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88 Cornwall Street | City Centre, Plymouth PL1 1LR, England
+44 1752 665516
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lanterns Restaurant has been an established family run business for over...
Lanterns Restaurant has been an established family run business for over forty years. Based in Plymouth UK, and having undergone recent major refurbishment, Lanterns Restaurant is still the best steak in town!
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Be more Greek please!

First time since refurbishment, very nice but hated the pictures, would like to see something Greek!!! Our waitress today was so lovely and we were glad she put the Greek music on. Food as always was very good and we had a lovely time. Just please be more Greek we re not at the beefeater!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
AlfaPaul
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English first
south Brent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this restaurant had a special place in our hearts, we have been going there for at least 15 yrs. We have celebrated many occasions there, staff are very warm and the food beautiful.

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devon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have been going since I was my grandsons age great service and food they have had a refurbishment love it light and bright. You will need to book in busy nights weekend. Had my 21 first there I'm now 53

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On Monday last my husband and I had lunch at this lovely restaurant in Plymouth city centre. We have eaten here before the refurbishment and we always enjoyed the food. The minute we walked in we were well looked after by Gabrielle and Dimitri. The food was excellent and good prompt service, the only "fault" from our point of view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First time since refurbishment, very nice but hated the pictures, would like to see something Greek!!! Our waitress today was so lovely and we were glad she put the Greek music on. Food as always was very good and we had a lovely time. Just please be more Greek we re not at the beefeater!!!!!

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

This was our first visit to Lanterns, was very pleased with the service,food delicious and hot,served really quickly

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have come to the conclusion that some people rate food on quantity rather than quality. Went there on Sunday with friends. I had garlic chicken which was as dry as the proverbial chip, swimming in a puddle of yellow "sauce". It was served with anaemic roast potatoes, boiled cabbage and swede. For dessert I had apple pie made with... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The refurbishment here is lovely, with a great ambience and service. Food very fresh, well cooked and generous portions. We had Steak, kebabs, belly pork with tasty chips and a lovely greek salad. This is probably the best city centre restaurant in Plymouth.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went for a meal with family to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary. From start to finish we could not have wished for a better experience. Food was piping hot and made to order. All food arrived at the same time, vegetables actually tasted like vegetables! All in all one of the best meals we have ever had. Would highly... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went to Lanterns for an 80th birthday celebration, had a lovely evening. For my main had the rump steak with Diane sauce which was really really nice!! The staff were really attentive and freindly. My only bad point (which is kind of a biggie...) is that my starters of mussells came out and half of the shells were empty!!... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a lovely sunday lunch here today. The food was tasty and the portion size was just right, we came out feeling full but not really uncomfortable. The price was very reasonable with three courses costing £8.95. The service was good. We did seem to wait a while between ordering and receiving our meal but it was busy and as... More 

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We are sorry you had to wait, but are glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again, Thankyou! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Cornwall Street | City Centre, Plymouth PL1 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 665516

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: British, Greek

Description

Lanterns Restaurant has been an established family run business for over forty years. Based in Plymouth UK, and having undergone recent major refurbishment, Lanterns Restaurant is still the best steak in town!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?