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62 The Bank

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62 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX32 1HG, England
+44 1271 324446
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 62 The Bank creates great flavours from around the globe. It's a...
62 The Bank creates great flavours from around the globe. It's a wonderful place to meet up with friends and linger over a coffee, lunch or an evening meal. With an eclectic lunch & evening menu including seafood, Piri Piri dishes, salads, grills,house specials, and of course desserts there's sure to be something for everyone at 62 The Bank. The stylish brasserie is set in an extraordinary building, originally a merchant's house over 300 years ago, when Barnstaple was a bustling trading centre. The staggeringly beautiful Tudor ceiling was completed by members of the school of North Devon Plasterers in 1620. Since 1760, the building has been used by the public - first as the Golden Lion Inn, then the Golden Lion Hotel in the 19th century and then as a High Street bank for nearly forty years in the mid twentieth century. Now, this atmospheric building is restored to its former glory and, as in its heyday when it housed the Golden Lion, it is again a place where you can eat, drink and be merry.
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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better Than Expected!

After reading some reviews & looking at pictures, I have to say that I wasn't looking forward to the meal my sister in law had booked for my brothers birthday. It looked pretentious & expensive & just somewhere I wouldn't have chosen but am so glad to be proven wrong! We were a little unfortunate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ClaireAdamMoss
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After reading some reviews & looking at pictures, I have to say that I wasn't looking forward to the meal my sister in law had booked for my brothers birthday. It looked pretentious & expensive & just somewhere I wouldn't have chosen but am so glad to be proven wrong! We were a little unfortunate to be seated out the... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited here with 3 other people in January on a Saturday night. The table was in the rear of the restaurant under a beautiful high ceiling. The staff were very amiable and helpfull and the food was of a very good standard and enjoyed by all. The menu is a little limited but cooked very well and it's well... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

On arrival we were shown promptly to a table and the drinks order taken. I had the vegetarian burger and my partner had a chicken burger. When they arrived the portion size was good. However, on eating mine I found it to be tasteless and seemed to be cheap ingredients put together and dressed up pretentiously. My partner enjoyed his... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Birthday celebration with family with a lovely atmosphere and very nice food. The staff were very busy but the wait was not too bad. Highly recommend the Horseradish pancakes.

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased to hear that your birthday celebration with your family and friends was so enjoyable. It's also great to have your recommendation for our Steak & Horseradish Pancakes, we love them and its great to know that you do too!! We hope to be able to welcome you back... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably one of the best eating places in Barnstaple, consistently good standard of service, a reasonably priced menu and good food, can get very busy so would advise booking especially ona Saturday evening

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your review is very much valued and appreciated by myself and all of my team. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and custom. Kind Regards The Manager 62 the Bank More 

Abergavenny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant twice,during our stay in Barnstaple.Each time,the welcome was good,and we were given a table on the raised part of the room.Our food was nicely served,hot and interesting. The room is interesting and different,with a direct connection to the hotel.This is useful when wet.Our only criticisms-the portions tend to be on the very large side.

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate your 4 Stars. We were however disappointed to learn of your criticism of our large portions, unfortunately we have a reputation for being the most generous restaurant in Barnstaple, and wouldn't want to lose this as it is valued by the vast majority of our customers. We... More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Since 1999 my husband and our relatives enjoyed the atmosphere, friendliness and good food and service. Since the beginning of 2014 with new staff and management, slowly the good food, the personal service and the atmosphere has changed so much that last week after deciding we would give it a last go, sadly decided enough was enough. I spoke with... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Firstly we would like to express our appreciation for your loyalty and custom since 1999. We hold every customer in the highest regard and do not ever take our customers for granted; So it is very dissapointing to hear that you feel that we no longer offer a welcoming service. We... More 

Devon, UK
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Another great visit to The Bank. The staff were attentive without being too intrusive the service was good and the food exceptional. I ordered the Steak pancakes, an old favourite and they were superb as always, my wife had the Sizzling Fajitas and they were great, as ever. If you are in Barnstaple and fancy a good meal in great... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 Star review. We're pleased to be at the top of your Short List, and especially glad to hear that your still enjoying your old favourites with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon, but until then thank you for your loyalty and custom Kind Regards The Manager 62... More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went here for dinner with friends and was looking forward to seeing the new menu!! we had a nice table up in the window, the waitress was sweet and chatty recommending dishes to try as we could not decide. It was really busy but the food was brilliant & really tasty.

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased to hear that your enjoying our new menu, and that you had a great evening with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

DEVON UK
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have had good meals and service at the Bank over the years. Unfortunately as a direct result of visiting the restaurant tonight I have been violently sick. I am a non meat eater. I ordered a macaroni cheese dish, the waitress asked if I wanted the one with choritzo, I clearly said "No absolutely not I do not eat... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

As always we would like to thank you for taking the time for writing your review. Your opinion is very important to us as is your custom. We are unreservedly apologetic for this mistake, it is not something we take lightly; and our head chef wishes to send you his personal apology for this error. We take all dietary requirements,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX32 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 324446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 32
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Description

62 The Bank creates great flavours from around the globe. It's a wonderful place to meet up with friends and linger over a coffee, lunch or an evening meal. With an eclectic lunch & evening menu including seafood, Piri Piri dishes, salads, grills,house specials, and of course desserts there's sure to be something for everyone at 62 The Bank. The stylish brasserie is set in an extraordinary building, originally a merchant's house over 300 years ago, when Barnstaple was a bustling trading centre. The staggeringly beautiful Tudor ceiling was completed by members of the school of North Devon Plasterers in 1620. Since 1760, the building has been used by the public - first as the Golden Lion Inn, then the Golden Lion Hotel in the 19th century and then as a High Street bank for nearly forty years in the mid twentieth century. Now, this atmospheric building is restored to its former glory and, as in its heyday when it housed the Golden Lion, it is again a place where you can eat, drink and be merry.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?