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Travellers' Choice2023
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The Fish Bar...from boat to table! For us, eating is a social event. We offer a venue to relax, have a drink, maybe a nibble on our fish orientated tapas.... somewhere to pass time and enjoy good company. Share food and conversation. We've taken the fish out of fish - our dishes are based on top quality fresh fish served simply. Our own family boats bring the fish straight in to your plate!
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing food! Great service! Lovely owners! Couldn’t fault this place, will definitely be back! Highly recommend. They even cater for our 4 legged friends, will not disappoint

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather disappointing, booked 8pm, arrived ordered 8:10pm took 40 min to receive our tapa’s and what we received was average. It was my wife’s 65th birthday and was rather disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Broderick, Owner at The Fish Bar Newquay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We’re very sorry to hear that your visit to us was disappointing. Whilst I don’t really feel that 40 minutes is entirely unreasonable for freshly cooked food in a busy restaurant, we do usually get dishes to tables in 30 minutes at most and often...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday here and really enjoyed the food. We settled on tapas and ordered lobster and king prawns, crab, king prawn and nachos, pigs cheeks in a cinnamon sauce, tempura oysters with homemade alioli and patatas bravas. I followed the alberino wine...with an amaretto liqueur coffee. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves seafood and will return.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Broderick, Owner at The Fish Bar Newquay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review 🙏🏼😁 We’re so pleased that you enjoyed it and hope that your wife had a lovely birthday 🎂 🥳

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tapas with good service. Good explanation of menu. I was pleasantly surprised by the price. Tapas always seems expensive but wasn’t too bad here

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Broderick, Owner at The Fish Bar Newquay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review!! Delighted that you enjoyed your visit 😁😁😁

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible food, beautifully cooked and presented. Really warm and welcoming staff, especially for catering to the dogs with their own dog bed, water bowl and menu!! Everyone thoroughly loved it. Our waitress, Emily, was amazing! So kind and helpful and really made the evening special....Thank you for a wonderful experience, we will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Broderick, Owner at The Fish Bar Newquay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You are so welcome! 🙏🏼 We’re so pleased you enjoyed dining at The Fish Bar and great to know Emily took such good care of you - I have passed your comments on to her 😁 Hope to see you again soon 👌🏼

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So came highly recommended. .was really looking foward to it ..left feeling underwhelmed and dissapponted. Had a tapas . Which consisted of 3 pieces of belly pork £10 🤔....then the fish hanging skewer ridiculously small portion ..the garlic bread was nice ..and a steak hanging...skewer. Was ok . .staff were lovely ..wine nice...music nice . .over all .. .wouldnt rush backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kelly Broderick, Owner at The Fish Bar Newquay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re really sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit with us. Unfortunately it does seem to be mainly due to portion size/price issues …. Firstly I am surprised that you found the seafood espetada to be a ridiculously small portion given that for...More

Reviewed 10 April 2024

Traditional Spanish tapas with a Cornish accent. The sea food tapas are excellent. Very friendly service and comfortable atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Transport this restaurant and staff to the top establishments in London or Paris and they would beat many hands down ! It’s a very rare thing to encounter genuinely affable, impeccable service combined with fantastic food, fun and dog devotion- but this place has it...all ! Greeted by name , guided to our table which already had a smart, clean dog bed and bowl of water waiting under the table for our “ extra guest” , shown the ingenious colour coded button light which you press for ready to order/ wanting service/ to pay we were already entranced. Surroundings of rope lights and “the hut” give off a mellow mix of surfer, Santa and ski hut vibes. The tapas dishes were , however, the piece de resistance - delicious selection and not one disappointed. Not to be left out, there is an inexpensive “ canine menu” - but when our fussy one turned her nose up at rabbit, she was then pampered with whitebait - followed by chicken ! A truly delightful evening out and that v rare experience ( for us) of wishing we had booked to eat there for every day of the holidays! Will definitely return. Miss dining here and you truly miss out a Cornish treasure !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

We enjoyed dinner here whilst on holiday in Newquay. The tapas here is delicious and good selection of drinks. The staff were very friendly and it was a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

We ate here last night and it definitely deserves all the 5 star reviews. Service was very friendly and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. All really enjoyed it. Special thank you to Kezzie who was a wonderful member of staff. Super friendly and gave us lots of recommendations of things to do in the area thank you for a great night

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Fabulous place. The staff were all very professional, we were greeted by a lovely member of staff who showed us to our table. We chose our food and the staff were familiar with the food and answered any questions. The food came out quite quickly....Beautiful food well presented and fairly priced. The puddings were very special too. The tables are cleared away quickly and you have a coloured light system at the end of the table to order or to pay your bill. Brilliant idea. The place is comfortable, great music playing and it’s well decorated. Will definitely be going back and taking family and friends. Very well done to all who work there!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Nice tapas bar with a good selection of well cooked fish. Service is really good and everyone is super helpful. Nice selection of desserts and wine too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Cuisine par excellence and wonderful service - a magic combination. My wife and I visited on Saturday March 23rd on our first visit to Newquay. Unwisely we had not made a reservation (the restaurant is extremely popular) and frankly we were 'chancing our arm' hoping...for a cancellation. I spoke with Simon who kindly agreed to arrange a table for us at 7.00pm. We returned at the due time and were seated within seconds. Marvellous ambience with a cherry warm and welcoming buzz pervaded the restaurant. We were served by a young lady (I'm sorry - I cannot recall her name), who was blonde haired, slender and graceful. Her cordial attention and prompt genial manner were a credit to her. Our food consisted of a series of Tapas dishes each dish seemed to surpass the previous - a myriad of gourmet delights. I don't pretend to be a food critic - however this was fine food - the best we enjoyed during our stay in Newquay. Don't miss out - visit The Fish Bar - but make a reservation!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

We went here tonight and were made to feel so welcome particularly by Emily. The food was fabulous, nice wine and friendly staff. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Fish Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5