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“Great food, service and vegetarian friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Herring

The Herring
Ranked #184 of 234 Restaurants in Newquay
Price range: US$25 - US$39
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We’ve embarked on a culinary adventure with our favourite Cornish chefs Mick Smith and Ryan Venning of the Porthminster Beach Café.Our food philosophy? Beautiful, flavoursome food that puts a smile on your rface.Our secret? Perfectly-cooked ingredients, an occasional Asian twist, Mick and Ryan’s award-winning flair grounded in local sourcing, the freshest fish and produce.Lunches are relaxed and sophisticated, dinner more daring and intimate.
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“Great food, service and vegetarian friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Just arrived late this evening and hadn't booked a place to eat. Needed somewhere that was vegetarian friendly as two in our party were vegetarian. Found a fantastic place right where we're staying at -Bedruthan Steps Hotel at their restaurant The Herring. Had a very nice vegetarian option, as well as non-vegetarian. Desserts fantastic as well. Service great too. Almost didn't go based on the 1st review, but glad we tried it in the end. Very nice and would definitely recommend for a nice adult dinner. Menu not extensive, but excellent. Will caution, younger kids not allowed as they try and keep it more for "intimate dining".

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“Everything is bad except the view..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

I Came here for lunch to treat my niece for her 22nd birthday. I've been to the Wild Cafe, which is the bistro at the hotel, it was a below average sunday lunch but having seen the website, i thought it should be a completely different experience and we were looking forward to try this Seafood restaurant esp when it was mentioned in the website that the chefs worked in collaboration with the 2 chefs from a michelin star restaurant in St Ives. Well.. We were completely let down! Nothing is good in this restaurant, the only saving grace is the view. The service was abysmal, we were kept waiting for a long time in between courses, its not even busy! 
The starters: 3 minute pieces of tasteless pork loin ( supposed to be curried pork - tasted more like boiled pork ), the wasabi puree in my niece's starter was so bland her 7 months old baby can even eat it. After waiting for half an hour, our mains were served, but its Definitely not worth the wait! My fish was not appetizing at all. It was floating in too much butter and it came with 4 tiny slices of potatoes ( which is equivalent to 1 small potato ) and very few not fresh-looking samphire grass. Fish was too salty i only finished half of the food. My niece's linguine was shocking. When it came, the appearance looks bland & rubbish anyway. She said it was tasteless and the portion was very small you will think it was an entree or a child's portion.
Again, we waited ages for them to clear our plates. Waiter asked if we enjoyed our food so my niece didnt hold back and told him the food was rubbish. They didnt charge us the linguine in the end. Im a dessert person but the experience so far was bad i didnt even bother to looked at the menu and just wanted to get out of the restaurant asap.
I will never come back to this restaurant again and definitely will not reccommend it to anyone. My niece's final comment: macdonalds is even better than that.

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