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Shanghai Express

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28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shabby, poor food poor service. If you can't make it work out of season don't bother to open, have been in Newquay for a week and by far the worst experience

Thank Alex D
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time Chinese from here, best Chinese for s long time will use again and recommend to family and friends.

1 Thank John C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we always come here for dinner whenever we say in Newquay. Fantastic food and service. Great range of dishes and drinks. We will be back again when next in town.

1 Thank Amythystangel
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Exceptionally good food, well cooked and well presented. Priced very reasonably, staff had no problem with me asking for some extras for my son. Food did taste very authentically, I traveled to China last year so I have experience with proper Chinese food.

1 Thank edalson
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Food is incredible, fresh and full of flavour. Staff are welcoming. Restaurant is located right in the heart of Newquay. This is the best Chinese we've had in a very long time.

1 Thank ivanuk93
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for an evening meal. The place is located right in town, not far from the main hotels. The locals told us it's the best Chinese around and we weren't disappointed. Warm atmosphere, nice chinese music, not too loud. Staff were friendly enough and swapped some items on the menu for us which was very nice of them. Drinks... More 

3 Thank EgbertKL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The restaurant is a converted first floor flat and that's obvious as soon as you get to the top of the stairs. The food is basic Western-influenced Chinese, lots and lots of 'sauce' and very little flavour. Two ladies were serving, one was very polite, the other very uninterested.

Thank Dean O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in as it was nearby and had good reviews. Served quickly and food was fresh and hot,seemed to have a regular clientele which was a good sign.dont be put off by the entrance as it's a tiny door at Street level.

3 Thank Christopher W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very tired interior and not a lot of space, it feels like you're sat on top of each other. A good menu but there are no sizzling dishes which was disappointing. The shanghai ribs are fantastic as a starter. But the rest was OK, I've had better and I've had worse. The drinks are very reasonably priced as is the... More 

1 Thank Scott B
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I only have ever got take away from shanghai express as it is a few minutes walk from my house. Not a very obvious restaurant, as you walk up the stairs it feels like you are walking into a dirty bedsit, it kinda scares me going up there... Maybe it's one of the reasons that I have not ate in.... More 

3 Thank Poppy8534

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?