The Bakery Restaurant

4.5
330 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Andrew Bond has owned The Bakery Bar & Restaurant for over 12 years now. He has continually been driven to provide High Quality Food and Drink in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The Bakery Restaurant specializes in Modern British and European Cuisine, Brasserie Style Bar Meals, Sunday Lunch and Specialist Parties and Functions for up to 90 people seated. We pride ourselves in using fine fresh produce daily, often making everything from scratch on the premises - It's a question of taste!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
English, European, British
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm Sunday: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Saturday: 6pm - 10pm
Monday closed
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Phone number
01959 577605
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
John Boreham
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Parking Details
We have an on site car park for approximately 25 cars. With on street parking available too.
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Public Transit
We are located at the end of the London Bus 464 Route (Tatsfield to New Addington), which in turn connects with The Tramlink for connections from East Croydon to London and beyond.
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Entertainment
At times we offer live music, singing and dancing, as well as speciality themed evenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Fri 6:30PM - 9:30PM

What 330 People Are Saying
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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having moved from London to Tatsfield the Bakery has been an unexpected and wonderful find. We only moved three weeks ago and gave already dined there three times

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening. We were two friends catching up so wanted a natter and a good meal. Seating is extremely comfortable - some of the best I've encountered. Food is delicious and a good choice. Service was a little bit slow on occasion which was annoying; I don't mean how long the food took to come as I take that as a plus that the dishes are being cooked to order but actually getting the waiters to notice us when we wanted to order another drink etc - especially as despite being a Saturday evening it was rather quiet. The only slight downside was a couple of young children on a nearby table who were a bit loud which begs the question what the heck are children doing in a nice restaurant late on a Saturday evening.... However, that's not the restaurant's fault.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable food, not an extensive menu but something for everyone and has specials.

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JJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we live in the village this is our go to place for special occasions, special deals on Wednesdays, taking family members visiting from abroad etc., the staff are always friendly and professional. The feeling in this restaurant is always good and the food reliably excellent.

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l
Kent
156 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the bakery is a great local restaurant. a good choice of wines, both by the bottle and by the glass. good menu, always with little tweaks and the odd special. wonderful bread!!!! well worth the visit.

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R
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The choice for each course was good. The food and service were very good. The only criticism is that , perhaps as starters, some tended to be large enough to be considered as a main course for those with smaller appetites.

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PD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated out Wedding Anniversary with a lunch here mid week. Great service from staff and the food was exceptional. The owner also took the time to show us around - great lunch and thoroughly recommended

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F
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food , ambience and friendly service . Would definitely recommend for special occasion for couples.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service was exceptional. My friends and I had a perfect evening at the Bakery and I cant recommend the restaurant enough.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable meal - too expensive for regular dining, but OK for occasional treats

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y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff, tasty Sunday lunch options for good value fixed price.

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D
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty and generous portions but felt we were a little rushed to order not usually like this

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and wonderful food (even my really fussy friend was impressed).

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JF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Numerous good choices on menu for all three courses. Excellent food and wine choices in relaxed surroundings. A special place for dining with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The menu is varied and interesting catering for most tastes; the food was very good and well cooked; service was prompt all requests were executed without hesitation; the atmosphere was friendly and we were made to feel welcome.

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S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bakery has undergone a very subtle revamp and I have to say it looks fabulous! They've also got an amazing and varied new menu! It's officially now our favourite place! The staff are wonderful and the ambience second to none!

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BR
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is my first visit to the bakery & I was not disappointed. Good value food & wine / friendly staff too. If I was going to give a negative 👎🏼 it would only be the roast potatoes! Needed to be mor crisper & brown. Overall experience 8/10 !!! Well happy 😊

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l
Kent
156 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

the bakery is a great find. the menu is not large but it changes regularly and there are nice little twists to the various dishes. one of the nicest restaurants in the area. the staff are helpful and friendly. my only negative is that it lacks atmosphere and is abit bland in decor.

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R
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visit this restaurant from time to time and we have never had a bad meal yet. This was the first time that we had been since the restaurant area had been refurbished. The food and the choice was very good indeed.

