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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
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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good menu to suit all tastes

A group of us ate here as our friends were regulars and had booked a table. Staff were efficient and attentive and took our drink orders straight away. There is no room to wait at the bar in the restaurant if you arrive before your friends as we did, but there is a seperate bar in the hotel (we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Patricia2709
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went to a friends surprise birthday party on Saturday 28 march. This party was pre booked so it should not have been a surprise to the staff to serve about thirty guests, but you would think the staff had been hired the same day. They had no idea of how to take drink orders or what tables the orders... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A group of us ate here as our friends were regulars and had booked a table. Staff were efficient and attentive and took our drink orders straight away. There is no room to wait at the bar in the restaurant if you arrive before your friends as we did, but there is a seperate bar in the hotel (we found... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a informative and well thought out review for us. Your positive comments and recommendation really are appreciated by myself, and all of the team here at 62The Bank. We are very pleased to hear that you and your group of friends had such a great time with us!, and we hope... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Highly recommend the seafood platter and the pork cutlet! The raspberry sorbet was also amazing!!! The staff were really helpful with the gluten free dishes too. We'll definitely be back :)

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Your recommendation and 5* review are very much appreciated and will be passed on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!. Kind Regards The Manager 62 the Bank More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we're very pleased to have your recommendation. We're also pleased to hear that you gave us a try, and we were able to prove your preconceptions wrong!. We are a Family run restaurant and although we have a very special building (which could look a little imposing), we value every... More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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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BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your recommendation. Our team work very hard to try and deliver the best possible service, and it's great to hear that they have done such a good job at making your evening so enjoyable. We do have the biggest menu in the town and we try to have... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really value your opinions and comments. It's great to hear that your service was prompt, the portions were large, and that your partner enjoyed his burger. We are however disappointed to learn that you found us to be "overpriced", we take every effort to try and ensure that our... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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 4 - 34
  • 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?