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The Assay House - CLOSED

12 Chapel Street | Tr18 4aw, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
+44 1736 369729
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Dec 2, 2015
“Great food and coffee”
Nov 11, 2015
“Dinner ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, European, Spanish, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Chapel Street | Tr18 4aw, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

After waiting an hour for our food, it was not worth it. We knew there would be a wait, which was not a problem at the time until the food finally came. The menu was fairly limited, but the specials sounded good, except they were...More

Thank TallyB88
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I keep coming back to Assay as the food /service always wonderful so why go elsewhere? This time I took friends who hadn't been before. One was on GFdiet & was really impressed by how many options on the menu were GF free. Also, this...More

Thank cornishgirl_12
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Apart fromthe place being a bit quiet there's little to day against the Assay House. Following the previous reviewer I went for the lamb which was great. Other half had risotto which was reportedly also great. Waitress also brought some great mini bricks out for...More

Thank Gone_Windsurfing
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The food was terrific, very tasty and good quality. We started with a great seafood chowder. I then had the excellent lamb, the rest of the party had megrim sole which was lovely. Desserts were a little disappointing and expensive. The service was very slow,...More

Thank bazwalker
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Would just like to say I've been here before and was not that impressed with the food but I thought I'd give it ago again while in the area and I must say the lamb stew I had was divine one the best I've had...More

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a rather strange mix of eating and drinking place but the food was of excellent quality albeit rather limited in quantity. I was tempted to try the cheese board at the end of the meal and found the range of cheese rather limited...More

Thank BrantPG
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Once again I echo other contributors, this place is great, we were wandering around one evening and just popped in on a whim... so pleased we did. Everything was served and cooked to perfection. The scallopes were devine. The decor is relaxing, and you can...More

Thank candymanPeterborough
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Every time we visit Penzance, 3 or 4 times a year we always eat here and have always enjoyed a great meal. Think it's changed hands recently but the lady from before was still on hand. We tried the tapas and it was really tasty...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are holidaying in Penzance do not miss an opportunity to have a meal at the Assay House. One of the finest meals we had during our tour of Devon and Cornwall. The fish chowder is 'supreme'. The South African chef and the staff...More

Thank Alexander R
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Found this restaurant nearly empty on a Monday night in the rain, and although I usually go for fish I chose the lamb dish; two different cuts cooked different ways,but what a wonderful meat dish full of flavour. The lamb is from Newlyn. The chef...More

Thank Victoria M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$14 - $28
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Chapel Street | Tr18 4aw, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 369729
  • E-mail
Welcome to the Assay House, a small friendly bar & dining room located in Penzance's historic Chapel Street that is open throughout the year for a range of drinks and food. Whether you are looking for morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon teas (cream and high) or a more substantial meal then the Assay House offers a good selection. We serve great tasting 'Fat Roc' coffees and 'Novus' teas along with a selection of carefullt selected wines, beers and spirits. On the food side, our kitchen provides a lunch and evening menu that is supplemented by a daily 'Specials' selection that often uses the great fresh seafood catch landed at nearby Newlyn. A good selection of vegetarian, lactose and/or gluten free meals is offered on all menus and gluten free cakes, bread and pasta are usually available daily. The team at the Assay House are available to discuss your requirements for private parties and small events throughout the year. If you are in Chapel Street then pop in and say hello.
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