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The Chancel

Certificate of Excellence
British, Wine Bar, Seafood, European
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2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England (Formerly Renaissance)
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a lovely place for good home cooked food and a great place to relax and catch up with friends. would especially recommend the tapas!!

Thank catherine w
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Plymouth, my girlfriend and I go in there for an evening meal and also during the day for a tapas. Both meals are superb, well presented and served by friendly staff. Well recommended.

Thank NTooze
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Good service. Good wine. Good location. What else is there to say. Thanks we will be back again and again...

Thank Mark-Nelly
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The chancel, is a nice cosy restaurant, book early to guarantee a table upstairs, as the lower ground isn't as atmospheric. The food we had ( surf and turf ) was lovely, and just the right amount. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, regard wine. Only criticism children in pushchairs aren't allowed in the restaurant, we didn't know this and... More 

Thank Carolyn L
torquil28, Owner at The Chancel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and found the team helpful and knowledgable. Unfortunately, as you will have seen, the premises is very small and had no facilities or storage space for pushchairs. For this reason, We have made a business decision to keep The Chancel as an adult only venue,... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a tapas selection, extremely good value for money as large choice, all of it delicious. Friendly and welcoming.

Thank Sandra R
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had my wifes surprise 40th birthday meal here and have to say the evening was fantastic. I was greeted with glass of champagne on the house and the evening just went from strength to strength. We all had the set menu and every single dish from our party of 8 went down very well. Each guest saying how lovely... More 

Thank johnnyboyzante
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times and had Tapas, but last week l tried the crab sandwiches, they are to die for, bulging with fresh crab plus a small tasty salad. Lots of other things to try they have a good selection of food and drinks. Plenty of seating inside and out and l think they use the basement in... More 

Thank wendygp
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were invited (amongst others) to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of its opening. An excellent buffet was provided along with live background music free of charge. Paula and Jamie as always were excellent hosts, food, ambience and company top notch. Love this place, whether intimate with the wife or with a larger family gathering, have never been disappointed.

Thank Ged S
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a voucher for six tapas to share over lunch period as a present from Groupon. The food was amazing and of course we spent much more on wine etc! Staff were very friendly, helpful & efficient. Will definately be returning.

Thank MariaandMick37
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent menu. Lots of gluten free options. Very well presented. Good portions. My steak was cooked to perfection. Delightful service, we were made to feel very welcome.

Thank Suzanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $32
British, Wine Bar, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England (Formerly Renaissance)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 441752226264
A small family run bistro, offering over 50 wines sold by the glass, carafe or bottle. All food is cooked to order, so we're not a place to visit if you're in a rush (unless you pre-order), but a great place to relax and enjoy fresh local produce. Primarily a Wine Bar, We are an adult venue and do not accept children under the age of 7. A warm friendly welcome awaits you.

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