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“Excellent but noisy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bay Tree

The Bay Tree
Ranked #9 of 53 Restaurants in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: European, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Fleet UK
Level Contributor
115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Excellent but noisy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We booked a table for 6 for SAturday night as we were in the area with friends. On arrival our table was ready and we were made very welcome. The menu is small ( 4 or 5 options for each course ) but all were excellent. I had a crab risotto to start, and a garlic lamb dish for my main course and both were excellent.

Most of the table had different dishes and all were happy with the food, and I would certainly go there again.

The only negative is that it was very noisy, we were in a side room with 3 tables, and when the other tables came in, at times the noise was almost unbearable and no one was being particularly noisy. The walls and floor are very hard, and there are no rugs or curtains to absorb or soften the noise. It wouldnt stop me from eating there again, but may be a disappointment to others.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Witham, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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“A treat in a side street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Walked around Arundel a couple of times looking for a good unpretentious menu. We found the BayTree in a side street off Main Street. The menu was varied with a good mix of meat and fish dishes. Our meal was cooked fresh and without a long wait. Staff were attentive and the restaurant was cosy and well appointed.

Visited September 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Would not return”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

My crab and sweetcorn starter was poor value and appeared to consist of deep fried potato with a little corn and no discernable evidence of crab. My husband's stilton and mushroom soup was fine. My sea bass main course was a bit overcooked and dry but ok. The garlic potatoes were great. My husband enjoyed his lamb. The two waitresses were shrill, loud and unprofessional. The tables were too close together and the seats were hard. There were few customers but we all seemed to be squashed together. For these prices, we expect more and we were pleased to leave.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Bay Tree is a quaint and busy little restaurant which is small enough to care but professional enough to produce great food. The lunch menu is limited in that you know it's all made fresh but with enough choices to suit most people.

We popped in last Saturday lunchtime and had a really relaxing lunch and a great hour of people watching out of the window onto one of Arundel's prettiest streets.

Worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim B
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Kent
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186 reviews
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“YUM! Food a bit expensive....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Arrived after booking.. v quaint and loved the "Farrow + Ball" colour scheme... but such hard chairs and seating needs more comfort.. cushions at these prices.. The food was v well presented and tasty...not sure if sourced locally but good!.. staff very polite and attentive took our order felt good..

Having been to michelin star resturants was impressed by service but maybe staff need to look and re fill glasses or is that us being picky?? sorry to offend.. we would return but cost wise so expensive would need an option for eating in the evening to a 2 or 3 course offer.
Well done Bay Tree was so surprise to have a hand written bill as not itemised stuff here or a computer in sight!! need to get into 2013

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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