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“cheerful place”

The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 249 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$29
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a nice meal here.

Bread and olives were a nice nibble while waiting for very nicely cooked sardines and perfectly acceptable lamb shank. A little heavy on the dressings formy taste.

Service was a bit shambolic but friendly and well intentioned.

Would go back.

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Thank Gadabout1963
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Good food and good service but the decor needs a serious overhaul and the tables rearranging so you are not sat in a dark area against a wall. All that said the varied and tasty menu makes it worth a visit.

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Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have very mixed feelings about this place. The food itself was very tasty and the staff very attentive, however the portion sizes were a bit inconsistent, some were way too generous. Mine was a nice size but didn't realise I had to order the vegetables seperately, I think these should have been in with the price of the meal. It was quite dark and we found it very hot. We did mention this to a member of staff but nothing seemed to be done about it for some time when eventually the air-conditioning was put on.

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Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The food was excellent staff and service was amazing.
Nothing could beat the food here
The ribs were brilliant!

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Thank davetheravedave
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Found this little gem and returned before we went home , lovely food great atmosphere and lovely staff very reasonable prices . Sundy roast wonderful

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Thank Jacky M
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