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Hell Bay

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TR23, TR23 0PR, England
+44 1720 422947
18:45 - 21:30
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a morning of walking around Bryher I stopped here for lunch, having a crab sandwich with great, tender Bryher crab, and a half pint of ale. Sat outside on a sunny day and enjoyed the pleasant view of the bay. The inside seating also looked cozy. Would recommend!

Thank Julie L
Winchester, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few days on the isles it was really good to have a bit of luxury. We sat on the terrace overlooking the pond area. The weather was perfect, the food good and we could not have wished for anything more

Thank Katharine186300
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking around Bryher having come over from St Marys by boat. My walk had made me hungry so I stopped at the hotel for lunch on their terrace- it was a lovely day and I had the special of the day- pan fried John Dory with a seafood risotto which was delicious. the whole meal was less than... More 

Thank Aussie135
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this review

Dear Aussie135, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent lunch with us here at Hell Bay Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the lunch, you will find our specials board has a few dishes based more on the 3 rosette standard which we serve in the evening restaurant. We hope next time you are visiting Scilly you... More 

Latchingdon and Snoreham, null, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited whilst walking around Bryher. We were glad we got there promptly at 12 noon as the restaurant quickly filled up. We all had different lunches which were well presented and tasty. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jenny K
Chester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after enjoying our walk to Hell Bay. We were able to sit outside as the weather was nice so we could enjoy the views. The inside bar area is lovely too. We had a light lunch, pleasantly served and reasonably priced. I think this would be a great place to stay and Bryher is such... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

(St)Celeriac soup - deliciously balanced, not too creamy, not to "celery" tasting... Hearty honest bowl of loveliness. (St)Scallops with black pudding - a great looking dish that tasted device. The scallops were meaty and browned to perfection to give that slight crust before breaking through to the tender, delicate meat. Just delectable! (Mains) We both had the Bouillabaisse... The base... More 

Thank TisTM
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this review

Dear TisTM, As you noticed our chef doesn’t cut any corners. The bouillabaisse is made with fresh ingredients to get the true flavours out of them and it is one of our personal favourites here in the office. After all the practise at cooking scallops that our team gets from Crab Shack its great to read that up at the... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Both times the food and the service was excellent. A good menu and as we sat outside the view was lovely. Beer and wine were both excellent too :-)

Thank Simon M
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Smart and pleasant hotel overlooking a large pond on the Atlantic side of the island. We didn't stay in the hotel this time around, although we have done in the past and it was very good but expensive when we did. The lunchtime food was very good, if a bit on the pricey side. Interesting options such as curried mussels... More 

Thank 342SteveO
Newlyn, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nothing to complain about......all food cooked to perfection (as always) always a pleasure to eat at Hell Bay

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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Spent the day on Bryher and decided to have lunch here .The views were absolutely stunning ! The staff were helpful and friendly and the food , although a little more expensive than your average restaurant , could not be faulted .Lots of choice and as a vegetarian I was really pleased to have so much choice.I can thoroughly recommend... More 

1 Thank Sally S
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this review

Dear Sally S, Thank you for choosing us Hell Bay Hotel as your stop for lunch. We are pleased to hear you found plenty to choice from, we understand as a vegetarian it can sometime be limiting but we’d aimed to have variety for everyone. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$61
British, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
18:45 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: TR23, TR23 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isles of Scilly  >  Bryher
  • Phone Number: +44 1720 422947
Our Head Chef,uses local seasonal and regional ingredients in his restaurant and bar menus. Bryher crab, lobster and farm vegetables all bought just a stone's throw from the kitchen door. We change our evening menus daily, largely depending on the availability of local produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?