Hell Bay Hotel

“Assured cooking in a Scillies hideaway” - AA Inspector



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Not nearly as alarming as it sounds, Hell Bay is actually an idyllic secluded cove embraced by benign gorse-laden hillocks. Reached by ferry from St Mary's or Tresco, tiny Bryher is small enough to get around on foot, and the unassuming white hotel is the perfect spot to set off from. There is much to love in its Cornish art-filled rooms and sea views, while on the food front Richard Kearsley's assured, confident cooking is a major draw. You’re in the right place when it comes to fish and seafood, whether it’s treacle-cured salmon with lemongrass and ginger purée, compressed watermelon and toasted sesame, or mains like roasted fillet of wild sea bass with confit fennel, saffron velouté and brown shrimps. There are thoroughbred meats too, with slow-braised blade of local Tresco beef, soft truffle polenta, crispy onion and red wine jus, while for dessert maybe plump for the passionfruit soufflé with coconut sorbet.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Hell Bay Hotel
BRYHER, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR
Phone : 01720 422947


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

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