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The Bay Restaurant

Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR183AE, England
01736 366890
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Ranked #26 of 146 restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $72
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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penzance
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After our previous visit about a month ago we were informed by the Management that there was now a new chef and menu so we decided to give it a go. This time the service was impeccable - efficient and friendly! Each course of our meal was delicious and our main course, duck was - unlike last time - hot.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the restaurant at 12.45 and was immediately greeted by a lovely smiling face, Natalie was to be our waitress for our dining experience and was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere. The food was great, the beef lovely and tender! One moan may be the roast potatoes, they were a little... More

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

Dear Guests, We are very pleased you all enjoyed your Sunday Lunch. Your review has been passed onto the chef and Natalie who will be glad they made your dining experience a fantastic one. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Reserved a table online for my girlfriends birthday. Greeted by friendly staff who offered us a drink outside before our meal, as it was a lovely evening. When we'd ordered our food we were shown inside to our table that was wonderfully decorated with birthday decorations! Great touch! :) we were even given a complimentary glass of prosecco on the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your most positive review and we are glad that we made your evening special for you. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had learnt that a new chef had joined the Bay, so we paid a visit. Sadly, it did not live up to our expectations. Tough meat (duck), and the waiting staff did not bother to ask us how the food was when received so we physically had to get up and go and find someone. Still nothing was addressed... More

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

Dear Nicola, We are so pleased that you tried our Brasserie menu, [I think at a quiet lunch time?] It is a change from our previous approach to dining here at The Bay, making it more affordable and flexible in step with the more casual eating out people enjoy these days. Our normal approach with any diner is to satisfaction... More

Inman, South Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We looked forward to fine dining at The Bay since we were spending three days at the lovely Hotel Penzance but we did not receive the experience we had expected. Breakfast was fine, the food was good, and the two staff members were very efficient. Because of the breakfast experience and the high reviews, we decided to reserve a table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have been regular diners at The Bay for some years, but haven’t been for a while and last night was our first meal with the new chef and menu.....and it was a delight! All three of us raved about our food and the whole experience was great. We each had a different starter, mine was Cornish Mussels and they... More

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Bay - we are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and are looking forward to seeing you again soon. More

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My friend and I shared a traditional afternoon tea at The Bay earlier this month - it was absolutely lovely! Rooftop views over Penzance toward to harbour, dainty sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam, cream and of course, tea! We spent about two hours just chilling and chatting in a lovely quiet, calm atmosphere and beautifully decorated restaurant! Very reasonably priced too.... More

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

Good Afternoon Ladies! What more could you want than sitting chatting whilst enjoying one of our fine choice of tea and nibbling on freshly made sandwiches, dainty cakes and fresh scones jam and clotted cream........perfect! Thank you for taking the time to post a review! More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent afternoon tea here last Thursday, we sat on the small terrace which had a wonderful view over Mount's bay. Monika the waitress was very friendly but still efficient, there was a choice of finger sandwiches and there was no problem making ones without butter for my wife. Also there was scones, home made... 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 are pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea whilst looking over what is possibly the best view of Mounts Bay and Penzance Harbour. I have passed on your comments to Monika - thank you! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really lovely setting, modern with beautiful views over penzance. Service was excellent and food tasty with good portion sizes. The only reason I did not rate this as excellent is I ordered a rare steak and received medium. If you are aiming towards the high end of the market this shouldn't happen. Otherwise, no other complaints, I will happily return.

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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 you enjoyed the view over Mounts Bay whilst dining in our lovely restaurant. More

Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We chose the Bay because of its stunning location, and were not disappointed - faultless service, and beautifully presented food from a chef who knows his art! We could not have been looked after better and had the most enjoyable meal in a wonderful location with staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. We shall certainly be returning!

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for such a positive review. I have passed on your comments to the team and we hope you come back soon to enjoy another great dining experience with us. More

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