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Samphire

Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
+44 1637 872211
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First of all I will be honest, I mystery shop and review for a living. However the three times I've stopped for tea here I wasn't working,and I'd rate it the best afternoon tea I've had. They serve afternoon tea on the tiered cake stand,...More

Thank duosceleste
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time there for Sunday lunch. A good choice with traditional roast and excellent service backed by soft jazz from a piano and sax duo. Our seven year old granddaughter was well looked after. A very nice ambience.

Thank MichaelH694
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Michael I am delighted to read you enjoyed our Sunday lunch - I will certainly pass on compliments to the whole team. I do hope to see you again at The Headland very soon. Best wishes Lucy

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you take breakfast plenty of choice, ate here a couple of evenings and had the Lamb cooked to perfection the choice of meals on the menu is wide and varied including vegetarian

Thank Lesley H
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lesley Thank you for a fabulous review - we have just released our new menu so you must come back to sample the new tastes! I do hope to see you back at The Headland very soon. Best wishes Lucy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the food is well cooked and presented imaginatively. There is a varied menu with something for everyone. Service is excellent.

Thank Gill H
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gill You must come back! We have just launched our new menu in Samphire which is even more delicious. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and we hope to see you back at The Headland again soon. Yours sincerely Lucy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant for a romantic meal after reading the reviews. Arrived early to be greeted by a fab guy who took our coats, chatted with us and led us to the bar area. Then went to the restaurant - given a choice of delicious...More

Thank 277carinac
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am so sorry to read about such a disappointing service. I also completely agree how frustrating it would have been to be told about the Picanha. Please be assured, this will be further addressed with the Restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You seriously need serve hot food, the food is delicious but was only just warm. Breakfast is amazing with great produce but again hardly warm.

Thank j0susie
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am delighted you found the food delicious but mortified the temperature was not not sufficient. Please be assured this will be addressed with the Chef. Yours Sincerley Lucy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on a budget don't bother as it is not cheap. But it is worth it. We were on a half board package and ate every night there.

Thank WILLIAM1066
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William Thank you so much for your five star review! I do hope you tried the Picanha - it is my favorite and an absolute must. I do hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely Lucy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greta position, views over the bay & beyond. Stylish, comfortable restaurant with plenty of room around each table. Good selection, daily specials. Good quality food. Excellent cocktails,. Our party ate a combination of dishes, all were very good. Service good & friendly. Not the cheapest...More

Thank Colin F
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Colin Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read all the party had a good time and I do hope to see you again at The Headland. Yours sincerely Lucy

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Came for a birthday meal and enjoyed it. The room is light, airy and the decor is excellent. There is a fabulous view over the beach. We watched a glorious sunset! The food was well cooked and presented and spot on for a 2 rosette...More

Thank Head_H0nch0
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry your experience was so mixed. I have spoken with our Restaurant Manager, who would like to re-iterate his apologies. The Samphire team are continually working on their service so the minor issues become no issues....More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had a lovely meal at the Samphire restaurant. The set menu has a good range of options. The food was beautifully presented with amazing flavours and generous portions. The setting, with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, is stunning, worth going early to make...More

Thank ElizaOxford
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Eliza Thank you so much for such an incredible review! Be assured - your wonderful comments shall also be passed into the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Headland in the near future. Best wishes Lucy

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Response from Kim E | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for late reply, no code that I’m aware of as it’s pretty much a holiday destination but smart casual for dinner in restaurant I would imagine. Not sure about allergen info but almost certainly can help you. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872211
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Description
Relaxed dining with a stunning ocean view of the the Atlantic Ocean forming a jaw-dropping vista towards the setting sun, this is a relaxed restaurant offering the finest Cornish breakfasts, dinners and Sunday lunches. There is a strong emphasis on serving locally sourced produce, such as Newquay Bay lobster or Carnanton Estate pheasant. You will be served by friendly and knowledgable staff, who have been known to point out dolphins frolicking in the waves outside.
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