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Shanghai Express

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

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  • 53
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  • 15
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  • 12
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  • 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
Hidden Gem

Went with our son and daughter in law who recommended it and glad we did. We had previously walked by this place on a previous visit.We hadn't booked but were lucky to get a table for four straight away, service was quick and the food was very nice with generous portions and value for money. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
themacs2013
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went with our son and daughter in law who recommended it and glad we did. We had previously walked by this place on a previous visit.We hadn't booked but were lucky to get a table for four straight away, service was quick and the food was very nice with generous portions and value for money. We would all go back

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guildford
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went here on 31st August on the of chance of getting a table and the food was great I had the chicken curry and the chicken just melted in your mouth good customer service 10/10 will eat here again .......

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Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After being let down by Newquay's famous Indian restaurant, we turned up here late one evening for a takeaway. It's a pain this place doesn't have a website and it's easy to walk straight past it, but the service was very quick and the food was good value and very tasty. Still tasted good warmed up the next day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not long visited here we had a meal and two drinks.. I found the place very untidy and dirty looking... The staff were rude apart from the young girl that was there.. we ordered four dishes and asked for some advice and the bloke or lady was quite rude towards us.. Found them pushy aswel we ordered our food and... More 

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Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have always used Shanghai express as somewhere to eat. Lovely food and was really looking forward to getting a takeaway today but we didn't end up getting it. It's a bank holiday in Newquay and it's busy which I understand. But to come in and have the blond waitress huff and puff about taking our order. We asked a... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had many an Chinese all over the globe and this one has to be at the top ! With there fantastic menu full of selection and full of flavour !! Amazing customer service wether we have ate in or taken away and always catered for our needs. We have also taken many friends to enjoy the experience and they also... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had to ask where this restaurant is, we missed it as the entrance is just a doorway that leads up stairs to the restaurant. First impressions of the decor were typical of a small Chinese restaurant, not much consideration given to presentation. But, I should have realised we were in for a treat noticing how full it was. The... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great tasting food and good value too. Don't worry too much about the grubby carpet up the stairs (why do all Chineses' have these?) - the restaurant is ok and the servce good but not outstanding. Servings are generous. Great post belly boarding venue!

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved the food. Excellent service. The guys are very friendly. Didn't take long for food to arrive however it was obvious that food was freshly cooked. The owner is a friendly chap. Can't fault the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Cramped, filthy sticky carpets. Had a takeaway for the family here (and have done the year before); food not good, very greasy. Service was very slow with no apology or explanation.

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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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