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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 42
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  • 17
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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
First class afternoon tea

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
jan c
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have stayed at the hotel a couple of times now and it is truly a great place with fantastic staff who shall do all they can to ensure you have as enjoyable stay as possible. The food, dinner, at the Bay was very good indeed even though it is a little expensive but breakfast was ample with waitress service.

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

Dear Guest, It was lovely to welcome you to our hotel once again and the team provided you with an excellent service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

West Country
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food is very nice, in fact consistent which is even better. Good choices using some local produce

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

Dear Guest, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable dining experience and appreciated the local produce on the menu. More 

Cornwall
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to have an afternoon tea. We had the full indulgence tea and it was great. Selection of well prepared sandwhiches, scones, jam and cream and a selection of cakes. Also choice of tea or coffee. Great surroundings, staff and view over Mounts Bay.

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

Dear Guests, thank you for the review and the team are very pleased that you enjoyed your full indulgence afternoon tea. The weather is perfect today for sitting on our terrace or having a dip in the heated swimming pool whilst overlooking Mounts Bay and Pz harbour. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stayed at the Hotel Penzance which incorporates the restaurant by chance and ate in the restaurant. The seafood dishes were great and on the last night we had a mean steak - great cooking and service ( and good wine!).

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your excellent review and glad you enjoyed your dining experience in The Bay. Looking forward to seeing you when next in Penzance. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went here on one of our honeymoon evenings and it is amazing! definitely worth going to. The staff were incredibly friendly, amazing service and gorgeous food.

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

Dear Guests, we are very happy we made your celebration special and would like to take this opportunity of wishing you the best of happiness in your future together. More 

penzance
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?