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Shanghai Express

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28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 200
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First impressions arent great but excellent food

Upstairs above a shop doesnt give the initial impressions required, and the dated well used decor the same, BUT the food is exceptional and quantities are very generous although prices do reflect it. Overall we would definitely recommend it and will definitely go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Daniel P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Upstairs above a shop doesnt give the initial impressions required, and the dated well used decor the same, BUT the food is exceptional and quantities are very generous although prices do reflect it. Overall we would definitely recommend it and will definitely go back!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Eveytime we visit Newquay we have to eat here at least twice. The food is amazing,The staff are so friendly and helpful.They don't rush you and you can stay as long as you want.The chef Lenny always comes out to greet us,and his cooking is sublime.Well worth a visit.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best night in Newquay. Great customer service, very friendly owner and really tasty food, absolutely delicious. One of the best Chinese we've ever tried.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ordered from here after bunch of us could not decide whether to take all the kids for roast dinner and decided to laze around hendra. The delivery was fast the food...was hmm just ok ..maybe we were just unlucky but wasn't for me this time

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bath
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we went to this reastaurant this week and I ordered off menu, because of personal health problems I could not eat what I ordered , lenny the owner came and asked why I wasn't eating it and I told him he then went and made me a chicken and ham omelette (the best one I had ever tasted) I was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was looking for a Chinese whilst on holiday in Newquay and this came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The food was very quick to get to you, the Tiger good, complementary prawn crackers whilst you are choosing from the expensive menu and friendly chatty staff. Only one word of warning; the portions are HUGE!!!!! Really good value too.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Another great meal on our annual visit to Newquay and the Shanghai Express, where the food is five star along with the service and staff. Cannot recommend this restaurant more highly, and as previous reviewers have commented it is easy to miss, but don't be put of because it is not at street level. Our meals, on two separate evenings,... More 

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Lancashire
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Myself and partner had a lovely meal here during our stay.this is a place that you would miss if you weren't to actually looking for it,we had read reviews on here so went to find it.From the outside it doesn't look nice but don't be put off.The restaurant was almost full when we went,this was around 8pm and takeaways were... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a rather tasty takeaway which compared well to any Chinese takeaway we've ordered. Did plan to eat in later in the week, but there is a really substantial difference between the eat in / out prices (not just the VAT)... definitely worth a takeaway

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Devon
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8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Restaurant is tucked away above a shop and easy to miss when shop is open. Does not look a lot from outside but the food, service and prices were excellent. This was probably the best Chinese food we have eaten in a long time and would certainly recommend. Restaurant was quite full but service was very good. Food was cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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