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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
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6:00 pm - 9:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Great food Pity about the noisy family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Deborah B
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Penzance
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We booked in for lunch yesterday, using a Bit4it voucher. Although the potions were small they were tasty and well presented. Thank you to Natalie for looking after us. She really is a good front of house staff

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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 lunch at The Bay and will pass on your comments to Natalie. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal this week, nice atmosphere and food which offered a varied choice and was freshly prepared.

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your review and as you live locally we are looking forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had a wonderful evening meal here recently while on a short break in Cornwall. Picked this restaurant based on good reviews and its location. The decor was modern and tasteful and the tables were not on top of each other so a nice airy feel to it. There was an outdoor area which I think would be wonderful to sit... 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 all pleased you had an enjoyable evening with us. I will pass on your comment to the friendly smiley waiter, and the terrace is perfect to sit on and enjoy one of our delicious cocktails (two for one between five and six o'clock) whilst looking over Penzance Harbour and Mounts... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My sons booked for Mothers Day lunch, there were seven of us in the party, and it was absolutely delicious one starter was wrong and one main was a little late in arriving but this was soon put right with a complimentary bottle of bubbly! Service was good, all in all a lovely Mothers Day will definitely be returning.

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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 am glad you all enjoyed your Mothers Day with us at The Bay. We look forward to welcoming you on your next dining experience with us. More 

Paarl, South Africa
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Kind of got more than I expected here. The restaurant served wonderful food. Very well presented and tasty! The staff were great. All in all well worth it!

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

Dear Guest, How happy are we that we exceeded your expectations, and we are looking forward to your next visit when you can dine with us once again. 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?