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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • 74
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 17
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply delicious

I ate dinner here with my partner and family during a recent trip to Cornwall. The meal was simply delicious and we went for the works, starters, mains and dessert. The service was good, we even received an amouse bouche to start us off. There was a good selection of wine, beer and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
flying_kiwi1986
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London
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Booked to celebrate wedding anniversary. We were brought menus and a wine list and expected someone to return swiftly to take our drinks and food order. Amazed to see that a couple of young girls seated at least 10 minutes after us had their order taken by the same waiter who appeared to be in charge who had shown us... 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 we sincerely apologise for the lack in service that you experienced. We have taken note of your comments and we will be looking into them. We would like to assure you that this is not normal practice and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Sydney
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having seen fantastic reviews and been recommended the Bay, we booked a table for dinner tonight, this morning. As they were fully booked for the next 3 days, we were told we could have dinner if we came at 5.45, which was fine. The starters came, one was perfect, the other too salty. We ordered Plaice for mains which was... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we would like to assure you that all our ingredients, including our fish, are locally sourced and delivered fresh each day. However, we would like to apologise to you in that your experience in our restaurant, didn't meet your expectation. More 

London
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I ate dinner here with my partner and family during a recent trip to Cornwall. The meal was simply delicious and we went for the works, starters, mains and dessert. The service was good, we even received an amouse bouche to start us off. There was a good selection of wine, beer and other drinks. This was a nice restaurant... More 

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

Hello, we are delighted you enjoyed the delicious food on our menu along with the service we provided and selection of drinks on offer, and we look forward to welcoming you when next in the area. More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was given a gift voucher for a full indulgence afternoon tea for two for my 50th birthday and we chose The Bay simply because it was the nearest to our home. I'm so glad we did! It was a very smart restaurant - well run, clean and with very pleasant, friendly staff. We actually took an extra friend with... More 

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

Good Afternoon and thank you for your positive review. We are all very happy we made your birthday celebration a treat to remember and look forward to you dining with us again soon. More 

Birmingham
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The menu is expensive but the quality of the food was fantastic and worth every penny. Had scallops to start, fillet for main and almond treacle tart for dessert. The food was presented beautifully and the portions were just right. Cocktails were excellent and tasty too. My only criticism was a piece of my fillet steak was overdone so cooked... More 

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

Dear Guests, We are happy you enjoyed your evening at The Bay and thank you for your positive comments which will be passed onto the team. We hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to your visit when next in Penzance. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited this restaurant for my 22nd birthday and very glad I did! The staff were so welcoming and very polite, the food was absolutely amazing (I had the grilled fillet steak, well done) cooked to perfection and for well done still very moist and full of flavour. The restaurant itself was very relaxed with our table inside near the window... More 

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your amazing review and we are very happy you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. We look forward to you celebrating with us again next time. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Came here with my partner for her birthday and it was fantastic food. Especially my steak which was perfectly cooked.

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

Dear guests, we are very pleased we made your birthday celebration special and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

the waiter were very nice and tried to be supportive but they all seemed to be trainess to us The food itself has been quite good

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

Dear guests, we are happy you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you when next in Penzance. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Taken as a surprise by my daughter and had the full indulgence afternoon tea which comprised of selection sandwiches,salmon,cucumber,local cheese and chutney and ham and mustard( we chose two types each as per menu then swapped to have each other's to maximise selection) and then there were two plain scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and a plate of... More 

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your 'first class' review and we are so pleased you had a lovely surprise treat. We look forward to seeing you again to sample more delights with a great ambiance. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Booked this to coincide with our visit to St Agnes. First impressions were good, although parking can be difficult on the steep hill access. We were shown to the sun room and offered drinks whilst we waited as we were early. At the appointed time we were asked to enter the restaurant and wow, fantastic, the ambience and the views... More 

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

Dear Guests, we are very happy you enjoyed your afternoon tea and ambience of our restaurant. It is especially lovely this summers evening and look forward to seeing you when next 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, Romantic, Large groups

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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