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“Excellent views, Excellent food, expensive drinks”

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
Ranked #26 of 249 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$112
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the beach with exceptional views across Watergate Bay, our restaurant offers a unique blend of exceptional Italian influenced food, knowledgeable, friendly service and an inspiring commitment to making a difference in young people’s lives. Head Chef Adam Banks works closely with our trusted local suppliers whose passion and dedication to growing and rearing high quality produce is celebrated in the innovative dishes he creates. Since his arrival in May 2017, Adam’s considered approach to cooking and nose to tail ethos has been encouraging our chefs to make the most of this produce, whilst encouraging them to ferment, pickle, preserve and cleverly use every edible part of our beautiful ingredients. All the profits from Fifteen Cornwall go to its registered charity, Cornwall Food Foundation and together they manage Jamie Oliver’s award-winning Apprentice Programme as well as other community food programmes run by the charity.
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Views and welcome were excellent. Relaxed and friendly service for lunch. We opted for set menu (3 courses for £28) which seemed very reasonable when compared to a la carte prices. We all (large group) all enjoyed our meals. Unimpressed by the prices for drinks - I thought cost of bottle of wine to be high.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This one is a difficult one to review. The food was excellent but for the same quality as I could get at home, the price was about double. At lunch time it was noisy, many small children around, no textiles alleviating noise. Staff in shorts and not particularly service minded or friendly. The only reason for the "Very Good" overall review is the food.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We went to the Genaro tasting menu. at £70pp bit of a treat. We were asked to arrive at 7 for 7:30. we got there a little early were shown to the table and the view is, as always spectacular. Having been here several times before were really looking forward to dinner. we usually go for lunch. Well over an our later we still hadnt started. They did serve up some delicious bread and olives to keep us going. Eventually we had a scotch egg the size of a marble, the yolk wasnt runny or oozy or gooey, did taste good but was gone in a mouthful. by this time we'de been sitting here for about an hour and a half!!!! then the octopus carpaccio - style over substance - horrible texture not much to taste. i couldnt eat it. by now i'm staring to feel faint and am glad that there's a pasta course up next. There were 3 yes 3 tortelini at the bottom of a ginormous bowl - these were really delicious and gone in an instant. so we wait for the next and final savoury course. Turbot in a broth, why serve it in a broth and only have knives and forks to hand - no spoons and nothing to soak up the liquid, actually all you could taste was the mint leaves. by this time its past 10 o'clock. I have been here what seems my whole life and am losing the will to live not to mention the fact that i have had : a marble sized scotch egg, 3 totelini's - by the way normal size, well nearly, and a small piece of fish with a pile of slightly too crunchy peas. All "brilliantly"thought up by jamie's italian sidekick Genaro Contaldo. £70 plus another for £45 for basically 5 glasses of wine. I get what he does, what he's trying to do for young people in the area and like so many comments here the staff and the veiws are outstanding. This tasting menue would be lucky to be called average it was just plain bad. we had to leave before dessert, it was after 10pm and I could bear the pretence no longer. , It took longer for Genaro to describe the dishes it than it did to eat it. nuf said.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Fifteen Restaurant is close to Newquay. Situated in Watergate Bay its overlooking the spectacular surfing beach. The restaurant has wall to wall glass windows which allowed us to lap up the activity on the beach as well as the sunset. The restaurant has open plan bar and kitchen. The chefs can be seen at all times preparing and plating, this adds additional activity. We had booked for a table of 4 and had the five course Tasting Menu. The food is very well presented and tasty. Its a mixture between nouvelle cuisine and modern Italian cooking. The service was prompted and well executed. We enjoyed so much that we were the last to leave. The restaurant is not to formal and you feel that you are on holiday.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

A group of four of us went here to celebrate my wife's birthday.

The whole experience from start to finish was the epitome of grounded gastronomy.

Martin who greeted us was simply divine,attentive and professional in equal measures.

We kicked off the celebrations with an array of bespoke cocktails,ideal to sip and enjoy set against the glorious sunset vista.

We had arancini and olives as an anti pasti,all beautifully flavoured.

We were guided through the menu and decided against the tasting menu.

Starters of pappardelle salt beef and seafood linguini were all devoured.

Three of us had the monkfish and our semi professional cook friend opted for the John Dory Roman stew.All were a triumph of flavour and balance,clearly well thought out.

The portion sizes were very good and more than enough for this hungry crowd of foodies.

We asked for a bit of a gap for dessert,which allowed us to take some stunning sunset photos.

Desserts of chocolate torte and lemon semi freddo followed.It was a nice touch to have Happy Birthday scribed onto my wife's dessert.

The sommelier was brilliant in advising us in wine to compliment our food.My wife has spent many years in the wine trade and was suitably impressed by her recommendations - they were beautifully grapey and complimented the fish wonderfully.

All in all a fabulous night out - the ethos of this project is to be commended.

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Thank stevenc4874
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