88 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, PL1 1LR
Occupying a prime spot in the centre of Plymouth is Lanterns Restaurant, a family-run Greek restaurant with a long-standing history of serving delicious food. Through word of mouth the restaurant has gained a large following – head to TripAdvisor or Facebook and you’ll find a plethora of reviews singing the venue’s praises. The menu offers excellent value for money without compromising on quality. There are set menus available for lunchtime and dinner, as well as an early evening menu for theatre-goers. Every menu showcases a mouth-watering array of British and Greek options, all of which are freshly made to order by the talented kitchen brigade. Perhaps begin your visit with fresh whitebait or grilled halloumi accompanied by a selection of dips. To follow, traditional British options like fillet steak paired with blue cheese sauce and lamb chops are sure to tempt, as are the Greek dishes. These include meatballs, moussaka and kleftiko – slow-cooked lamb shank. If you’re having difficulty choosing, the meze is an excellent way to sample a wider breadth of Lanterns Restaurant’s offering. It comprises the likes of calamari, chicken wings and pitta bread to start, followed by moreish mains like stuffed vine leaves and kebabs. Desserts are proudly displayed in a cabinet and include baklava and decadent chocolate cake. The accompanying drinks list is concise, with options chosen to match the cuisine. The front-of-house team has managed to find the perfect balance between efficiency and warmth, allowing all who visit to feel welcome. They are experienced in catering for parties of all sizes, whether you’re visiting for a romantic meal for two or celebrating a special occasion with your family. Booking is highly recommended for bigger groups, as Lanterns Restaurant is understandably popular. If you’re looking for great food served by convivial staff in contemporary surrounds, head to this lovely restaurant.