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“Not good enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cornish Bakery

The Cornish Bakery
Ranked #3 of 8 Bakeries in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Fast food, British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
London, United Kingdom
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“Not good enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We tried the traditional Cornish pasty from Pasty Presto today and I must say it wasn't as tasty as their Pork, apple and cider pasty. As usual, the pastry on the crimped edge was far too thick and there was hardly any meat - at most 3-4 tiny morsels. Considering it costs about £3.50, it is really not good enough and certainly not worthy of it's claim as the award winning pasty shop.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yummy Cornish Pasty ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Nick from English Bus we tried the pasty at this place. They have yumm yumm folded pies, the Thai chicken and the beef one with tomato onion n raisin was yummm. I did not like the traditional one as I found it a bit bland.
There are many options for vegetarians too.
I recommend that you pick one up and walk around to explore the centre of bath.
They also have a few tables outside if you get a good sunny day.
A must try at Bath

Thank Delna E
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“Nom Nom Nom! Hands down best meal we had in England!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Thanks to our wonderful tour bus driver (Premium Bus Tours: Stonehenge and Bath) we were recommended to have a Cornish Pasty at Pasty Presto and thankfully we did as it was a perfect meal to have on the run between the Roman Baths and the Bath Abbey Tower Climb.

This delicious Cornish Pasty was by far the best meal we had in England (which says a lot about their cuisine) and it certainly energised us after exploring the Roman Baths to charge up the Bath Abbey and see the best views of the underrated town.

Definitely a must go to renergise and possibly have your best value meal in England. If you are having trouble finding it look out for the blue building opposite the entrance to the Roman Baths.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Could be the best Pasties in the UK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We accidentally found this place after we came out of the Roman Bath. Service is quick and food is maintained at warm temperature.

- Traditional one is the best, BLC is also pretty decent. Thai curry is tempting to try, just to figure out how they put Thai chicken, coconut curry inside but that's about it.
- Check for different markings on pasties if you ordered different kinds like we did.
- Also do not underestimate the size of it. First we thought, we can have two each but could not finish. Surprisingly, some leftover are still good when I microwaved it at hotel next day and even pretty decent without reheating.
- It is also fun to sit outside and people watching, feeding pigeons with pasties pieces. At least they don't charge you more for sitting!
- Shakes is quite ok but they should consider to find some excellent formula, ? using local milk or something to match those outstanding pasties.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Authentically delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Despite major disappointment with the Roman Baths and museum closing the doors in our faces as we arrived--even BEFORE 5 p.m. when they were to close, the Cornish pasties and sausage rolls at Pasty Presto were not only comfort food, but so delicious I still think of how to get one now that I'm back in the USA. Recommended by our tour guide, Nick--he was absolutely correct--Pasty Presto is superb! I wish they'd open a place here in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Kathryn J
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PastyPresto, Guest Relations Manager at The Cornish Bakery, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
We are happy to hear that we ended your disappointing day on a positive and are delighted that you enjoyed your pasties.
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