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The Bay Restaurant

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Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR183AE, England
01736 366890
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This restaurant is at Hotel Penzance
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Bay in Penzance is a relaxed, airy and modern restaurant with a cheery...
The Bay in Penzance is a relaxed, airy and modern restaurant with a cheery atmosphere. The evening menu is seasonally updated and the All Day Dining menu includes a daily changing Menu De Jour. The restaurant prides itself on locally sourced produce from locally caught fish to dairy and meats from local farms. They even have Cornish wine! In the summer months guests can eat on the outdoor deck with stunning views across Mount's Bay and over the rooftops to Penzance harbour.
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good evening out.

A couple of years or so ago I wrote a rather critical assessment of The Bay Restaurant. Has it improved? Definitely. We - my wife and I - enjoyed a meal there last week. The service was very good and the food -Starter: scallops with accompaniments and Main course: Guinea fowl were superb and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
mennaye
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penzance
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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penzance
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A couple of years or so ago I wrote a rather critical assessment of The Bay Restaurant. Has it improved? Definitely. We - my wife and I - enjoyed a meal there last week. The service was very good and the food -Starter: scallops with accompaniments and Main course: Guinea fowl were superb and portions seemed to be somewhat larger.... More 

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, it was lovely to see you again and we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your comments have been noted and we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere but service was very slow. Food was good once we got it but service spoilt the evening.

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your comments which have been noted and will be investigated. We look forward to seeing you next time to enjoy the atmosphere at The Bay. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Having seen reviews for this restaurant, I was disappointed with the experience we had. A menu that only contains 3 choices for a course needs to have 3 outstanding options to make this work and that didn't happen. Luckily, Sunday lunch saved the day. The meal was delicious. For someone who cannot eat dairy, the starters and desserts were both... More 

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your review and the points you made are valued and will be investigated. Glad you enjoyed your choice of menu and hope you had a safe journey home. More 

Cornwall
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Came here for The Full Indulgence Cream Tea Really superb sandwiches, scones and cakes, in fact we left some cakes! Tea or coffee included. Excellent service, beautiful china and cutlery.

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, It was lovely to see you again and the team are very happy you enjoyed your Full Indulgence Cream Tea. We take pride in serving stylish food in elegant china and look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Me and my partner went here for our anniversary meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The portion sizes were perfect. Yes, it is a bit pricey but you do not mind when it is good food, well presented and the staff are courteous. We would definitely eat here... More 

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review and glad we made your anniversary special. We look forward to you visiting Penzance again soon and welcoming you back. Hope you had a safe journey home. More 

Poulton-Le-Fylde
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved the hotel lobby, furnished to a very high standard, the restaurant was lovely with a very attentive and polite waiter. We had afternoon tea which was superb, worth every penny. Only thing I would say is their pool looks bit grim, the water looked greeny and murky. Apart from that, fantastic!

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the team are very pleased you enjoyed your experience through the Hotel Penzance to your afternoon tea at our lovely restaurant. I am happy to report that the sun is sparkling on our lovely clean outdoor swimming pool, after being under cover for the winter months, with guests enjoying the warm water temperature. We hope to see you... More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and highly efficient staff. Interesting Menu which changes from time to time. Highly recommended

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we are so pleased you enjoyed your evening here at The Bay and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We ended up here when we got caught in the rain and just wanted to get to the first restaurant. What an amazing happenstance! A wonderful high-end restaurant with wonderful service, spectacular views (when you can get them - toward the end of our lunch it started clearing up and we could see more than just the silhouette of St... More 

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your lovely review that you had an amazing dining experience here at The Bay. The view is stunning from our restaurant this evening (now that the cornish mizzle and fog has cleared) and we will be able to watch the beacon being lit on St Michaels Mount at 9.30 gmt to commemorate VE Day. We... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My partner and i ate here Sunday for an evening meal, staff were friendly, service was good and atmosphere was relaxing. Food was excellent especially the fillet steak. The views overlooking the bay was beautiful. Would definitely eat here again.

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are very happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was great and the seafood amazing. Unfortunately you couldnt even hear yourself due to the loud family. The children in the family were old enough to understand how to behave and should have been told either by the parents or the wait staff should have had a quiet word with the parents. They were disturbing other diners. The... More 

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Kehribar, Guest Relations Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review and are happy you enjoyed your seafood at The Bay. We do hope you will pay us a visit once again when next in the area. More 

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Additional Information about The Bay Restaurant

Address: Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR183AE, England
Phone Number: 01736 366890
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 72
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR183AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736 366890

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 72
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Bay in Penzance is a relaxed, airy and modern restaurant with a cheery atmosphere. The evening menu is seasonally updated and the All Day Dining menu includes a daily changing Menu De Jour. The restaurant prides itself on locally sourced produce from locally caught fish to dairy and meats from local farms. They even have Cornish wine! In the summer months guests can eat on the outdoor deck with stunning views across Mount's Bay and over the rooftops to Penzance harbour.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?