballs at our next destination.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Arrived ten minutes late for set menu restricted time but was still allowed the option to have it. Both my wifes beef and my chicken were cooked to perfection. We started with prawn coctails and finished with sticky toffee pudding, all this for £18, cant be bad. All this and the owner was so very friendly, it was their last... More 

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Address: Folly House | Promenade, Penzance TR18 4HH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1736 333363
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
Cuisine: British

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