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“Consistently good food, really friendly service - great all rounder”
Review of The Bay Tree

The Bay Tree
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Consistently good food, really friendly service - great all rounder”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We have eaten at The Bay Tree many times but not for a couple of years - no reason - just not made it there!
We visited on a Saturday night with another couple and started off well by getting too engrossed in conversation at the bar down the road pre dinner - we had to call to say we were running late! Even though our booking was quite late at 8.30pm this was no trouble at all.
Twenty mins or so later we turned up to a warm welcome and to be told the delay really wasn't a problem for them. As always everyone was very friendly so it was good to see nothing had changed since our last visit.
The menu has a good selection of dishes and the specials board alongside makes choosing even harder! We all had two courses - starters of were delicious and our mains were really tasty too. Three of us had fish and it was absolutely lovely - really fresh, tasty and plenty of it too! The other main had was steak and our friend commented how well cooked and tasty that was - although she wished she'd had the fish for a change! Sides of chips, dauphinoise and garlic potatoes all really yummy and plenty of fresh veg too.
The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly all evening and we never felt that we were being pushed out or anything which some places you do with later sittings.
All in all a great evening with friends and would highly recommend - we certainly won't leave it so long to return again. You can always rely on The Bay Tree.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hove, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Friendly and professional - a very pleasing evening out”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

A warm welcome awaits in this smallish restaurant. Efficient and attentive service, although the table for two that we had left me a bit sticking out into a doorway. A bit more space would have been good. But minor niggles aside, the food was very good - I had a beautifully cooked sole and my lady had pork fillet that she said was delicious. Prices were about average for this kind of eating.

Pudding for both of us was a big wedge of almond and raspberry tart - which went down rather nicely!! Enough raspberries in it to claim it as one of my five a day. The crisp and tasty veg that came with the mains meant I was not in fibre debt.

We left full and happy - and you can't ask for more, really. Worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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London
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, great food and fantastic service makes for an all round memorable lunch”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Having booked the restaurant based on previous reviews, we were not disappointed. It was my mother in laws birthday and the staff really went to town on making the lunch and birthday girl feel special. The food was delicious - the shoulder of lamb melted off the bone and the lasagne for the two toddlers in the group was eaten in record time! Thank you to all involved if they read this review. It was very much appreciated.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good food and pleasant environment”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Meal here in late December. Enjoyed the meal - all of us, but slightly spoiled by waitress with very loud voice and obvously doesn't listen! Don't let our experience put you off. Would have been five stars otherwise.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful as ever...”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Welcoming and as delightful as ever. Delicious roast beef and vegetables as well as the sausage and mash. Consistently excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
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