The Bank At Bude

4.8
588 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
The Bank is Bude’s resident tapas bar set alongside the tranquil surroundings of the River Neet in North Cornwall.

We pride ourselves on our relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, providing the perfect accompaniment to food made for interaction and sharing.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 588 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere will definitely return

AJ
AlisonJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. A really lovely place to share a meal.

JH
JoeH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable in a lovely setting. Peach Daquiris were also very very nice! Wasn't too quiet but wasn't too loud, perfect for a couple!

RT
ReneT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! We will be back soon again with more friends and family!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were attentive and professional
The food was very high quality , which all added to a very enjoyable meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All COVID precautions effectively in place

VV
VinnieVee
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the menu selection was incredible, topped off with so many gluten-free options. You have to visit here when in town.

LW
LindaW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bank never disappoints - great food, good service, one of our favourites!

LK
LucyK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
Love the atmosphere and the food is always excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was best we've had for along time we shared 6 tapas dishes between the two of us. We could not fault any of it and the sauces and marinades complimented the food. We ate in a lovely pod, but the restaurant inside was lovely as well. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good hygiene. 10☆

LB
LauraB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing venue! Will keep on returning again and again!

DC
DanielC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent and always attentive to your needs. The food was above excellent. Each dish, from the chorizo & black pudding, to the whole lobster was mouth-watering. If you want a quiet meal with a Spanish feel then book for an amazing meal out.

RR
RobertR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our first time at the Bank for wife's Birthday treat. Well organised Covid plan. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely food and a Sparkler in her dessert was a nice touch ,will definitely be going back with family and friends.

PA
PAULJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Standards have not reduced,even within restraints of covid rules,well done to all at the Bank.

AC
AnneC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kitschy. Tasty food. Lovely staff.
Something different.
Informal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Beautifully cooked.

RG
RussellG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was fantastic. Everyone was cheerful and wanted their guests to really enjoy their meal. Food selection is good, only negative is that there is a lot of fried food which isn’t obvious reading the menu.

VH
VickyH
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great unique, little place. Staff were friendly and efficient , food was lovely, decor amazing, can’t wait to come back.

CR
ChrisR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good but took a while to arrive.
Prepared well and served by a attentive server.
For me personally being 6’3” and 17 stone,sitting in one of the outdoor pods wasn’t comfortable.
The pod felt small and the seat not really big enough.
We had our dog with us and he was made very welcome.
The whole experience though was good and we would definitely go back but sit somewhere else.

AC
AndrewC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drink were very good, reception and COVID precautions excellent, but the speed of service left something to be desired, especially since the restaurant was not full.

JX
JoXh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was perfect and am going again next week

HM
HeatherM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in one of the outside pods with friends. It was the first time we'd socialised with our friends since Covid started. The food and service were excellent. The pods are a lot more sound proofed than they used to be so the only noise was the noise we were making! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would definitely come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although it was raining we loved the Bank the whole experience was fantastic very COVID secure a dog friendly, the food was amazing generous tasty potions and vegetarian friendly would definitely go back!

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kevtur
London
49 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. We had the fish paella, & sea bass which were particularly good dishes but he meatballs in tomato sauce and the chicken with chorizo were rather swamped by the sauce and not enough of the main ingredients (but were tasty none the less) loved the peach snaps at the end of the meal, a nice touch!

HP
HayleyP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as usual. Can’t wait to come back again in July.

GB
GillianB
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, great food and a friendly welcome.We are locals and love the place.

LW
LauraW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, setting and absolutely delicious food!

MS
MathewStephens
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place will not disappoint - whether you’re ordering the chicken wings or the lobster, you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re within 20 miles of Bude you MUST book this place while you’re on holiday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In short food snd service was back to its usual excellence after a disappointing visit previous visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit whilst here in Bude. Lovely food, friendly staff. Definitely recommend

CS
CatherineS
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here numerous times when in Bude and still the same high quality food. The dining pods are a lovely addition - one of the few positive things to come out of Covid - and staff very attentive and organised. Will return. Early booking is essential and lots were turned away while we were there.

JG
JudithG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a very good evening.
Only criticism being that the policy regarding amending or cancelling booking is actually more than 24 hours prior to the time of booking.
We attempted to amend the booking to include two other guests (or cancel if this was not possible) a full 34 hours before and were told that it was too late by the both the booking app and by phone.
Our additional guests had to find somewhere else to eat.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent variety, great attention to detail. Slightly pricey, but my guests said it was one of their best meals ever!

NM
NicoleM
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all round. Best meal of the week whilst visiting Bude!

SC
SarahC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional! The food and service is always 100%. We dined in one of the outside pods this visit which was delightful, highly recommend.

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Been to the Bank several times before and always enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food. This time though the food was bland and flavourless. It had a residual oily taste that we could both still sense several hours later. The service was good although the staff did seem at a loss as to how to address our concerns about the poor quality of the food. We already had two more bookings for later in the summer but after yesterday's experience we have cancelled both.

SB
SteveB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent as usual.

JC
JanetC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Booked one of the huts which was beautifully finished and had everything you could need. Service was very organised, staff very pleasant and food delicious. Just don't forget people in the huts might want more drinks though.

CG
CatherineG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was superb. Staff took special care to make everything COVID safe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visited in October 2020 was fabulous booked to go back again before we went home. Was must to book in again this visit Still as fabulous as before and again going back for a return visit before we return home. Good food, friendly staff, good value for money

FAQs

The Bank At Bude is rated 4.8 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.