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Blacks of Chapel Street

12 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
+44 1736 369729
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish chowder” (8 reviews)
“crevettes” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place in the early afternoon and the fish specials appealed to my Dad, so I booked online for this evening. So glad I did, it was lovely, from the excellent and very tasty seafood platter as a starter, to the trio of...More

2  Thank Philippa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed as we were looking forward to seafood. We were welcomed as those a bit of an inconvenience, the mussels were far too salty, bread wasn't fresh, croquettes were bland - like mashed potatoes crumbed, the monkfish vegetables dry and unappetising. The sole fish...More

2  Thank Richard W
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

What a very strange eating experience we had at blacks of chapel Street a couple of weeks ago. There was an odd atmosphere on entering the restaurant. First impressions, the waitresses were very sweet and very enthusiastic to be of service. The same however could...More

1  Thank JaneS4537
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We booked this restaurant on the Thursday night for Friday, we were asked what table we would like, which I thought was very good of them to ask, we chose a table and went away. The following night we arrived and could see that someone...More

4  Thank garfield600
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Wow! Tonight was our first visit to Blacks and we were really impressed. I had the vegetarian platter which was absolutely delicious and totally unique. Unfortunately still a rarity for vegetarians. It consisted of a combination of different dishes, risotto, hummus, chargrilled veg, spicy veg...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Lunch or evening dining is fantastic at Blacks. Food, a menu to cater for all tastes, good drinks available including fine wines, good beers and some lovely gins. The staff are friendly, helpful and a plus bein g that they welcome well behaved dogs. Always...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We came here for my wife’s birthdays after ignoring the reviews marked ‘terrible’ and ‘poor’ - what a mistake. Greeted rudely by the manager, we were hurried to our seats as if we were taking up her “valuable” time. The staff however seemed friendly and...More

2  Thank WilliamHephrey7652
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Unfortunately we ate at this restaurant twice (not my choice the second time). While on holiday we dined here on a Wednesday night along with drinks. I ordered the chicken and when it came out looked lovely, however, when I used the salt container the...More

6  Thank Jodi C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

While on holiday we ate here twice - as it was so lovely. The staff are very friendly and accommodating on just pitching up for dinner. The food was delicious and very generous portions too. A good selection of wines and other drinks and a...More

Thank Notmicaela
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Ate in this restaurant with my son and daughter in law whilst in Penzance attending a wedding. The service, food and ambience were all excellent and I would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 369729
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Welcome to Blacks of Chapel Street, a new bar and dining room in the historic heart of Penzance, designed to offer our customers that something a little bit different. Whatever time of day you are looking for a friendly relaxing place for tasty food and delicious drinks then come and have a look at what is to offer at Blacks. If you are in need of liquid refreshment then we can offer you a range of drinks including proper coffee (based on the award winning Fat Roc brand), Novus teas, non-alcoholic beverages, wine from our cellar, or why not treat yourself to some of the exciting and unusual beers we stock? Whether you're looking for a hearty breakfast, a light bite for lunch, a sharing platter for friends or a three-course meal, your day out wouldn't be complete without a visit to Blacks. If you would like to know more, come in and see us, or contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
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