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“Location location!”
Review of Miss Peapod's Kitchen Cafe - CLOSED

Miss Peapod's Kitchen Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, European
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: This quirky little venue is famous for home-style Mediterranean food.Whether it's making their own pasta, or collecting their own cockles, this food is fresh with a committed following particularly on Sundays. Committed to local producers miss.peapod's uses organic and local produce where possible.Sited at Jubilee Wharf's Eco development with beautiful river views, powered by the wind and sun you will be forgiven for feeling a little bit worthy eating here, however this can soon be remedied by reaching for the wine list and ordering one of their indulgent puddings!
Northampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Location location!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Shame it wasn't a sunny day, but lovely cafe serving fab food at the mouth of the estuary....views to die for on a sunny day I'm sure but enjoyed a windfall brunch with my parents .... Very reasonable prices too for such delicious food...oh and wheelchair friendly too
Wonderful

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank vicky j
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English first
Wiltshire
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Another perfect visit”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Another visit to this very special place.I dont review every time but having had so many good experiences it felt like time to say so again
Food was delicious and staff attentive and friendly.Great place for meeting with friends,equally good on ones own.
We went as a couple and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.
look forward to the next time

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank AgneseWiltshire
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Over rated, over priced, up themselves”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit awhile ago was to meet a regular for afternoon tea. On arrival told they were closed and ..."You've had all day why come now?" Second visit to see what all the fuss was about and in the hope of interesting food was met by similar sarcastic attitude by, we hope, the same staff member - or are they all like that? - on questioning whether a table was in use or was it an old half empty plate - "Well it doesn't look like anyone's here, does it?" That girl should not be working with the general public. Menu boring. The tedious normal all day breakfast, or burger, or sandwich with a sad attempt at making it different - and failing. Specials were also unexciting but of course one soup was a 'chowder' - yawn. My companion, ex-restaurateur of fame had mussels, ten of which were empty and I, as a gluten free person had two choices, (they'd run out of gluten free bread?!) boring bacon and eggs or boring fish and chips - and the beer battered fish with hand cut potatoes were just what it was. Expensive, probably frozen, fish and chips with unrequested nor offered unpleasant tasting mushy peas. The atmosphere was 'Arty' - it felt like a crèche - and it was of course designer scruffy - or maybe that was un-designed scruffiness. It looked grubby. The loos were bog standard (!) and uninviting. A pleasant man behind the counter - Cafe seems to be a fad. Lovely outside spot when warm - but companion and I were doing brown rice, brown menu and barge art tables in 1980. Come on, buck up and catch up.

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Thank Travelling_Trainers
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misspeapod, Owner at Miss Peapod's Kitchen Cafe, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
I am very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience on your visit to our cafe. We do pride ourselves on the quality of our food and try to offer an interesting variety of dishes on a daily basis, including options for customers with special dietary requirements. Our sourcing is also very transparent – we use local suppliers and fresh ingredients as standard, including the line-caught haddock you were served which was quality fresh fillet from Cornwall’s best fish supplier (as used by Rick Stein). The mussels were also fresh and cooked to order, they were all closed (presumably by a mussel?) before they were cooked. Information about our suppliers is available alongside the menus on our tables.
Miss Peapods is a café project that I began with the aim of providing a community space with its principles firmly rooted in exploiting and supporting local and sustainable resources, with an aesthetic that is very much my own rather than a fad or gimmick borrowed or based on a trend. Over the last 7 years the café has evolved and won numerous awards as well as a loyal customer base, which has encouraged me to believe that on the whole our efforts are appreciated. We are primarily a family friendly establishment, and admittedly when there are lots of children in the café it can be disruptive to our other customers – I am sorry that this was the case on the day of your visit.
As ex restaurateurs yourselves I can imagine it is easy to cast a critical eye over someone else’s efforts and pick out all the things that you would do differently. Equally I am sure you understand that in this industry it is impossible to please everyone, although it is regrettable that you were quite so severely displeased with us! Perhaps we might see you in the summer when you can enjoy our outdoor space and we will have an opportunity to improve on your impression.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely veggie breakfast”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Miss Peapods is a quirky little cafe with an envious location by the river in Penryn. A lot of thought has gone into the retro decor and there is a 'heart of the community' feel about the place with info on everything that is happening locally. Their veggie breakfast included home made baked beans which were delicious, and for once it felt like some thought had gone into the veggie option, rather than being fobbed off with a pale version of the meat version. Thank you Miss Peapod

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank soozysu
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Cornwall
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“fun place”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a funky little water side cafe and the food is great. It's not quite liek anything you may have been to before. Food and views are perfect and there is hadny parking across the quay. Well worth a stop on your way through Penryn.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Bryan M
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