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Alverne

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30 Alverton Street, Penzance, England
01736-36-60-07
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 0
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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
A Gem in the heart of Penzance

Overall impression of this tiny restaurant was very good. Food, Wine, service excellent. Only one waitress on (Thursday night) and the lady coped very well, she earned her large tip! No problem for pre dinner drinks as the Alverne has a lounge and bar area. Next visit would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
jeffrey c
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Angmering, United Kingdom
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Angmering, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Overall impression of this tiny restaurant was very good. Food, Wine, service excellent. Only one waitress on (Thursday night) and the lady coped very well, she earned her large tip! No problem for pre dinner drinks as the Alverne has a lounge and bar area. Next visit would go back again.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I couldn't find anywhere opened to eat on Sunday Easter, most places shut after lunch so after walking around we found this cute restaurant that serves good food with reasonable price. £16 for a crab risotto £28 for a bottle of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had heard about Alverne Restaurant before and finally went in. Surprised by the excellent service and delicious food. Lovely atmosphere. Definitely coming back soon.

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Cornwall
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yet again a faultless experience, great food and service, wide range of wines and drinks. thoroughly recommended.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As usual,being a typical bloke,i left Valentines a tad late to book anywhere,but totally forgot about The Alverne,even tho i pass it every day,went in,was given an option of what time i`d like to dine and bingo,the evening went swimmingly.The meal,staff and general atmosphere was spot on,don`t rule this place out or forget about it like i shockingly did,going back... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is one of our favourite restaurants for lunch and we have never been disappointed with the excellent lunches we have had over the years. On this occasion we thought we would treat ourselves to breakfast and we were delighted we did. What sets this restaurant apart from many others is not only the chefs skill but the quality and... More 

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penzance
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We recently went to The Alverne for dinner on Valentines day evening. Have been to this restaurant many times during the day which we can't fault for what you get to what you pay. However have never been in the evening, we were extremely disappointed with the portion sizes and left feeling hungry. For the price £19 main and what... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First time dining here and we were referred by people heading to the restaurant. We had all seafood dishes and the food was prepared fresh and attention to detail outstanding. The service is spot on and very affordable dining. A very enjoyable evening.

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penzance
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

For a special lunch for two, or a gaggle of Ladies who Lunch, the Alverne is ideal; extensive menu with regular items, and a blackboard menu which changes regularly; nice wine list, some bottle only, some half-bottle, some large or small glass. Everything cooked to order but no long delays. Cheerful knowledgable staff; booking not alwaysnecessary but it does help... More 

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Mytilene, Greece
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114 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was pre birthday celebration for seven of us and we had an awesome time! The food was fantastic and the service matched it. It is very easy to find and a great restaurant to start your holidays if you are staying nearby such as the Carnson house. They too recommend this restaurant. We had a right mix of food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Alverton Street, Penzance, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736-36-60-07

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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