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The Chancel

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2 St. Andrew Street, Plymouth PL1 2AH, England (Formerly Renaissance)
+44 1752 226264
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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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used our Groupon voucher for the 'surf or turf meal for two' and it was very good. Staff made us feel really welcome and you can add to the voucher deal with starters and desserts. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very cosy when having a meal for two. There was also a large group in but it... More 

Thank krae27
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a delicious evening as part of a groupon deal. Started with Camembert and then had the swordfish. Both scrummy! Puddings and wine were beautiful. Will see us both again soon.

Thank Chappleac
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Chancel for a Saturday night meal for four. We were down from London to visit family in Plymouth. The ambience was excellent and the staff were very professional and attentive. Neil the maitre'd had a friendly but professional approach and was always on hand to ensure that we had what we needed. Neil has an extensive knowledge... More 

Thank Worldtravellerplusuk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This wasn't our first visit to the Chancel but I've not posted a review before and the Chancel most certainly deserves one. We have never had a bad meal here and last night was no exception. Every course was excellent, we mostly had different starters and all of them were first rate. The steaks were cooked perfectly and an excellent... More 

Thank Mark S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came with a group of colleagues from a course. We had ore ordered the food and the service was excellent. The baked Camembert starter was excellent really tasty with lovely bread and the beef goulash was excellent too. Lovely tender beef and the sauce was tasty and rich. Very good value for money. One drawback is that you felt quite... More 

Thank Ali S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely girls lunch. Regan fantastic. Veronica great coffee. Tapas to die for. Honey chorizos and potatoes bravas perfect. Choice of wines all great as some of us wanted white and others red. All in all a lovely lunch

Thank Carol H
Teddington, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Plymouth with friends and came for supper before a concert. Our friends are local and when describing the restaurant they used the word 'consistent'. Well we had a very good meal. We started with a baked camembert,(enough for 3-4 to share); then had the lamb, which was well cooked and the steak in the mushroom and Madeira... More 

Thank Jane J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely wonderful. I ordered fish cakes for my starter. Oh wow! The lime and chilli dressing was beautiful. Followed by steak which was good exactly as I wanted. The veg looked so pretty on the plate with little parcels of beans wrapped in a courgette ribbon. Yum! Disappointingly they ran out of Prosecco but I was offered... More 

Thank JanieSwat
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had just come back after being away and we wanted to go out for lunch and decided to choose a place we had never been before. The menu is amazing from Tapas to main meals and snacks. We decided to go for the Tapas and a bottle of wine and the food was hot when it came out... More 

Thank Bernadette C
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into The Chancel for lunch when in Plymouth for the day. Inside it's cosy and nicely decorated, and staff were friendly and helpful. Lunch was tasty with good portion sizes, and reasonably priced. Recommended.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Seafood, European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: +44 1752 226264
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?