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Shanghai Express

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

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  • 197
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  • 38
    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
Another great meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Ken B
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A Chinese that you don't feel dirty afterwards and reliable. always tastes great and the staff are really friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place looks ghetto from the outside and you would probably be put off but dont be! Staff were friendly and food came quick enough. Nice authentic food and good prices. Cannot fault it.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Really tasty, cooked freshly and delivered swiftly. Definitely the best Chinese in Newquay. 5* service.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This restaurant is upstairs, but has a warm and friendly atmosphere. They have a great menu and the food is presented well and lovely to eat. The staff are attentive and helpful. The owner, Lenny, is one of the chef's there and enjoys talking to the people in the restaurant. The takeaway menu is the same as the restaurant.

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16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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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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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