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Alverne

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very popular for small groups of regulars to meet for coffee or snacks.

We are frequent visitors to this lovely little bistro, lovely staff and lovely food, menu changes from time to time, always something to tempt you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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penzance
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to this lovely little bistro, lovely staff and lovely food, menu changes from time to time, always something to tempt you.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you go to Penzance you have to go there! prices are like London but worth it! They even had a vegan menu which i was happy about as for once i didn't have to ask for any modification! it was awesome! Try the chickpea, leak and potato soup (we had it without partisan and pesto), the bruschetta was great... More 

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Cornwall,ENGLAND
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Decided to give it a try after good reviews from a friend who regularly visits. We both had fish, megrim with a few potatoes, samphire, asparagus and hake with mash. Both were good portions of fish and tasted fresh, I would have liked a few more potatoes though. All veg and sides were also very well cooked. Desserts were fine... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My friend and I were on holiday and came upon this place by chance. The decor is delightful and we were welcomed by friendly staff. I had a delicious duck and orange salad while my friend had scallops, which she said were cooked to perfection. Service was great too. Would definitely recommend.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I walked in for lunch after this restaurant was recommended by someone we met during breakfast. They spoke highly of the fish and were right on. It came with asparagus and a generous portion of potatoes. We will return tomorrow night for their early specials as the 3 course menu choices looked very good.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

All we wanted was something quick, light and tasty. We came in to the restaurant as walk-ins and there was a 50th Birthday going on, but staff were more than happy to help and gave us a table for two at the back of the restaurant. We swiftly ordered a tapas share and two glasses of wine. Drinks and food... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place never fails to deliver - you want a steak rare? It is cooked to perfection, want a well thought out fish dish? You've got it! It's always a safe bet for proper restaurant food, and never disappoints no matter what size the party, although on occasion with a large party the service can be slightly slower. They do... More 

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

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  • 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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