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The Bank At Bude, Bude, Cornwall

The Bank At Bude

4.8
4.8
1508 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01288 352070

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Bude

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,508 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    markg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tapas selection and nice setting only negative no real ale but gin & tonics good!

  2. m

    mickii

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Went to this place a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed, so was really looking forward to returning! However this time we were disappointed. Although the service was great, the food was not anywhere near good as the last time.

  3. JW

    JefferyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food great, service great restaurant fabulous would be back again next time we are in cornwell

  4. EL

    ElleniL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, friendly service, gorgeous & Insta worthy decor. Can’t believe I haven’t been before. 100% recommend.

  5. AH

    AdrianH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really good experience and excellent food. The waiting staff need though to consider that they might be talking too much and too loud and spoiling the ambiance a bit. we could hear all the time every word that they were saying to every table in our vicinity. the friendly helpfulness can sometimes be too much. working out how to order isn’t rocket science and customers are usually able to read instructions on menus by themselves. we go there to eat, not for team building.

  6. TD

    TonyD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great food. Only negative were yapping dogs

  7. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time of visiting The Bank and will be telling everyone how incredible it is. Such a lovely warm welcome on arrival, shown to our table and explained how the ordering system works. The staff were attentive, decor was quirky and the ambiance fantastic. Highly recommend!!!

  8. J

    Jammie

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous tapas selection, great wines to accompany. Owner around to greet guests and ensure everything runs smoothly. Lovely serving staff, great ambiance, everything spot on.

  9. B

    Beach

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Portion sizes much smaller than we have had before!!

  10. NW

    NatalieW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been looking forward to coming back for a couple of years and it didn’t disappoint. Great food, staff, service and setting.

  11. J

    Jane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food consistently gorgeous, staff always brilliant. My favourite place to eat.

  12. JB

    JanB

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always eat here when we come to Bude. Great food as always and good service.

  13. KH

    KerryH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We love this place, always over order but always manage to eat most of it 🙂

  14. MJ

    MarkJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We returned after dining here last year. Food was excellent and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

  15. DG

    DianeG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome ,easy ordering and the most delicious food most options gluten free .

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can never fault anything at The Bank. It’s always amazing.

  17. CT

    CharlieT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service, mushrooms delicious, chicken superb, could not fault anything about The Bank

  18. ST

    SteveT

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, lovely staff, very good food. Extremely well organised. A bit different - no other tapas bars in the area.

  19. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was excellent although the service rather slow, particularly as it was stressed we only had the table for 90mins. Generally the ambience was good but we had the misfortune of being on a table of four elderly customers who might have been a little deaf but seemed in a competition to talk over and louder than each other. The food made up for these shortcomings.

  20. DH

    DeborahH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside in pod, which was ready when we arrived. Warm & friendly greeting, gentleman gave very helpful advise re ordering. Staff very attentive but not in your face. Food wonderful, experience fabulous, well organised and ran like clockwork. Will definitely return in the future and highly recommend to others. Thank you

  21. AW

    AndyW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Lovely staff average food. Unfortunately the food we had was sea food. Scallops to start were average. Black tiger prawns were fair and sea food paella to finish. Very over cooked and the most rubbery squid ever, so bad the brought more but the chief over cooks all the food. Slow a low or hot and fast is not the method here unfortunately.

  22. AL

    AlexL

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at the bank and definitely won't be last. We had an absolutely fantastic time. Thank you for making a night of our honeymoon an unforgettable one.

  23. AC

    AdamC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, had no idea when I booked it (not from the area) that it was so lovely. The food was fantastic, the recommendation/amount was great. Would 100% come again!

  24. NL

    NickiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.we ordered too much as we were expecting small portions of tapas however we got to take it home to finish off :)

  25. N

    Normski

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a very enjoyable evening at the Bank at Bude. Good tapas in pleasant surroundings presented by helpful staff. The Cornish cod and prawn stew was particularly tasty and the English Pinot Noir was deliciously light and fruity. Highly recommended

  26. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have eaten at The Bank previously while on holiday and booked again before we came to Bude. Love this restaurant as it's quite unique with both the decor and the food. It's lovely to have such a good choice of good, it is very well cooked and very tasty. Favourites are the sticky chilli chicken and the duck with green beans. Staff are very helpful and attentive. Can't wait to go again.

  27. CN

    CathN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great selection of dishes and all delicious, would definitely return.

  28. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate in an outside pod - food was excellent, service was fab, pods are brilliant (even if the table was a little small for all our food!)

  29. R

    Ruth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was really good, really tasty and in good portions. Service was good, staff were really friendly and attentive. Only drawback was that as we booked a table for two we were only given an hour and a half. Admittedly we were a couple of minutes late for our 6pm booking but kept waiting at the door til ten past. When clearing our mains plates we were reminded we only had ten minutes left. The fact that we were late to be sat seemed to make no difference as I pointed this out to the waitress and was then approached by a waiter asking to bring the bill. Good job we didn't want desserts as we weren't offered them due to the time restriction. My partner and I have worked in hospitality for many years and understand the need to turn around tables but have never pushed people out the door to do so. An hour and a half is not enough for a relaxed meal.. if we had one more person we would have got two hours which is much more reasonable. Overall good food and service but shame we were rushed out the door.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food and ambiance was great would highly recommend going to The Bank.

  31. E

    Earlydiner2

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Easy to find with parking alongside. Had table for 1hour 30 minutes. Very noisy inside but it was early as only time available when I booked. Order taken quickly but food slow to come out. Had to ask in the end. Food was very nice- nothing outstanding but perfectly acceptable. Would I come again? Probably not.

  32. FP

    FranchescaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing!! Amazing seafood , scallops cooked perfectly , mussels were slightly small but they’re not in season so to be expected, everything within the tapas we ordered was delicious. Love the idea of the pods , especially when you have young children , don’t have to worry about them annoying other people. Very good and We will definitely be visiting again when we’re here in Bude in the future .

  33. N

    Neilchen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Excellent Spanish food with a Cornish twist.amd all set in a lovely location overlooking the reedbeds and river valley. Great, efficient service and helpful advice.

  34. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The food was OK but not as good as in the past. It was rather greasy . The chips were not crunchy and the aubergine without taste. I was surprised by the measure of the prosecco

  35. AH

    AudreyH

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here many times and it never fails to deliver on every level We can emphatically recommend it to anyone looking for excellent food immaculate and friendly service and an atmospheric restaurant

  36. K

    Kathryn

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely location on a nature reserve. Attentive service. Food was completely delicious, especially the scallops!! Cocktails were pretty special. A fantastic night out - I would definitely recommend it.

  37. ST

    SteveT

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really lovely place with great staff and fabulous food and first class service.

  38. PH

    PauletteH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place, we didn’t know what to expect but it was amazing. Great food, very attentive staff, beautifully designed … will certainly be back. A little out of the main centre but we wouldn’t have found the canal otherwise … superb

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food but a little slow in supplying the bill

  40. JB

    JanetB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely restaurant with very friendly staff, an excellent menu with plenty of options and very generous portions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

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The Bank At Bude is rated 4.8 stars by 1508 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 33 times today
Google Map for The Bank At Bude

Unit 8B, Pethericks Mill Bude, Cornwall EX23 8TF

Additional information

  • Area

    Bude

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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