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.

“Be careful”
Review of The Bay Grill - CLOSED

The Bay Grill
Price range: $25 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank susan g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (13)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

7 - 11 of 13 reviews

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!!!!!

1  Thank Simon M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

1  Thank Fdol
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 21, 2011

This was our third visit to the Bay Grill, this time to celebrate my twins 22nd Birthday. Luckily for us the date co-incided with 'Thirsty Thursday" which offers fantastic BOGOF cocktails and 1/2 price Prosecco. The food, as always, was superb. A good choice between beautifully fresh and well cooked fish, and more usual family fare of burgers. The local steaks were fantastic, and there are good vegetarian options.
The location is excellent, with lovely views across the beach to the Solent. Worth the journey ALL the way from Freshwater (if you are an Islander, you will understand this comment!!).
We will definitely be making lots of return trips restaurant

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank joycatherinemarshall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 3, 2011

after a week on the island we found this place, excellent service, beautiful fresh seafood and very reasonably priced.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank dflwhat
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?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing