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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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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
Good food, good prices

We went to Shanghai Express while staying in Newquay for a couple of days, and had a really nice meal. The portions were decent sizes for the price, and the staff were quite attentive. When we arrived, we were the only ones there, and by the time we left there were only 2 other tables seated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Shanghai Express while staying in Newquay for a couple of days, and had a really nice meal. The portions were decent sizes for the price, and the staff were quite attentive. When we arrived, we were the only ones there, and by the time we left there were only 2 other tables seated, however it might get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came here as I read really good reviews however the first impressions weren't the best. Upon entrance the carpet is grubby and the décor was very old fashioned. I climbed up some steep stairs which for a heavily pregnant person this wasn't ideal. There are no lifts for any disability access. We walked into the room which looked very dated.... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have been here many many times over the years and it's consistently fantastic food and service. Great flavours, great portion sizes and great prices. You won't Keane here feeling hungry or disappointed. For me, it's a must visit when in Newquay, you must give this place a try, I can't praise it enough.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We keep coming back to Shanghai Express as the food is amazing and I love all the fresh vegetables it comes with. There were 6 of us on our last visit and we were so well looked after by the staff and owner, even with my awkward special requests - nothing is too much trouble. Everyone enjoyed their meal -... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My girls and I had the best Chinese food we've eaten in a long time. Not only was it well prepared and beautifully cooked, but there was masses to eat and it was very reasonably priced. The restaurant was not the most ornate we have visited, but the hospitality and the service was excellent. I could not fault anything -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent meal at the shanghai express last night. Food very tasty well presented and hot. Lovely atmosphere staff very polite and welcoming. Well worth a visit when in newquay. Food value for money.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The staff were very friendly and the food was really good. Do not be put off by the entrance and having to go upstairs, its worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We got takeaway from here twice during our stay in Newquay. It was very nice on both occasions. Came with a giant bag of prawn crackers for free too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

by far the best chinese around. the food is outstandingly delicious and freshly cooked. 5 star customer service. if you are looking for a great night out with tasty food and friendly, helpful staff then Shanghai express is your place. Лучший ресторан в Ньюки. потрясающая еда и расслабленная, дружелюбная атмосфера. Приятного аппетита всем везунчикам кто туда попадет. Рекомендуем всем.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Perfectably acceptable chinese but I wouldn't say best I've ever had and yes the decor is dated. Of the 3 main courses, 2 were very goood but big disappointment was the sweet and sour. The chicken balls were fine but the sauce was the poorest I have ever experienced. It was like it was powder they had rehydrated (maybe it... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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