We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Poor food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Bay Grill - CLOSED

The Bay Grill
Apply Rise, Ryde PO33 1ND, England
+441983811212
Website
Improve this listing
Price range: $25 - $33
Cuisines: English, Seafood, British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Poor food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

After reading the reviews we thought we would visit The Bay Grill..this was the worst meal in our holiday. The food tasted like it had come straight out of a packet and into a microwave.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    4
    2
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Twickenham
1 review
“highly recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This beautifully-decorated little restaurant is almost hidden away at first-floor level on Ryde Seafront, though it'd be worthwhile hunting down if only for the world-class, totally mesmerising, panoramic view across the golden sands, The Solent, and to the horizon beyond. But, add to that the best steaks some of us had ever had, the friendly and helpful (if sometimes a little over-enthusiastic) service, all at very reasonable prices, then you've got a very good dining experience. The food is mostly all at a standard, simple, basic level (do try the prawn cocktail for a starter, by the way!). So, don't expect Cordon Bleu but, at the level The Bay view offers, it's all pretty good stuff. Hope you manage to find it and to have as good a time as we all had.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Be careful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

After 20 years of visiting the Isle of Wight. We had the worst experiance at the Bay Grill...Please be careful when paying with large notes the assistantant behind the counter will try and distract you be pretendening to drop your change on the counter whilst you are picking it up he walks away towards the kitchen. It's not till later you find that you releasie that this is a distraction and he has infact short changed you in my case fifteen pounds. I went back and challanged him. Two staff came from the kitchen and found this some what funny. This has been reported to standards trading.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Over Priced Posh wasp Nosh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food here is quite nice but very pricey for what you get, The service is pretty good but a bit chaotic during busier periods. This area of the beach has a high concentration of wasps. After you have paid nearly £100 for a family of five to eat lunch ,and then have to give up because of the constant swatting and flicking you need a drink. Time to get the credit card out!!!!
The cafe is in a great place but i feel it could do with some competition to drive down the prices as they have all the visitors to the beach by the short and curlies. I know that this is an issue which people would argue to be one of a seasonal nature and they have to make their money when they can but I find this sort of pricing unnacceptable. Are they trying to create a Bembridge set? Maybe us Londoners just are'nt posh enough, Try the wasp salad, a snip at twenty quid!!!!!

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Currently closed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Be sure to call before you turn up. All of the previous reviews were good but if it is not open then hard to recommend

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Bay Grill also viewed

Ryde, Isle of Wight
Ryde, Isle of Wight
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Bay Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.