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“Best pub in Penzance, great food, great ambiance, and wonderful staff”
Review of Dolphin Tavern

Dolphin Tavern
Ranked #21 of 185 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: this is a pub opposite the Scillonian crossing in Penzance that serves excellent food.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I visited this pub last year and was eager to visit again as I was so impressed last year. Needless to say I was not disappointed!!!!! my family and I were greeted warmly by all the staff, the pub has recently been refurbished to an extremely high standard, especially liked the new toilets, and carpeting throughout, it is very warm and welcoming. The food was of the highest standard and extremely good value for money I would recommend this pub to anyone, cannot wait to visit again soon

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2  Thank TIMOTHY G
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I've reviewed this before, but my opinion stays the same, beautiful decor, mind you I love oldie worldie pubs. Serving food all day this is a must, chicken sizzler is great

2  Thank hsdlover
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We only managed one meal here on our recent trip to Penzance, we did attempt to visit again several times, but unfortunately for us they were fully booked with xmas parties!
Beautiful King Prawn sizzler off the specials menu.
Great wine, great service, great price.
Cant wait to come back!!

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3  Thank JabLux
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

right on the harbour & at the beginning of the promenade to newlyn. friendly atmosphere, great home cooking, wide menu choices. Especially popular for sunday lunches - book to avoid disappointment

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to eat which wasn't too far from our hotel, as the weather was atrocious! We asked the landlord of the pub we were in for his advice (he didn't do food unfortunately) and he suggested the Dolphin pub, which was quite close. The pub itself was quite nice, with muted lighting. Eating is at the table you choose in the pub, order from the bar and food brought to the table. We ordered the steak as it sounded good. It was well presented but when we tried to cut the steak it was virtually impossible. My husband's, in particular, was like a lump of leather and mine not much better. My husband took the food back and the barman was quite apologetic and asked if we would like something else, which we didn't. We had bought a bottle of wine to go with the meal which we had to sit there and drink, and then go in search of somewhere else to eat.

There was a dreadful barmaid who kept pulling her top down in front of everyone and, when she was not behind the bar, we could hear shouting and using the F word VERY loudly. Disgraceful behaviour for a pub/restaurant.

We would never go there again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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2  Thank Portley11
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