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“Best Chinese in Newquay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express
Ranked #33 of 231 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Best Chinese in Newquay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2010

Popped in to get a takeaway as going back to camp site. We ordered chicken curry and sweet n sour chicken, Sweet n sour was lovely, but the curry was best I have tasted and I have tasted a lot!!!! Always go back when we are in Newquay, highly recommended.

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“A quiet spot with great food in the heart of Newquay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2010

I'm a local and I've tried lots of Chinese eateries. Shanghai Express is my favourite - by a mile!

Here are the key reasons:
- Really great food, fresh and tasty. No tummy aches the next day!
- Very friendly and thoughtful staff, so great service.
- Good menu - and a willingness to adapt a dish if you ask.
- Extremely good prices. So much so, that they're good value for takeways too - and this is real restaurant food, supplied in plastic sealed containers (not cheap foil ones). In fact, four of us have eaten well for under £20 which is quite amazing.

It's easy to miss Shanghai Express ... it's just a small doorway (nothing fancy) leading to a small restaurant over some shops. The stairs are quite steep and they haven't spent a fortune on the entrance, but don't let that put you off. It's the food and service that counts.

It's in the heart of town - and an idea place if you want to get away from the hordes of noisy stags and hens, drinkers, etc. Probably one of the quietest places to eat.

Inside, there's a homely feel. Clean and modern. Quite intimate without feeling squashed in. No blaring music or flashy fixtures. Great staff who are very polite and helpful. If you just want to eat and talk with friends and family, it's ideal.

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