Bayards Cove Inn

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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.
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CL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat, fabulous, friendly staff and food was great.
When we are next in Dartmouth it will be on our must go places

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, lovely food, great ambiance. Couldn’t ask for more.

F
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly staff and the food was good. Slightly cramped restaurant and relatively small menu. Good meal out but nothing special

LW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great food and attentive service, will definitely go again!

S
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, cooked perfectly. Staff very attentive and helpful.

JA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often go to bayards for a coffee and cake but wanted to try the evening menu as it looked so good .We had a wonderful evening at bayards on Friday . Staff were attentive without being overbearing . Food was nicest I have had out for years !! Chicken was beautifully cooked amazing flavours , dauphinois was delicious as was sauce and carrots . Puddings delicious and a nice selection .Carafes of Water topped up without having to ask . Just small details but superb customer care . I liked the fact that 2 in party didn’t have coffee but they were bought one of the mini biscuits anyway and the fruit salad chew with the bill . Loved sitting in the window , wonderfully busy and terrific ambience . Recommended to everybody I meet and will certainly return hopefully very shortly .
Thank you

LP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Thank you to the waitress who was so helpful and understanding.

PE
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Received a warm welcome. There for Sunday roast, only choice was beef which was served with pigs in blankets! red cabbage with sultanas! and roast potatoes with green veg, carrots and mash! on the side. Beef not great. Service very good, pleasant staff but food mediocre. Have had far better roasts elsewhere for less money. Would not have minded £15 a head for a good quality dinner, but sadly this was not!

CM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab evening and really well run. Lovely food and staff just perfect.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal with excellent service. We will be back.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, we have eaten here several times now and are never disappointed. The food and service were great and the atmosphere is very cosy, perfect for a romantic dinner for two! Understandably this place is very popular and booking is a essential.

JR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
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 on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
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
Cornwall
2 reviews
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.

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