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30 Alverton Street, Penzance, England
01736-36-60-07
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Ranked #34 of 144 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Popped into Alverne for a light lunch. Bit non-descript from the outside, but inside was pleasant enough. We opted for the pepper and butternut squash soup, which was very good - creamy, a little spice coming through, nicely garnished. The accompanying bread was warm and well baked too. However, I just couldn't get over the feeling it was slightly over... More

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Cornwall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The food is pretty good, I had a homemade burger which was nice with chips which were nice n that was it!!! No anything else!!! Husband had hake and for £18 got the smallest fillet some potatoes n some greens. Terrible value terrible! Nice place. But there are better

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped here after seeing the sign outside advertising some of the items off the menu. Even though we got there after 11.30 the staff were more than happy to still serve us from the breakfast menu!! The breakfast was absolutely delicious and everything even the tomato was tasty. Would def go back!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is really a tremendous, family run restaurant. We went between 6-6.30 when there is an early bird special offer. We couldn't fault it. Every course was excellent and the service was helpful and friendly. When we asked for slight changes to our menu, they were agreed with complete willingness, and absolutely no fuss. We would definitely go again and... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Thursday. Two of us had whitebait followed by burger and chips. All v good. One of us had the veggie stacker, which was fine. Priced reasonably, good service. Was a little quiet in the place but got busier before we left at about 10pm. All in all a nice dinner.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Called in without a reservation on the evening that Hurricane Bertha was to hit - fancied a treat rather than sitting in a tent listening to the wind and rain! The food was amazing - seems like they use only fresh and local ingredients. Everything that we were served tasted delicious. Service was really good, friendly and quick. They were... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Called in early evening prior to a bank holiday weekend as other restaurants were full! A small but friendly place with good staff, good food choice that is well prepared. There is a rather unusual water feature in the main dining area but it is not intrusive. As stated the food was very good and the deserts equally so, all... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Penzance was heaving with tourists as usual with no beds available (according to Tourist Information) and most restaurants fully booked (apart from the less dependable ones). Alverne too had scarcely a free table, so we were escorted through the main dining area with a rather peculiar water feature gushing from one wall (must encourage diners subliminally to spend a penny)... More

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Northampton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had 4 evening meals here. On each occasion food and service were excellent. Neither my wife nor I had a single poor course during our visits. I would highly recommend the Alverne. Staff were unfailingly helpful and pleasant

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We hadn't booked for Saturday evening dinner, and came in desperate having been turned away from other restaurants. The staff welcomed us in, and quickly made up another table for us, even though they were full. We received excellent service, and had lovely fish dishes. Thank you so much for a great evening.

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Additional Information about Alverne

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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