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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
12:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us had a late lunch here on New year's Eve. It was strangely quiet in the restaurant, maybe because of the time of day - obviously not because of the food, which all of our group thought was fantastic, compliments to the chef! Two of us had steak ("better than Hawksmoor's") two had seafood linguini (both of us... More 

Thank katy p
Newquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NEWQUAYS BEST SUNDAY DINNER! If you haven't already gave it a try then it's defiantly worth it, great range to choose from on the menu from small staters to a divine sticky toffee pudding!! Will defiantly be back😍

Thank 746hollyj
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a university meal therefore it was a large table, sometimes when there are larger parties the food can lax, it was stunning!!! not a thing was overlooked the food has beautiful flavours and what was promised was delivered

Thank almondgeary73
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for our Christmas lunch and was looking forward to it as we have previously had a nice meal. When we arrived we were instantly disappointed as the table wasn't layed in a nice way,  cheap crackers, odd cutlery, paper napkin. The table was too small for 5 adults so I asked to be moved which they did. They... More 

Thank debbielou6
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience after looking forward to it so much. At the Dolphin we do have a casual non-tablecloth style and we are glad we managed to reseat your group at a different table. We concentrate on sourcing the best quality food products and preparing them freshly in our kitchen and this... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing every time definitely the place to eat in Newquay friendly staff good service not over priced and every mouthful left me wanting more

Thank Daniel M
Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday roast yesterday with my boyfriend and was very pleased with the food! Was cooked to perfection! Definitely recommend to others... 10/10 👍🏼 The staff were also very welcoming and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit 😃👌🏼

Thank EmmaCGxx
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday roast and drinks. Roast was amazing!!! Had the beef and it was amazing cooked to perfection. Highly recommend 👌🏻

Thank Jordan J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place before but since it reopened it has just got better and better! Amazing food - roast not to be missed and without a doubt the best I've ever had with great Cornish ingredients. If you're not eating a great chilled out bar and super friendly staff 😊 can't rate this place highly enough! An absolute must visit!!

Thank Samantha F
Newquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I've had a Sunday roast here a few times in the last year & always been nice but I think new owners & new chef just recently. We had a roast today & it was the best roast dinner I've had in years! Beautifully cooked belly pork, prefect portion & the chocolate fondant dessert was incredible. Waiting staff were lovely... More 

Thank CBK1981
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing Sunday dinner very friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere highly recommended. I had the beef and my girlfriend had the vegan option and we were both very impressed

Thank Daniel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
British, Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant under new management as of November 2016! 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, with a small but perfected cocktail list. Serving 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 which 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?