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30 Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QN, England
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stumbled across Alverne having wandered around in vain looking for somewhere with a good menu. What a find! I strongly recommend the crab risotto and side salad combo if you're after a light meal. My neighbouring diners waxed lyrical about their main dishes too and so I'd guess the whole menu is to the same standard.

Thank IsabelDelhi
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, the flavours on the plate are good. The meal is good but not exceptional. The service was somewhat amateuristic. They forgat to mention the specials and didn't hear that the music was "hanging". The meals were normally priced, a little bit higher than in pubs. But the quality was good for the price given.

Thank peetr59
Flitwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very chilled atmosphere Good service Lovely food, we had tapas and there was plenty ... Very tasty Followed by scones jam and cream... Yum! Great lunch venue

Thank lesleym275
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Birthday treat! We arrived on time, we were seated with menus immediately, food arrived freshly cooked and perfectly presented, attentive and cheerful staff; everything lovely as always.

Thank michael t
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We found the Alverne by accident, it was raining, wanted a nice dinner for our first wedding anniversary and here we ended up! It couldn't have been more perfect! Warm welcome, amazing food and a lovely atmosphere, it was a Wednesday so lots of room for us and we had the loveliest lady looking after us. When we got our... More 

Thank sarahmac21
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

If you like Danish pastry made on the premises then this is the place to go. Not only do they serve a quality range of other hot and cold meals including local fish and Tapas, this up market coffee shop/restaurant is a relaxing yet buzzing venue. Very comfy settees and lovely decor all make for a visit which will not... More 

Thank bromley2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the service was friendly and efficient. We focused on the fish dishes and the specials were excellent. Very recommendable.

Thank Michael W
Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner and a catch up with an old friend. The staff were very friendly and attentive, without being over baring. The food was very good, we shared the tapas. Plenty of food for two people and lots of variety. The puddings were exceptional.

Thank Ugnip53
Penzance, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

A reliable restaurant that always offers friendly service, lovely food with good portion size at an affordable price. Guaranteed a nice night here

Thank davies672016
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Had both lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Both was great. For dinner my wife had plaice and I had risotto with chicken breast. The risotto was very good and the chicken breast was done just right, not dry. My wife's fish was marvellous. Really recommend this restaurant.

Thank fwarme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736-36-60-07

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?