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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

££ - £££British, , Seafood
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
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British, Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
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11 - 20 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived as a "hangry" Cheshire family, wanting good food to finish our busy day at Lands End and St Ives and even though the place was full (good sign) the ladies; Laura, Fleur & friend (sorry, my husband is rubbish with names) really looked...More

Thank Mica L
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of choices in Newquay to eat and we are so pleased we chose this one. Food was really lovely, friendly waitress and perfect location

Thank Surfershell
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Didn't book so was pleased when they were able to accomodate us. However it became obvious that you didn't need to book because the service and food quality were so poor. 3 very inexperianced waitress , followed by shabby tastless food. Grossly overpriced. 8oz sirloin...More

Thank Marshal25
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Steve, We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience and we've tried to identify when you came in so we could really drill down and find out what caused this experience, however it may be some comfort to you to learn the...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We hadn't booked but were quickly and warmly welcomed, the restaurant was busy but a table was found for us and drinks served promptly. The dipping bread was amazing and the fish and chips among the best we have eaten. Highly recommend the banana fritters...More

Thank crispy1234
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Didn't have booking and turned-up on the chance of a table. Staff very welcoming and food wholesome and plentiful. Would highly recommend it.

Thank AFT5262
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Since coming down to Newquay we've popped into this restaurant twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times! Although other reviews mention the tired decoration, it definitely has a quaint and charming feel to it, with good vibes provided by the excellent staff! On this evening...More

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Popped in for a bit of dinner. Fabulous old building that could do with a spruce up, it's just very tired decor. We were seated in a booth ( all red velvet and sticky table) and the waitress listed all the things they didn't have....More

1  Thank Alison G
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Alison, Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the food, we've asked the team to ensure each table is cleaned as diners leave to help avoid omitting tables in error. Apologies re the lack of fish and chips, we purchase fresh produce...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Food and service were amazing, after finding it hard to find a nice place to eat,we dropped in here, when 19 of us came to eat they didn't turn us away, they did everything they could to accommodate us.Would definitely recommend and we will be...More

1  Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We found this lovely restaurant by chance as we were looking for a place to eat and being a busy Saturday night in Newquay we were losing hope that we would eat that Night! The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was lovely...More

1  Thank cassie h
Reviewed 26 July 2017

well worth a visit here. The food selection was good and what we ordered was tasty and a good size portion, staff were friendy.

1  Thank NigeAIA
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14 March 2015|
Response from Jane J | Property representative |
Hello! Our menus can be found on our website, a Google search for Dolphin Newquay Menu will provide the menus page. We hope that helps! With kind regards, Jane Jakeman The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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