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Places to Eat & Drink in Newquay


Because of the epidemic all restaurants and bars have had to change how they operate, and some may have not survived the pandemic and so please always call them first and we suggest definitely book where you can. Some are operating take out meals only. Please be aware Newquay will be very busy and that the capacity and timings of the listed places in this guide will be vastly reduced.

Our opinions are not an endorsement.

Lewinnick Lodge | 01637 878117

Beautiful sea views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Fistral Beach with a menu to suit all including a great bar and seating outside. Visit website.

The Stable Fistral Beach | 01637 878311

This restaurant is situated right on Fistral Beach with a view to die for and serves mainly great pizzas that cater for all tastes including vegans and vegetarians and they have a fantastic range of ciders. Visit website.

The Fish House | 01637 872085

One of the finest restaurants in Cornwall, which although tiny serves the most amazing seafood and has incredible views over Fistral Beach with dramatic sunsets. Visit website.

Rick Stein Newquay

This place caters for all ages and tastes but is mainly known for some Asian dishes as well as fish and chips and is located on Fistral Beach. Visit website.

Bush Pepper | 01637 852530

This is an Australian influenced restaurant that uses a mixture of Australian and Cornish ingredients to create an eclectic menu. Visit website.

Harbour Fish and Grill | 01637 873040

This is one of the best restaurants in the south west and should be on your lists for places to eat. There are incredible views of Newquay Harbour and Cornish Coastline. Visit website.

Colonial at Tolcarne Beach | 01637 851724

This is a newish venture in Newquay where the views are great and the ambience interesting. The food is very good and on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. Visit website.

The Farmers Arms in our village

The Farmers Arms is a really friendly pub that is the heartbeat of our village with food onsite and takeaways as well. Visit website.

Gilmores Newquay | 07375 118263

A fun place that is very relaxed and serves great burrito’s along with Estrella on tap. You can also have a game of crazy golf should that be your thing. A young and hip crowd hang out there. Visit website.

The Boathouse Newquay Harbour | @theboathousenewquay

This summer the Boathouse will be host to a varied selection of food pop ups alongside a menu of fresh Cornish seafood. The restaurant is being transformed into a beach side hub with food vendors of all flavours serving from 12pm – 9pm.

Quintrell Inn, Outskirts of Newquay | 01637 874427

The pub is around a five minute drive and is known for it’s carvery that runs seven days a week and is very good value.

Kahuna | 01637 850440

A great place situated opposite the train station and a real gem. Pan Asian food inspired by years of travelling. Visit website. Booking only.

Portuguese restaurant  | 01637 499049

Reasonably priced great food. This place has great staff and atmosphere and they cook most of the food over charcoal giving the food that extra taste sensation. 10 Cliff Rd, Newquay TR7 1SG.

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay | 01637 860543

An ocean view whilst eating cannot be a bad thing! Great place to eat and drink after a long walk on the beach or why not treat yourself to a big breakfast. Visit website.

The Two Clomes, Quintrell Downs  | 01637 871163

A really lovely small pub on the outskirts of Newquay serving really great food, which is not typical pub style food. They do a great vegetarian option as well. Well worth a visit.

12 Beach Road, Newquay | 01637 877098

A really good place to eat overlooking Towan beach. It is an all day dining place with a great menu and the wine was first class and comes from a barrel. Visit website.

Cove24 Town centre, Newquay  

An elegant open-space dining experience, with many different settings and moods. The interior creates a sense of opulent and eclectic style to give a relaxed atmosphere and ambience. Cozy up in corners, in our lounge upstairs, with stunning views for an intimate dining experience. Enjoy the relaxed, organic feel of our main open spaced restaurant and large social bar area. Visit website.

Miso Miso | 01637 498082

Japanese Pan-Asian food at its best. This place has something to offer all tastes including vegan and vegetarian.  The food is fresh, healthy and uncomplicated. Visit website.

Dune restaurant at the Fistral Beach Hotel

A great place to eat, including incredible views across Fistral Beach. You could combine a meal along with a spa day. Visit website.

The Slope Beach Bar and Restaurant

This place is situated on the great Western Beach in town and serves fantastic burgers and local beers. Perfect to chill out overlooking the beach. Visit website.

Little Italy

The clue is in the name. Stone baked pizzas and simple Italian food in town near the Red Lion. They have fresh pastas on their daily specials board. Visit website.

Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar

This place is situated within the Atlantic Hotel with fantastic views across the water. There is an outdoor terrace, which is an ideal place to have a cocktail before and after your meal. Visit website.

