13 of the Best Places to Eat Out in Newquay | Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs

  • Rick Stein Fistral

    Rick Stein @ Fistral
    James Ram

    A pair of Cornish icons join forces at this place, Fistral Beach is one of Newquay's most-loved swathes and Rick Stein is a big name on its foodie scene.

    Chip shop classics are the main event here, with cod, lemon sole, and plaice plates all rating highly. But, if a chippy tea isn't taking your fancy there's an Asian menu that just might. Goan chicken curry, pad Thai and Pondicherry cod curry are all for the taking here, too.

    Get ahead of the game and order your meal on the... read more...

  • Restaurant Emily Scott @ Watergate Bay

    Emily Scott @ Watergate Bay

    There are plenty of options for dining at the Watergate Bay Hotel, but for locally sourced seafood though, look no further than Emily Scott. 

    Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the Scandi-style restaurant with wide-angle sea views, while slow-go sounds give the place a super-relaxed feel. 

    Roasted scallops with truffle butter and baked Cornish hake are firm favourites, but in true Cornish style head chef Emily provides an ever changing menu in order to make sure every dish that's... read more...

  • Box & Barber

    Box & Barber - Newquay

    A keen favourite with locals and visitors alike, Box & Barber sits a stone's throw from Newquay Harbour. Healthy breakfast bowls come with fresh fruits that burst with colour, they make for a great way to kick start your day before heading to the nearby beach.

    Breakfast burritos rate highly here, too, plus there's plenty of choice for veggies and vegans. Or if you're after something light, coffee and cake to go is a great option. If you're sticking around though, the front terrace... read more...

  • Lewinnick Lodge

    Lewinnick Lodge - Newquay

    Lewinnick Lodge is perched on top of the cliffs at Pentire Headland peering right over the Atlantic, and the views from up here are just as good as the one you're picturing.

    The menu takes classic Cornish dishes and gives them a contemporary twist, salt-baked cauliflower steak and clam spaghetti come highly rated. There's plenty of other choice though, as the menu swings with the seasons, ensuring only the best quality ingredients are used.

    The drinks menu keeps things local...

  • The Fish House

    Th Fish House Fistral

    Fistral Beach is one of Newquay's star swathes, and the Fish House has bagged a spot right on its shores.

    The food served here is delivered straight from Newquay harbour, so fresh food is a given. Things here are headed up by Paul Harwood who has led the restaurant to several awards, including a place in the Michelin Guide. The stories from his worldwide travels are told on the menu which covers all four corners of the globe, with flavours from the likes of Sri Lanka, Bali, and India... read more...

  • Zacry's @ Watergate Bay

    Zacry's Restaurant - Watergate Bay

    Zacry's shares the dining scene with a handful of other restaurants at the Watergate Bay Hotel.

    The restaurant's dressed in stylish monochrome and huge pull back windows offer wall to wall views of the coastline that runs right alongside it.

    Meat and seafood dishes are served with a twist here. Head chef, Neil Haydock's outside-of-the-box creations include tandoori-spiced octopus, miso-glazed black cod and crispy coated monkfish with a katsu curry. Fear not plant-based friends... read more...

  • The Beach Hut @ Watergate Bay

    The Beach Hut - interior - Watergate Bay

    As the name might suggest, the Beach Hut has bagged a prime position on the water's edge at Watergate Bay. It's part of a collection of dining spots at the Watergate Bay Hotel.

    Huge windows make the most of its water's edge location. While a plant based menu takes care of planet-friendly meals. That's not all though, healthy post-surf picks include salads, tapas-style plates and freshly caught fish from the grill.

    Sustainability sits high on the agenda here, and it doesn't just... read more...

  • The Boathouse

    The Boathouse - Newquay

    This place takes street food to the seaside, The Boathouse is located on Newquay Harbour where it plays host to a bunch of friendly street-food traders.

    Fresh Cornish seafood is in big supply from here, but there's also plenty of other picks from right around the globe, too – from Thailand to Jamaica. Whatever you decide on can be washed down with Cornish lagers, ciders, or ales. There's plenty of good wine in stock, too.

    Check out their website for all the details as the line-... read more...

  • Sprout

    Sprout Health Foods Cafe - Newquay

    Two worlds come together at Sprouts, this cafe doesn't stop at a breakfast menu, you can pick up your healthy food stuff from the shop here, too.

    Sprout's all about health and happiness, and you can feel that vibe as soon as you walk through their doors. The team are knowledgeable about the products they sell, whether you're health conscious or hunting for specialised items for a restricted diet.

    Meanwhile, in the cafe's back garden you'll feel worlds away from the busy street... read more...

  • Kahuna

    Kahuna, Newquay - Thai curry

    Husband and wife team, Ryan and Kelly Mather, fell in love with Asia while travelling, which led them to their Pan-Asian restaurant.

    In order to keep things fresh the menu here often changes, but thanks to their popularity Kahuna's special spring rolls have earnt themselves a solid spot on the menu. Pad Thai and Asian-style curries feature heavily on the menu's line-up too.

    Be sure to make a booking, as walk-ups aren't available. Or, if you'd prefer to eat in head to the... read more...

  • Bush Pepper

    Bush Pepper - Newquay

    Cornwall meets Australia at family-owned Bush Pepper. The menu here delves into down under and takes inspiration from a fair few Aussie staples.

    Kangaroo fillet, tomato tapenade and salt and pepper calamari give a flavour of what's on offer in this town-centre restaurant. Drinks-wise, there's a lengthy wine list whether you're team red, rose or white, and kids get their own menu, too.

    Brunch is available at weekends only, when you can try out a kangaroo brioche, tucker fries or... read more...

  • Scarlet Restaurant

    Scarlet Restaurant - Mawgan Porth

    This hotel restaurant opens its doors to outside guests for afternoon tea and lunch. At the present time only hotel guests can enjoy the option of dinner. It belongs to the eco-friendly Scarlet Hotel, which is pitched on a clifftop just above Mawgan Porth, offering wrap-around Atlantic sea views. The hotel's adults only, it's the same score down in its restaurant too.

    Lunch here ticks the boxes for health-conscious eats, with superfood salads and seasonal greens in good supply. If you... read more...

  • Fore Street Cafe Bar

    Fore Street Cafe Bar - Coffee

    Fore Street Cafe is a big name on Newquay's brunch scene. It's tucked on a street just behind the town's Harbour.

    Toasties and breakfast rolls are this place's bread and butter, and its Cornish tea goes down a treat, too. The star of the show though is its aptly named Fore Street Breakfast. It's a full Cornish spread featuring homemade smoky beans – they're just as tasty as they sound.  

    If you're in a hurry, or fancy breakfast on the beach, the breakfast can be boxed to take... read more...