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The Bakehouse Restaurant, Penzance, Cornwall
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The Bakehouse Restaurant

4.7
4.7
114 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
LOCATED IN THE MOST HISTORIC PART OF PENZANCE, TUCKED AWAY IN OUR OWN SECLUDED PALM TREE & FAIRY LIGHT FILLED COURTYARD.
Set on two floors, each with its own atmosphere we pride ourselves in having a modern, contemporary yet warm and inviting atmosphere

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 331331

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Set over two floors we are able to offer private events such as birthday parties, baby showers and wakes. We also cater to business lunches.

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Innovative

  • Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Innovative

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romantic

  • West Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

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  1. AS

    AnyaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly staff, really lovely food and overall a very nice dining experience!
  2. FG

    FreddieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food at the Bakehouse....the steak was terrific, as was the mackerel pate. Lovely evening and very pleasant staff.
  3. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very quiet when we arrived, too bright & not much ambience. Starters were really nice but very disappointed with main courses, I had Hake with crayfish risotto which was nice but lacked seasoning, my husband had the sirloin steak which was horrible, it was very thin with the only thick piece being full of fat, he asked for medium which it was, nice & pink in the middle but so chewy it was practically inedible! The peppercorn sauce was pretty tasteless also. We did tell the waiter about the steak as my husband couldn’t eat it but he just apologised & took it away! We didn’t bother with desserts after that. The wine on the other hand was amazing. We were disappointed as we’d been wanting to eat here for some time after recommendations from friends but have unfortunately now been out off a return visit
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited with family in late December. Food was exceptionally good. Service was relaxed and welcoming. In a lovely part of town also. Will definitely be back.
  5. XG

    XanderG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very attentive and friendly service.
  6. MT

    MThomas

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my partner to this restaurant as I have visited before. The food was delicious and staff were so friendly. It was a lovely second visit.
  7. RS

    RussellS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All 3 courses were excellent & interesting. There were only 3 other customers because it was a tuesday in November but the waiter was engaging & knowledgable. He made an ecxellent dessert wine recomendation to go with my choclate parfait. The chef is the owner, so he's keen on producing good, consistent food & it shows. Will go again next year when we return to Cornwall.
  8. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant as always! We’ve never had less than a fantastic time there and the food is always just perfect! Great service and really friendly
  9. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped in for an evening meal as myself & my niece went for breakfast earlier in the week & found the staff attentive & polite so went back with my sister-in-law & her partner. The food was perfectly cooked & presented & once again the staff were friendly, polite & just spot on. Highly recommended
  10. EC

    EmmaC

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic- I had the homemade crab nachos and hake with risotto. It was the best meal I have had for ages and the first time we had eaten here. The rest of my party enjoyed the steaks and the cocktails on special were really good. The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The restaurant was quite noisy as there was a party drinking upstairs but this didn’t spoil our experience. Will definitely go back- highly recommend.
  11. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Devon

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great service. Little gem of a restaurant
  12. RM

    RogerM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always splendid food...but enhanced by the helpful cheery staff. Always to return.
  13. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time on our second visit Steele years after the first, new owners but excellent food and service Thank you, we will come again the next time we are down on holiday
  14. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner at this restaurant, loved the food (especially crab risotto) and the service was brilliant also. Would be back if I’m ever in Penzance again!
  15. NC

    NickC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at The Bakehouse on Saturday 1st October. We found the staff all to be very polite, helpful and attentive. The food was extremely good, definitely amongst the best we have had outside of a "starred" restaurant. We would definitely visit again if in the area.
  16. JB

    JoannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at the bakehouse. A few changes to the ingredients were requested and accommodated very happily. The food tasted wonderful. Fresh and well prepared. The ambience was quiet but soothing. The service was efficient and not intrusive during the meal but we chatted to the staff more at the end which was just right. Also - Great margaritas!!
  17. A

    Alan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The meals are creative and very delicious with a good choice in the menu. The ambiance on the ground floor room is nice, with not too much tables and the service is excellent. Some bread to accompany the meals would have been appreciated. This restaurant is in any way worth a trip to Penzance.
  18. JW

    JaneW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are very welcoming. The food is nicely cooked and modestly priced.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an excellent experience Great food and very pleasant helpful staff Relaxed ambiance Very impressed and would definitely recommend
  20. RW

    RogerW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Although the set menu was small there was a good selection and the quality of the food was excellent. The Cornish cheeseboard was the best I have had. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
  21. RJ

    RobertJ

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and attentive, professional & friendly staff.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent high quality food with good service.
  23. PA

    PAULE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Hake with crayfish risotto was beautifuly balanced. The squid soop starter likewise.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all couldn’t fault this restaurant. Great tasty food and local wine. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would revisit in the future.
  25. SM

    SarMM

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A lovely venue tucked away on Chapel Road. The food was genuinely surprising and delicious, we particularly enjoyed the crab samosa special and the squid bouillabaisse. Very quiet the night we were there.
  26. AB

    AprilB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We had the 2 course menu and both started with fish tacos which were lovely and had steaks for main. My steak was so fatty, my plate was full with chewed and discarded pieces. I told the waiter about the issue when he was collecting the plates and nothing was done. A small gesture goes a long way. A complimentary coffee or small amount off the bill. We wouldn’t return sadly which is a shame as every thing else was spot on.
  27. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, down a little court yard, looks small but isn't. Definitely recommend.
  28. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walking in gave a great ambience to our night, love the location. Staff couldn't do enough for you and we're very plesent to talk to. Food was fantastic couldn't make a fault, thank you so much for making our date night special.
  29. D

    Diane

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, attentive staff, possibly a little too attentive as it was quiet.
  30. a

    arlenebdm

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the restaurant. The service was excellent; helpful and friendly. Both the crab bisque and gazpacho were fabulous, interesting and unusual. Probably the best bisque I’ve ever eaten. The bread was lovely and the risotto delicious. Wish we lived closer so we could dine there regularly.
  31. ST

    StephenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The staff were welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend eating at the Bakehouse .
  32. L

    Lozp

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. Staff only too willing to cater for a dietary issue. Delicious cocktails also👍
  33. B

    Bdav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A great restaurant, great food, definitely recommend a visit
  34. SE

    ShelbyE

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience with tasteful food. Staff were friendly and attentive. Fine dining but with a relax atmosphere, you won’t feel out of place it is very welcoming
  35. JP

    JeanP

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Too expensive, little choice, additional charge for sirloin and fillet even though there was no choice to have the steak included in the set meal menu as sold out at 7.30! Set menu for two courses £32.00 Set menu for three £40.00
  36. EC

    EricaC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place to dinner in cornwall
  37. PC

    PaulC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely people and wonderful food. Definitely recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, but you have set courses only, we couldn’t choose anything we want.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and very good friendly service
  40. DD

    DerathD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff friendly and efficient, without being “in your face”

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bakehouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Bakehouse Restaurant

Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2RB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Penzance

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    01736 331331

  • Private party facilities

    Set over two floors we are able to offer private events such as birthday parties, baby showers and wakes. We also cater to business lunches.

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