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“best lunch we had in cornwall” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boatshed Cafe-Bar

The Boatshed Cafe-Bar
Ranked #31 of 178 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Rustington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best lunch we had in cornwall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

stumbled across this restaurant, looked so attractive decided to lunch there, good decision !!
ordered our food, then had one amuse bouche brought to us , finished that then another arrived, all on the house !
the food was excellent , all three of us had a different dish and they were all very good.
the staff were very friendly and the service was good.
not only was it the best lunch we had it was also the cheapest , the mussels were divine!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Dissapointed!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Have seen this restaurant lots of times and wanted to eat here for dinner.
Decided to try here one lunchtime and was sadly dissapointed. Lunch menu had a reasonable selection but not really what I expected, thought there would be a lot of local fish but the majority of the menu was sandwiches and pizza.
I finally ordered the burger and my husband the fish cakes. Fish cakes were made from salmon, this was surprising as I thought they would have used local fish, being located at the coast. My burger was poor, more like something you get at a burger van / fairground. Chips were good.
Needless to say we won't be returning!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa H
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england
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“beautiful little gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

after being in the sea we were really hungry so decided to visit the boatshed, right near the beach. the young waitress was lovely, polite and friendly. she told us all the info we needed about the days special dishes. we only had a sandwich but the service was as if we had lobster and champagne!! brilliant little place, we love it AAA+++

Visited September 2013
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We came as a family this summer, the staff were useless and one in particular i believe he was running the place looked stress, our food was late and when it came out it was cold, most dissapointed with the service and the whole management of the place. Came here the year before (end of september) and met two pleasent well mannered fun waitresses called sarah and becky. Dissapointed this year! Sort your staff and management out. Never coming here again! My husband agrees.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pretty Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

It's a nice place for what it is. We only wanted to stop for a drink. It was nice to sit outside and watch the world go by. Staff weren't very attentive and seemed more interested in other things other than serving the customers there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Isobel P
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