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Hell Bay

TR23, TR23 0PR, England
+44 1720 422947
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (49 reviews)
“crab” (9 reviews)
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British, Seafood
$$ - $$$
TR23, TR23 0PR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a favourite stop off for lunch as we walk around the island. we have yet to stay but will in due course.

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner for the 5 nights of our stay and it was superb. The attention to detail, variety and sheer pleasure of eating such wonderful food was delightful. We were in a group of 9 so were also able to meet beforehand (hors d'oeurve...More

Thank Teresa C
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Teresa C, Thank you for your restaurant review we have forwarded your thanks onto our kitchen and restaurant teams. As the menu changes each night it can be hard to choose from 3 delicious options of each course. We hope we’ll be able to...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

having looked at the hell bay hotel website we thought we would treat ourselves to lunch after walk round bryher. we had heard good things but we left disappointed with the quality of food for the cost.

2  Thank markhY9627QC
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear markhY9627QC, We are sorry your lunch didn’t match the expectations you had after visiting our website. If you would like to discuss this further or expand on the feedback please contact us at: contactus@hellbay.co.uk

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was a great spot to have lunch. We sat on the terraced area, overlooking the Great Pool and the coast path. The food was superb and the staff were very smart, friendly and efficient. The service was first class and it was a pleasure...More

Thank Dollytub75
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Julie L
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Julie L, Thank you for taking the time to set the picture of what sounds like a perfect lunch. We hope we’ll be able to welcome you back again.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Aussie135
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

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
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...More

Thank vacuumcleaner
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...More

Thank TisTM
hellbayhotel, Front Office Manager at Hell Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

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...More

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Would very much appreciate information on how steep/strenuous the walk is to get to and from Hell Bay from the tripper boat drop off. Health issues mean I have to take this into consideration. If you can compare to any paths on St Agnes, this would be helpful as I know that island well. Thank you.
14 June 2016|
Response from Integrity21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi My husband has a bad knee but he managed the walk, there is a few hills but we took it easy, it took us about 15 minutes from the boat...and well worth it. Might be worth having a chat to the hotel as I think they have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$60
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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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