Located in the most historic part of Penzance, tucked away in our own secluded palm & flower filled courtyard.
Set on two floors, each with its own atmosphere we pride ourselves in having a modern, contemporary yet warm and inviting atmosphere. We also take pleasure in showcasing local artists and we’re currently exhibiting work by fantastic photographer Adam Gibbard.
New owners Kim Letchford and Gary Francis, both passionate young chefs, with 13 years experience between them and both local to Penzance. Kim has worked at the Bakehouse on and off for 8 years, starting off in secondary school at 15 doing her work experience. Then coming back to work for 5 years as a chef de partie, then leaving for just over a year to work at the Victoria Inn and experienced working in different countries in order to gain more knowledge. Gary has worked at the Victoria Inn for 6 years, starting off as a kitchen porter, working his way up to sous chef. We met at the Victoria Inn working together and spontaneously decided to go working and travelling together for 4 months, and now have decided to buy the Bakehouse, to start a new journey and begin a dream of both of ours since we were young! Kim trained at Penwith college for 3 years, and gained much of her chef skills and knowledge from former owner and chef Andy Carr. Gary gained all his chef knowledge from Stewart Eddy former owner and chef at the Victoria Inn.
Lovely welcome, friendly staff, the monkfish starter is the best I’ve ever tasted. Lovely choice of mains, my steak was cooked to perfection. For my pudding and after great deliberation I decided on the lemon tart and was not disappointed, although I did manage to try my partners chocolate nemisis and this was equally as delicious.
Never normally totally satisfied when dining out but I have to say 10/10 from the welcome to the goodbye fantastic service and wonderful food. I was part of a very large group who all of our food came as requested and with out fuss I had the monkfish starter which was superb followed by fillet steak which was stunning.
I have eaten here a few times and it never disappoints. The service is exceptional from calling to book, checking if its an occasion and then making it feel very special on arrival. The owner is always incredibly polite, subtle and goes out of her way to personalise your experience.
Best Steak Ever! Wonderful meal from start to finish. Steak was the best I’ve ever tasted! Service just right. Looking forward to our next visit.