Moules & Co

This is a tiny pop up restaurant at the top of the hill before you descend down to the harbour. It is known for selling out very very quickly of fresh Cornish mussels. Look them up on Facebook.

Rebellion Roast House & Moonshine Bar

There are four of these paces dotted around Cornwall that seem pretty good with their menu, ambience and drinks. Visit website.


There are any number of cafes in and around Newquay that cater for all tastes from a full English breakfast to a cream tea. We suggest walking through town or doing your own research.

Fern Pit Café and Ferry

This café is located on the Pentire headland Newquay with cracking views of the river Gannel. You can also walk down to cross over to Crantock beach. 

The Jam Jar

This independent café is located next to Sainsburys in town this café serves the most amazing coffee, pastries and cakes which are gluten free and also a selection of sugar and gluten free options.

Sea Spray Fistral

Great views and perfect for a coffee or light lunch and has amazing views of Fistral Beach. Located at the southern end of Fistral and you can either walk up from the beach or down from the road.

Lakeside Café

Great location by the boating lake and perfect for a light lunch and coffee.

Sprout health Foods

Situated in the old print house in the centre of Newquay. This café is a haven for vegans and vegetarians and has a great atmosphere.

Box and Barber Coffeehouse

Situated on Fore Street in the centre of Newquay next to the Wet Dog Pizza Co. This place is perfect for breakfast and brunch and is very informal and always busy with healthy options including vegan.

Café Cloud TR7 1LW

Cute little Café in the heart of Newquay that do breakfast in the morning from 7:30am, Gluten free options, toasties and a good old Cornish cream tea. (closed on Fridays in June)

The Cosy Nook café , Langurroc Road, Crantock TR8 5RB

If you fancy going out of Newquay then Crantock village is the place to go for a good full English plus cream teas, sandwiches and vegan and vegetarian options.

Gwenna Teahouse Beach Road, Porth TR7 3LN

A fantastic little café only three minutes drive from our place or 20 minute walk. Serving great teas and coffess with home made cakes, quiches, sausage rolls and is run as a real family business by a lovely family. Quirky and cool.

The Beached Lamb Café TR7 1EY

Cool and quirky café en-route to Fistral Beach. Open Mic nights and live music. Big breakfasts, incredible milkshakes, vegan friendly, dogs welcome and epic  cocktails.

Bars and Clubs

Tom Thumb

This place is a little gem. Premium cocktails and an extensive range of spirits, perfect for a quiet drink in the heart of Newquay.

55 Yards

An independent gin bar with great staff and knowledge of cocktails.

Toast Café and Wine Bar

This place is really great fun and has amazing tapas and an extensive bar. Good atmosphere and music as well.


An old converted bank, offering a range of cocktails, which also serves food. located in Newquay town centre.

Fistral Beach Bar

This is really the place to hang out in the late afternoon and evening for that much needed sunset drink. Very busy and does light snacks as well.

Concho Lounge

A really great bar and restaurant, which serves a variety of cocktails and other beverages and is also ideal for a laid back meal.

Red Lion

This is a real locals pub that is lively and has live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Brilliant fun and also has an extensive range of real ales.

Slug and Lettuce

This place does pretty much everything food wise then turns into a lively bar at night. Visit website.

Watchful Mary

Situated in Watergate bay on the beachfront this bar opened in 2019 and is a very cool and beautiful place to hang out either in the morning or ate into the evening with great wines, spirits and snacks from the bar. A perfect place for people watching and surfing.


This bar has live music and is very cool and great late in the evening. The bar is a very laid back and an unusual place.

The Slope beach bar +Kitchen | Situated on Great Western beach.

A great beach hangout that does good food as well.

Rebellion Roast House & Moonshine Bar

This is a relatively new place that is both bar and restaurant. We have heard the food is pretty good and the drinks great. This is a good starting point if you enter Newquay from Henver road.

The Dead Famous Liquor Lounge

Opens at 9pm and a great place for some serious partying. 8-10 Beach Road, Newquay TR7 1ES

Lost Brewing Co. Café & Craft Beer Bar

During the day this place serves breakfast and burgers and at night it serves “Buddha Bowls – noodles ands fusion Asian food along with what it is most noted for, which is a great range of craft beers and cider from their own brewery.


A late night drinking and dancing place with some really good music. A mixed crowd there and good fun if you take it for what it is.

The Mermaid Inn – The pub on the beach

Situated on Porth beach, this pub is a three minute drive or 15 minutes walk from Penwyth House. They take bookings only for eating inside or first come first served outside. The food here is above average for pub grub and a good atmosphere when the sun is out. Visit website.

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