Lanterns

Date of Review: 4 August 2020

Lanterns

88 Cornwall St, Plymouth PL1 1LR

Quick Scores

Detailed Review

Food & Drink 4 Stars

Good menu, although due to COVID-19, some items were not available - I won't mark them down for that. The food was very good, with the garlic mushrooms especially piquant. The souvla was off the menu, but the moussaka was very good and a decent sized portion, although I'd recommend sharing a side of chips with someone else.

Ambience 4 Stars

We visited on a Tuesday early evening and because of the COVID-19 "Eat Out to Help Out" offer of 50% off the bill Mon-Wed, it was busy. The staff had to turn away people who hadn't booked, which caused upset and unnecessary commotion for the poor staff to have to deal with. However, aside from those distractions, the restaurant had a nice feel to it.

Accessibility 2 Stars

The entrance and seating area are wheelchair accessible and on the same level, however, the toilets are up two flights of stairs with no obvious disabled toilet downstairs.

Cost 4 Stars

The cost of the food and drinks was inline with what I would expect to pay for a restaurant meal in Plymouth, when you take off the offer. The bill came to £86 for 4 people, but I think the drinks (which aren't part of the Eat Out to Help Out offer) pushed that price up a bit.

Service 3 Stars

The service was perfectly good with friendly, knowledgeable staff. The wait between courses was a little long, but given the hassle the staff had been getting from parties that hadn't booked, etc., I can't mark them down. It wasn't their fault.

Summary 4 Stars

I don't think I've been to Lanterns before, yet it one of Plymouth's most established restaurants. It was an absolute delight to get out to eat after COVID-19 lockdown, and I will be going back - It's perfect for the occasional treat dinner.