Penrose Kitchen is just a few miles from Truro, yet hidden down a small country lane so you can be forgiven for not visiting yet. But now you’ve heard about them you have no excuse!
Back in the day this perfectly located kitchen used to be a very popular tearoom, but has now been lovingly transformed into a fine dining local delight.
Offering the best of Cornish produce hand cooked by the highly talented Ben, they offer an ever-changing menu for lunch or evening service.
Penrose Kitchen Location
Found right in the heart of Cornwall this gem is hidden within the rolling countryside on the outskirts of Truro. With an established water garden, the terrace makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail, sit in the evening sun, or dine al fresco.
With moorhens seen, as well as most of your usual Cornish birds, the peace and quiet here makes for a great wildlife spot.
Inside they have a cosy corner with a wood burner for those colder evenings, making the space great to hire out for events with the versatility between inside and out.
Penrose Kitchen Food
Sam and Ben clearly have a true passion for food, and for sourcing the freshest and most local produce that they can! Ask them about where any ingredient comes from on the menu and they will be able to tell you the source. It’s so encouraging to dine at a restaurant with such a passion for our incredible Cornish produce, and when it tastes so amazing why would you get it anywhere else!
Their menu is small, but offers something for everyone, and with different dishes on offer every day be prepared to try something unique. Dining in Spring the menu had a simple freshness lending itself to the season, so appreciate the seasonal fresh salads and vegetables on offer throughout this season.
To start we tried the Splattenridden asparagus with Yamas feta and watercress. As well as a portion of the Trewithick Farm lamb shoulder with pickled cucumber, pink radish and Canara leaves. The dishes were just right in size, and the flavours faultless.
The mains on offer were Cornish Lemon Sole, with wilted spinach, pak choy, Cornish new potatoes and a lemon butter sauce. We also tried the Terras duck breast, Anna potatoes, butternut puree and beetroot, both of which were very generous in size and flavour.
We thought we may be too full for a dessert but once we took a look at the menu it was impossible to refuse!
To finish we had a dark chocolate mousse served with a warm chocolate brownie, mango sorbet and toasted almonds. And a more unusual option with a butternut squash set custard served with poached rhubarb. The perfect way to finish a wonderful meal.
They also offered a huge cheese board, where it’s placed on your table and you get to take your pick! Sound’s like fun for next time…
Penrose Kitchen also offer Sunday lunches, so we’ve made a note in the diary to visit soon and sample their passion in the form of a roast dinner.
Find them at School Hill, Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES.
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