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Bay Tree Restaurant

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4 Potter Street, Melbourne DE73 8HW, England
+44 1332 863358
10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited The Bay Tree on a number of occasions, over many years, mostly for their champagne breakfast. It has been a favourite place for a special occasion, or just for a treat. Unfortunately, my most recent visits have been a little disappointing. I have to say that the food is almost always of good quality and well-presented, however,... More 

1 Thank TeeDee3
Ashby de la Zouch
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely village and a pretty restaurant. Exceptionally clean and well run establishment with a beautiful menu. Why then not five stars, I hear you ask... well if you go for evening dinner, then yes I would say five definitely but the Sunday lunch does not match the sheer bliss of a Saturday evening experience. It feels very much that you... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice this month - once for dinner and once for their champagne brunch. Both times the food was exceptional; beautifully presented and delicious! The staff are also very knowledgable and friendly. What a treat!

Thank Fab_w_1
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this restaurant was exceptional and represented great value for money. The food was immaculate in presentation, exquisite tastes with very creative twists on tastes and textures. If I would improve anything it would be the service from the waitresses who could have been a little more personable and warm but the guy in charge was wonderful. This... More 

Thank LouLou545
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I went here on a date night 27/01/17. The food was fantastic! The staff kept busy and looked after your every need. It was all lovely. My only complaint... when I order a £26 bottle of Prosecco, I'm not happy to be served Aldi yellow label prosecco priced in store at £5.99. Don't get me wrong, I love... More 

1 Thank Amanda C
Susie H, Owner at Bay Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention. I am very sorry for this mistake. The Prosecco you were served was brought in by a customer for their private birthday party earlier in January and should not have been served, but was waiting to be collected. I will be speaking with the person... More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly disappointed that they weren't more accommodating with my daughter. I asked if they could do some strips of breaded chicken or fish but they wouldn't. Also very cramped and as our table was at the bottom of the stairs, everyone who wanted the toilets (upstairs) had to squeeze by our table. Service towards the end of the night, especially... More 

1 Thank Emma A
Kegworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual the standard and quality of the food was superb and could not be faulted by any of the four of us Only comment the service was a little slow

Thank tonycharsley
Susie H, Owner at Bay Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Tony, Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for your comments. We are currently looking into our service and changes are in place. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention it is much appreciated and will only help to provide a better service for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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1,451 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to enjoy dinner in, as soon as you enter you receive a warm welcome and greeting, quickly shown to a table, order drinks then peruse the menu whilst enjoying the olives and bread. Staff are attentive and very friendly, then the food, it is absolutely lovely, tasty, well presented and ample portion size. There is a... More 

Thank johnhp702
Susie H, Owner at Bay Tree Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello johnhp702 Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit to The Bay Tree, now our 30th year in the lovely village of Melbourne. Rex the Proprietor/ Head Chef and myself look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Thank you again for the review, it really does mean... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for dinner for the first time in quite a while.Great food, great service and lovely surroundings. I had scallops followed by duck breast and could not find fault at all. My wife said her salmon was excellent. This is a classy top quality restaurant that offers great value for money given the quality. It is quite a few notches... More 

Thank Michael G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time for the Wife's 50th Birthday. We were both really impressed with the service and very high quality of all our dishes. Lovely bread for starters and everything full of flavour and well cooked. Service was good and friendly, there is a 10% service charge but we were aware of that. Nice ambiance and would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$46
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Potter Street, Melbourne DE73 8HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 863358
Situated in the heart of Melbourne Village, this elegant bar & restaurant offers some of the most exciting food and beverages in the area. Everything at The Bay Tree Restaurant exudes sophistication, from the marble topped bar and cool blue & grey dining room, to the expertly crafted menu and experienced staff - a winning combination.
The Bay Tree Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a casual drink or cocktails created to order in our bar. In the dining room we serve a delicious luncheon and dinner, we also offer a luxurious Champagne Breakfast, Melbourne's Original.
The dishes are created using only the finest ingredients available locally and from around the world.
The menus are changed to reflect the seasons and fresh market availability.

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