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Shanghai Express

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

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Beautiful

Lovely calm atmosphere warm comfy great food prompt service staff could not do enough was lovely portions great size perfect place to eat with friends or romantic meal for two definitely going again they also do take away however when you get there you won't want to leave

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
jane S
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lovely calm atmosphere warm comfy great food prompt service staff could not do enough was lovely portions great size perfect place to eat with friends or romantic meal for two definitely going again they also do take away however when you get there you won't want to leave

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are looking for a great Chinese meal, with fist class service you need to look no further in Newquay. We visit this restaurant every year when visiting Newquay on a guys weekend, on a Friday & Saturday. There is an extensive menu and the best Shanghai Duck ever !!! The proprietor , Lenny, is very welcoming and all... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is a little gem. You can almost miss it from the street but once inside the service a atmosphere are excellent. The best part however is the quality and taste of the food. Usually closed for most of January but always open by valentine's. It is over 40 miles round trip from home but we wouldn't have a... More 

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WILTSHIRE, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A group of four of us booked here for NYE 2014 and arrived at 7pm. As other reviews say it is very hidden away and doesn't look that inviting but don't let that put u off. It's up a flight of stairs above a shop. Once inside we were shown to our table and as others have said it does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Used the Tripadvisor app to find a Chinese in Newquay while in the Town Centre and directed me to this place. So glad that it did and we had a great meal and very warm and friendly service from "Lenny" and his colleagues. Will Defo go back on our next visit!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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