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“Best meal in ages.”
Review of Tolcarne Inn

Tolcarne Inn
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Newlyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Local pub-look at Website
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best meal in ages.”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We ate dinner here on New Years Eve and had a wonderful evening.
We were made to feel welcome by staff (and patrons) from the moment we arrived, they even provided a blanket for our dog!. This menu was amazing, 3 fish courses, an amazing sweet and a cheese souflé with apple salad that you'd quite happily eat every day for the rest of your life. And all decent price too. Not one fault. Lovely.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank matbend
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weston super mare
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

we were reccomended this pub by locals in penzane if we wanted a really good lunch, but the atmosphere here was really strange. its ok if you llike fish, all fish, evverything fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and i suppose we should have thought of that being on the back of newlyn fish market, but not a little bit of meat in sight!!!

they really should have something, albeit a pate, or pie or something for those who dont like fish, quite a few walked out, as we did after a drink, because the variety just was not there!!
and the prices were quite high for cheapy fish like gurnard, and pollack!!

would we go again, no,

Visited December 2013
3 Thank motherchef76
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner there on New Year's Eve. The set menu (all fish, very fresh, great vegetables) was brilliant. Each of the five courses was a delight in itself and the combination was spot on. Wine list interesting and reasonably priced. We tried a local (i.e. Cornish) white wine that was absolutely perfect with the meal. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had a good conversation with Ben afterwards. Can't wait to go back on a normal day for a pint and fish and chips.

Thank Tamburlain
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Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A great fish lunch”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a quiet Tuesday and had a choice of about 4 mains. Catch of the day was pollack but as my 91 year old mother in law does not like this fish the waitress suggested the chef could fry her a piece of cod which was greatly appreciated. I had the pollock and my wife a cod dish but all 3 dishes were excellent. We each had a different pudding and again all were superb. Not a cheap lunch but reasonable for the quality and quantity. It was our second visit in 2 years and we will go again.

Visited December 2013
Thank John R
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fishy delight”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Finally got in to the Tolcarne Inn for dinner (very booked up in holiday season) we wern't disappointed at all. Lovely fresh fish (should be of course in Newlyn) but with great sauces and blends. service excellent and the locals are friendly.
My only minor criticism would be if you wanted to eat meat rather than fish as the choice was limited.
We will return at the first opportunity.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank storrar
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