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Mermaid Alley

45 New Street, Penzance TR18 2LZ, England
+44 1736 448982
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (14 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 New Street, Penzance TR18 2LZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times now. It’s small and intimate downstairs. More seating upstairs. The food is really good the only problem is deciding which to have. And then the cocktails....now these are really lovely. Sometimes I just pop in for the cocktails alone. The...More

1  Thank RozDrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on a stroll. Fine wine and amazing scotch egg. Nuff said. If you find yourself in a back street, this has the menu for you.

2  Thank Sean S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by as we had half an hour to spare so weren't there long but we both had a lovely milkshake and found the place to be sweet and lovely. Helpful staff and the toilet was lovely! I was surprised at how big it...More

1  Thank 6laine6
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We are staying in Lizard for a few days and wanted to visit Penzance. We are both vegetarian and so found the Mermaid Alley and we were not disappointed. We had the black bean & Cheddar Quesadilla with fries, salad, sour cream and salsa... YUM!!!...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

15 of us had a truely lovely evening at Mermaid Alley. The food was divine, the cocktails were fab and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend and look forward to returning soon. Love finding little gems like this!

1  Thank SJT73
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I avoided dishes that had coriander in them, but ordered the burrito and it was still covered in coriander. It should have been listed on the menu. Except for that the food is good and service was good.

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff and amazing food! Highly recommend. Ate there a few weeks ago and the scotch egg made me want to go back!

1  Thank Jcookepz
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now. But today was the very best. I had the brisket burger while there and took a scotch egg home for tea. The staff are great. Thanks all.

1  Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Just had a last minute birthday meal here and it was great we all had the chicken burrito fresh ingredients and fantastic cocktails !! Must visit !!

1  Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to go somewhere a little different then look no further, Mermaid alley offers a delicious menu that will have you wanting to order everything all at once! It has a relaxed and fun atmosphere and understand staff which make the visit even...More

Thank billmurph8
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Jemma J
3 October 2017|
Response from Mandy G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I didn't see any when I was there. There's seating outside so I guess dogs can be sat beside you.
30 July 2017|
Response from Baybabe13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if it is as I was on holiday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 New Street, Penzance TR18 2LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 448982
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we are a small restaurant in the heart of Penzance selling a wide range of International street food ! made with locally sourced produce ! we also have a wide range of drinks; from cocktails to milkshakes .
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