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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view and cream tea. Highly recommend a visit. The only fault, unlike other restaurants, they never offered water for our dog

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking Bistro with a superb Sunday roast and a stunning view. Great quality food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Dog friendly so our Bobbie was very happy also. Highly recommended but I would suggest that you book as its very popular x

Date of visit: February 2024
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you (and Bobbie) soon. :)

Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Happened across this place. Amazing beach location. We fist went for brunch and then back for lunch a few days later. Staff really friendly and efficient. Modern menu with really yummy food. Really good cocktail at lunch time and excellent coffee.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon! 😀

Reviewed 12 October 2023

Had a fabulous evening on our wedding anniversary. The table had been decorated for us which was a lovely touch. Fantastic seaview too. The food was delicious and the service was great. Would 100% return here - lots of things I would like to try...on the menu.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

We have stayed at Crantock Bay apartments numerous times over the last 7 years. The C-Bay Bar has been in our opinion 'The jewel in the crown" so much so that our latest visit we decided to book 3 nights evening dinner. We couldn't believe...how the standard had deteriorated since our last visit, the Menu choice and the surly staff- so disappointing. After eating there two nights decided to cancel the third. Such a shame as this was our perfect Summer Place, we now have to wonder if it is worth the long journey and if we will ever return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

It's such a shame to receive this review as we have already been discussing your issues via email. You felt the new menu was too veggie/vegan heavy which I don't understand as we have a variety of meat and fish options on there. We have...More

Reviewed 15 July 2023

Never fails to impress, great location & position & views, great welcome and food & drinks excellent - simply a great place.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2023

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself - thank you so much for your kind words.

Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Breathtaking view, delicious food, and friendly staff. The hake with bearnaise sauce was a standout dish—a perfect blend of flavors. Staff were attentive, and parking was easy. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2023

Thank you so much for this kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 30 June 2023

A very relaxing atmosphere. Proper cooking with some very original twists. Try the aubergine starter and the 'cream tea' dessert.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2023

Thank you so much for your review. We’re delighted you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 7 June 2023

Enjoyed breakfast, lunch, cream tea and drinks on several days over a week. Advise to book as rightly popular. Dog friendly indoors and out on the terrace. Large windows allow you to enjoy the views of Crantock Bay and Goose Rock. Our party of four...enjoyed all the dishes, but my favourite was the Cornish cream tea with scones warm from the oven. Good range of alcoholic and soft drinks with teas, coffees and hot chocolate. When busy, the staff can be less attentive, but it is relaxing and appropriate for holiday if you order your drinks first before perusing the menu and choosing. Food seemed freshly prepared and was tasty for carnivores and vegetarians. Unlike a neighbouring establishment, you are not charged to use the car park. The only downside is that it is not open every day or all day on some days. Will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 6 June 2023

Been to this place quite a few times over the past few years for drinks and food it’s a really lovely place with sea view setting but on Sunday 28th May myself, my daughter and my 3 year old granddaughter after a lovely walk on...the beach thought we would call in for a drink just to sit outside looking at the sea view as my granddaughter wanted a hot chocolate. But to our surprise we were turned away and told that they were fully booked baring in mind it was only 6.45 and they was only one family sat outside having drinks and only a few people sat inside plenty of empty seats. We said to the gentleman we only want one drink to sit outside with he then said a second time we are fully booked he then turned to the female employee asking her if they were fully booked and she said yes. It really put us off going again for the rest of our weeks holiday in case we got turned away again. It’s such a shame because in February we came and had a lovely family meal and spent over £100 but we didn’t mind because it was family time in lovely surroundings and that’s want we wanted to do again when we came down in May but to be turned away a second time would have been demoralising and spoilt the wonderful weeks holiday we had.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

Sorry to hear you were turned away but as we have said in many posts, just because the tables are empty at that moment in time, doesn’t mean we won’t be full in the next 15/20 minutes with those who have phoned ahead to book.

Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Absolutely lovely! Very relaxed ambience. The food was delicious. Our waitress was lovely. Beautiful views and a stunning sunset. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. 😀

Reviewed 24 May 2023

Less than warm welcome from 2 female staff who honestly couldnt care where we wanted to sit - decided on inside table in front of door to outdoor balcony as the seats looked more comfy & was nice having outside view but avoiding chilly breeze...outside. Staff member promptly slammed the door shut saying "its a bit chilly"- didnt ask if we were ok with this so we opened door back up. Abrupt and pretty rude really. Our table looked dirty with tea stains / hot cup ring marks so initial impression pretty poor. Bit of a limited menu for lunch - small plates or main meals & very pricey at that. Both opted for open steak sandwich which looked reasonable (not £17:50 worth mind you!) but mine was riddled with fat & gristle which was horrible. Whe we paid the bill the staff member asked if the food was alright- i said no ... my steak was full of fat, which id left on the plate & suggested she show the chef. No apology just said "Oh- ok" took our card payment & we left as quick as possible, quite disappointed. Both ladies could definitely do with a customer service training course- one in particular could have trued being a bit nicer - not just to us but i watched her with other customers & it was almost as if she couldnt be bothered & didnt want to be there! Other one wasnt much friendlier. Was it our scottish accent ? I hope not, but you never know, although from what i watched, all customers werent exactly welcomed or treated particularly well... oh & the service was SO SLOW to the point i said to my hubby, if its not here in 5 minutes were going! By the time we did get food, my pot of tea was half drank & rest was cold & hubby had to spin out sipping his beer to make sure he had some for when food arrived.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2023

We are so sorry to read this review, which clearly needs some investigation on our part. Please could I ask that you send us a private message so we can have a chat about this? Thanks.

Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Amazing food and service - starters delicious and best belly porl we have tasted. Lamb ramen special mmmmm ( no words!) burger equally delicious and the banana banoffee desert shared between two as we were stuffed delightful. We will be back Sunday but next year...too 😊 highly recommend and would also suggest booking to avoid disappointment - view is also wonderfulMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 24 April 2023

Had a wonderful evening at this restaurant. The view is simply amazing. The staff were absolutely lovely and very helpful. The food was exceptional. We had the monkfish curry and the crab pasta and both were faultless. The desserts were to die for as well...- we had the warm chocolate brownie and panna cotta. Superb. Cannot fault this place.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch at C Bay bistro which has fantastic views. One of the best burgers I have ever had and my wife’s fish and chips was excellent, fresh with a light batter! The service was spot on, polite and professional. Highly recommend and...we will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Nina Eyles, Owner at C-Bay Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Neill F
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Yes, we are open everyday from 10am - 9pm and we recommend you book a table - particularly as we are only able to open the outside area at the moment. Just give us a call on 01637 830229 to book a table.
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Yes, we are very dog friendly here. Dogs are welcome both inside and out.
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C-Bay Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
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