Bayards Cove Inn

4.7
104 reviews
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14th century hotel and brasserie serving freshly cooked British and french cuisine using local produce and Dartmouth landed fish. Charming cosy and romantic environment with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. The best place in Dartmouth

FD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round excellent hotel and eatery. We really enjoyed our stay.

CD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening at Bayards Cove Inn. It is a wonderful old building that I remember from when I was a child and it was an antiques shop, the current owners have managed to retain the charm of the building and that adds to the dining experience, together with lovely subdued lighting. The service was informal, professional and friendly and the food was really delicious and beautifully presented.

GB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our 4th holiday visit in 2 years, it's our go to place when in Dartmouth.

EM
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect...nice place for many options. Come back soon...from Germany

SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely warm welcome, great food and excellent service. My daughter said her mussels were the best she had eaten in a long while.

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every respect.... food, service and atmosphere all very good.

LM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service!
Top quality food & drink.
Can’t fault this place.
Shall be coming back

SC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal with exceptional service at Bayards Cove Inn! It was our Ruby Anniversary, and the staff made us feel so special, welcoming us with a glass of pink "fizz" on our arrival! Such a special meal in a special place! Thank you so so much!

DG
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food will definitely be returning.

EF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub and amazing food and service. Would happily eat here every night. And the lemon drizzle cake was to die for!

D
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super evening. Staff very attentive. Slight problem with 1 meal. Very quickly resolved. All other food delicious.
Thank you

LD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can really recommend Bayards Cove Inn .
We had dinner and breakfast there - the food quality was amazing and the staff very friendly!

BN
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Friendly staff, cosy atmosphere and the food was excellent.

KB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on 13 June - the crew of servers were very helpful and cheerful, the food was great and the Tarka larger was well received! Also loved the gin fizz cocktail.

G
London
25 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food - restaurant standards rather than a pub. Excellent fish freshly caught each day

NS
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband had been to Bayards Cove before and had commented about how great the veggie selection was and reasonably priced so not quite sure why the options have dropped and prices have jumped up for what is essentially pub fare rather than restaurant level. Starters were large but pricey and £13 for a veggie burger.. bit steep. Something is not quite right ... atmosphere and staff lovely. For tourists that may only come once ... but for locals that want to come again and again something has to change, I think.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant . Had a delicious meal that was beautifully presented and excellent value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed it so much have booked again to go before we return home.

M
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, reasonable food and excellent service with friendly staff

RS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great service, great food, great vibes and good value.

Would be hard pressed to find a better meal in Dartmouth. Highly recommended.

RF
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The feel of the place is immediately welcoming with a nice buzz without being noisy. The staff were very friendly and interested in us as customers but not at all nosy.
The food was excellent, particularly the crab starter and the lamb koftas.
The prices are middling, not cheap but not silly either.
Overall a really nice experience and we will definitely go back

AS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent with friendly helpful staff.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A really nice place to dine and slightly old-fashioned, which I like and prefer.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, had a fabulous meal at Bayards Cove Inn! The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back.

NB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food, service was fab, the only thing that ruined it was a large table nearby who were really loud and we couldn't hear each other talk across the table but that wasn't the fault of the staff.

DR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place, good food. Very popular restaurant which was very busy.

SN
London
24 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not a bad Sunday lunch, good quality, cooked quite nicely. It’s nice but not particularly high end. So if you want a reasonably priced good quality roast, you could do worse. Staff are very nice too.

l
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday meal

table booked in the window - nice setting

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food especially the fish, good service and excellent wine. Lovely ambiance too making this an ideal dinner choice.

JC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicely appointed restaurant with excellent food and service

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience there. Staff very friendly and helpful and quality of food was excellent. Only criticisms I would have were that several tables had too wait far too long to be given menus and wine lists and the senior staff member was trying to do far too much. Young staff and they needed another experienced member of staff to share the load.

IR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating, looking at the outside although very much in keeping with Dartmouth ,quite small etc ...inside is very different with lots of tables but plenty of space . Waiter /waitresses are very friendly, smartly dressed and pleasant . Food is very nice and well presented along with local beer it was a very nice evening and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all round great place to eat with consistent excellent food and service

JH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service and location.
Karis, our server was especially good.

DB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my partners and I’s favourite place in Dartmouth. The food was amazing on our last visit and the staff are so friendly it creates a lovely atmosphere.

Returning again on mother’s day to have the gorgeous beef again!!
The stuffing and the Yorkshire pudding were so lovely I wanted seconds!!

CR
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely outstanding. The service was great and the food the best I have had in the county. The Duck special I chose was truly phenomenal. Highly recommend.

JF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed here on Saturday 9th March for my partners birthday. To put it simply, everything was amazing! The waiter with the accent (sorry I can’t remember the name) was fantastic and really helpful when serving us the food and the food was amazing, Just a shame we couldn’t finish it all!
We then got taken up to the Drake suite which is a really old and quirky suite with tonnes of character, we both had the best nights sleep in the ridiculously comfortable bed! The amenities in the bathroom like the hand made packaged soap was a lovely touch.
Breakfast in all honesty was the best in any hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The continental had fresh ham, freshly baked sourdough bread, smoked salmon etc all available before you can pick from the main menu! The young blonde girl that served us was so polite and helpful as was everyone else.
All in all especially considering the reasonable price it was well worth every penny spent and we will definitely be returning.

LR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff, delicious food and a great inviting atmosphere. It is a bit pricey but realistically the food does meet that standard so happy to pay. Also they offer a 10% military discount. Eaten twice here now, 2 courses the first time and 3 courses the second. Both experiences I thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely be coming back again. Thanks to the staff

BF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of our party dined at a nearby more highly rated (by some) restaurant the night before and agreed that Bayards Cove Inn was much better. We found the service to be absolutely excellent and extremely friendly, the food was lovely, the noise levels (refreshingly) were low despite the Navy being there in force, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My only regret was that I left my son to pay (using my card, whilst I went to fetch the car) and now find that he was rather miserly with the tip. We will make it up another time! Thank you Mr. Bayard for an excellent meal!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy coming here!
For wheelchair users: the bathroom is rather small!

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