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 Navy Inn, Penzance


Navy Inn
Lower Queen St
TR18 4DE

Tel: 01736 362104
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Anthony Peter Keller
too salty on this occasion
We have very recently eaten at the Navy Inn. I can't fault the portions or quality of the food, but wow how much salt should be in these dishes?!! Too much for our pallettes. This is also backed up another local who recently experienced the same problem. Genuinely hope this is just a blip in an otherwise faultless food venue. Come on guys remove the salt from the food please.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Jane Challoner
Saturday 23rd April I i was taken for a meal at The Nayy Inn as a birthday treat. I was a really lovely meal. I shared a fish platter starter which had lots of smoked fish of various types - really tasty and plenty of it. Followed by grilled fish platter which was several different fish fillets in light dressing served with fresh vegetables. Vey filling and really lovely. By then i was too full to eat dessert however my friend ordered the chocolate pot with pistatio ice cream and strawberries. When it came i knew i was too full to eat a whole one as they were quite large. But a few dibs of my spoon, was enough as i couldnt leave it alone. Best ever. Scrummy!. Wish i had left room to eat one. Next time i will. Couldn't fault the meal or service as staff were lovely despite it being very busy. Thanks for lovely meal. See you all again.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Ian McLuckie
food was excellent. nice to have proper beer in a restaurant. It all came a little too fast, as expected to be there for some time. Hadn't finished my pint by the time we were on the coffee. It was all over in 45 minutes. Had to go home and watch France lose to Mexico. 15 minutes between courses would be sufficient. Too Rushed!!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Ian McLuckie
food was excellent. nice to have proper beer in a restaurant. It all came a little too fast, as expected to be there for some time. Hadn't finished my pint by the time we were on the coffee. It was all over in 45 minutes. Had to go home and watch France lose to Mexico. 15 minutes between courses would be sufficient. Too Rushed!!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Great Food
Our B&B was just around the corner and we found the pub on the first night. Lovely warm atmosphere and great food. The puddings were fab. Went back 4 nights later for a second time. Again, food great (the venison was historic!). The chef made us a freebie pudding as we had been the first to sample his new menu on on our first night. Again great. Can't understand some of the criticisms.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Keith T
Great staff, good food
Went to the pub whilst having a few days in Penzance. Place busy but got a table. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Went there two days later and the barman immediately recognised us and remembered my wife had 'slice but no ice' in her drink. Again excellent meal. Had chat with the chef afterwards who was a typical chef i.e. tempremental but a good laugh when you got into conversation. Some of the restaurants in Penzance are very expensive and the food cannot compare with the Navy. Also like the fact that it's a pub as well as restaurant therefore the beer is drinkable unlike most restaurants. Will eat there again for sure.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Pub going customer
The Navy why bother
I had a very bad experience at The Navy in Penzance. Whilst enjoying a pint with my friends, I picked up the candle, only to be told by the chef that, in a very aggressive way, that I should not touch it as it cost more that the profit he makes on a barrel of beer. He then muttered a four letter expletive under his breath.

Not a nice experience - would not recommend the place.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Good pub, good prices, Great food
We eat in the pub about once a fortnight it seems to have a mix of locals at bar through to serious foodies. Chef owner bit loud but loveable, very passionate about what he does local seafood a must try, wines good but being a bitter drinker god bless the doom!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Martin English
customer service disgusting
The Navy Inn was recommended to us by our B&B in Penzance. On arrival we explained that due to a serious medical condition I could not eat certain foods. This was met with little understanding but I did mange to find one thing on the menu I could eat. But when it arrived the potatoes were raw. We pointed this out but wre told, very impolitely, that the chef always served his potaotes al dente. Well, these were raw and as my husband explained to the waitress if I was to eat them I would end up in hospital. Nothing was done and the dish that had been taken back to the kitchen was unceremoniously dumped back on to our table. I was pretty fed up by then so I went up to the bar and spoke to the guy who had taken our order but he said nothing would be done but he supposed he could get me some mashed potaotes but we would have to pay extra.
We have never been treated with such distain and lack of understanding and would definitely NOT recommend The Navy Inn to anyone.
Absolutely abismal service and what we could actually eat was pretty foul.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

Worst Ever!
The worst restaurant experience my wife and I have ever had. Having been a chef myself, I was appalled at the service and owner/chef of this establishment. We ordered a seafood pie and a risotto to share, both tasted ok. After a few bites of the pie, I was biting into an unchewable piece that I found was a scale. Each and every bite thereafter contained scales. I looked at the salmon and found it covered in scales. This was unacceptable. Descaling a fish is a basic culinary rule (for a dish like this), that was not followed. The worst was yet to come. I asked to speak to the manager; the chef/owner came out. I politely told him about my displeasure and asked to have the pie removed from bill (we had only had a few bites), he refused and became very angry, rude, and unprofessional. I felt like I was on an episode of Hell's Kitchen. Do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

Dino Pavledis
Lovely suprise find
In Penzance for the wekend, Loveley to find on our last night, simple fresh fish done well, with lovely friendly service. Thank you.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Excellent food and service
When on holiday we stumbled upon the Navy Inn one sunday and discovered a wonderful pub with excellent food. Highly recommended - the newlyn crab is stunning, and everything else just as good for a very reasonable price.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Georgie Kemp
On visiting the Navy Inn for a meal last evening with a friend, we were both disappointed. I asked the waitress if the garlic could be omitted from the choice of starters to which I was told this was not possible, I find this slightly worrying as it makes me wonder if the starters are prepacked or frozen as if they were fresh garlic could be left out. Also the whole meal was rushed, we had no sooner finished the starter when the main course was dropped in front of us, maybe the staff need some training in waitressing. With the main course we were given a desert bowl of four new potatoes a teaspoonful of sweet potatoe and very little brocolli, between us. Will not return, most disappointed.
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Paul Lorrimore
Great food Great staff
My work travels bring me through penzance every few weeks, after stumbling upon the navy one evening i was in awe of the great atmosphere and people. I was served a truly exelent 3 course meal of fresh fish and game all locally sourced and i have been returning ever since. I urge anyone to visit for a good drink great food and conversation, even though i was alone i was made to feel welcome and cant reccomend the navy enough. PS try the tower of newlyn crab and bitter endives if its in !! or the fillet steak served with stilton compote... both first class dishes among others there.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Trevor Hordon
Lunch Sunday 16.02.06
Great ambience, lovely fresh local food presented in a very chef-fy way. Pleasant staff.

Thoroughly recommended.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Rating: rosettes

John Buttned
Great food
On visiting Penzance we asked our B&B host where to eat & were recommended to the Navy, we booked, had a great meal, which was really good value ended up eating there twice in a seven day stay and at all times staff could not of been more helpful, but the food is the thing when we are next down this is what will make us come again
Monday, August 1, 2005
Rating: rosettes

catherine west
Must disagree with previous comment.
I spent three days visiting Navy Inn during September when I found the foot to be brilliant. If the food was that bad why was the place packed with locals. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. The staff are extremely helpful and there is a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Friday, October 8, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Mr Forward
very poor
This has to be the worst meal I have ever been served. The Chicken pie was full of gristle, fat and skin, and no chicken. The fish was uncooked. Vegetables were only to be found with a microscope.
And there were no apologies.
Thursday, August 5, 2004
Rating: No rosettes

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Navy Inn
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TR18 4DE

Tel: 01736 362104
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