The Best Roast Dinners in Newquay
As the days get shorter and the nights draw in, we find ourselves hankering for the warming comfort of a traditional Sunday roast. Nothing beats warming up by an open fire, rosy-cheeked and numb of fingertip, after a crisp coastal walk or wild sea swim.
Everyone has their favourite places to enjoy a roast dinner, too – we have several – which we’ve rounded up below. Read on to discover the best roast dinners in Newquay (in our humble opinion).
Cove Restaurant at The Esplanade Hotel
Sea views? Check. Great food? Check. Family-friendly? Double check. The longstanding beachfront hotel at South Fistral reopened in May after an extensive refurbishment, which saw a total refresh to all interiors. Cove Restaurant offers laid-back dining for the whole family, with a pretty phenomenal sea view to boot.
The Sunday lunches here are not only available all day (12 – 9pm), but also cater to all tastes, offering dishes such as braised brisket of beef or pan-roasted chicken breast, as well as pan-friend cod or nut roast.
The best part? The children's soft play and games area adjacent to the restaurant means children can burn off some steam before dinner whilst still in sight of parents – a win-win!
Sans children? Enjoy a pre- or post-dinner evening tipple in the adult-only Elements Cocktail Bar.
2 Courses: adults £19, children £9
12 Beach Road
From the team behind The Longstore in Charlestown (and more recently, Truro), 12 Beach Road graces the seafront overlooking Towan Beach. Since opening in 2019, the all-day dining concept and relaxed atmosphere have been a hit, as has the friendly service.
The Sunday roasts here have become a favourite amongst locals. Expect choice morsels, such as slow-cooked 12-hour roast pork belly with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes coated in red wine & beef gravy.
When the weather is doing its thing and the North Coast is giving us one of those bluebird wintry days, it’s time to call on Shiva for its legendary takeaway roast dinners. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a homecooked roast, with all the trimmings, on the beach?
Located just outside Newquay proper in the new Duchy of Cornwall town Nansledan, Shiva is a popular café-cum-bar-cum-yoga studio. The roasts are proving so popular that bookings often have to be made up to a week in advance, for collection between 4pm-7pm.
Adult roasts from £12, children £8
Nestled on the private family-owned beach of Tolcarne, The Colonial is a relaxed Caribbean-style beachside restaurant that offers up sunset eating and views across to Newquay Harbour.
Sunday roasts are served 12 – 4pm with all the seasonal trimmings you could desire. Look out for the roasted catch of the day for a roast dinner with a twist.
Roast dinners start from £14
The daddy of takeaway roasts, Gusto is a Newquay treasure that’s been satiating hungry patrons since 2013. Famed for its slow-cooked meats, Gusto offers up tantalising vegan options in equal measure. Our favourite part? The mouth-watering choice of accompanying homemade sauces.
Roast dinner boxes from £7.50
Cornish Chef at Lusty Glaze
The privately-owned Lusty Glaze beach is a little hidden paradise on the edge of Newquay. Home to a white-sand beach and inviting beach restaurant tucked away at the bottom of 133 steps, the site is often host to music and cultural events throughout the year.
Check out the Cornish Chef pop-up events down on the beach for a hearty Sunday lunch after a coastal stroll along the Barrowfields. Led by MasterChef: The Professionals quarter-finalist Craig Small, enjoy hearty dishes using only the finest Cornish ingredients, such as James Kittow ruby red sirloin or roasted baby pumpkin, chestnut and winter root vegetables.
Mains from £14.50 or four courses for £45
Fore Street Café
We’re a little bit in love with Fore Street Café, and we’re not alone. By day, the café serves up slap-up brunches and lunches. By night, the venue hands over to Pizza Jockeys for some serious doughy goodness.
And on Sundays? Well, something a little bit exciting and a little bit different. The team at Fore Street Café are offering groups of friends and families a private feast at The Old Pump House. All the best parts of a homecooked roast with loved ones, without the washing up!
The Fox’s Revenge
Ok, so not technically in Newquay proper, but worth the drive. If a cosy Cornish pub-vibe is what you’re craving on a Sunday, then it doesn’t get much cosier than The Fox’s Revenge.
Led by Chef Ben Ambridge (formerly a Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall graduate and celebrated head chef of The Longstore in Charlestown), the 17th Century pub serves up hearty dishes of Higher Tresawle lamb and Primrose Herd pork belly on Sundays.
Roasts from £15