Where to eat
Restaurants in Newquay
Contrary to popular belief, there is far more to the local cuisine than just a pasty – although you can get your mitts on a bleddy good one! Newquay’s got plenty of places to grab some food, including all the normal suspects like Pizza Express and Slug and Lettuce. Here are our top recommendations to check out so you can eat like a local while you’re here.
Just off the iconic Fistral Beach, Dune Restaurant offers some of the best views in Cornwall. Dune Restaurant is a 1 AA Rosette foodie destination that sources local and fresh ingredients and curates a seasonal menu to showcase the finest produce in the UK. Serving the best of the bay, the gorgeous seascapes will relax you as you enjoy a menu of locally landed fare.
Cove Restaurant in Cornwall is a place to enjoy coastal cuisine in unforgettable surroundings. The family friendly restaurant in Newquay offers an extensive all-day dining menu and a fun kids menu to choose from.
Located on Fistral Beach 'The Stable' offers lovingly hand-made pizzas and pies along with an ever-changing selection of locally sourced ciders. Breathtaking, panoramic views over one of Britain’s most famous beaches make it the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A local husband and wife team who've come together to bring Newquay a taste of something different, all of which are inspired from their travels. Serving a combination of dishes from Thailand, Asia, Malaysia, Vietnam & India, this intimate restaurant is found by Newquay train station.
12 Beach Road
12 Beach Road offers one of the most stunning views in Newquay. Overlooking Towan Beach, enjoy Breathtaking coastal views towards Padstow. Open early for breakfast and brunch right through to lunch and dinner, it’s all-day dining at the beach.
An elegant open-space dining experience in the heart of Newquay, Cove 24 is home to many different settings and moods for every occasion. Enjoy the relaxed, organic feel of the main open-spaced restaurant, encircled around the large social bar area. Relax in one of the cosy bolthole corners, or choose the lounge upstairs with stunning views which sets the scene for an intimate dining experience.
The Fish House
A recent addition to the local foodie scene, not only will you struggle to beat their location, but the food is on another level. Chef Paul Harwood takes inspiration from his travels around the world while using only the best and freshest local ingredients to create dishes you’ll be talking about for months after. Booking is essential – you won’t be disappointed.
With a menu tailored to make the most of fresh local produce, the Lewinnick is a great spot for an evening meal or just a simple quick lunch. Whether dining in the restaurant, bar, beer garden or sun terrace, the ocean views from the restaurant are unrivalled. Gaze from Fistral Beach to the heady horizon beyond the Atlantic whilst breathing in the clear sea air.
The Colonial Restaurant
Nestled on the golden shores of Tolcarne Beach, The Colonial offers stunning views with spectacular food and drinks. Indulge in a beach-side breakfast, soak up the sights over lazy lunch or make an evening reservation to enjoy breathtaking sunsets, complete with a cocktail in hand.
The Harbour Fish and Grill
Sit back and take in the views of the harbour fish and grill, watch the boats bob about below while enjoying fresh fish in a variety of styles, or some classics you’ve got to try while in the area.
Great Western Beach Surf Cafe
Great Western Surf Café is a fresh addition to Newquay’s buzzing culinary scene. Kick back and soak in the epic views for the evening or enjoy casual fare, inside or out, with their daytime menu.
Rick Stein Fistral
Over looking Fistral Beach, Rick Stein Fistral is a casual and laid- back restaurant where you’ll find Rick’s famous fish & chips on the menu as well as flavours from India and the Far East.
Ideal for groups, Senor Dicks in the centre of town offers not only a whole host of great cocktails, but also a menu full of tasty Mexican goodness. From sizzling fajitas to mega loaded nachos and saucy enchiladas, it’s a sure-fire winner.
Sushea (pronounced su-shay) brings awesome fresh Australian style sushi, and Asian fusion dishes such as bao buns, gyozas and poke bowls, as well as much much more to Newquay. Located in the center of town, offering sit down service or handy takeaway.
The Pickled Chef at Lusty Glaze Beach
A pop-up dining experience on the beach. These fun, delicious events bring a different foodie experience to Lusty's little cove. Think seafood linguine, seared scallops, triple cooked parmesan chips, bang bang cauliflower, arancini, sticky toffee pudding. Whether it’s fine seaside dishes, ‘Little Lusty’ sharing plates or Sunday roasts on the coast, if you’re looking for breathtaking food and views to match, you don’t want to miss a Pickled Chef pop up at Lusty Glaze Beach.