Places to Eat and Drink

The following selection of cafés, restaurants and pubs in Penzance was compiled for visiting delegates. All are within walking distance of The Exchange and other Convention venues.

Cafés and Restaurants

Farmer’s Market
St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QR
Every Friday, 9am-2pm

The Farmer’s Market offers a broad variety of fresh local produce including breakfast and lunch options. During fine weather it is held in front of St John’s Hall, otherwise inside. It is a five-minute walk from The Exchange.

Archie Browns
Bread Street, Penzance, TR18 2EQ
Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm
01736 362828

Archie Browns is a health food shop, café and delicatessen takeaway. A five-minute walk from The Exchange, it provides a great range of fresh and tasty vegan and vegetarian food, smoothies and juices.

Poolside Indulgence
Jubilee Pool, Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 4HH
Open daily from 10am
0777 999 8590

Jubilee Pool is one of the most iconic landmarks in Penzance, forming a triangle of art deco style buildings with PZ Gallery and The Yacht Inn. The café offers great views out over the pool and towards St Michaels Mount beyond. Opening times in the evening depend on weather and temperature, smoking is permitted on the terraces. The food has a Mediterranean touch and ranges from sandwiches and salads to pasta dishes and tapas.

The Strand, Newlyn, TR18 5HJ
Monday to Saturday, 12–2pm and 4.30-9pm, Sunday 4.30–8pm
Telephone special orders ahead, 01736 364726

The only fish and chip shop in this famous fishing village, Lewis’s is located on the waterfront and close to Newlyn harbour. Daily specials vary according to the catch of the day (e.g. sole, john dory, hake). Lewis’s can be a dinner option on a sunny evening for those who fancy the half hour stroll along the promenade from Penzance.

Cornish Hen Deli
27 Market Place, Penzance, TR18 2JD
Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm
01736 350223

Just a few minutes walk from The Exchange, the Cornish Hen Deli offers Cornish and continental cheeses and meats as well as soups, salads, chocolates and biscuits. The wide selection of homemade pasties, tarts and Scotch eggs is made on the premises each day and caters to all dietary requirements. Serves good coffee.

The Honey Pot
5 Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU
Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm
01736 368 686

Situated round the corner from The Exchange, the Honey Pot offers a wide selection of excellent homemade soups, cakes and lunch options, all served in generous portions. The staff is very friendly and tries to accommodate all dietary requests. They usually have at least one vegan lunch option and one non-dairy and one non-gluten chocolate cake.

Untitled by Robert Wright
Abbey Street just off Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AR
Tuesday to Saturday, lunch: 12pm–2.30pm, tapas: 6pm–9.30pm, a la carte: 7pm–9.30pm
01736 448022

Untitled by Robert Wright offers both informal eating and fine dining and is only five minutes walk from The Exchange. It won a Bib Gourmand Michelin Award in its first year and a recommendation in this year’s Michelin Guide. Chef Robert Wright combines Cornish ingredients with Spanish, French and North African influences and a rustic touch.

The Green Bean
83 Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2LG
01736 363 737

This coffee shop is situated a five-minute walk from The Exchange, halfway to the train station. As well as a broad variety of coffees, it offers little snacks, a selection of newspapers for browsing and free wi-fi (no electricity though so make sure your batteries are charged.)


The Crown
Victoria Square, Penzance, TR18 2EP
01736 351070

Small and intimate pub tucked away behind the High Street. Usually offers one homemade ale alongside some regular ones.

The Lamp and Whistle
Leskinnick Place, Penzance, TR18 3EZ
0871 951 1000

Just a stone’s throw away from The Crown and situated in the same street.

The Dock
17 Quay Street, Penzance, TR18 4BD
01736 362 833

Traditional pub one street away from PZ Gallery, also serves food.

Turks Head
Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AF
01736 363093

Traditional pub a five-minute walk away from The Exchange, situated opposite the Methodist Church where the keynote takes place.