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Harris’s Restaurant

46 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2LZ
Harris's Restaurant, Penzance food

Perennial Penzance favourite: Harris’s Restaurant

Harris’s Restaurant is something of a foodie institution in the charming seaside town Penzance and this year celebrates the astonishing achievement of 47 years in the Michelin Guide and 28 years in Trencherman’s. There are very few restaurants that can make that claim so, if you’ve never visited, it’s worth swinging by to experience a taste of Cornish dining history.

The family team who run this bijou gem pride themselves on only cooking fish that’s been landed each morning just across the bay in Newlyn, so diners are assured they’ll be tucking in to the freshest seafood. The same goes for shellfish: classic serves such as crab florentine and whole Cornish lobster do justice to the fishermen’s haul.

While feasting on lobster and dover sole feels absolutely authentic by the coast, committed carnivores can also enjoy beautifully crafted dishes made from local meat and game. Favourites such as loin of venison feature on the menu of well crafted classics and are definitely worth steering towards.

Save space so you can finish your three-course feast with one of the delicious desserts – such as chocolate torte with vanilla and amaretto sauce and blackcurrant sorbet – for which Harris’s is known and loved.

Trencherman’s tip: this elegant restaurant is situated in a fairly unassuming little street so make the effort to track it down – and be sure to book as it’s not huge. You wouldn’t want to wing it as a walk-in.

Sample menu

Starter: Cornets of smoked chalk-stream trout with fresh white Newlyn crab meat

Main: Noisettes of lamb with ratatouille, red wine and rosemary sauce

Dessert: Chocolate torte with vanilla and amaretto sauce, and black currant sorbet

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Chef(s): Roger Harris
  course lunch from: £
3 course dinner from: £38
Seats: 20
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