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The Vault bar

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Market Place, Penzance, England
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a quick bite to eat around 6.30 pm. Initial service was quick, 2 chicken burgers arrived within 20 mins. But that's were it ended. After a fairly poor greasy meal, we waited, waited and waited for the plates to be cleared and dessert offered. We looked around for staff and the waiter that took our order was... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy lunchtime in August my 10 year old son and I managed to get an available table. I ordered a salad and my son had chilli with tortillas. Both meals were very generous and enjoyable. I also had a decent cup of coffee. A neighbours table were served with huge sandwiches and burgers. The menu was varied with... More 

Thank Lynda R
Limerick, Ireland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My wife and I both enjoyed our evening snack with a bottle of wine. The food was good and the atmosphere very pleasant.

Thank Mark T
Penzance, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Lovely setting. Different to the average bar in Penzance. A bit more upmarket. Friendly staff. Music was not to my liking though. Sounded it like rave, would have been nice to have something a bit more mellow to go with the ambience of the surroundings.

Thank chellepenzance
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We had lunch in the restaurant on Thursday 31st March. The building is interesting, spacious and has character and the food it okay, but sitting in the restaurant and looking around it is not clean. The lampshades, tables etc all are covered in dust and it would really benefit from a deep clean.

Thank Jantreg
Telford, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped into this bar a couple of times over the bank holiday weekend. The first time we sat in the sun on the decked area, the second inside as it was raining! There was a good selection of drinks with free tap water delivered and great service.

Thank Emma G
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The Vault was good. Not very many tables, staff not very welcoming, fairly good food and if it wasn't ok they would take it off the bill. Good choices of drinks but it said outside there were deals on cocktails however staff stated there were no offers.

Thank Jenny M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great range of food to choose from. I had nachos with chilli. The other half had 3 tapas for £10. All were tasty. Good value. Waiting staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Miniminiblack
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Picked the wrong time to go, 8pm on a Saturday. Food was nice but being being watched to finish because the chairs needed to be put away for the DJ set at 9pm. Pity they didn't tell us on entry, we wouldn't have eat there

Thank vicky c
Penzance, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I think they have one of the best espresso coffees in Penzance. It is served very hot, as it should be.

Thank James875

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
British, Bar, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Penzance, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736448460
We are Child friendly, we serve food ALL DAY! Breakfast (until 12pm) Lunch & Dinner including a brilliant kids menu!We serve award winning coffee, teas & Hot chocolates!Delicious cocktails, cool beers, kids drinks, Iced coffees & much more. We have outside seating that traps the sun! Perfect for sipping Pimms!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?