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The New Lanterns Restaurant

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88 Cornwall Street | City Centre, Plymouth PL1 1LR, England
+44 1752 665516
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant , my friends and I visited this afternoon. Wasn't busy , but about 5pm was getting busy.friendly staff . I had kleftikon which is lamb shank, it was lovely , generous servings and puddings to die for, will be returning !

1 Thank Teresa P
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were amazed how good the food and service was- We were in a party of 13 and had all chosen meals from the Xmas Dinner menu. Every other table was fully booked as well - this being said there was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant - The staff buzzed round and were very efficient and friendly ( No... More 

1 Thank mops-and-brooms
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant customer service. Friendly and accommodating. Lovely food and no long waits which was good because we had children and they weren't kept waiting for ages. Generous portions for the value and I will definitely be returning. Good effort.

1 Thank jordan201196_
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a chicken melt, waited about 30 minutes, the chicken came out and it was raw in the middle. I sent it back, a fresh chicken melt was made, and I was given a free drink. The starters were nice and my partners food was also nice. Just a shame the chicken let them down.

Thank Vicki S
Helston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant meal here, service, food and atmosphere were fantastic, if we weren't going travelling in Europe we would be back!! Thank you!!

1 Thank lemon52
Saltash, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some time since we ate at a proper restaurant in Plymouth and Lanterns was always one of our favourites. Called in lunchtime today for a celebratory meal to make up for my recent anniversary "faux pas"! Great to see that it still maintains the high standards that it always had in the old days. Greeted by a very pretty and... More 

1 Thank Tony S
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently took my granddaughter to this restaurant. She did not want the children's menu, so I asked for two starters for her. She had the whitebait starter as her main meal and ate the whole lot with gusto. It was beautifully cooked and there was loads of it. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly helpful staff, who... More 

1 Thank Cornishtraveler
Saltash, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and my god I'm glad we took their advice. We both had the meatballs and vine leaves to start with, then to follow I had fish with sautéed potatoes and veg and my boyfriend had a sirloin. They were both absolutely beautiful. Really good prices, We both had two courses each... More 

1 Thank dwrosie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Very accommodating. They managed to fit us in for a quick meal despite them being very busy and us not having booked. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was great - a really home cooked vibe. It was just a shame we couldn't have stayed for a dessert but we were in too much of a rush... More 

1 Thank Karen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Food was great Was made to believe they were doing us a favour to let us eat there and we were a burden on them. Only one member of staff was helpful And when it Came to paying as each group was paying for there own they did not want to know Most unhelpful and were very rude to my... More 

Thank Bob K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $29
British, Greek, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?