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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)
All hours
British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Do not be put off by the outside or the décor, Sunday lunch was fantastic. A good plate of food, between the 6 of us we had all the meats and each was cooked to perfection. The giant Yorkshire was a sight to behold. The...More

Thank sandrachlmrs
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Sunday lunch for three, we had chicken wings for starters, there were two choices.Two roast beef, one pork. Man sized portions, so no review of puddings we were too full for these. All very well cooked with plenty of everything. I am often disappointed by...More

Thank Pat E
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Dear Pat, The Team at The Dolphin wish to thank you very much for your accurate review of our Sunday Roast. With best wishes, The Team at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

Reviewed 12 April 2017

this pub was an excellent place to stay, prices were very good, the room was very clean and spacious , the staff were very helpful and very polite. the food was very nice and very nicely priced, breakfast was included in the price and it...More

Thank Lavaine M
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hello Lavaine, Thank you for your review, however, just to let you know we think your review was for intended for another business, as we are a restaurant only. It sounds like a lovely place and would be good to know which hotel/bed & breakfast...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We ate here today for mothers day, The service was friendly and the staff were attentive. The roast beef was good and the Yorkshire puddings were huge if a little overdone, However the roast lamb was appalling. It came as a round mushy blob, no...More

Thank Cheryl B
Jane J, Public Relations Manager at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Hello Cheryl Thanks for taking the time to give feedback and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food. Just some information for you, which we hope will make you feel a little better about the source of the food we serve. We buy...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best roasts in town. Fresh product and good quality meat, friendly staff and a good bar. I also have popped in mid week and tried the mussels and prawn tempura.. both extremely delicious and worth a try. Would recommend to friends and...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Callamari starter dripping in grease partner had a burger also dripping in grease I had mussells very very gritty bar manager took my mobile number to invite us back for a free meal not heard nothing surprise surprise it was a saturday night they were...More

Thank nancylewtiger
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, lovely staff. Slightly outdated decor. Food was nice and good value however and staff very welcoming.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this little gem just above the Newquay Harbour. Stopped in for a couple of drinks and loved the scenery so then decided to book dinner for the evening. Cannot fault the service, both bar and restaurant were very attentive and...More

1  Thank ABR28
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for our friends birthday after a recommendation. Great decision! Friday night is burger night, 10+ to choose from and under £10 including fries, coleslaw, onion ring and a glass of wine or pint! Great service from all staff, especially the waiter on his first...More

Thank Mat S
Reviewed 1 February 2017

so refreshing not to have to compromise when eating out. offered a full vegan roast straight from the menu, including cauli cheese and Yorkshire pud. nicely cooked too. decent price too, will go again.

Thank Michael H
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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