The Bank At Bude

4.8
743 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 743 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
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely selection of food and great environment. Unusual decor which made for a lovely experience. Tapas selections were excellent and food was incredibly tasty.

LJ
LeanneJ
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and really loved the little huts. Will definitely be returning!

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Emily
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and drink, fabulous concept and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

JH
JayneH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stunning food, quirky location. The staff are very friendly.

SB
SarahB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , best tapas we have had

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GeorgiaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local and don’t go out to eat all that often, especially not during the summer when everywhere is so busy. So I booked an outdoor pod about 2 months ago to be sure we could get a table for my partners birthday and also have a bit of privacy, and it was absolutely perfect!! And the food….honestly the best food we’ve had for ages!!! Everything was gorgeous, we had 4 tapas plus a paella to share and it was more than enough and all tasted amazing! The service was great, we were checked on but not too much and having the bell to ring for when we needed something was perfect. I will recommend The Bank to anyone and everyone! I have already raves about it to my family and friends, and we will 100% be back!!

JS
JonathanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Spoilt for choice

SH
SusanneH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, cost us a few shekels, but would highly recommend.

VB
VictoriaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.. food was delicious, extremely generous portions. Thank you for helping with my daughters dietary requirements as well, so very appreciated. Oh and the pins coladas as fab! See you when we’re next down.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service Great
Food Fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food, regular customer and will return again.

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Febs
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service I can not fault, we were told the tapas portions were big and they were!
I would recommend The Bank to any one who like tapas.
Book early they are good and they are busy

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Vizp
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! Good service.
Really enjoyed the crispy duck, pork and wings. Very difficult to get a table booked at the minute though so def plan ahead.

DA
DaveA
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a wonderfully quirky setting.

RD
RichardD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place, tucked away but well worth a visit. Good food, some traditional tapas and others which were new to us. Definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience with some great food.

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calvinbear
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food, service and location was excellent. We were there on hottest day of year, and restaurant were doing what they could, but heat was pretty unbearable.

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Jack
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The food was good, some dishes better than others but it was ruined by how unbearably hot the restaurant was, which spoilt the dining experience. It is beautifully decorated

BR
BarryR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always, friendly staff and great food

PS
PaulS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, tapas as it’s best. Quirky and funky restaurant with good vibes and great service. It has super views over the riverbank. Would like to come back and try the booth seating.!!

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Topdriver
Kent
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience at The Bank at Bude. Very knowledgeable staff helped with our choices. We felt very Covid safe.

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AdrianB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our little hut, despite it being one of the hottest days of the year! Great food, probably one of the best tapas meals we've ever had, along with friendly and efficient service, what more can you say?

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Sophie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. One thing to complain about, not enough fans in the restaurant. A lot of people almost left before they sat down due to the heat (it was colder outside).

AJ
AJC1
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was delicious and staff polite and friendly but the service was appalling. We weren't told that our chosen drink and food were off the menu until we ordered. One of the party waited so long for 2 out of 3 dishes that by the time they arrived another of our party had almost finished their main. Side dishes and second drinks orders had to be chased up. We heard other tables going through exactly the same issues.

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Lloydg
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here 3 years ago so thought we’d come back since we were in the area again and it didn’t disappoint again. Brilliant tasty food with good service

VR
VeggieRascal
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place. Food, service and location all spot on. Was just very hot in there but was hottest day of year.

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Beibei
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Choose wisely. Lots of the tapas and those recommended are fried so we had too many fried dishes. Even the sea bass.

AL
AlisonL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience of the restaurant nicely spaced out tables great decoration unique and fun amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An absolutely gorgeous meal, maybe over ordered a little on the advice of the waiter (2-3 dishes each) but table not big enough for the dishes to be easily accessible to all. The set up is fantastic, quirky and original. Would definitely recommend.

DB
DebbieB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining pods very cramped for 4 people. Small tables.

Cannot fault food or service 100%

SB
SueB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food , great ambience , superb service x

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kevinc
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting. Quick service and food of the highest quality.

PJ
PippaJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun vibrant funky
Shame they ran out of lobster even though service had only just started for the Saturday and no prawns on the skewers any more !

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Arnie
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a fantastic experience! really good food & service it really was faultless and we were lucky enough to have one of the pods which made it totally safe as well.

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Karrie
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would definitely recommend The Bank At Bude. Extremely efficient non intrusive service with excellent Covid safety measures implemented. I’d previously been shielding through the pandemic due to receiving cancer treatments but I felt very safe there.
The Menu had an excellent choice of tasty tapas. My partner has dietary intolerances of Dairy and Gluten but unusually he still had loads of choices which was amazing!
I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops which was my number one choice and my partner’s top choice were the meatballs but tbh all the dishes were fabulous! They also have a great selection of cocktails and gins. We will definitely try to book there next time we’re on holiday in Bude.

CD
CatDSG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, great service and food. Nice to go somewhere a bit different.

VM
ValerieM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal with varied choices we all enjoyed. Great value for money.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Amazing service but it was a very hot day and the tent we were sat in was just too hot to make eating and drinking enjoyable.

SH
SimonH
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We love tapas & the food was modern, local, innovative & delicious. Service was excellent but my god it was in hot in there .. oppressive. The inside bit clearly had the afternoon sun with zero shade & the temperature just built up.
We asked to be moved & we’re but had to be moved again as a 2 we were on a table for 3. The staff were incredibly helpful & understanding but to be honest the heat spoilt the occasion.

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Marciemoo68
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good service
Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

The Bank At Bude is rated 4.8 stars by 743 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.