Meaderies are an institution in West Cornwall, serving dishes like chicken in the rough and ribs in a faux-Medieval atmosphere. Penzance's Waterside Meadery has a fantastic dockside location, and is definitely the place to come for a fun meal out.
Tuck into the hearty food by candlelight, and make sure you wash it down with the famous mead (warning: this is heady stuff). Mead aside, it's a super kid-friendly restaurant, and generations of Penzance kids have grown up celebrating their birthdays here.
The building itself is also worth a look. The meadery is housed in former china clay storage sheds, right on Penzance docks. Today, the building has three floors of dining, including a roof terrace with great views of the boats.