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“No other Restaurant compares to this in Cornwall!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Housel Bay Hotel & The Dining Room Restaurant

Housel Bay Hotel & The Dining Room Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 110 Restaurants in Helston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, French, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No other Restaurant compares to this in Cornwall!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Me and my husband ate here last week and we literally cannot wait to go back! We both had the Spiced Pork Belly starter which was delectable, flavours that we have never experienced before and everything on the plate compliments each other, I had the Sea Bass for main course which again was devine, and my husband had the T-bone Steak which he remarks is the best steak he has ever had the pleasure of devouring - "the home cut chips and pepper sauce will be hard to beat..." For dessert we both had a creme brûlée which just topped the evening off - we must thank you all the Housel Bay for such a pleasant experience. The owners and staff are all so attentive and professional and next time we come will be for our summer Holidays as the rooms are so elegant and cosy and so close to Housel Beach below. The Hotel is packed with history and the owner enticed us with some of the Hotels fascinating stories! See you all again soon!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“impressive position”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The situation is stunning at the end of the UK and I must say that the food is excellent albeit somewhat expensive. The staff generally are very pleasant and trying to please however the owner can be a bit volatile without good reason and because of this I would not return. His wrath was directed at another customer but was embarrasing and unjustified and quite spoiled the atmosphere

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Here for lunch today & what can I say other than it was excellent!
Started with the belly pork (spiced) which was delightful & perfectly cooked & then followed with roast beef which was excellent!
What a place! Excellent position quirky! But exceptional food!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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“Once again super Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is about the fifth year we have eaten at Housel Bay Hotel and the standard is always first class. This year Alfred & his wife (owners) were away at a wedding but had left the hotel in the capable hands of the Head Waiter. The service was just right - not rushed and not slow, very relaxing - I had the pork belly, the roast beef followed by the creme brûlée - all beautifully presented and delicious. One tiny little nigle was that the beef was sliced thick and I prefer thinly sliced. HBH never changes thank goodness - It is unique and quirky, the view is to die for.
See you again next year HBH......

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Redruth
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10 reviews
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“Wrinklies anniversary lunch.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We decided,following a good pleasant lunch with friends some time ago, to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a meal at the Housel Bay Hotel. I booked a table and said that it was a celebration for us. On arrival at the hotel we were very under impressed with our greeting by the unsmiling waitress who glumly showed us to a choice of tables and went . She reappeared shortly after a while and produced menus. We made our choices and eventually our meals appeared, minuscule portions on plate, not hot in fact not much more than luke warm. Such a disappointment after our previous experience.
We shall not return after our visit, ever.

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