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62 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX32 1HG, England
+44 1271 324446
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 83
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
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    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
Great looking restaurant and good food

I visited with a large party of around 25 people and the service and attention from the waiting staff was excellent. Considering there were so many of us, there was no long wait for the food and we were all served at the same time. The food itself was lovely and tasty and very well presented. No... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Appledore, United Kingdom
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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great menu. So difficult to choose that I have to keep returning to try everything! Good choice of starters and main courses means we generally don't have room for dessert!

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely setting for a restaurant but just doesn't deliver.Having eaten or tried most of the restaurants in north Devon we are hardly spoiled for choice I have tried all the brend hotels and they have great settings Saunton sands etcetera and the food just can't really cut it .the portions where good in fairness ,I had the rack of ribs... 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 appreciate your comments and feedback. We were disappointed to read your review, we strive to provide excellent service, with high quality food, a diverse and eclectic menu, in a great atmosphere, which represents excellent value for money. Our food is prepared daily using fresh ingredients of the highest quality,... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went for a business lunch - we had amazing service and the food was delicious!!! Always recommend 62 the bank locally for friendly service, lovely food and varied menu

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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 5* review. We are pleased to read that the service was amazing, food delicious, and you had a great business lunch with us. We value your loyalty and recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit. Kind Regards The Manager 62... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Difficult to say anything inspiring about this restaurant as that's just what the food isn't. It is straightforward and plain, cooked without passion it seems, as it has neither depth or substance. My daughter had beef chilli nachos which came out as a whole plate of nacho crisps with four, yes four of them, and I am not exaggerating, with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining with us at 62 The Bank and I'm sorry to hear that it was not up to expectation. Should you have brought your concerns to our attention at the time we would have endeavoured to rectify the situation and offer a suitable alternative, but as were not made aware we... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

had an evening out here and ended up waiting for over an hour before the food was brought out (we had even pre-booked along with what we wanted to eat). White wine was served warm and food wasn't all that good.

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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 appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that on this occasion we did not meet the high standard that you or we expect; as a direct result of your feedback we have replaced an under-performing wine refrigerator, so that our wine will be chilled to the correct temperature of 6... More 

Appledore, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited with a large party of around 25 people and the service and attention from the waiting staff was excellent. Considering there were so many of us, there was no long wait for the food and we were all served at the same time. The food itself was lovely and tasty and very well presented. No complaints from any... 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 were very pleased to read that your party of 25 had a great time with us, and that the food, staff, and service were excellent! We really appreciate your 4* review, and we hope that we'll be able to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards The Manager 62... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Amazing steaks, amazing ceiling, great service good wine list, the Brends really know how to get it right.

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

Thank you for your 5* review, we very much appreciate your recommendation. We are very pleased to read your very positive comments regarding our amazing ceiling, great service, and good wine list. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

South Molton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I came here and enjoyed the ribs that they offer here! It is good value for the portion sizes you get.

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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 feedback. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your ribs, they are one of our original dishes that have been with us since we opened in 1996, and now they are helping the Children's Hospice South West because for every ribs we sell we donate... More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I've never looked twice at 62 The Bank but went in for lunch today and the portions were absolutely huge, really comfortable inside and the desserts were amazing. The staff seemed a bit hit and miss but no complaints.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your 4* review. We are sorry to read that you have never considered us for lunch before, but it's great to read that you've discovered us now!. We hope that you will return to us for our huge portions, amazing desserts, and comfortable surroundings. Thank you! Kind Regards The Manager 62 The... More 

Marbella, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We expected nothing special, but were we suprised? Really great intellegent and attractive girls serving us, all with a good sense of humour; they served us very enjoyable food and nice wines and, i am ashamed to say, as mature couples, we were the last to leave- and we didn't want to!

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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 were very pleased to read your review, and our grateful of your fantastic comments regarding our staff, wine, and food. We value our staff and it is very rewarding to read that they are delivering such great service. Thank you once again for your review, and we hope to... More 

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Additional Information about 62 The Bank

Address: 62 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX32 1HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 324446
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 36
Cuisine: International

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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 - 36
  • Cuisine: International

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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