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“Good food, great views”

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
Ranked #23 of 241 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$109
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the beach at Watergate Bay on the north coast of Cornwall, our restaurant offers a unique blend of exceptional food, dedicated service and an inspiring commitment to make a difference in young people's lives. Experience our bold, bright, seasonal Italian dishes packed full of flavour and served with a Cornish twist and allow our front of house team to take you on a food journey, with amazing tales of provenance. All the profits from Fifteen Cornwall go to its registered charity, Cornwall Food Foundation and together they manage the award-winning Apprentice Programme.
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, great views”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Managed to get a lunch table a couple of weeks ago. Staff welcoming, helpful and friendly, Food as good as you would expect. The view across Watergate Bay is stunning even on a rainy day! Restaurant well designed too.
Caveat - entrance/exit by fairly steep wooden stairs, there might be another entrance with a lift but not that obvious. If you have mobility difficulties it could be a problem.

  • Visited August 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Restaurant”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Wonderful setting and great atmosphere in another of Jamie Oliver's fantastic restaurants.

Service was excellent, very prompt and attentive. My Wife is a coeliac and i have an allergy to nightshade plants (potatoes, tomatoes etc). Which in any restaurant is problematic especially. However, the staff were able to give us great options and adapt the menu to suite our needs. Rare for restaurants to do this in our experience.

The food was delicious and i wish we were local enough to keep going back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bath, England
Level 6 Contributor
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“Do you want to pop down from Bristol and join us at 'fifteen' for your birthday?”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Hearing that my son had booked us in for a birthday lunch at JO's 15 made me initially wonder if this might be just a 'must eat there ' overpriced celebrity dining experience. For two of us it was also to be a flying visit to join the family and not part of a longer stay in the area so a little trepidation regading the long drive from Bristol for such an occasion.

Hearing from the restaurant that the booking, on a Sunday lunchtime, also coincided with Cornwall's 'Board Masters' weekend, and advice from them to arrive early, also hinted that this was going to be one busy lunchtime and, because of that, maybe not the best.

Upon arrival at Watergate Bay we found that more people were leaving Watergate Bay than arriving, Board Masters had been cancelled due to bad weather. Still plenty of people around to create atmosphere but the car park for the restaurant , shared with the beach visitors, was only partially full.

Six of us received a pleasant welcome at the restaurant timed for a 12.00 o'clock sitting, our party consisting of two grandparents , two younger parents and two young children. Our waitress was delightful and even dealt with an unprompted enquiry from our 9 year old granddaughter regarding the sourcing of the fish with perfect humour asking the kitchen the question and then informing her with amusement.

The menu suited everybody and the food was the best we had in Cornwall over that weekend, having also eaten in Padstow. Some of our party opted for the 'set' menu and some, having seen the 'A La carte' choices, opted for other dishes ...and a lot of ooos and ahhhs there were.

A bottle of Punto Final malbec which accompanied the meal was also very enjoyable.

Waitressing over the two and a half hours was efficiently dealt with, food queries were pleasantly answered and the lunch was rounded off with petit fours on a plate reading 'happy birthday'.

I've tended to steer clear of 'celebrity' restaurants , perhaps wrongly, as this was a most enjoyable experience. Might even give Rick's place along the coast a try one day.

The weekend was made more enjoyable by our stay at Treverbyn House B&B in Padstow , reviewed separately.

  • Visited August 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Simply one of the best”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have visited Fifteen on several occasions both for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Staff are attentive and the food is very good. Try the tasting menu in the evening.

Visited June 2014
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I spent 70 pounds for me and my partner to dine here. At least you would expect the food to be of some quality. Disappointed by the food the most. No value for money and will never be going there again. Food was terrible and we waited at least 15 minutes for our bill to arrive. They didn't even ask if we were ok when we were eating or ask if we needed anything. Customer service is very poor. Fame is not everything eh?

  • Visited August 2014
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