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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a 60th Birthday meal for my Mum, we had 41 people attend and the Restaurant could not do enough for us, before hand and on the night. All the meals were spot on and cooked to perfection (the porterhouse I had was the best steak I have ever tasted) The staff are friendly, courteous and very helpful, they decorated... More 

1 Thank Neil R
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday meal, which is the first time in about 14 years for me! And it was perfect. The staff were lovely (I'm sorry, I don't know the names.) But they could not do enough for you! One of the waitress accidently dropped a knife which got a mark on my top and was very apologetic and... More 

1 Thank Katy B
Copthorne, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lanterns on a Sunday evening during a weekend break in Plymouth. This is an old favourite of ours and a restaurant we always try to visit when in the city. Located on Cornwall Street in the city centre the area is much quieter than the Barbican in the evenings and you can generally find a parking space on... More 

2 Thank Achnacloich
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly environment,the staff are very welcoming. You get what you pay!great atmosphere Food is tasty but was too undercooked.

1 Thank taongabanda1
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were part of a party of 12 who visited this restaurant recently. It was a great night with a good atmosphere, very attentive waiting staff and excellent food. We ate off the early evening menu which was great value. Be warned - the portions are huge !!! Will certainly visit again soon.

1 Thank Don B
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first regularly visited this establishment over 25 years ago - when it was simply called "Lanterns" - however it has been a long time sine my last meal there. The restaurant is easy to find in the middle of Plymouth's main shopping area - although beware slightly of parking and parking charges (however this should not detract anyone at... More 

1 Thank grizzledbeerbear
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant.... Once again we were not disappointed the food was exceptional and the staff were all helpful and friendly. It really is a gem of a place There were 8 of us and 6 had never been before, they were pleasantly surprised how nice the food was and how reasonable the prices were and all said they... More 

1 Thank Karen A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (8 of us) had a wonderful experience last night for my daughters graduation, as always with lanterns it was warm, welcoming, the food was superb, the quality and the amount was exceptional with not one complaint. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff were more that helpful. You cant go wrong with lanterns i have been going there... More 

3 Thank _royddj
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here as a family last night. Although I have been here years ago, I haven't been since it was refurbished. The decor and appearance are very different and it;s very modern inside. The food was really good, I would say faultless. The steaks we had were beautiful and the Greek dishes too. The food came quite quickly and... More 

2 Thank Vincent B

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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 - $28
British, Greek, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?