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S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bakery has recently had a very subtle and classy makeover! It looks fabulous! The best bit is the menu which has also been updated! The selection is amazing and I highly recommend the seared scallops starter and Portuguese skewer main! The chicken just melts in your mouth! If you haven’t been for a while visit you won’t be disappointed! Highly recommended!

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OT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been in a while but IMO its the best place for Sunday lunch in the area by some distance.

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G
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Five years on from our first visit the bakery is still serving good food with good service.

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LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used to come here with my family as a child and came back for my Mums birthday. Even better than I remember, great Sunday lunch and wonderful service. Will definitely be returning.

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CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for Easter Lunch with the family. We did have a nice lunch, but it felt a bit rushed, with being pressured to order our meal in the bar, even though we'd arrived well before the booked table time of 1.45. Some of the food was very good, and up to the standard we expect ( e.g. the starters) but we were a bit disappointed with the main courses, e.g the fish had a very strong pesto sauce and the lamb was not as tender as usual. However we really like the Bakery and expect this was just a blip due to it being a busy weekend.

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p
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recommended The Bakery by several friends and happily not disappointed. Opted for lunch so not too busy but lovely and quiet to celebrate our anniversary

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was an ideal place for friends from London and Kent to meet up. We had a nice, big, round table which made it easy to talk and we really enjoyed our choices of starters and main course.

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here for a while which I now regret as we had a cracking Sunday lunch. It was Mother’s Day and as you’d expect, it was busy but, the atmosphere was great. Three of us and three courses each plus a bottle of Prosecco along with pre dinner drinks and bread. All lovely, plentiful and filling and all in for £125. This in my opinion is good value for money. Thank you Andrew and the team... see you soon.

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d
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Old favourite now with new décor. Same excellent service and quality of menu. Décor gives the restaurant a cosier ambience. Reccommended

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at The Bakery on a quiet Thursday for a birthday lunch. Lovely broad menu of European classics-with-a-twist, unobtrusive service, and surprisingly low bill. Will definitely return soon!

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l
Kent
156 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

the bakery is tucked away in tatsfield and offers very good food. although the menu isn't large, there is a nice choice, although as a fish eater, there isn't quite so much of a choice in the mains. interesting starters, with just a slight twist. service is friendly and efficient. good choice of wines and bubbles by the glass. always good.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

A very nice family run restaurant with a small but well thought out menu. The food was fine but not amazing but this may be due to a large table that was dining of over 20 people at the same time as us, or the fact it was a Sunday so there were mainly roasts on the menu.

Service was a little slow but friendly.

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HF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have dined at the Bakery many times over the years but new menu disappointing and pricey. No children's menu our kids. Food good but tiny portions. "Selection of veg" consisted of carrots and mange tout. We expected more variety. Served 4 dishes we hadn't ordered due to waiter's mix up. Such a shame as it was my birthday and I wanted a special meal. The bar menu was much more to our liking so maybe we'll do that in future. Also, it was very noisy and difficult to talk.

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e
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to the Bakery and I will definitely be returning. A friend and I had lunch in lovely surroundings, brightly decorated restaurant with friendly staff. The skate wing was delicious.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable evening, the food was superb, service excellent and the overall dining experience very good. We have been to the Bakery before with friends and will be returning
again.

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D
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round excellent experiance,the bar is friendly but at the same time separate from dining area,staff allways helpfull and food is extremely good already booked to go again

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SW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I agreed that this was one of the best meals we have ever had. We will definitely be coming back!

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f
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant - well worth trying if you haven’t already.

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DG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely location. Attentive staff, although a little stressed due to the amount of people. Very large table nearby had child who didn't stop crying for entire meal, which put us off a bit. There are two dining areas, so maybe the smaller could be for people without children? Just a thought. Food good, service fair, but kept having to ask for things. Very busy as pre-Christmas, so may try another time when not so busy.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal in a nice restaurant. Unfortunately we we’re the only table. Definitely will go back again

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R
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Considering that there were several Christmas parties going on, the service and food were very good.

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