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The Bay Restaurant

Britons Hill, Penzance, TR18 3AE

(((() 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.

Excellent meal and friendly staff. A very enjoyable evening

Jill 24 May 2019
from Penzance

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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

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Customer reviews for The Bay Restaurant

4.4 (((() (based on 128 reviews)
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  • dinner (82)
  • views (66)
  • afternoon tea (56)
  • romantic (47)
  • lunch (42)
  • luxury (34)
  • value (31)
  • private dining (30)
  • al fresco (18)
  • trendy (16)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (13)
  • large parties (13)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • ((((( 17 July 2019 by Michelle from Falmouth

    Amazing food couldn’t fault it - beautiful presentation , great flavours

  • ((((( 24 May 2019 by Jill from Penzance

    Excellent meal and friendly staff. A very enjoyable evening

  • ((((( 18 April 2019 by Rudolf from Hereford

    We had a fantastic vegan dinner. Everything was very tasty, fresh and so nice. The best choice for romantic dinner with nice see view.

  • ((((( 23 February 2019 by Helen from Penzance

    Very nice dining room, tastefully decorated and lovely views. We had afternoon tea which was lovely

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Marcia from Bristol

    Excellent value for money, 3 courses of good quality food and attentive service. Some reviews had stated that portions were small. This was not our experience, we had the fixed price menu and found the portions generous.

  • ((((( 15 February 2019 by James from Penzance

    Bouef en cote was great, Moules were good as usual.The menu accommodated my wife’s need for gluten free very well.

  • ((((( 21 January 2019 by Duncan from Penzance

    Great service and food. Loyalty card discounts are also a really good idea.

  • (((** 15 January 2019 by Nick from Teignouth

    very nice , if i was being over critical the plates should of been warmed to keep the food hotter for longer

  • ((*** 2 January 2019 by Tehmina from Penzance

    We dine at the Bay about once or twice a year usually for a special occasion. We have always loved the experience especially the attentive service and the food so we didn’t hesitate to book to take my parents out while they stayed with us for Christmas. When we arrived this time the atmosphere was palpably flat. We arrived early to start with drinks and were seated but the waitress didn’t take much care over us although she was polite. She plonked down the drinks withtout much care. This service continued in the evening. It wasn’t awful by any means but it wasn’t what we are used to. The menu choice was a bit limited but ok. The starters came in good time. I chose the goats cheese salad but I hardly got a teaspoonful of cheese. My mum’s salmon was overly salty. My husband’s hock was also slightly measly even for a starter. The mains were the most disappointing. My hisband and I chose duck. Both were overcooked and there was still water coming out of the bok choi. Mine had its hard root in which I had to cut out. The whole dish lacked seasoning making it bland which was such a shame as it looked lovely on the plate. Again portion small with not much garnish. The waitress had said we would get a couple of new potatoes so we sidn’t bother with a side. Mum’s cod was overcooked too. Dad’s steak was ok. Dessert was much better although I was not keen on the sheer quantity of cardamon slightly overpowered everything else. Another waiter asked us how the food was and we did tell him of our dissapointment. He said he would tell the chef. To be hobest if we disn’t have to get home at a reasonable time I would have considered sending the mains back.

  • (((** 27 November 2018 by Nick from Teignmouth

    Waiting staff excellent, I ordered the pheasant breast, came out in good time looked lovely. Then unfortunately I was underwhelmed no flavour, not hot plate was not warmed and the new potatoes tasted old rather than new, was gutted because I wanted it to be lovely. Breakfast was lovely great choice and lovely cooked breakfast started my day in style.

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