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Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth, Devon

Bayards Cove Inn

4.6
4.6
595 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Join us and dine on dishes created by our chefs using locally sourced ingredients in the beautiful setting of our 14th century building.
Enjoy a wide range of wines and local beers, matching our varied menu. With fresh fish and special changing daily variety is very much the spice of life here at Bayard's Cove Inn!

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01803 839278 x2

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Danny

  • Area

    Dartmouth

  • Parking Details

    Lots of parking near the restaurant and some just past us, on Bayards Cove

  • Entertainment

    Live music is provided by local musicians every Sunday evening from 7pm.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Aperitif & Nibbles

  • Glass of Organic Prosecco£5.95

    • Ditsum Royale£7.50

      local plum liqueur with prosecco

      • Olives£3.50

        • Smoked Nuts, Wasabi, Pistachios£3.00

          • Anchovies£4.00

            • Hot Pork Scratchings£4.00

              Starters

              • Chef's Soup of The Day£6.50

                • Baked Camembert£7.50

                  with rosemary, garlic & truffle oil, served with onion marmalade & toasted sourdough

                  • Butternut Squash Arancini£7.50

                    served with a tomato, caper & olive sauce (Please ask if you would like your Arancini to be vegan)

                    • Smoked Haddock Fishcake£7.50

                      served with crispy capers, Greek yoghurt hollandaise & pea shoots

                      • Crispy Squid£7.50

                        served with harissa mayo

                        • Devon Style Moules£7.50

                          in Heron Valley cider, cream & chorizo (subject to availability)

                          • Classic Chicken Liver Parfait£7.50

                            served with onion marmalade & sourdough toast

                            Mains

                            Please check the blackboard for today's specials and daily landed fish

                            • Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable & Mature Cheddar Cheese Lasagne£15.00

                              served with garlic bread

                              • Linguine Puttanesca£14.00

                                Italian pasta cooked with garlic, tomatoes, olives, capers, chilli, oregano & parsley

                                • Southern Spiced Smoked Tofu Burger£15.00

                                  served with frites & vegan coleslaw

                                  • Devon Style Moules Frites£16.00

                                    in Heron Valley cider, cream & chorizo served with frites & sourdough

                                    • Elston Farm Lamb Koftas£15.00

                                      served with a feta cheese & golden beetroot salad, pomegranate dressing, harissa mayo & frites

                                      • Daily Landed Fish of The Day

                                        Please see blackboard for details. Served with salsa verde, olives, baby plum tomatoes, new potatoes & house butter

                                        • POA
                                      • Roast Chicken Supreme£19.00

                                        stuffed with spinach & cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta & served with dauphinoise potatoes & seasonal vegetables

                                        • 6oz Elston Farm Prime Beef & Bone Marrow Burger & Frites£15.00

                                          with 24 month mature cheddar, smoked bacon & Bayard's burger sauce

                                          • 8oz Devon Ribeye Steak£23.00

                                            with confit tomato, house butter, rocket, parmesan & truffle oil salad, frites & pink peppercorn sauce

                                            Sides

                                            • Rocket & Parmesan Salad£4.00

                                              • House Coleslaw£3.50

                                                • Frites£3.50

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Desserts

                                                    Please check the blackboard for today's selection of desserts

                                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                    What 595 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    4.6
                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                    • 4.8Service
                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                    • 4.4Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    • Devon

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                                                    • South Devon

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                                                    1. CC

                                                      ClaireC

                                                      Gloucestershire

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                      Service good, food came very quick, a little too quick. Been before and very much enjoyed each visit but on this occasion, it wasn’t very relaxing.

                                                    2. RT

                                                      RhianT

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend

                                                    3. VP

                                                      VanessaP

                                                      London

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Having walked to Bayards Cove in the pouring rain we arrived with our Golden Retriever all soaking wet ! We were made very welcome . The food was excellent and the service outstanding, our waitress couldn’t have been more helpful . The restaurant has so much character and is larger than it appears from outside. We would definitely visit again !

                                                    4. TC

                                                      TracyC

                                                      Norfolk

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Good food. Had fish of the day (Sea Bass) - delicious. Great service. Small cosy venue.

                                                    5. EM

                                                      EddieM

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Up to the usual high standard I have experienced on a number of occassions previously, your staff, including those unseen are a credit to this restaurant

                                                    6. BK

                                                      BillK

                                                      Sydney

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A great location with lovely ambiance and wonderful food served by very attentive staff

                                                    7. CL

                                                      ChrisL

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                      At short notice we got a table on a Friday evening. Service was excellent as we had a time constraint.

                                                    8. A

                                                      Angel

                                                      London

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This is such a lovely, cozy restaurant with a dim atmosphere. Great place for a date or just meeting friends. The service is friendly and attentive just enough. I ordered the lamb koftas with harissa aioli, delicious and just enough spices. My hubbs had the haddock chowder with sourdough bread and it was amazing! It went lovely with the bottle of Chilian sav! We really enjoyed our experience throughout and will definitely visit again when we're back in the area.

                                                    9. LW

                                                      LauraW

                                                      Bath

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely as usual. Fabulous food and attentive staff. Can't fault it.

                                                    10. BH

                                                      BillH

                                                      Vancouver

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Sit as far toward the front as possible. Service is excellent. Crab tian and scallop starters excellent. Chowder (off specials menu) and Sea Bass mains the same. Sticky Toffee pudding delicious. Vey obliging but not overly intrusive staff. Nice bistro type atmosphere.

                                                    11. JE

                                                      JENNYL

                                                      Oxford

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                      The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good, but the noise levels spoiled what might have been a lovely experience. The ceiling is so low, and when the restaurant is busy it is nearly impossible to have a conversation.

