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“Outstanding! Blown away!”
Review of Senara

Senara
Ranked #42 of 181 Restaurants in Penzance
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is the restaurant that the professional cookery students run at Penwith College. The food is excellent, service second to none and because it is a teaching restaurant it is cheap - restaurant quality food £5 2 courses or £7 3 courses.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding! Blown away!”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

My friend offered to take me to lunch whilst visiting to a college run training restaurant - I was apprehensive to say the least! On arrival we were warmly greeted, I was dazzled by the bread, cakes, pizzas and other treats at the bar and had to be dragged by my friend to actually sit down! Delicious menu - food of the highest quality - sweet serving girl, very nervous but knowledgeable about the food. Truly blown away and if this is a taster of the future chefs of the south west....exciting times ahead!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Dan B
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PENZANCE
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“An evening to remember!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just a huge thank you for such for such a fantastic evening last frid. The new extension is beautiful & i cant wait to see it when the evenings draw out so that i can see the view again. My friend Kathy had such a relaxing evening that she didn't wake up until 8.30 am on sat, which is unheard of, so she is telling all of her clients also about this fab resturant!

The food, as expected was second to none! Absolutely fantastic in every way with such a high standard that you just can't believe that young students have prepared & cooked it as it is top class, they are fantastic to cook to such a high standard with their experience, amazing!

My dad & Harley demolished the choc torte style pud that I had as a take away but i am embarrassed to say that i kept the carrot cake for my sat tea time indulgence after my soup & beautiful bread, also fron Senara, as obviously, i had to conduct quality control.........didn't i...!

Thank you to you all & I will be there very soon with yet another friend with a voucher, great idea as a present so then i accompany them & eat too!
SEE YOU VERY SOON xxx

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank FRUDLES
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Marazion
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited here today and I cannot speak highly enough
of both the food and the staff. It was absolutely perfect and our waitress charming and attentive

Visited February 2014
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Truro, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Training restaurant? Run by students? You're kidding???”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Working in Penzance I am completely spoiled having this right on the doorstep.

Delicious, locally sourced food at, frankly, ridiculous prices. £7 for two courses and £9 for three at a standard that I would expect to pay £40 upwards for.

The portions sizes,when they come out from the kitchen don't look huge, but the quality of the ingredients and the combination of flavours ensure you definitely don't go hungry. The biggest issue i have with leaving so satisfied is not being able to have a nap afterwards when returning to work. Fortunately they have now introduced Friday evening dining, so that is high in the 'to do' list.

Incredibly, this is a training restaurant for 16-19 year olds, some of whom are only just learning to be chefs. You would never realise that without being told.

The set up of the restaurant looks like it was built for purpose and not fitted into an existing classroom - you really do feel like you are 'out for lunch' proper and withing a college campus.

If these young men and women are the chefs of the future, I can't wait to see what they do next.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Marie K
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Truro, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely superb”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Absolutely superb in every way. From the minute you arrive in Senara you are greeted by the friendly waiting staff and shown immediately to your table. Drinks are then offered and you are delivered a nice plate of homemade bread as an appetiser, which was delicious. The food itself is simply "Outstanding", together with the service and I would have no problem recommending Senara to anyone. I have purchased several gift vouchers since it the restaurant opened and given to friends and family who have also rated this restaurant as excellent. I love eating here and the view of St Michaels Mount is simply breathtaking, would recommend everybody try this place, you will not be disappointed and that is a promise.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JoLelloDunn1968
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