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Hell Bay

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$$ - $$$
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TR23, TR23 0PR, England
+44 1720 422947
18:45 - 21:30
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Chester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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340 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Newlyn, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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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 

Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nothing is too much trouble, even to us walkers just dropping in for lunch.Wonderful- and the chips are crispy and floury inside- the best I have ever eaten.

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A brief spdrinks stop whilst out walking but would be happy to stay there for a few days to be thoroughly spoilt. Food looked very good

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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Only popped in here for a coffee as the sun was out and we wanted to sit in the garden and admire the stunning views. Amazing art in the reception area. Mental note made to stay here in future!

Thank fairylightqueen
Montpellier, France
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Hell Bay pulls out all the stops for dinner, and if you are staying on Tresco, you can get a boat back under the amazing Scilly stars. At lunch, it can be a little disappointing, but in the evening, the food is exquisite, and seems to get better each year. Bryher is also a gorgeous island and Hell Bay's situation... More 

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

Dear Lucy I, It’s great to see you popped over to Hell Bay Hotel a few times during your stay on Tresco. Our lunch service is a far more casual affair than our restaurant in the evening. The service changes and we move into a slightly more formal style of service to go with the 3 rosette dinning. The journey... 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$7 - US$58
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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?