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“Excellent But Pricey”
Review of The Bay Tree

The Bay Tree
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: British, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
london
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Excellent But Pricey”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had a mid week evening meal for 3. The restaurant was 2/3 full. Environment is cosy and fine for intimate dining and tables reasonably well spaced. Menu is suitably short but with enough choice to ensure all meals well cooked. Staff were pleasant, quick and efficient. Starters were a small smoked cheese quiche with crisp pastry and tasty filling, wild mushroom soup that was well done. Mains were two of scallops and cod and one baked lemon sole. Sides were a gratin dauphinoise, chips and some mixed veg. Fish was perfectly cooked and scallops fresh and translucent. Sides were generous and the only minor criticism is that the mixed vegetables were in one bowl and lacked the presentation of all the other dishes. Seasoning was perfect and chef obviously good at fish. No desert taken. Wine was reasonably well priced and a good selection. Bill for 3 with 2 bottles of wine was £120 but £20 had been knocked off because restaurant has a deal that regulars (son has visited several times) can deduct price of one main course (all around £18-£20). A very pleasant evening with first class food.

Visited June 2013
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every way!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is by far the best restaurant in the area. Have been numerous times and every visit has been outstanding. First stumbled upon the Baytree after walking out of another restaurant in Arundel after being ignored and treated like an inconvenience. Total contrast to what we found when entering this establishment. Friendly greeting, exceptional food and a professional service that puts everywhere else to shame. The whole experience from start to finish is wonderful and the owners and their team should be very proud of themselves. My tip would be to definitely book a table and to make sure you leave room for their homemade desserts!

  • Visited June 2013
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Grafham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Just Perfect!!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Recommended by the B&B owner, we ate on a very busy Saturday evening - having pre booked (a must do). We were not dissappointed, from the moment we arrived - a friendly welcome, excellent service, and a meal of the highest quality. Excellent starters followed by mains of monkfish with crispy pancetta & a fillet steak - cooked to perfection with peppercorn sauce - both amazing taste and quality. A good wine list supported the meal and the specials board complemented a full and varied main menu.
Cannot recommend enough and obviously popular with the locals. Especially nice touch was the owner checking on us and making time for a chat in what was a busy service for all staff.
Many thanks a perfect way the end a perfect two day break.

  • Visited June 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This great little restaurant serves excellent food, from breakfasts to brunches to evening meals, not forgetting the cream teas. It is a buzzing place, with really cheerful staff, who cannot do enough for you. It is perfect for birthdays and anniversary`s, which four of us were happy to enjoy. The steaks and vegetables were cooked to perfection with a choice of straw chips or daphinnoise potatoes. As for the desserts there is a great choice if you have enough room for them. This is a super place and worth reserving a table. If your passing by pop in for a coffee and cake.

  • Visited May 2013
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Pas de Calais, France
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“Good food, cosy ambiance”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

We were in the area for a family wedding and my cousin suggested trying this restaurant. Good choice. Excellent meal, very nice atmosphere. Would certainly visit again, beautiful area.

  • Visited May 2013
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