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The Bakehouse Restaurant

Old Bakehouse Lane | Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
+44 (0)1736 331331
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Ranked #5 of 147 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $58
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the most historic part of Penzance, the Bakehouse is tucked away in its own secluded palm-filled courtyard. It is just off Chapel Street, which was runner-up in the Great British Urbanism Awards 2013.The Bakehouse is set on two floors, each with its own atmosphere. It is modern and contemporary yet warm and inviting, with displays showcasing local artists.Since 2004 owners Andy and Rachel Carr have been delighting their customers with the quality of their food and service. They are passionate about using only the best Cornish ingredients, sourcing their produce as locally as possible.The philosophy has been to take fantastic produce, cook it simply and let its flavour and quality shine. The food is colourful and bold, and the flexibility of the menu ensures that there is always something for everyone. It has the best selection of chargrilled steaks Penzance has to offer alongside the finest fish Newlyn fishermen can catch!The Bakehouse is included in The Good Food Guide 2012 and 2013 and holds the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence.
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English first
Sudbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have been to The Bake House with our family and grandchildren over the last few years and we all just love it. Rachel and her team give a warm welcome and cannot do enough to accommodate you. The food is 2nd to none - the best steak we have ever tasted. We also have celebrated New Year and birthdays... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this place for a friends leaving party and it was lovely. I had the rump steak and the peppercorn sauce, which was so yummy! The service was great, the waitress was polite and all our food came out at the same time which was great as there was quite a large group of us. It was a really... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My parents have been eating at the Bakehouse for years, and my husband, friends and I join them whenever we are in Penzance. Rachel and her team are unfailingly welcoming, and the service is always excellent, they will always try and accommodate. Every meal we have ever had, whatever time of year (birthdays, Christmas time, bank holidays, with a big... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant was suggested by our b&bs host as I said I wanted somewhere that wasn't just fish.(My husband & I have very diverging tastes). It was also our 30th wedding anniversary so wanted it to be a bit special. Well, it didn't disappoint. Arrived soaking wet after a walk up from the harbour, we were greeted by the owner... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited bakehouse for the first time recently based on a recommendation from our B&B in Penzance. On arrival we were given a friendly greeting and shown to our table. We were provided with a drinks menu which had a nice selection of wines and were also informed of the specials available for the evening. The staff, whilst taking the... More

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Seaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved this place so much, we ate here two out of the three nights we stayed in Penzance! The food was delicious, and the lady who owned the restaurant was so obviously passionate about the place, coming over more than once on our return visit to check whether we had enjoyed her recommendations (the hake- it was wonderful) and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were lucky enough to get the last available table the night we dined. The food is great value for money with generous servings.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Have eaten here on holiday for the last 3 years and wish we lived closer. Fish dishes could not be better, especially the Hake which came with mussels and Tuscan inspired sauce. Desserts of a similar quality - try the chocolate cake. Its not cheap, especially if you start having bottles of wine, but the quality of the food makes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although not short of a good restaurant or two this place stands out from the warmth of its welcome to the quality of the cooking and the provenance of its locally sourced ingredients. Bread is baked on the premises, steak comes from animals reared on a local farm, the seafood comes from nearby waters, apart from an octopus salad starter... More

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bakehousepenzance, Owner at The Bakehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review, they honestly mean such a lot to us. . We all live and die but trip advisor these days and good reviews are such a boost to staff morale. ( especially on bank holiday weekend). I was a little concerned that you thought that out octopus wasn't local. it is ( local... More

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had some of the most amazing starters ever!! The monk fish must be had. The chateau briands were nice but there was a problem with the order which out a slight dampner on the meal but the starters most certainly over-looked this and the owner (assumed) took care of us and gave us a discount on the bill as a... More

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