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The Boatshed

The Warf | St Marys, Isles of Scilly, Penzance TR18 4AS, England
01736 368845
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Ranked #74 of 147 restaurants in Penzance
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a good find on a Friday evening after coming off the Scillonian and waiting for our night train back to London (on a previous occasion in these circumstances we had gone to the excellent Harbourside cafe, but this was shut). We obviously hadn't booked and on a Friday night they were full. We were able to sit outside,... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really good food and generous portions. Service was attentive but not in your face. Nice relaxed atmosphere with families, couples and me the single traveller all clearly comfortable. Would recommend it.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had a very nice meal at the weekend with two good friends of mine. We had burgers and steaks. The food was really good and well presented. The service was very friendly and efficient. I would definitely return and would recommend it to friends and family!

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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We eat at The Boatshed often and its consistently great. Yesterday was a scorching hot day and after failing to get food at a local beach we decided we'd best head back to Penzance for dinner. The staff welcomed us in, we ordered starters and kids meals which all came swiftly from the kitchen. The wine was cold and the... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Whilst on holiday we decided to visit The Boatshed, tempted by the menu earlier in the week. It was a Monday evening and we hadn't booked, the upstairs restaurant was full and we were offered a table downstairs in the bar area which was fine. The waitress was very friendly, served our drinks and explained the specials. For our starter... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Last night on holiday and my partner, parents and I came to the boat shed. We had reserved a table for 7pm. We were served our drinks quickly. There was a good selection of food available and a wide fish specials board. The menu was reasonably priced. My dad ordered steak, mum ordered while plaice, partner chose seafood special (mussels,... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Waited a long time for meal to arrive the salad looked a week old,and very expensive.We visited as a family and found the food and service terrible,waitress on mobile while waiting 45mins for meal,the toilets are in a state hate to think what the kitchen is like.We are local and will not be returning stay away

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nigel_waller, Owner at The Boatshed, responded to this review

Woke up this morning still glowing from some of the wonderful complements we had the night before for our food and service and opened my emails to read this review with great dismay. We do our best to ensure all customers receive the best of attention and to enjoy their whole dining experience here. We are very sorry that these... More

Port Richey, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our first night in town we were greeted by a street fair. Roads were closed and many eateries closed as well because of the crowds. When we walked in we saw a packed house but they made a place for us and we had a wonderful romantic dinner. We got a lesson on the difference between chips, crisps, fries, etc.... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We booked a table for 8pm we srtived and was shown to our table. And was imformed the kitvhen was running 20 minutes behind. People who had not booked had priority it seamed yes they where busy we drank a bottle of wine while we waited. Food arrived and it was average not a lot of flavour rather bland we... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Being as I'd read/heard a lot of hype about this "restaurant" I thought it would be a 5-star experience. However, upon arrival we waited at the allocated spot to be seated, asked for a table and as the waitress passed us, she said "yeah over there" pointing vaguely. She then made it to the edge of our table twice, before... More

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