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Fistral Chef

2 Beacon Road, Newquay, England
01637 850718
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Ranked #71 of 178 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
St Ives, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

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
1 review
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

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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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Oh dear where do I start ? Booked a table for 4 one evening as I had walked past earlier and the menu looked good,When we arrived at around 7.30pm there was only one person in eating at the time ,said I had booked a table and was made to wait whilst a table was prepared! Asked for the lasagne... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On our last day in Newquay, thought be worth while to give up our hotel breaky, big mistake, prices far to high for what it is, food wasn't even served infront of us, left on the table next to us to reach over and get. Not even London prices for not london standard, would avoid.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The four of us arrived after a 4 hour drive and ordered breakfast. No toilet on site and the pub opposite "where people usually go" isn't open at breakfast hours. A 5 minute walk to Sainsbury's for my wife and teenage daughter, halfway through which they bring the cooked food out. Not very bright! Food was barely warm to start... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

They charge 10p each for ketchup sachets?! We arrived at 11:30 and was shown the 'day time' Menu. we tried to order off the lunch menu but they said this was too early, They did however, agree to serve a wrap,after negotiation. this came firstly without the advertised side salad and also a different dressing. Juicer broken so unable to... More

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