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The Vault bar

Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD, England
+44 1736 448460
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British
$$ - $$$
Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place brings a touch of class to Penzance. Food is consistently good, ambience and atmosphere is always just right for what you want whether it's a lively Saturday night or a quiet Sunday brunch. Always new promotions and nights on too which I like...More

Thank Sheepeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here often in the past, but this visit was something of a let down. The service was pretty good, though there was no water on arrival. In there of eats, my wife wanted poached eggs on as muffin, not the full eggs...More

1  Thank Gymmonster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank mazaroo
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank KernowSteve
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank cowphilosopher
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...More

Thank ChyandourSlider
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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Bar, British
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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.