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The Bakehouse Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 188 Restaurants in Penzance
Price range: US$ 34 - US$ 40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Set on two floors and in an idyllic palm tree and twinkly light filled courtyard, the Bakehouse has been a part of the local community for the past 15 years. New owners Kim Letchford and Gary Francis took over on the 14th February 2017. Kim started working here over 8 years ago, when she did her work experience for school. She went on to study catering at the local college for 3 years and worked at the Bakehouse for most of that time as a chef, taking time out to work abroad. Gary for the past 6 years has been the sous chef at The very well known gastro pub The Victoria Inn, in Perranuthnoe. They are both very enthusiastic and innovative creating new and exciting dishes for their guests. They look forward to welcoming you to their restaurant to enjoy good food in a friendly modern restaurant.
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We arrived as they opened, not sure they liked the look of our grandchildren as some places don't but that's fine we are used to that. We ordered and they offered smaller portions for the children I had mussels and my husband had cod, all was beautifully presented hot and totally wonderful.
As the place filled up I could see people looking at the children but as they know how to behave in a restaurant again not worried about them.

Food was hot and served in the correct time i.e. fresh cooking time from order to serving.
Desert was chocolate killer something very sorry I just can't remember the name, what I can remember is it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever eaten and I did finish it, and would happily eaten it again.

We had coffee including the children who were offered Babychinos as they had been so well behaved.

We booked for later in the week as we were so impressed but couldn't go which is something we were very sad about but there is always next year and we would go again.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

There was nothing really wrong with the food, and the staff were friendly enough (although for the price you would expect a lot more), the main thing that let this place down was how slow they were to get going. It took 1 hour 15 after being seated for our starters to arrive. This sort of thing can ruin an evening and we were left wishing we had just gone somewhere else.

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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We have just come back from a superb evening at The Bakehouse restaurant. After some really disappointing meals in Penzance during our 1 week stay (see other reviews) we have just had the most amazing experience at The Bakehouse. From the welcome, through the meal to when we left the service of all the staff, and in particular the owner Rachel was second to none.
There is no childrens menu, but no issue, as basically they make whatever you want based on core food in the regular menu - so chicken and chips for our son was superb and excellent value! We opted for starters chicken livers with pancetta (out of this world) and my wife had the Scallops on the half shell equally amazing. Mains we went for the mussels and pan fried king prawns - tremendous! and really good portions as well. Dessert have to recommend the chocolate nemesis!
Please please book if you are intending to go on a Friday or Saturday evening, as they were reluctantly having to turn people away who had no reservation.
Also, great coffee. Oh and I forgot to mention what a great cocktail they also make!
We will definitely go back and can only say that if you are staying in Penzance, you have to go to this restaurant! But save it for the end of your stay - it is really special! Actually no, go there early on in your stay and then enjoy it again before you head home! Lots of locals in there as well, so clearly a local favourite too!!

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

This restaurant is a gem. I have eaten at Michelin starred restaurants but this place beats them all..
Delicious food, wonderful flavours, good portions,lovingly prepared and excellent value.
Good wine list and not extortionate prices.
The staff are excellent too; attentive but not over the top like some restaurants.

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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We dropped in straight after work and the early bird option is definitely recommended and good value although food so good had to order more wine. We were first in but place soon filled up, great food, great service.

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Thank deerm
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