Bayards Cove Inn

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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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JR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and service were excellent. Standards have definitely improved in the last few months. Added back onto our list of favourite places to eat in Dartmouth.

HM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and superb wine . The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

JB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and very friendly staff,excellent service and a lovely atmosphere we will definitely return

CM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class food, service, ambience, all round excellent.

JD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent evening at Bayards Cove Inn, it is set in a beautiful location. The food was exceptional and the staff were very courteous and professional, it was my husband's birthday and the host Tom presented him with a cake when we left which I thought was charming. When we visit Dartmouth again we will deffinateley be going back to Bayards!

LH
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, well presented. Good value too. Wine list could have more options.

Waitress seemed a little overwhelmed when asking for little changes on the menu (dauphinoise rather than boiled potatoes), it is okay to say ‘Let me just check’, we would not have minded.

We did find the part of the restaurant we were seated in, a little dark, needed torch app on phones to help read the menu, then again it is 14th century building.

I would happily visit Bayards again, and recommend it to friends.

HM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Kids menu was good and they were great with kids too!

TB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Smallish cosy restaurant in medieval building close to the quayside from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to the New World via Plymouth. Nice atmosphere and service friendly and very helpful. Our starters included fried squid and baked Camembert. Both good Then two of us had chicken and three grilled plaice. My plaice was over cooked (a bit crumbly) but I let it go as I didn’t want to spoil the happy family occasion. I’ve subsequently been told - I don’t know whether it’s true - that the assistant chef cooks on Mondays, so perhaps it’s best to go on another day of the week.
Particularly pleased by the wine. Two bottles, one of Sauvignon, one of Merlot. Distinctly better quality for the price than in other similar Dartmouth restaurants.
Overall an enjoyable occasion only slightly marred by the experience with the fish.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was recommended t us by friends who are regular visitors to Dartmouth, on their advise we booked ahead. The service was swift ad the food was very good. Would recommend.

OT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and lovely people

c
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for a family meal. The staff were really helpful organising food for our son who has multiple food intolerances. Really great food, lovely staff.

A
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. The best place in Dartmouth

FD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
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.

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