Wine & Dine in Penzance
Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Takeaways
With a huge variety of restaurants, Penzance claims to have more eating places per resident than New York City. All manner of cuisine can be found in specialist establishments including Chinese, Cantonese, Italian, Indian, Mongolian, French, Cornish and English. Fast food from kebab houses, fish & chip shops, pasty shops, cafes and takeaways is plentiful. In and around Penzance you are never far away from somewhere to get yourself something to eat at a price to suit your pocket. One of the local delights is the Cornish Meadery of which there are two within Penzance, one in Newlyn and one in Trewellard in the far west - all guaranteeing an excellent, good value family meal in surroundings with a special atmosphere.
There are approximately 30 pubs in the town and many are in close proximity to each other. A number of them are housed in very old and historic buildings, particularly in the Chapel Street area of the town. Most provide wholesome, good value pub-food in warm and cosy surroundings. Some of the pubs have regular jazz and other live music and quiz evenings are popular.