Bayards Cove Inn

4.7
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188 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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.
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoHo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, nice table in the back. Good service. Nice to see more than 1 vegetarian option- tasty squash and ricotta lasagne. Great value with the government food deal.

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Johnh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good evening enjoyed by my wife and I. The level of service was second to none without being or feeling over powering. A good choice on the menu and its a most certainly worth a visit.

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NickyW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive £16 for garlic bread starter for 2 adults and 2 kids!!!!!!! Food overpriced fir what it is. My husband described the setting as cafe trying to be posh! Waitress friendly but that's it

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AdrianC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service was really good and we would more than happily return again and already planning our next visit

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SuzanneP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food as always. Helpful staff and I realise it’s hard times and they need to make money but did feel a little rushed through our meal so next lot of diners could be sat.

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KirstieT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely from start to finish - the mussels were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and atmosphere. Ticks all the right boxes x

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ElizabethS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with excellent service in a very nice setting. Would highly recommend

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JanetH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely friendly staff, made everything feel near normal.

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BethM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome, friendly service and the food was all excellent. Would definitely go there again when next in the area

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LouiseV
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal during covid times whilst on a hol in Devon. Excellent food service and ambience. Honestly could not fault a thing. Lovely place and all felt very covid secure. Just what we needed in these strange times a bit of normality. Thank you

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PeterS
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and excellent service. All needs dealt with efficiently and with a smile.

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aptt
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very well done to the team here, it’s a difficult thing to serve well when in a mask or face shield and have less customers in makes the atmosphere much quieter but it worked. Lovely food tofu burger and lamb koftas. The staff handled a customer who was not the most pleasant well and made a fresh meal which they didn’t have to do as he order a steak rare and complained it was cold (it’s a rare steak they usually don’t come out hot it ruins the steak) service was good and friendly worth a visit again in the future.

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NIje
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and ambiance. The waitress was very accommodating and moved us to a better/safer table with no fuss

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Alysson
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night , food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Would highly recommend

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PhilB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant right by the waters edge with good choice of food.

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PaulP
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Starters were ok however Sea Bass was poor and steak was unseasoned, unrested and was virtually all gristle.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy and relaxed atmosphere lovely staff not pushy excellent food

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MalcolmB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We were given a table facing a wall, no chpice as full. Waiter slow & sullen. Forgot to bring dessert untill after coffee. To be fair other waiters seemed better.

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Ollie
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience from start to finish. Very warm and professional service, delicious food and low lit relaxed atmosphere. Tables spaced enough apart to allow privacy of conversation and covid standards but still with a feeling of being part of the the overall dining ambiance.

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RobinG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant had character and a good ambience.
Most of our food was good but expensive.

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Mark951
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service with great food. Highly recommended

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Janesan
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - Chicken supreme was delicious. Service extremely quick and very friendly. Made to feel incredibly welcome.

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harrietc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking online made the experience really easy. Food was incredible! I had the lasagne & brownie! The staff are doing a great job in these times!

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KatharineS
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked the table online , very easy to do. Very enjoyable meal.. friendly helpful staff.. And lovely atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again.

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Antonia
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, really friendly (but not overfamiliar) team, and fantastic food. A real find.

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LindaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming . Clean . Space
between tables observed. Food well presented. Waiter polite and friendly. Would definitely go again.

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GillD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jolly evening - lovely waitress - all doing really well in difficult conditions. Had a great time.

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CliffordJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very Nice place with character in a old historic setting

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Paola
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service

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Anna
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. Service a little slow.

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KMBristol
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food & friendly, efficient service. Only negative is Open Table asking for any special requests- I asked not to sit in the back - we did & I said it was a birthday celebration which also fell on deaf ears!

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BobDeBuilder
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quite simply one of the best dinners we had on our recent trip to Dartmouth. We had not personally eaten here before, but we will definitely be back.

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EchoofDeco
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our fifth visit to Bayards Cove Inn. Excellent food, great ambiance. Just a short stumble to the ferry.

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PedallingGourmet
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were greeted by our first names on arrival (having booked online), which was a great start. The staff were obviously all experienced and appeared to love what they were doing – very friendly (but not intrusive), knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food they were serving, and pacing the service perfectly. The atmosphere was great for us: cosy and chilled yet sociable, and lively enough for a mostly middle aged crowd.
The food started with complimentary olives, and everything that followed was well thought out and nicely cooked: dauphinoise and al dente veg with my confit of duck, while my partner had an imaginative, beetroot based vegetarian dish that she enjoyed. Desserts were nicely done classics.
If we return to Dartmouth, a Bayards Cove Inn booking will be a certainty :-)

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SallyF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real find. We were met by a friendly bunch and they looked after us really well. Two of us had the lemon sole and it was absolutely delicious. We sat by the wood burner after supper with a drink, which was really relaxing and just what we had been looking for. Would highly recommend this place. Not super cheap, but worth every penny

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely fab. The charming waitress was fairly new and very lovely. The menu was great, the food was even better. Really, don't change a thing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday meal. Great food and service even though busy

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RichardC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the location is perfect. Lovely place to eat and chat with friends would recommend. Staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

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GarryM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was perfect, my only very minor issue was we had to ask for the Prosecco mid way through the meal, as opposed to having it on arrival.

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Bayards Cove Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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