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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 146 restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $60
Wed - Mon 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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, 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to the Bakehouse based on the numerous reviews here on Tripadvisor as well as the recommendation of our B&B host. I would rate the dinner as okay but nothing extraordinary. We had two starters: thr Japanese style scallops and the duck breast salad. Both were okay but I would have preferred the duck breast medium... More

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Rome, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wherever we visit, my wife and I try to visit a different restaurant each day during our stay. Our short trip to Penzance was an exception. Although we stayed there only four nights, we dined on two successive evenings at the Bakehouse Restaurant. Why? Because every dish, every mouthful was a delight. On the first evening, my main course was... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I booked a table for two and asked about gluten free items on the menu. I was informed not a problem and to mention it when we had been seated. This we did and a menu marked up with the gluten free items produced immediately. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. The timing of the food arriving was just right.... More

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Portstewart, N.Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is hidden away through an archway into a quiet landscaped alley. The staff are welcoming and the food was delicious. We will definitely be returning when we visit Penzance again.

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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The focaccia to start with was some of the best I'd ever had. The fish was even better and the vegetables were presented with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of taste.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have eaten here a few times now and it's always brilliant. The food is absolutely amazing and the service has always been fantastic. The chicken liver starter is the best I've ever had.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The best place to eat in the whole town . We just had such an amazing meal , every mouthful from starter to pudding was so delicious , even the bread ! We had Scallops , steaks and puddings , the staff were great , the venue is lovely and modern . If you are in penzance then go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in a little side street, the Bake House offers a truly lovely experience. Although they don't really cater for children in the way of a children's menu, they do half size portions of dishes. Our youngest (3) devoured his fish and chips with great gusto and our eldest (9) polished off a huge plate of mussels! The dine... More

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Hayle, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love coming here and sharing The chateaubriand is exquisite, cooked to perfection with a choice of salad, various potatoes and sauces. The staff are always attentive and friendly and the food is always top quality. Brilliant place to dine as a couple as a family or as a party.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Genuinely warm welcome on arrival and attentive staff throughout. The squid and chorizo starter was excellent equalled only by the freshest possible half crab starter. Our main courses of hake and sirloin steak were both were of a higher quality than we were expecting. We tried the Penzance rose which was delicious and good value. We we're recommend this restaurant... More

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