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Lanterns

88 Cornwall Street | City Centre, Plymouth, England
01752 665516
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Ranked #51 of 492 restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Greek, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A good retail area family restaurant serving Greek dishes as well as Aberdeen steaks. A speciality also for flambé dishes. On a par with existing similar listings such as Zeus and Leandra. Many think a more friendly and attentive venue.Deserves a listing as much as the others.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A good retail area family restaurant serving Greek dishes as well as Aberdeen steaks. A speciality also for flambé dishes. On a par with existing similar listings such as Zeus and Leandra. Many think a more friendly and attentive venue.Deserves a listing as much as the others.
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been to that restaurant a number of times and was always very satisfied with both the food AND the service. I do feel that your expectations are ridiculous for the simple reason that WHO takes a 13 week old baby into a restaurant, without due regards to other customers and staff?? I for one, would not appreciate sitting... More

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exeter
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Came here for lunch on my last visit to Plymouth and had no hesitation in returning. There is plenty of choice on the menu and the prices are really excellent value. Staff are very friendly and attentive. From listening to other diners, there are plenty of regular customers here Will definitely come back!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was for a 50th university meal for my nan and grandad. What can I say the place is a dive!! Firstly, you are sat right in front of wear they cook food and you can see the grease and amount of dirt they work with and its vile. I have a 13 week old daughter and when asked if... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Lanterns has been on Cornwall Street for as long as I can remember. I love its mix of English and Greek menu choices with some really traditional dishes. Also, if you are a cake/pudding lover, then their range of gateaux will not fail to impress. I often feel in a safe haven for eating here and there is a... More

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I come here very often with my friend Clive and my partner, the steaks are massive and always cooked to perfection, the chips are large portions and the garlic mushrooms are to die for, the staff are so welcoming and you see the older of the Greek family sat on their usual table chatting and creating a lovely ambience, I... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Eat here alot with my wife as did my parents when I was a child infact they still do. And I understand why without any doubt in my mind the nicest steaks in the city and ive eaten in alot of restaurants in the 41years ive been alive ..go there try them see if iam wrong top quality Scottish beef... More

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend and his mother for a lunch date one chilly February day. It was very cramped inside, our waiter forgot about us after we had received our meal, and we had to hunt him down to get our bill. Mum ordered the chicken soup appertif (which we thought was a minestrone) and we ordered the... More

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Ash Vale, Surrey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Visited this restaurant on Tuesday 18th Feb at 7:30pm. There was no one else eating there when we walked in. Thought perhaps we had made a mistake coming in but NO! It was really really excellent all our food was fabulous and our waiter Dimitri was charming and attentive ( he looked like Peter Andre but far better looking!) If... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Was staying in Plymouth for a few days was looking for nice meal . Looked in the window and was empty apart from a few people thought oh no but food was excellent and reason for looking empty was fully booked and just quarter of restaurant for pasting trade on the night we went 15th . Staff are very attentive... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Four of us returned to Lanterns after a time away and could not fault it.The steaks were excellent and cooked to our individual taste followed by Creme Brullee and profiterills.The staff are friendly and helpfull,and although clean and quirkey the place could do with an update as it has been the same for years.Although the saying "if it is not... More

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