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Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
+44 1736 763516
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“cod and chips” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has views to die for, I came years ago and I must say they can’t have spent any money on the interior, it looked shabby and tired. The food is pretty reasonable but isn’t really up to scratch for the price, came out...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your in Cornwall a must visit is Praa sands.. Go for a nice walk then back to the Sandbar for coffee a beer or even some great food..Sit by the window and watch the world go by.. On some Sundays lunch time they even...More

Thank paulhG4CI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to drop into the Sandbar for a post-surf pint for the first time in years. Safe to say, the place hasn't changed since the Labour were in power. Greeted with peeling paintwork, cracked concrete and some bizarre rotting structure that I can only assume...More

1  Thank Waftychiseller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service...tried to deliver mains while I was still drinking soup...some menu items not available, had to ask for finger bowls to wash hands in from prawns with shells on. Considering this is not cheap eats was surprised it was so poor, shame as stunning...More

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My family of 3 ate here in October and it must have changed management since our last visit as the food has really gone downhill. The service was good, but the menu was limited and I would say the food was below average compared to...More

Thank JamesF007
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, helpful staff, live lunchtime music, beautiful views. What more could I have wanted for my family. Thanks.

Thank maxscab
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visit the sandbar every year for xmas, this will be our fourth year in a row, very disappointed with the standard of the bar. Since our last visit xmas 2016, we were shocked at how down hill it has become. The cleanliness has gone...More

Thank Margards
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Margards, I'm very sorry that your recent visit to us was so disappointing. Unfortunately this year we had some serious staffing issues, and some vital members of sour team simply did not turn up to work - without even having the courtesy to let...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visited at lunchtime this week. Sticky tables/menus, floor looked as though it had not been swept for days. The whole place had an uninviting look about it. Cold and tasteless food, the chips were OK. Would be a great view if the windows were clean....More

1  Thank Castledrinkers
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A location to die for, food and service good, friendly atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, even the dogs!

Thank Keven T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Sticky tables. Tired look. Tepid and tasteless food. Stunning view. Disappointing as we had been told it would be good to eat there. Shan’t be going back.

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Sarah S
29 November 2017|
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Response from Deborah D | Reviewed this property |
Great question. I think the best course of action would be to e mail or call the Sandbar in advance of your visit to check if they can offer a full vegan option, if they can't, perhaps they can make it specially. But... More
4 May 2017|
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Response from sandbarstaff | Property representative |
Hi CLJ - Yes, at Sandbar dogs (on a lead please) are always welcome. We have bowls of water inside and out, free doggie nibbles on th bar, and keep some doggie bags in case you've run out! You can walk your dog on the beach... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from florencemac | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Praa Sands
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 763516
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A relaxed beach bar/restaurant set right on Praa Sands beach with fabulous views from our bar, restaurant and large patio. Serving a variety of mainly English food with a Mediterranean twist, and a good range of beers, wines, teas and coffees. We are child and dog (on a lead please!) Friendly, serve food all day, and have a very popular Sunday Lunchtime Carvery with live music. We also cater for Wedding receptions and other private parties in our beachside lounge area.
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