The Bank At Bude

4.8
916 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 916 people are saying
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FreyaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food and great service - thank you! The “pods” are cute and well equipped with fan, heater and blankets.

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas restaurant. Very friendly staff. Lovely food. Glad we booked it

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DaveN
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service we really enjoyed our meal. Staff were spot on advising 4-6 Tapas dishes plus bread dish. We didn’t eat it all left a small amount, but well worth it to try 6 dishes. Our request for the duck and pork belly to be extra crispy was carried out expertly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Setting and service was great. Tapas was ok, most dishes were fantastic but a couple like the paella was just ok. All dishes came at once when personally we would have preferred the dishes to be staggered. Overall a nice meal.

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LizE
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely dog friendly. amazing food.
Pod was quite hot even with the side vent open

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SandieE
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of fishes to choose from and lovely food

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juliet
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb. Everything was cooked well. Portions just right. Wanted to go back time and time again but unfortunately they were booked up . So I would recommend you book well in advance .

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KeithA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and friendly attentive staff. Not the cheapest but very nice food and a good mix of tapas options.

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NigelB
Northampton
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of tapas dishes. Try to order a mix of light and heavy dishes otherwise you will explode.

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SimonF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but praise for this dining experience. Ten out of ten, all round.
The food was absolutely delicious and the price was very reasonable. A tapas experience in Cornwall? Unexpected but delightful.

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Daniellef
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and unique place. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My new favourite place to eat.

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Dizzle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Environment was friendly and welcoming - nice decor throughout. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Food wasn't anything special and very expensive. Portions were not huge and therefore you're advised to get 4 - 6 plates of food by the staff (two of us out for dinner)

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SueB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to The Bank for a few years, so thought it was about time we made another visit. Such a lovely evening, we booked a pod which was great fun, very cosy and intimate. Can not fault the service or the food.
Thank you The Bank for a lovely evening

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MalcolmM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked “outdoors” and were seated in a very private two person cubicle. Good pleasant view of the river, seemed odd at first to not be able to see anyone else, but we soon settled into the intimate ambience.
Very dog friendly, and while our dog is well behaved, the fact that other diners couldn’t even see him was relaxing.
Tapas dishes seemed authentic, and portions are very generous. Extremely good value.
Attentive and friendly staff.
Only downside was need to book and extremely limited availability for bookings, but I can now understand the popularity.

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MarkE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just simply fantastic, definitely recommend this restaurant, would definitely return

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Niknak
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outside pod and it was so lovely and personable, service was outstanding , food was amazing. 4 of us have been wanting to get a table for months but as locals looked forward to the season calming down again. Haven’t eaten at the the bank for a couple of year’s but as always did not disappoint. Really lovely evening and would recommend. Great drinks menu too, although I think I perhaps had one or two glasses too many of the wine 😆💕.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, so tasty, great service, relaxed ambiance

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JohnT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, well staffed who paid close attention to our service. Food was so yummy and piping hot. All items on the menu were available apart from lobsters and scallops.

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AnnB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We asked to move tables too many fake plants. Acominated wonderful food and service back next week

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LizR
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with great service at a quirky venue. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable and our dogs were made very welcome

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ShirleyC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again another great evening at The Bank, it’s always nice to go there when we’re down in Bude on holiday and to be treated so well by all the staff,the food is amazing, would highly recommend anyone to visit if your in the area.

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MooMoo65
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service is always extremely good. Previously we have eaten in the restaurant. On this occasion we ate in one of the small outside huts which was an experience and was very enjoyable. The only downside was that cars can park a few feet away from the huts and we had a car reversing into a space whilst we were relaxing and eating which was a big downside for me.

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SandraR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fabulous meal here. Took some relatives that were staying with us, they also were very impressed. All the food that we had was first rate, as was the service. Looking forward to our next booking in October. Thank you The Bank.

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GautamD
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting was excellent. The food good, but not outstanding.

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Georgie
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable meal. Food was super nice, menu catered for various dietary requirements we had very easily, and the drinks selection was fab. Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. Place itself was a hidden gem. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant it is the best Tapas I’ve ever had

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Mankie62
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round brilliant experience. Staff and food exceptional. Woukd highly recommended

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CathK
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome from staff with a quick intro on the food, exceptional service throughout from staff who were very friendly whilst remaining professional. All the dishes we ordered surpassed all our expectations, well presented and cooked to perfection.

Thanks for a lovely evening ❤️

HM
HeatherM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a meal in a pod which felt very Covid safe. The meal was excellent and the staff were lovely. I hope you keep the pods once life resumes some normality.

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MichieCor
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous, very generous portions and all delicious. We sat outside the main restaurant which was fine, but if we visit again we will book for inside.

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EwanL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly, relaxed, unique. Lovely setting overlooking the rive and reeds. Took my 23 year old daughter for a birthday lunch, she’s vegetarian so we had predominantly veggie dishes, all great, but I also had some stripped prawns coated lightly with breadcrumbs and fried, delicious, tastiest ever. If we could have got booked as a family of 6 two nights later to try out more of the meat and fish dishes we would. My white Rioja and daughter’s marguerita great. We had a quirky lovely booth created out of what looked like a garden shed or bathing hut, window onto the wildlife and dog walkers. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipAndrewW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Overpriced and didn’t expect to be sitting in a glorified shed with nil atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous birthday meal. The young man who served us was attentive, polite and friendly. Food as ever delicious and plenty of it. Highly recommend

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food variety and good value for money! Would definitely recommend and come back again.

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CliffC
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and went out of their way to put a table together for us for our large group celebrating an anniversary. Food was fantastic as was the cocktails.

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SueK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely evening at The Bank at Bude. We hope to be back again - if we can book a table!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and a high standard of food and service

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carolinef
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, fantastic food and drink with attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, great service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back

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Vdhhdkgv
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual - delicious food, excellent service, lovely surroundings.

FAQs

The Bank At Bude is rated 4.8 stars by 916 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.