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“high end..average food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Island Hotel Restaurant

Bay Island Hotel Restaurant
Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
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Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Port Blair
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“high end..average food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

well if you wanna pamper yourself ...with beautiful sceneray..really nice service..this is the place to be.
i really liked the wood appeal of the place..and the basic "nico-bar"..nothing great about the food however.
its best to have the boufet here in terms of price...oh yes catch up on the sunday brunches..usually vegetarian..but nice..way to laze thru the sunday afternoon...we really enjoyed...
THey have this huge aqaurium..but it was not cleaned...well i had a word with the manager..and he obliged immediately ordering the staff to take action..i like that bit..they do pay heed to the customers.
Oh their new year party too is a big hit! by any chance if your there during that time...be there..amazing spread of foood..!

  • Visited August 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hyderabad
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

We had a chance to have food from Bay Island during our stay in Port Blair.We had lobster and Andaman Fish curry from there..Lobster was very delicious but expensive.We came to know that Chef Madhu is the best in Bay Island.But unfortunately he was not on duty the day we decided to dine from there.But I guess you can ask for his service while in Bay Island..The staffs here are very courteous and will help you to select from continental or Indian varieties.Eventhough its primarily a seafood restaurant,u wont get any squids there.. :)

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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portblair
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4 restaurant reviews
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“dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

I went to this place with huge expectations. Welcome group is known worldwide for its hospitality. The view of the bay and sea and ships was mind blowing. Ambience was awesome .and all this uptil we reached d bar......we were rudely told by the barman that children were not allowed. We requested to be accomodated as our child was too small to be left alone and there was no one else in the bar.but it was refused.Then i asked them to serve drinks at the annexe.We were refused again.
We gave up and went downstairs to have food in the restaurent.it was arnd 1915. The server refused to give the menucard saying that the restaurent opens up at 1930.
Disgusted and too tired to go anywhere else we loitered in d lobby with a crankhy child till 1930. Went down and ate a very mediocre buffet. The menu selection was average .
I was very very dissapointed as the brand name is tarnished and expectations not met at all.Not recomended for families wth small kids

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
“OK buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

The view is great from this restaurant but the food is nothing special. I had a lunch buffet that was average.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Beautiful ambience killed by average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Beautiful view overlooking the port. Looks especially lovely at night - the sea dotted with yatchs...brings out the island's charm.

If only the food were in sync with the view. The food is very average for a high end place like this. You'd expect much better from Welcome group of hotels. The service is only average - the staff does not seem too keen to serve.

Not worth the money. Go for a stroll by the port instead and eat elsewhere.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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