The Garden Bar and Restaurant

(138 Reviews)
Britons Hill, Penzance, South West England, TR18 3AE
Modern British, Vegetarian, Afternoon Tea
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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 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Garden Bar and Restaurant
(based on 138 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • 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)
  • By Linda B from Penzance
    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

  • By Linda R from Cornwall
    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

  • By Phillip stevens S from flitwick
    29 February 2020

    Had a lovely meal with my girlfriend while staying at the hotel service was very good

  • By Graeme G from Leeds
    19 January 2020

    Very good friendly and informed service.

  • By Charles R from Wales
    18 January 2020

    The recently refurbished restaurant looks superb. Food to usual high standard and staff can’t do enough for you.

  • By Charles R from Penzance
    1 January 2020

    Excellent food and service. Staff are always so friendly and helpful.

  • By Stephen K from Penzance
    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!

  • By Claire J from Helston
    22 December 2019

    Lovely afternoon tea which was really good value

  • 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.

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The Garden Bar and Restaurant
Britons Hill, Penzance, South West England, TR18 3AE

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