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The Bay Restaurant

Britons Hill, Penzance, TR18 3AE +44 1736397012

(((() Modern British
  •  - Cornwall
  •  - Cornwall
  •  - Cornwall
  •  - Cornwall
Main course: £17
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:00.

5 Star excellent flavours and ingredient combinations. Presentation of dishes excellent. Certainly rivals anything London has to offer. Cheaper than Sunningdale, Ascot area and London.

Lindsay 10 August 2018
from Sunningdale

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Awarded 2 AA Rosettes over 9 years, The Bay Restaurant in Penzance enjoys panoramic sea views across to St Michael’s Mount and the scenic old town. Enjoy locally-made wine and cider on the Bay Restaurant terrace, perfect for al fresco dining.

The Bay Restaurant menu offers all-day dining, with farmhouse breakfast and light brunch dishes served each morning. The coastal views make a romantic backdrop for pan-fried beef fillet to share, monkfish medallions, grilled red mullet, or The Bay's delightful West Country afternoon tea.

Speciality dishes use the best shellfish from the local market, with luxurious lobster thermidor or steamed lobster with linguine. Artisinal Cornish cheese, warm almond pudding or prune crème brûlée are accompanied by a fine selection of dessert wines.

The Bay is happy to make special arrangements for celebrations. Penzance Train Station is a 7-minute walk from The Bay Restaurant on Britons Hill.

The Bay Restaurant

Britons Hill, Penzance, TR18 3AE

Contact +44 1736366890
Reservations +44 1736397012

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4.4 (((() (based on 115 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (75)
  • views (62)
  • afternoon tea (53)
  • romantic (45)
  • lunch (39)
  • luxury (31)
  • private dining (27)
  • value (27)
  • al fresco (17)
  • trendy (14)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (12)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (5)
  • ((((* 10 October 2018 by Dominic from London

    It is a very nice restaurant with very considerate and helpful staff. Starters, fish and cheese courses are very good. Unfortunately, meat courses tend to be overcooked and hard to digest. Also there could be more variety - a table d’hote menu that varies from time to time, for example. Overall cost of the meal is reasonable and value for money.

  • ((((( 27 September 2018 by Tracy from Telford

    Lovely little restaurant with polite, efficient staff who made our engagment celebrations memorable for all the right reasons. The food itself was beautiful, my partner had the steam plaice fillet and said it was perfect, I had the roast onion, herb and nut crust and it was so full of flavour, we also both had a side of new potatoes, not only were they cooked to perfection but there was plenty of them too. For dessert we both had the white chocolate and banana pudding and it was incredible! All the food was presented so professionally it was almost a shame to eat it, my partner also said it was the best meal he had all holiday, something I whole heartedly agreed with. We couldn’t quite believe how amazing the meal was considering the prices were so reasonable, we would of happily paid more! We will most definitely be returning when we are next in the area.

  • ((((* 19 August 2018 by Lorna from Southampton

    Pleasant and helpful staff

  • ((((* 13 August 2018 by Emma from Reigate

    Great food nice location and nice views

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Lindsay from Sunningdale

    5 Star excellent flavours and ingredient combinations. Presentation of dishes excellent. Certainly rivals anything London has to offer. Cheaper than Sunningdale, Ascot area and London.

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by Wendy from Truro

    We enjoyed our afternoon tea at the hotel. The view was lovely of the coast over the roofs of the nearby places. We had the Afternoon Tea for a Birthday present from our son and family, Other people were there having Afternoon Tea too. We had a problem finding the hotel, not where we thought it was! We had to ask in Tesco Penzance where the hotel was.

    We sat out in the pretty garden for an hour before we had the Afternoon Tea. I wish I had known about the outdoor pool, I could have had a swim first.

  • ((((* 11 July 2018 by Daphne from London

    Very attentive staff, lovely setting and good food.

  • ((((* 28 May 2018 by Diane from London

    Some very different and tastysy accompaniments to the mains course, in particular a black pudding puree that was served with chicken that my husband thought was ideal also with his lamb dish.

  • ((((* 2 April 2018 by David from Penzance

    Great food, wine, space and service.. not bad value either! The lamb "cassoulet" was delicious as was the prawn starter. Cheese which can often be boring was a delight for the taste buds. I would like to give 5 stars but only give 4 because I like to think there is even better to come! Thank you.

  • ((((( 27 March 2018 by Chris from cardiff

    Booked this venue for my fathers 90th birthday treat. I must say that this is a great place to have an afternoon tea. Great views over mounts bay.

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