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On the ground floor of St Mary's Hall Hotel, you will find our restaurant The Hall. Newly refurbished and relaunched for 2020, we hope to provide a relaxed dining experience that focuses on providing guests with amazing food and attentive service. The cornerstone of our menu at The Hall is our high-quality, grass-fed, slow-reared meats. In particular our steaks which are dry-aged and cooked on an American-style broiler. Served alongside a choice of starters, specials, sides and desserts that showcase the finest ingredients from around the Isles of Scilly and the South West of England. We serve draught beers, local spirits, classic cocktails, coffees & a great selection of wines. We currently
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Last day on the Isles of Scilly so spoiled ourselves with afternoon tea at the Hall. Worth every penny, window table looking out on the Garden. The sandwiches, cut into fingers freshly made and very tasty ( my fav was the beef and horseradish, but...the crab was almost as good). Then the warm scones with clotted cream and jam and finally the cakes, all had with pots of tea that they would keep refreshing for us. A perfect end to another holiday on St Marys.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Definitely 5 out of 5 for comfort - the room was warm and spacious with a great view of the harbour from the bathroom, if you're tall enough to see it! We rated it 4 because of the food. The breakfasts are fantastic. However, as...vegetarians staying for a week we felt there was limited choice for us. After we complained that we couldn't choose from the same three dishes for a week, they did offer a veggie special each night, but we felt the vegetarian options were carb laden and heavily reliant on (smoked) cheese or jackfruit. A dish with tofu or a bean stew (such as that served with the fish one night) would have been very welcome. The staff in the bar and restaurant were exceptional. Polite, considerate, articulate and happy. A real credit to the hotel - and themselves!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get in on a Sunday evening. Excellent Sunday roasts , but the regular menu looked great too. Mussels as a starter is new and very nice indeed. The whole meal was delicious and staff wonderful too. A must place to...eatMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

This establishment fancies itself as the best restaurant on St Marys. Linen tablecloths and napkins. Snooty staff, especially the barman who almost dropped his wine measure when tossing it around showing off. Food: starters of deep-fried squid were well done. Mains of Cornish sole were...dry and swimming in butter. Broccoli was hard and undercooked. Pudding of Sticky toffee was moist and succulent. A mixed bag but not worth the overpriced bill. Not impressed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

St. Mary's Hall had just opened when last I visited in 1967. It was good to see that it has established itself as a good-looking, comfortable hotel with a very good restaurant indeed. Decent wine list and a varied menu, including some adventurous starters (my...Steak Tartare was very well presented and delicious). The garden is a peaceful place for pre or post dinner drinks. A vital part of the Hughtown set up. Long may the business flourish!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Stayed 2 nights full board early September 2023 The choice for breakfast was immense, well presented and tasty . The evening meal has some excellent specials. I had John Dory for the first time and it didn't disappoint. The staff and chefs were very helpful...with tweaking the dishes to cater for allergies . So yes I would recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Unfortunately the waiter serving us didn’t know anything about the menu causing us to order food we didn’t want. When it arrived some of the meat really wasn’t good quality and service was slow.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Family dinner out was let down by staff that didn’t know or understand the menu, food that was adequate and slow service for both food and drink

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

We had previously had an excellent meal here last year but the service on our visit this year was not as good as I am sure it is normally, which impacted our overall experience and was disappointing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

We’ve dined at The Hall during our past few visits to St Mary’s and haven’t been disappointed but unfortunately this year there were a number of issues. The £90 deposit was banked immediately (in our case at the beginning of March for a July booking),...rather than being held for our visit, and a hefty service charge is added to your bill whether or not you want to tip that much. We were also brought the wrong wine and later charged for this more expensive wine than the cheaper one which we eventually received. We only realised this once back at our self-catering accommodation, so used the feedback form emailed to us after our visit to mention this but, three weeks on, have still not received a reply from The Hall. Whilst the food was okay, all of the above has left a bitter taste in our mouths.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Really lovely food, interesting specials - I had the hake with chorizo and butter beans which was delicious. The half lobster was a generous portion and perfectly cooked. Puddings looked tempting, as did the cheese, but sadly just couldn’t eat another bite. Will definitely come...back!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

To celebrate a special occasion, we booked afternoon tea at The Hall. The appearance of the tea advertised on the website was most appetising. The reality, however, was at best disappointing. The tea was weak and we had to ask for additional teabags. The bread...for the sandwiches appeared to be no better than basic range from a supermarket; the smoked salmon was tough and the beef even tougher. The scones tasted as if they had been made with scone mix and warmed in a microwave. There was enough cream for at least four if not six scones and the jam tasted of mixed fruit from a catering can. There was a selection of what looked like shop bought tray bake, far below the standard expected from a *** hotel.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. So nice to have option of fresh fish on the bone. Great flavours and quality steak too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

We had a superb meal at St Mary’s Hall. From pre dinner cocktails in garden to delicious starter and main course, great wine and ambrosial dessert we had a wonderful evening. The restaurant was lacking atmosphere as most of the diners were elderly and left...by 2000 but hopefully the rest of the season will bring increased clientele this excellent restaurant deserves. The bar man could have been more welcoming and friendly but the lady serving drinks made up for his lack of warmth.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

We have eaten here twice in the past week. Food and service is excellent. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Extensive menu and generous portions. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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