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The Bakehouse Restaurant

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Old Bakehouse Lane | Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
+44 1736 331331
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the most historic part of Penzance, the Bakehouse is tucked...
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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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Steak and Great service

Was visiting friends and this restaurant was recommended rang and book a table for 4 on a Saturday This is a wonderful place with great service and friendly staff .The Steak was lovely cooked to the way i wanted and i had the garlic mushroom and red wine sauce and it was to die for. Nothing was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Richie C
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Didn't like the very bright lighting & the none intimate atmosphere of the place. Food was fine but certainly nothing special to write home about.. Acceptable service.

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Sydney, Australia
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88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Was visiting friends and this restaurant was recommended rang and book a table for 4 on a Saturday This is a wonderful place with great service and friendly staff .The Steak was lovely cooked to the way i wanted and i had the garlic mushroom and red wine sauce and it was to die for. Nothing was too much for... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A good menu something for most budgets, the staff are friendly and help full a good selection of beers and wines

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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my fiance always go here as its the place for a real good steak! Very nice restaurant and the staff are quick on their feet. Reasonable pricing too 😃👍

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Manchester
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wonderful restaurant down a side street on chapel street, everything I tasted was good, and really not expensive, I can see why booking is recommnded, this place is a real find.....

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lovely warm welcome from Rachel. Husband and I have been before and the food is always good. Thai monkfish to start followed by the juiciest chicken breast in lemon and thyme ever. Husband has smoked duck breast starter and fillet steak cooked to perfection, medium, just how he likes it. Veg and chips on the side. Good wine and although... More 

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Denmark
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14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Occasionally you have a restaurant experience while on holiday that you talk about for years...our experience at this lovely little Penzance eatery, in a wee arcade off Chapel Street, was one of those. We tried three times before we were lucky enough to a) score a table and b) find it open at the right time...so glad we pesevered. The... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Booked and recommended by our B & B. Popular so booking advised. Warm welcome and interesting menu from cheap set menu to a la carte which can add up if like me you enjoy fillet steak. Some dishes a bit nutty but otherwise excellent. Second night we went to Star Inn near wetherspoons for whole roast chicken for 2 which... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of the Guesthouse we stayed in on returning from The Isles of Scilly. So pleased we did. As we were reading the menu outside we spoke to diners who were leaving the premises to double check and they too said the food was delicious. The welcome and service was excellent and the food was imaginative... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friendly service, very good food. We went before going to the theatre so were able to take advantage of the early bird offer. Excellent value, and would have liked to linger.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Bakehouse Lane | Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 331331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 54
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm

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