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73 Causewayhead, Penzance, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best pasties in Penzance!

Excellent bakery with cheerful atmosphere due to the staff. Great breads on offer, pastries, cakes ...but the pasties are truly amazing. No soggy bottoms here!! The pastry is light and flaky, the fillings flavoursome with no cheap cuts of meat. Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Penzance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Excellent bakery with cheerful atmosphere due to the staff. Great breads on offer, pastries, cakes ...but the pasties are truly amazing. No soggy bottoms here!! The pastry is light and flaky, the fillings flavoursome with no cheap cuts of meat. Yum!

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Thank 22abigailr
Penzance, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The best pasties in town! The food is tasty and fresh. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Love this bakery! My only problem with Rowes is, they don't sell caramel doughnuts! I have to go to another bakery for them! ;)

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Thank Hayley B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We tried other pasty shops in Penzance, but loved Rowe's (the one in the town square next to Domino's pizza). The staff were very friendly and courteous and the pasties we ordered were delicious. We had the chicken with white wine and sausage rolls. We also ended up coming back later in the day for more pasties and some desert... More 

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Thank travellersca2015
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

You can tell that this company is run well. The shop was clean and well laid out. The staff well presented and friendly. The food awesome. I had the prawn baguette and it was so fresh and filled with tasty prawns. My wife had a small pasty and it was also tasty and hot. Defo one of the better bakeries.

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Thank Jennyandianlove
Penzance
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I agree with the previous reviewer. I have been visiting Rowe's bakery shops in Cornwall since 1995. For many years Rowe's were well known for their consistently good Cornish pasties and I used to love them and would excitedly look forward to the next one. The secret or winninjg formula was that they were always baked to perfection - with... More 

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1 Thank KernowThomas
Penzance
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Before there was a Rowe,s pasty shop in Penzance, I used to travel to Helston to buy their excellent pasties. Eventually a Rowe,s shop opened in Penzance which was very exciting. The pasties were very good most of the time for the first few years. In the last couple of years, I have found their pasties very disappointing. The pasties... More 

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2 Thank Silver-Toby
Mission, Canada
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352 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Rowe's was recommended to us by our host as the best place in Penzance for Cornish pasties. After we tried a few other local sellers, we totally agree with her assessment of these being the best in town. We found the pastry was flaky, light and not too thick, especially around the edges and the filling, in the chicken ones,... More 

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Thank 1956traveller
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is the place to get a cornish pastie, the pastry is a delight and the fillings are awesome try the chicken pastie very good

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Thank John W
Penzance, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Best pasties in town, and I have always found the girls lovely. Bakery good too, lovely fresh bread.

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Thank Jeff A
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

bought our lunch for the day to take to the fabulous Sennen Cove. lovely pasties but the filled rolls are more expensive than subway and less choice

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  • Address: 73 Causewayhead, Penzance, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance

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