The Bank At Bude

4.8
947 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 947 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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SharonB
London
3 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night, food was absolutely fabulous.

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Chaggie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Food was incredible as was the service.

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richardm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Portions at least 50% bigger than normal tapas.

Four choices were excellent. Mushrooms. Ruby beef. Black pudding. Duck.

Chicken+ chorizo, very good.

Potato bravos- has a kick to them. Not to our taste however if you like things with a bite!!

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JackieC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and friendly service . A fantastic experience every time . Dog friendly as a bonus .

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julias
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round - highly recommend- superior food at an affordable price

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RoystonC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bank is a little gem of a restaurant, great food at reasonable prices and very friendly staff. Quite a quirky layout, always busy so booking well in advance essential .

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CatherineR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying tapas , really lovely food , waited a while to come but enjoyed the whole experience. Waitresses friendly and helpful. Cute restaurant, dog friendly which Is great 👍 overall a nice experience

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AlanM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and hreat service, really can’t fault the whole experience

SG
SophieG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. 5/5 definitely be visiting again next time we are in Bude

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RuthL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Food is so tasty and well cooked, you may have trouble choosing from the menu. Staff are so polite and attentive. Would definitely recommend 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely we’ll flavoured and portions just right would highly recommend this little gem of a place .

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PhilipT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, lovely setting - really enjoyed ourselves...

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julias
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All great except for ginger chicken dish which was dry and over cooked

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LucyW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with great food. The decor is lovely too and such friendly service!

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Chrissyrob
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Made very welcome on arrival. Pod ready and waiting. Drinks order taken quickly - ideal; but no rush for food order and queries explained in detail. Staff very helpful all evening and quality of food excellent as always. No rush for us to leave but table cleared of used dishes and plates once empty. Can't wait to go again!!!

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RagnhildL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Service Setting and food. Will definitely visit again

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TrevorM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden treasure. Absolutely superb food and wine and exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, first class experience. Best in Cornwall

AJ
AlisonJ
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Bude. Incredible food, attentive staff fantastic relaxing atmosphere. Thank you 😊

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LizS
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An extremely good find - great helpful staff and very good food

LM
LeaM
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food . Very accommodating when altering booking.

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HelenR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Food portions are double your normal tapas sizes. Love the cornish twist with seafood dishes. Staff were great and so helpful nothing was too much trouble. This was our last holiday meal. If we had been on our first night we would have gone every night. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb, could not fault. Highly recomend

JB
JoyB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place!….…as ever!

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Saltyj
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great, they have taken every care to keep you Covid safe, loved the dining experience in the huts outside, they provided everything you could possibly need for your comfort, the food was 1st class. They get a great big ✅ from me.

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franh
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Loved the seating, great service. The food was wonderful as always (loved the nibbles platter to start), I had the duck with green beans for the first time and will definitely have that again. We had the Rioja (red) and that was lovely too. Really great experience. We would come more often if it wasn't always fully booked! Just shows how good it is!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food, quick and tasty , and customer service 10 /10 , would definitely recommend too anyone visiting bude 😎

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CPBP
Kent
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience. Good greeting and the menu / portion sizes were fully explained. The food and service were really good.
Highly recommend a visit, but make sure you book in advance.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bank was first class in every thing
I would definitely recommend the bank service was great The food was great as was every thing

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Lou77
Derbyshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my word what a find. There was even a rug / mat for the dog to lie on.
The food was fabulous we had 8 different dishes and all were cooked to perfection.
We just wished we found it earlier in the holiday so we could go more than once.

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FreyaS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DaveN
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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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SaraH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, the food was delicious, portion sizes were substantial . Excellent service and we felt was overall good value for money.
Would definitely go again.

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LizE
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
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 on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of fishes to choose from and lovely food

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juliet
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
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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CliveK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in private booth, very attentive, food portions too big, over ordered

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KeithA
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Bank At Bude is rated 4.8 stars by 947 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.