                                                    12. RS

                                                      RichardS

                                                      London

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As always, a wonderful meal in a fabulous setting, with thoughtful, friendly, efficient staff. Our favourite restaurant.

                                                    13. SN

                                                      SamN

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food Great ambience Great service Natalie was amazing Thoroughly recommend Xx

                                                    14. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      Great dining experience, we are booked for another visit next week

                                                    15. SG

                                                      SoniaG

                                                      Bath

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious food as always and very friendly and attentive staff. Nothing too much trouble.

                                                    16. SC

                                                      SharonC

                                                      Bristol

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A truly delightful experience. Great ambience. Superb food. Excellent service.

                                                    17. RP

                                                      RichardP

                                                      Oxford

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                      Lovely food etc. Only problem was the number of dogs in the restaurant. I am allergic though!

                                                    18. DM

                                                      DeborahM

                                                      London

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A beautiful evening last night with fabulous food and service.

                                                    19. KM

                                                      KMBristol

                                                      Bristol

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Good menu including local produce, efficient & friendly service in a beautiful setting

                                                    20. DH

                                                      DavidH

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Really lovely food, I had a haddock and bacon chowder. Very attentive and pleasant staff. Overall would highly recommend.

                                                    21. CO

                                                      COLINM

                                                      Hampshire

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Above average "Pub" food. Nice ambiance with friendly staff. Quite expensive, but no more than current pricing levels. A nice dinner!

                                                    22. C

                                                      Ciata

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We were staying for a few days in Dartmouth and Bayards Cove was recommended to us. We enjoyed our evening there and thought the food, service atmosphere were great! Plan to go again when next visiting the area.

                                                    23. NJ

                                                      NikkiJ

                                                      Bath

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary

                                                    24. GC

                                                      GerardC

                                                      Bath

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                      We have eaten here on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the food. However we found the menu uninspiring and limited. The food although in the main was tasty in itself lacked the elements to make it special and value for money. Vegetables were boring and spartan. Mint sauce with sea bass was a new experience! The sauce with the duck was not that nice or authentic. A real shame

                                                    25. B

                                                      Barb

                                                      Oxford

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      The food was very good - fresh and tasty, we had mains and desserts. Was a bit pricey for us but we were on holiday. Service was Ok, though we were left wanting to pay the bill for a while.

                                                    26. C

                                                      Celia

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Lovely tasty food served by friendly staff, lovely venue

                                                    27. MK

                                                      MikeK

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Good ambience in an authentic old coastal inn. Menu a bit limited but food well cooked and presented.

                                                    28. GR

                                                      GillyR

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                      We were pleasantly surprised . Bayards Cove lnn is a really old historical building . There are a selection of tables to allow for varying size groups but not rammed. All the staff were pleasant , helpful & quietly efficient, without being smarmy or pushy. The menu had choices to suit everyone with sensible portions. We went on a "cinema meal deal" but would definitely go back for a proper evening out. Overall the food was very good in pleasant surroundings. l would recommend here as a place to eat at anytime.

                                                    29. GB

                                                      GavinB

                                                      Dorset

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Good location. Very pleasant and polite staff. We had sea bass which was excellent!

                                                    30. BD

                                                      BenD

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Attended for evening meal. Lovely atmosphere with attentive friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Fresh food arriving promptly. Will be back soon.

                                                    31. NM

                                                      NickM

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I had the crab tian. It was amazing, followed by Mussels. They too were great. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

                                                    32. AD

                                                      AndrewD

                                                      Devon

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      We had a fantastic evening meal with family. Atmosphere and food were excellent and the service of an extremely high standard. We will definitely return and fully recommend to others

                                                    33. CB

                                                      CattyB

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Pleasant evening meal, food nice enough although the accompanying salad’s stated ingredients were a little sparse. Waitress had to be reminded about our drinks order.

                                                    34. C

                                                      Carla

                                                      London

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Very cozy restaurant, small dinner card, food is good, gastro pub style dining. Lunch is similar. We love this place as it is so inviting and a warm atmosphere.

                                                    35. SS

                                                      SueS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Thoroughly enjoyed our supper at Bayard Cove. Very nice staff and good food 😃

                                                    36. OV

                                                      OldVitruvius

                                                      Leicestershire

                                                      50 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      50 reviews

                                                      Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      All the food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient without feeling rushed. We’ll go again - in fact we are going again - tomorrow!!

                                                    37. SC

                                                      SimonC

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely food. Great service. Fantastic Atmosphere. Already looking for to going back.

                                                    38. TJ

                                                      TJCAN

                                                      Kent

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      I had baby squid & plaice, my wife had some very good tomato & pepper soup & a veggie burger. The squid was too heavily battered to my mind,but otherwise the meal & the wine (Picpoul de Pinet) were good.

                                                    39. CJ

                                                      CJ2018

                                                      New England

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great service great food lovely venue

                                                    40. RS

                                                      RichardS

                                                      London

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fabulous food as always, lovely restaurant and a great atmosphere.

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                                                    Bayards Cove Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Booked 14 times today
                                                    Google Map for Bayards Cove Inn

                                                    27 Lower Street Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9AN

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Area

                                                      Dartmouth

                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                      Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      British, Gastro Pub, French

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress Code

                                                      Business Casual

                                                    • Parking Details

                                                      Lots of parking near the restaurant and some just past us, on Bayards Cove

                                                    • Payment Options

                                                      AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                      Danny

                                                    • Entertainment

                                                      Live music is provided by local musicians every Sunday evening from 7pm.

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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