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Alverne

30 Alverton Street, Penzance, England
01736-36-60-07
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Ranked #22 of 147 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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Northampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Stratford, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Of the four places we ate in Penzance (Mackerel Sky, the Old Lifeboat House, and The Turk's Head) this was the group consensus as the best. Excellent seafood, very good (although somewhat thunking) service, in spite of the fact that they were very busy. Easy to find as it is on the main street. Reservations recommended.

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Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On trying desperately to find somewhere good to eat we happened across Alverne. A party of 4 arrived quite late for dinner but we were accommodated with a lovely smile and wonderful food and service. Would thoroughly recommend a visit. The cod loin and Creme brûlée we're very well presented and tasted very good too!!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Two of us ordered steak one well done one rare, the well done was medium as was the rare. When It's such a small menu you'd expect the dishes to be perfect. The chips were very nice. We had to ask for steak knives. Asked for a jug of water which was brought out with no clean glasses to pour... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I've tried most eating houses in Pz and I keep returning to this one. Food is good, interesting and reliable. Service generally good too and the wine list is easily the best value in Penzance.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This restaurant is totally reliable in the quality of their food and the warmth and efficiency of their service. It has never served any food which has been less than excellent. The varied menu (with the occasional new dish offered) has never failed to please and the dishes of the day (specialising in local fish) please my husband along with... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A great place to meet friends for just coffee or the full works, the staff here were very friendly people and went out of there way to accommodate your needs.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Really good food, well presented, not too pricey and with calm efficient service. I will definitely be back. Recommend the haddock risotto which is both hearty and light. Decor bright, modern and clean. Everything in the power of the restaurant is five stars for the price, but I would have to reserve the final star for somewhere with a fab... More

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St. George, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were visiting our son and daughter in law and grandbaby, they wanted to take us out for dinner and we came here. What a nice place to have dinner. Quiet and cozy, we were well taken care of. A number of daily specials plus a full menu. I had there fish of the day and it was by far... More

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