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Shanghai Express

28-30 East Street, Newquay, England
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Ranked #18 of 180 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing chinese meal in this hidden gem, recommended by a local couple. Food beyond par and excellent service - including a lovely chat with the chef. Very good wine also. Entrance and decor a little bit intimidating (you'll see!) but sweep on past and order without fear.

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South Normanton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

4 day stay in Newquay with a mate and we fancied a Chinese, The owner was nothing short of fantastic, so friendly and nothing was any trouble at all, he had a table of local regulars in for a birthday treat and presented the daughter with a lovely cake all on the house, Really showed how he valued peoples custom.... More 

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Country Victoria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food was basically ok but really we were expecting a lot more given the reviews we read. Dont get me wrong we are not fussy, but we have had nicer Chinese food in our own home town in Australia. Service was fine and the food was served very quickly ( possibly a bit too quickly as we felt the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

i would advise that you book a table if you plan to visit here. We went on a Tuesday in late September and it was busy. It was easy to find and we were able to park right outside. You have to go up some quite steep stairs so be aware of this. Don't let the appearance on the outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Didnt plan to come here for dinner but it turned out so good that we actually came back a few more times before leaving Newquay during our 3 days trip. Highly recommended!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ate here for the first time while in newquay a week back.food was fab,all dishes ordered exactly what we expected.staff were friendly and helpful,couldnt of asked for better customer service.also loved the setting of the cosy restaurant.definately revisit when holidaying in newquay.

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Tried for the first time recently and was very pleased: Good food, friendly service and nice atmosphere. Thank you. I will be returning.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While the staff and service was good we were disappointed that some of the dishes were way too spicy for us. Indeed we were surprised that there was any need to spice up sweet and sour chicken. The soup was not very good and a bit tasteless. We also felt the place lacked a bit of atmosphere

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I eat here fairly regularly. Probably the best chinese in Newquay, but like most chinese restaurants, cheap ingredients and could be cleaner. That said we get take-out fairly often chilli garlic beef is probably my favourite dish

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not at all a bad place! Needs updating inside. guys serving are very friendly, food tasty but a thought a little pricy for what we had. Most dishes looked and tasted like they were based on the same sauce, but chilli garlic beef was amazing! All in all worth a visit if you can look past dated decor, thanks guys

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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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