RestaurantsCornwallWatergate BayTR8

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Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of a handful of restaurants in this famous hotel, this ultra-romantic outpost was born as a beachside pop-up, and is ably overseen by Scott, a fast-rising Cornish chef and cookbook author; whether opting for the lobster lunches or six-course seafood menus, you’re in for some “fantastic food” (although one or two regulars feel it comes at a cost).

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “simple, top-quality seafood” combined with “one of the most romantic locations in Cornwall”“who could fail to be impressed on a date at Emily Scott’s new restaurant overlooking stunning Watergate Bay?”. One of four restaurants in the Watergate Bay Hotel, it followed a 2020 beachside pop-up from the Cornwall-based chef whose profile has been on the rise. On the downside, there are those who feel the experience is “lovely, but overpriced”.

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After a successful 2020 pop-up, Emily Scott (of St Tudy Inn, which was primed for a relaunch under new owners as we went to press) has opened a more permanent site at the Watergate Bay Hotel, serving seafood and plant-based fare with a less-is-more ethos. One reporter who caught the first service proclaimed the food “superb” and the restaurant “buzzing”“all in all, a treat!”

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Emily Scott at Watergate Bay Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Emily Scott at Watergate Bay Restaurant in TR8, Watergate Bay by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Emily Scott at Watergate Bay restaurant.
ted m
Booked lunch for 4. Very small portions , ...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"Booked lunch for 4. Very small portions , poor service and dreadful value for money. Their social media and website images are carefully crafted but don't reflect reality. The owner was indifferent to our comments , avoid this restaurant and go to the adjacent Watergate Bay hotel restaurants instead which are under a different ownership. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£22.00 £30.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Watergate Bay, TR8 4AA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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