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The Bay Restaurant

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Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR18 3AE, England
01736 366890
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good restaurant. The food was imaginative but the combinations we tried truly worked, each dish was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked, with well balanced flavour. Cannot fault (unlike the very well publicised celeb chef's establishment a few miles along the coast)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The coffee shop is a bit disappointing as there isn't a lot of room but nice to go for a light bite or snacks.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being a short walk from the train station, we selected the Bay Restaurant for dinner based on T/A reviews. It is associated with the Penzance Hotel (separately reviewed). I started with steamed mussels and then had the fish and chips with mushy peas. The menu is standard, but everything was well-prepared and tasty.

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your positive review. Our menu is made up of all locally source produce and glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you when next in Penzance. More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The overall experience was very good with a very relaxing atmosphere. The staff were kind, attentive and helpful - which reflects the management's attitude. The food was also very good!

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

Dear Guests, thank you for your review and we are all very happy you enjoyed a relaxing dining experience, and we are looking forward to indulging you next time. More 

Binfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said, the food is very good - though the menu hasn't changed for a few months and could, perhaps, do with a refresh for regular clientele. The waiting staff are merely ok and not really up to the level of the food - it must be extremely irksome for the chef, to see reviews such as this.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some rave reviews, we chose this for our last meal on holiday. Wish we had re-booked at some of our earlier venues. Mussels were oddly sweet, megrim sole imprecisely cooked and we were not offered any replacement for the brown shrimp which we were told were not available for the dressing. We missed dessert but even the petit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so apologies in advance as i spent most of my time eating than getting nice photos however let me start by saying the staff were excellent from the initial meet and greet by sue to the table service and hats off to the chefs. We've stayed in penzance for a week and this was a marvellous place to go... More 

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

Dear Guests, it makes us happy that you found us and the service you were provided with was an excellent one. We look forward to welcoming you again next time. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Bay as part of our stay at the hotel. Food was good, service in the evenings was particularly good.

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

Dear Guests, thank you for taking the time to post a review. The team will be happy to hear that they provided a good service and hope to see you when next in Penzance. More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent so full marks to the chefs. However the menu is somewhat limited and could benefit with being supplemented by some seasonal specials. The wine list is a rip-off - we asked for and were billed for Prosecco but were given another sparkling Italian wine that whilst drinkable was not Prosecco and not worth £30. The service... More 

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Kehribar, General Manager at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased you found the food to be excellent. I sincerely apologise if you felt our waitress was rude as this was certainly not her intention when explaining the misunderstanding with the wine. On receiving your comments from the restaurant supervisor the next morning I immediately telephoned... More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous food, but main courses are small and you have to order sides to bump it up. Good for a special occasion.

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

Dear Guests, we are happy you had a lovely dining experience on our terrace and enjoyed the views across Penzance Harbour, Mounts Bay and beyond, and look forward to seeing you next time when we will make your special occasion a memorable one. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $72
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Britons Hill | Hotel Penzance, Penzance TR18 3AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736 366890
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Penzance
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?