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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.

The staff were fantastic. The atmosphere is just right and the food was superb. The chef went out of his way to accommodate my request for chocolate brownies (which wasn’t on the menu) and his presentation of food was of a 5 star calibre.
All in all well worth booking.

Alex 17 November 2018
from Tonbridge

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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 119 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (77)
  • views (63)
  • afternoon tea (54)
  • romantic (46)
  • lunch (40)
  • luxury (33)
  • private dining (29)
  • value (28)
  • al fresco (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (13)
  • large parties (13)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • (((** 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.

  • ((((( 17 November 2018 by Alex from Tonbridge

    The staff were fantastic. The atmosphere is just right and the food was superb. The chef went out of his way to accommodate my request for chocolate brownies (which wasn’t on the menu) and his presentation of food was of a 5 star calibre.
    All in all well worth booking.

  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Stephen from Sennen Cove

    What can I say? The food was exceptional. Absolutely gorgeous! The jus with the bavette steak was to die for. The steak was melt in the mouth.
    It was my wife's birthday so the complimentary glass of prosecco was an added bonus. Overall the dining experience was faultless.

  • (**** 30 October 2018 by Emma from Penzance

    I didn’t like the main course I ordered, I didn’t think it was as described on the menu, I couldn’t eat it.
    The waiting staff need some extra customer service skills and speaking English would be a bonus!
    It was very expensive.

  • ((((* 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.

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