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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

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39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
18:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a good Sunday lunch here on Easter Sunday. It was not too busy which was nice and the food was great for all six of us. Friendly service and good portions, so good we had no room for desserts!

Thank Glugwine
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167 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 5 on Sunday evening. When we arrived the place was empty which was a bit surprising as we expected it to be busy. We were not told when we booked it would only be Sunday Lunch which again was disappointing. After we ordered a drink we was then told sorry only one pork available, that... More 

Thank cheneyblue
Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be put off by the outside or the décor, Sunday lunch was fantastic. A good plate of food, between the 6 of us we had all the meats and each was cooked to perfection. The giant Yorkshire was a sight to behold. The young girls working the restaurant were happy, attentive and able to converse with adults...ie they... More 

Thank sandrachlmrs
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch for three, we had chicken wings for starters, there were two choices.Two roast beef, one pork. Man sized portions, so no review of puddings we were too full for these. All very well cooked with plenty of everything. I am often disappointed by roasts as they rarely meet the standards of a home cooked Sunday lunch, but this... More 

Thank Pat E
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pat, The Team at The Dolphin wish to thank you very much for your accurate review of our Sunday Roast. With best wishes, The Team at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this pub was an excellent place to stay, prices were very good, the room was very clean and spacious , the staff were very helpful and very polite. the food was very nice and very nicely priced, breakfast was included in the price and it was very nice too ,in walking distance to the shops 5 min walk plenty of... More 

Thank Lavaine M
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lavaine, Thank you for your review, however, just to let you know we think your review was for intended for another business, as we are a restaurant only. It sounds like a lovely place and would be good to know which hotel/bed & breakfast it was, so that we can recommend it to our customers and that Trip Advisor... More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here today for mothers day, The service was friendly and the staff were attentive. The roast beef was good and the Yorkshire puddings were huge if a little overdone, However the roast lamb was appalling. It came as a round mushy blob, no slices of meat just what looked like it had come from a can, My daughter... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl Thanks for taking the time to give feedback and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food. Just some information for you, which we hope will make you feel a little better about the source of the food we serve. We buy the potatoes fresh from Newquay Fruit and Vegetables and our men and women staff physically... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best roasts in town. Fresh product and good quality meat, friendly staff and a good bar. I also have popped in mid week and tried the mussels and prawn tempura.. both extremely delicious and worth a try. Would recommend to friends and anyone wanted a good feed. Keep up the good work.

Thank Peggy M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Callamari starter dripping in grease partner had a burger also dripping in grease I had mussells very very gritty bar manager took my mobile number to invite us back for a free meal not heard nothing surprise surprise it was a saturday night they were more interested in the bar purchases in the bar area rather than the restaurant especially... More 

Thank nancylewtiger
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, lovely staff. Slightly outdated decor. Food was nice and good value however and staff very welcoming.

Thank Tom N
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this little gem just above the Newquay Harbour. Stopped in for a couple of drinks and loved the scenery so then decided to book dinner for the evening. Cannot fault the service, both bar and restaurant were very attentive and helpful. The food... To start I ordered the Cornish blue cheese soufflé and my boyfriend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
British, Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 850007
We purchase food locally and cook fresh in our kitchens each day. We have a popular Sunday Roast each Sunday, as it is freshly cooked roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, green vegetables and melt in the mouth meat, plus vegetarian and vegan options, it's usually very busy. We also offer a takeaway Sunday roast, call and collect. Friday night is Burger Night where we serve the Dolphin Gourmet Burgers, that too has become extremely popular, the menus are on our website and we offer online booking. The restaurant itself is a 75 seater restaurant with a nice friendly bar and lots of sofas dotted around the bar. It's been under new ownership since November 2016 and has been receiving rave reviews and sometimes sold out on Sundays with over 160 meals served. The Dolphin is the oldest trading restaurant in the beautiful Cornish town of Newquay and is a traditional yet vibrant venue, with friendly staff and a strong focus on sustainable and ethical practice. All produce is fresh and is locally and responsibly sourced, allowing for an exciting and dynamic food menu that appeals to people of all tastes. The lounge bar provides a relaxing area to enjoy well maintained draught lagers, ales and ciders, a carefully chosen range of wines and spirits. Serving from our Main Menu items such as Tapas, Seafood and Grill as well as our hugely popular Sunday Roasts, where we offer a takeaway roast on Sunday (from 26 November 2016) to meet the overbooked demand. The Dolphin is situated near to the Harbour in the centre of the town, just a minute from the beach and is surrounded by absolutely gorgeous beaches famous for their golden sands and world-class surf conditions on the North Cornwall coast. Adjacent to the restaurant is a pay and display car park whilst street parking is also available within a few minutes walk. Sainsburys also operate a time limited (1.5 hours at the time of writing) car parking facility, it is an automated time register driving in and driving out so allow a few extra minutes to get back to your car and exit their car park.

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