Awarded 2 AA Rosettes over 9 years, The Garden Bar and Restaurant in Penzance enjoys panoramic sea views across to St Michael’s Mount and the scenic old town. Focusing on a sustainable farm-to-fork approach, Chef Ben Reeve and his team celebrate Cornish cuisine by using the freshest local ingredients from both Cornish land and seas.
The Garden Bar and Restaurant's menu changes with the seasons, showcasing the diversity that nature has to offer all year-round. Ben and his team serve their dishes with a Cornish flair, while also including iconic British favourites like the humble fish burger.
The panoramic coastal views provide a romantic backdrop from the beautiful indoor garden setting. Relax while warmly welcoming staff serve Ben’s cooking which honours Cornish gastronomy, hospitality and artistry.
The Garden Bar and Restaurant is happy to make special arrangements for celebrations. Penzance Train Station is a 7-minute walk from The Garden Bar and Restaurant on Britons Hill.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (61)
- al fresco (20)
- breakfast (15)
- business (15)
- child friendly (6)
- dinner (90)
- entertainment (6)
- large parties (15)
- lunch (46)
- luxury (37)
- private dining (33)
- romantic (49)
- trendy (17)
- value (32)
- views (74)
5 August 2020
My husband I enjoyed a fantastic dinner here ,we were immediately greeted by very friendly staff . Our dinner was superb especially the seafood platter which was cooked to perfection,as was the Shiraz that went down well too . We will be coming again & have now booked for the high tea . Thank you so much
4 August 2020
Had an amazing evening. We have missed this restaurant so much since lockdown. Great food and service as always and such a great environment. Love the decor. Best restaurant in PZ
29 February 2020
Had a lovely meal with my girlfriend while staying at the hotel service was very good
19 January 2020
Very good friendly and informed service.
18 January 2020
The recently refurbished restaurant looks superb. Food to usual high standard and staff can’t do enough for you.
1 January 2020
Excellent food and service. Staff are always so friendly and helpful.
1 January 2020
This is a great location with magnificent views over Mount's Bay and Penzance harbour. The food is skilfully cooked using high quality ingredients and the menu is well-designed. Best to come by foot or taxi as the parking is limited and it can be hard to get your car out again!
22 December 2019
Lovely afternoon tea which was really good value
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.
21 September 2019
We had a very enjoyable early evening meal with some family members. The food was excellent and the service good.