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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, 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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  • 73
    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
An Interesting Place

We stopped off for lunch and not knowing Barnstaple this was "pot luck" and what a lucky find.! A beautiful building which we learned was a former bank and so well looked after. The restaurant was clean, the food well cooked and nicely presented.There is plenty of choice and all served by cheery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself and my wife came here for our second time yesterday. Again we were impressed by the food (ribs - highly recommended & chicken fajita - also highly recommended). The only thing we would like to see changed is the female waitresses chatting to each other all the time in giggles and not looking to see if customers require service... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped off for lunch and not knowing Barnstaple this was "pot luck" and what a lucky find.! A beautiful building which we learned was a former bank and so well looked after. The restaurant was clean, the food well cooked and nicely presented.There is plenty of choice and all served by cheery and efficient staff, We would definitely return.

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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 very positive comments, and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Barnstaple! Best Wishes The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We met up with friends over the Christmas break I had the ribs they are superb! Highly recommended, previously had sirloin steak which was also superb, everything on their menu is excellent and never heard anyone disappointed.

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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, and we're glad to hear that you loved our ribs! It's a dish we're famous for, as you know; so now we're donating 50p from every rack of ribs that we sell to our fantastic local charity The North Devon Children's Hospice! So next time you... More 

Porlock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was one of my favourite 'lunch haunts' before we moved away nearly 10 years ago. Today, we had the pleasure of returning to 'dear old Barnstaple' on business and made straight for it as soon as we could. (How often is that such a BAD mistake)!?! My Golly! It is just as good, if not better than before! Just... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and for returning to us!! It's fantastic to hear that after 10 years you that we're " just as good, if not better than before!", we really appreciate your comments, your 5* review, and most of all your loyalty to us. Thank You! Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Bramley, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Amazing! The building is an old lavish NatWest bank wit amazing ceiling and windows. Excellent service and food, can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and sharing your pictures with fellow TripAdvisors. It's great to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us! We can't wait to welcome you back. Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Food is always of a good standard, the gf loves the goats cheese salad. The staff are normally quite good and the atmosphere is nice

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review! it's great to hear your girlfriend loves our Goats Cheese Salad, and we really appreciate that you've chosen to share this in your 5* TripAdvisor review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Weston-super-Mare
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were staying in a holiday park near Woolacombe and were not familiar with the surrounding areas. We had a wander round Barnstaple and looked up a good place to eat as a family and 62 The Bank was recommended. The Bistro was lovely in all aspects. The staff were welcoming and attentive and very friendly with our daughter. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time write your 5* review. I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed our food, and had a such a great time with us. Your recommendation is very much appreciated by myself and all of my team, and I hope that we will be able to welcome you back should you return to North Devon... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In my opinion this has got to be one of barnstaple' stop restaurants. The service is always friendly and quick. The food is absolutely delicious. My family and I booked a table here for my father's birthday. We have a 8 year old and they catered perfectly for children. The atmosphere is always relaxing and perfect for a family meal... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm very pleased to read that your farther had a great birthday with us; we really try to make birthdays as memorable as possible and it's great to know that we've succeeded. It's fantastic to have such a recommendation and is very much appreciated and valued not, only by myself... More 

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

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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Thank you for taking the time to review us. We spoke to the party organiser at the end of the meal, who said that everything had been wonderful, and that everyone had really enjoyed their meal; we were therefore very disappointed to learn that you were not satisfied with the Drinks Service you received whilst attending your friends surprise birthday... More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

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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 - 35
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?