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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (43 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Dolphin bar & restaurant this evening on my own. When i made a booking on the phone the gentleman was very helpful. The waitress was very accommodating, happy and lovely. The food came quickly and it was delicious!! I had...More

Thank Eve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here late season and like everywhere else the crowds had diminished as the kids had gone back to school - excellent!! We didn't eat here as we'd already booked elsewhere but the food we saw at close quarters looked good and smelled great and...More

Thank pr0ccy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw some terrible reviews on here for this restaurant, but we tried it due to a personal recommendation. The service was good, the food was excellent, the staff were friendly. the atmosphere was good. The only slight disappointment was that there was no longer...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a favourite of mine whist serving in The RAF in Newquay back in the early 70's. It used to be a very romantic atmosphere with show case cooking. It has now changed. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The menu is limited,...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Far too expensive for the quality of food but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Don't misunderstand me, the food was ok but that's it and all I can say was very disappointing.

1  Thank ciboz1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a huge party of 17 after booking in advance. The staff could not have been more helpful on the phone and the Sunday lunches were amazing. A few of us have eaten here previously and always enjoyed the food which is cooked well,...More

Thank corinnenuttall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much better than i was expecting. The decor is a little dated but the food was excellent. I had a very tasty seafood linguine and my husband had the ribs. Would highly recommend.

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We come almost every week it's that good, food is amazing all week but the roast if off the scale, I rarely eat roast out as my wife's is so good, but this consistently beats hers, staff are always lovely too, especially Hope who simply...More

2  Thank NewquayMunx
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

First time we visited the Dolphin and what a lovely Sunday lunch the food was hot good and very tasty We will return and recommend to our guests at the Tregella Best regards Chris Findon

Thank Tregella15
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived as a "hangry" Cheshire family, wanting good food to finish our busy day at Lands End and St Ives and even though the place was full (good sign) the ladies; Laura, Fleur & friend (sorry, my husband is rubbish with names) really looked...More

Thank Mica L
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anniefannie1
15 March 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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