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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Fine dining.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Kirsty S
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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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Poulton-Le-Fylde
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Penzance, United Kingdom
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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
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dining under a scheme called "Dine in style", a fixed price menu, we enjoyed the choice and the quality of the food, served by a friendly young lady in a quiet atmosphere that is very much a hotel's dining room. We dined early and the restaurant filled up after 8pm. A good introduction to the place, so the scheme worked.... More 

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

Dear Guests, we are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. Your comments have been noted and have passed them onto the team. We hope you had a safe journey home and are looking forward to seeing you again when next in the Penzance area. More 

London UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Afternoon Tea is one of those things which not many establishments seem to get right. A common problem being a focus on style over substance. Afternoon tea at The Bay was something of a disappointment, especially as I have stayed at Hotel Penzance and dined there in the evenings and had much praise for both the accommodation and also 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 your comments have been noted. We look forward to your return visit to our restaurant and hope you had a safe journey home. More 

swansea
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The decor in the restaurant was very tasteful. We had a window table and the view was gorgeous, even though the weather was not the best. The food was to a very high standard, with ample choice on the menu. The breakfast was outstanding, top quality produce used.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the ambience and food served in The Bay. It's a balmy evening here in Penzance tonight - perfect for drinks on the terrace before dinner. More 

london
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

the starters are worth a try BUT the desserts are what I would have here again and again. We didn't have mains because we ordered a lot of starters to try. Good food overall with a lovely view.

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

Dear Guests, We are all glad you enjoyed the food served together with the lovely views over Mounts Bay and Penzance Harbour. Tonight is a perfect evening to sit on our terrace with our two for one cocktails served between five and six o'clock before dining in our two rosette restaurant. Summer is here in Penzance. More 

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

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?