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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
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British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bar/restaurant was really nice. People who work there were very friendly and nice. I went there on Friday night and there were live music. In terms of food, we had fish pie, mussels, and steak. They were all great especially the mussels as it...More

Thank sam32145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed locally so this was a convenient hangout whilst in Newquay. The family side of the building gets crazy busy with families from the beach and around abouts. Avoid that if you prefer a less hectic experience. The lounge bar is pleasant enough and...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, we visit Cornwall alot .... and this time around we found the Dolphin bar & restaurant. I have been veggie for over a year know - so a great sunday dinner is something i miss a little, however the dolphin sells 2 veggie option...More

Thank lisaandpaul17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were dissappointed not to find any independent pubs in Newquay town, so stumbling across this was a welcome relief. Back of the restaurant feels a bit soulless but we sat at the front by the bar which was much more pubby and had a...More

Thank marianna407
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Booked a table for 8 people, arrived for a 7 pm booking and ordered our drinks. When it came to ordering our food, none of the daily specials available - apart from mussels. Even though the specials were advertised on a board outside.Decided to opt...More

Thank LynneY767
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Came here with my son on flying visit. Food was great. I had steak, he had linguine. All cooked to perfection. Staff were fabulous. Rushed off their feet but had a smile, time to chat and excellent service throughout It has that rare locals vibe...More

Thank Wattsgoldgirl
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What a lush place to eat.. The prawns were to die for.. Steak was cooked to perfection.. The young lady taking orders is a asset to your staffing team.. The service she provided was second to none.. The pictures speaks for its self., Would definitely...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Just got home after a fantastic Sunday Lunch at the Dolphin Bar & Restaurant , food brilliant service the same.

Thank Andrewe T
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We had a good Sunday lunch here on Easter Sunday. It was not too busy which was nice and the food was great for all six of us. Friendly service and good portions, so good we had no room for desserts!

Thank Glugwine
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked a table for 5 on Sunday evening. When we arrived the place was empty which was a bit surprising as we expected it to be busy. We were not told when we booked it would only be Sunday Lunch which again was disappointing....More

Thank cheneyblue
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
hi have you got a menu l could look at please we are holidaying in may in holywell bay staying in a caravan
14 March 2015|
Response from Jane J | Property representative |
Hello! Our menus can be found on our website, a Google search for Dolphin Newquay Menu will provide the menus page. We hope that helps! With kind regards, Jane Jakeman The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 850007
  • E-mail
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.
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