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The Vault bar

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Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD, England
+44 1736 448460
09:30 - 23:00
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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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Penzance, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank melyjay67
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jean C
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Vault has been my favourite place in Penzance for years. Visited with my daughter for lunch and was disappointed with the menu no longer lovely tapas options. My sandwich was dull and flavourless. Some people seemed to get table service I had to go to the bar. Sadly we will be looking for somewhere else to go.

Thank cornishfoodielover
Simon T, Owner at The Vault bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we are always trying to improve the service we offer. I am sorry the menu wasn't to your liking, we do however have lots of new dishes that are perfect for sharing, on our starters section. We have moved a selection of the miniature dishes that were previously on... More 

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for dinner having popped in the previous day for a slice of G&T cake (who wouldn't love cake with gin in it?). We were made to feel so welcome we decided to treat ourselves to dinner the following day. Having recently undergone a stunning refurb by its new owners I can honestly say this... More 

Thank Waddlehurst
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic new referb. Refreshing couple of cocktails and relaxing atmosphere. Great place to meet up. Service excellent. The new owners went out of their way to welcome us. Fabulous place.

Thank Elaine D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right in the centre of town, the Vault is the ideal place to meet for a drink with friends or enjoy the parties laid on over the weekend. Run by a local couple one of which is an interior designer who has recently redecorated the one time bank smartly in tasteful gray and wallpaper. Very nice staff and reasonable prices.... More 

Thank William N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a breakfast second morning running ( Saturday & Sunday)...not again! Purple haired waitress rude and dismissive the other one on duty too bust texting to attend the till, both had real attitude! shame because the food was good.

Thank Steve R
Simon T, Owner at The Vault bar, responded to this review

Hi Steve, many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent visits. I have taken on board your comments and will be addressing them immediately. We have only recently taken over the business and after a refurbishment have only opened in the last few days. We have changed the style of service to what was previously offered... More 

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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

stopped here for lunch. ordered 3 items but only 2 arrived, I ordered a starter (duck) with a portion of chips, but only the chips arrived. They apologised- saying that a fault with their new 'system' had meant the kitchen did not get the duck order, so they would make it asap. Unfortunately after about 10 minutes I had finished... More 


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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
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?