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The Vault bar

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Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD, England
+44 1736 448460
10:00 - 10:00
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Sun 10:00 - 10:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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Isle of Wight
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have always enjoyed this bar with its food, but our last visit was slightly disappointing. The venue is still nice and airy with prompt service, but the food didn't quite match previous standards. The major disappointment was the overcooking of the fish and chip meal - chips were fine, but the fish was covered in a lot of brittle batter... More 

Thank mazaroo
Truro, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely coffee, relaxing music and European style decor. Very nice. Newspapers to read. Haven't tried the food yet but it looked very appetizing when it came out for other customers.

Thank jcjcjc1008
Penzance Cornwall UK
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

visited here for my birthday with some friends at 8pm on a Saturday to find they had taken most of the tables and chairs out and by 9pm all furniture had been removed, also the music was so loud couldn't even have a conversation. come on Vault we love this place but people like somewhere to sit and be able... More 

Thank KernowSteve
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I wandered into The Vault on a recent visit to Penzance. Happy to find a two-for-one drinks deal so we sampled several cocktails. The service was comical and great to watch. The bartender took about 10 minutes to mix up two of the same cocktails, and he had to run a tab for each table as the... More 

Thank cowphilosopher
Penzance, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Popped in for lunch last week for the first time under the new management. Service and food were both very good. I had Mushroom Tagliatelle and my wife had their Homemade Soup. I don't often go for the veggie options but I was pleased that I did. In fact, both dishes were really tasty!

Thank ChyandourSlider
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent burger in what was once a bank branch of TSB. Remnants of original architecture give The Vault its unique appeal. Service was prompt and pleasant. Would certainly go there again.

1 Thank plhocken
Penzance, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, lovely atmosphere, however found the music a little too loud to be able to communicate at all. Drinks are a bit pricey also.

Thank chellepenzance
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Fab breakfast, we've been a few times now and always 1st class. The staff were very friendly and catered for all our needs, service was quick and efficient.

1 Thank melyjay67
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Vault is the most glamorous bar restaurant in Penwith. Not only has it an air of classical glamour, but the building itself holds its own beauty, gorgeous tall and latticed windows in clear and frosted glass embedded into the beautiful granite and slate walls. The staff are friendly and warm.. One can almost imagine Audrey Hepburn sitting at the... More 

1 Thank Jean C
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I met a friend here for coffee and cake. I was really impressed with the beautiful interior decor, fast service and really friendly and welcoming staff. I didn't feel rushed in anyway. I was recommended the freshly baked Gin and Tonic cake and it was delicious. The barista was very skilled and she presented me with Mocha with beautiful and... More 

2 Thank gracemholt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Bar, British, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 10:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 448460
We are a child friendly venue offering relaxed dining in a friendly environment suitable for all ages. We offer an excellent range of wines, beers and cocktails. Our new menu is cooked fresh and to order and changes along with the seasons allowing us to source the best of local and fresh ingredients. Children eating of our excellent childrens menu receive a free juice and ice cream.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?