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Fistral Chef

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2 Beacon Road, Newquay, England
01637 850718
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situate 5 mins from the famous Fistral beach.. the Fistral Chef is a...
Situate 5 mins from the famous Fistral beach.. the Fistral Chef is a vibrant contemporary cafe that's maintained a great reputation for quality food since 1981. Recently refitted and offering a varied menu based on fresh homemade produce. During peak season serving quality steaks and grills and Thai influenced dishes in a very relaxed ambiance and during the day serving quality breakfast and cafe styled dishes. come in and try a fresh juice with your breakfast whist watching MTV or surf DVDs, before your head down to Fistral for a surf 0)
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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Its okay...

pretty much summed up in my title: its quite small, tables outside are cramped together however the are big enough for groups, the food is below average compared to the rest of newquay but still ok. We had to go back to ask for cutlery. You have to buy sauces. Drink choice is limited but also ok... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
BitterSweetFifer
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Fife
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited this cafe for breakfast recently, was looking fwd to it as have passed it several times on previous holiday visits. The chef was eating his own breakfast served by a woman who could have been a bit dresses more appropriate. Ordered a full English and orange juice bacon sandwich and tea. Nearly fell,off floor at total cost of £16.00.... More 

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Fife
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

pretty much summed up in my title: its quite small, tables outside are cramped together however the are big enough for groups, the food is below average compared to the rest of newquay but still ok. We had to go back to ask for cutlery. You have to buy sauces. Drink choice is limited but also ok. Server was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Swift excellent service with a friendly smile food was excellent I had the number two breakfast which was huge with crispy bacon and perfect eggs my gf had the duck wrap which was stuffed with crispy duck fresh salad and a delicious hoi sin sauce. Will be returning

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped here for a late breakfast on our first trip to Cornwall, despite it being very quiet (on a Sunday morning) and us having our pooch in tow, the lady was more than happy to let us sit and eat and even provided some water and fuss over the dog! Would recommend to anyone in Newquay needing a quick and... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went here two days running, during a bodyboarding course with Newquay Activity Centre. Lunch was GORGEOUS, really quick and served with a smile. Had cajun chicken wrap with chips - did the job perfectly to fill us up ready for an afternoon's session on the water. The perfect stop in between surfs, and I'd recommend it 100%

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Popped in here for lunch two days running as the food and service was so good. I was part of a large group but we were all made really welcome, including my two labradors who were offered a bowl of water each day (we sat outside) The food was fresh, great tasting and the chef even popped out to chat... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you want to grab some breakfast on your way to the beach, then this place is fine. Nothing special but the food is alright. Prices are quite high for what you get but it's got great out door seating.

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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Took my child for a lunch and a milkshake as close by and she thouroghly enjoyed it. It was thick and creamy.the food was great and the staff excellent! Will definitely drop by again when in the area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I recently stopped by Fistral Chef Cafe for a quick lunch and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. The milkshakes are amazing and the sandwich I had was probably one of the best Club sandwiches I've ever eaten. (Compliments to the chef!) The service was quick and efficient and I was made to feel very welcome. I would... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The food was average once they finally got the correct order to the table the coffee was awful like dish water and the service was almost none existent, food dumped on the end of the table by an unenthusiastic waitress. Also all though there was just three tables of people, a family of four, a couple and my wife and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Beacon Road, Newquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: 01637 850718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Situate 5 mins from the famous Fistral beach.. the Fistral Chef is a vibrant contemporary cafe that's maintained a great reputation for quality food since 1981. Recently refitted and offering a varied menu based on fresh homemade produce. During peak season serving quality steaks and grills and Thai influenced dishes in a very relaxed ambiance and during the day serving quality breakfast and cafe styled dishes. come in and try a fresh juice with your breakfast whist watching MTV or surf DVDs, before your head down to Fistral for a surf 0)

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