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The Phoenix

Watergate Bay, Newquay, England
01637 860353
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Ranked #80 of 178 Restaurants in Newquay
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A friendly family pub, located in the beautiful location of Watergate Bay.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went twice this holiday, food great both times. First time was a lovely evening, beers and burgers out on the terrace. Lovely burger, best I've had along the Newquay coast area. Nice chunky chips and a lovely salad to pretend you're eating healthier than you are! Lagers were nice and crisp. Second time the weather wasn't so great and with... More

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england
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16 reviews 16 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited for lunch and dinner during our stay at Watergate Bay. The service on both occasions was good, food turned up very quickly, piping hot, fresh and portions are large. Even my husband who is a big eater was full after our fish and chip lunch. Mushy peas with mint sauce were amazing, I will be adding mint sauce... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visit this bar every year when we come down to Cornwall, atmosphere and view are lovely. This year was no exception. We ordered a bowl of nachos with sour cream and no quacamole, what arrived was a disappointment, yes there was sour cream but masses of it just thrown on top of burnt nachos add that to the fact... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had never eaten at The Phoenix but decided to pop in one evening and even though very busy we found a table. Great specials board and menu. As it was a Friday and curry night I actually had a lamb curry which was delicious. Hubbie and kids had pizzas which all looked and tasted delicious. Very generous portions so... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This restaurant has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with great service. The food was lovely with good portion sizes! Amazing view over watergate bay really made a lovely evening 😃

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Hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We called in for an early evening meal. The food was very average for the price. I ordered a seafood pizza from the specials board with 'mussels, king prawns and squid' for £14. The pizza arrived with no prawns. The rest of the food was okay but overall not a great experience

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beer and nachos, good friends, family, happy children and a gorgeous sunset over the sea - just wonderful. Also delicious main courses of curry, fish and chips, scampi and pasta for the children. Great as always - we'll be back as soon as we can get back to the bay :)

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Handforth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been for lunch twice and we had good food and good service both times sitting upstairs. Easy access to parking and the beach!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited here a few times during our recent trip to Newquay, it's in a great location and the staff are attentive and friendly, we didn't have chance to eat here however the menu looks good and is priced reasonably judging by what we saw. Had some local ales which fairly priced. The bar and outside area was clean and... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very nice menu and food was good. Only problem is getting a seat and waiting for service. It is one of only three eateries in a popular holiday spot which gets very busy and although there is a sizeable seating capacity, it gets very booked up. They need to update it to match the prices especially outside which is quite... More

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