We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

62 The Bank

$$
Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
62 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX32 1HG, England
+44 1271 324446
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 278 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    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
Best in Town

Great rack of ribs in both senses. The best place we could find in Barnstaple. This 100 characters thing is a pain!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
PeetieM
,
Falmouth,Cornwall
Add Photo

278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Great Torrington, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Have visited the bank on two occasions. Firstly, for my birthday meal with a group of friends. We were well looked after and the food was really good. Steak cooked exactly how is asked it to be cooked. Secondly for my partners birthday. Peach bellinis were really good and the food was again great. I would recommended eating here for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review, and for your loyalty to us!. We are very pleased to read that your steak was cooked just how you like, and that you had a great birthday meal with your friends. We are very grateful for your recommendation, and hope that we will be able to welcome you... More 

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal in the vault waited a while for out table due to the popularity of the restaurant but the food was well worth the wait succulent steaks well presented in fact an experience to be repeated the next time we are in devon loved it

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Firstly may we say thank you for taking the time to write your review. We very much appreciate your feedback, and are very pleased to read how much you "loved" your meal with us. Please make sure you let us know on your next visit to Devon, so we can reserve a table for you. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My daughter and I were greeted on arrival and seated at the front of the restaurant in the window, we were very happy to have this table. Our table was wiped down but left very wet, with the cutlery, menus and serviettes now all wet, I had to dry this of myself with the upside of my serviette. A waiter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very informative review. We are very disappointed to learn of the service you received during your lunch time visit to us. The examples of service your describe fall far below the standards that we strive to deliver and that in which you and the rest of our customers have come to... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It was our first visit here food was good and service, we were in a room on the side as there were 16 of us for our grand daughter's eighteenth birthday

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 read that your grand daughter had such a great time celebrating this very special occasion with us. We really appreciate your recommendation and 5* review, and we hope that this will be the first visit of many. Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Falmouth,Cornwall
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great rack of ribs in both senses. The best place we could find in Barnstaple. This 100 characters thing is a pain!

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate your recommendation, and we're glad to hear that you loved our ribs! It's a dish we're famous for, 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 if you make trip from... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went as part of a large group for a celebration event. We were in a room at the side of the restaurant which was perfect. We had pre-ordered our food so it was very promptly served. The quality was very good and the portion sizes were large. It was expensive, desserts at over £5 and so was the wine,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your 4* review, we really appreciate it!. We're very pleased to read that you thought our service was "prompt" with food of "very good" quality. We're sorry however to read that you found us to be expensive in regards to wine, and dessert. We strive to offer excellent value for money, and... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have visited this restaurant many times and always been treated courteously by friendly, helpful staff. The menu choices are good and food has always been served well and cooked deliciously. The decor is amazing with its plaster cast ceiling. (It used to be a bank - hence the name) It is tastefully decorated and a pleasant place in which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate your continued loyalty to us, and are pleased to read that you think we've maintained a courteous, friendly team, good food, and amazing décor. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards The Manager 62 The Bank More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

went to this establishment and had an excellent and very quick service. the meal was also very good and piping hot and tasted excellent. would highly recommend it

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We very much appreciate your recommendation, and your loyalty to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Wishes The Manager 62 The Bank More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrendHotels, Manager at 62 The Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and returning to us a second time. We really appreciate your loyalty, and your recommendation. In regards to our staff; we do encourage a happy and engaging working environment, but ask our team to be aware that our customers are the most important part of our business, and their main... More 

Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed 62 The Bank also viewed

Barnstaple, Devon
Barnstaple, Devon
 

Been to 62 The Bank? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 62 The Bank staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?