The Bay Restaurant

(130 Reviews)
Britons Hill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3AE
Modern British, Vegetarian, Afternoon Tea

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Christmas menu at £84 per person

This offer is available from December 25, 2019 until December 25, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £17
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Bay Restaurant
(based on 130 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (56)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (83)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (42)
  • luxury (34)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (48)
  • trendy (16)
  • value (31)
  • views (68)
  • By Suzanne H from London
    29 September 2019

    We dined twice in The Bay. Our first visit was on a Thursday evening and we had the fish and chips which was lovely. Fish succulent, batter thin and crisp and the chips crisp and fluffy. We came again 3 days later on the Sunday but our meal was not as good. My partner had the bavette steak which was tough and sinewy, disappointing for an expensive cut of meat, I had fish again but the chips were dry and hard. We would’ve expected the chef to be skilled enough to cook a tender steak. Our dessert of florentines and ice cream was enjoyable. I had made an online reservation in the afternoon for a window table ( option offered) but when we arrived at 6.30 we were told we couldn’t expect a window table to be held for us as the restaurant opens at 6, inspite of reserving. Slightly disappointing start to the meal. So, a mixed bag of experiences.

  • By Margaret K from Folkestone
    21 September 2019

    We had a very enjoyable early evening meal with some family members. The food was excellent and the service good.

  • By Michelle C from Falmouth
    16 July 2019

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

  • By Jill H from Penzance
    22 May 2019

    Excellent meal and friendly staff. A very enjoyable evening

  • By Rudolf N from Hereford
    15 April 2019

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

  • By Helen B from Penzance
    20 February 2019

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

  • By Marcia W from Bristol
    15 February 2019

    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.

  • By James gary T from Penzance
    12 February 2019

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

  • By Duncan E from Penzance
    18 January 2019

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

  • By Nick M from Teignouth
    9 January 2019

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

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The Bay Restaurant
Britons Hill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3AE

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