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Lakeside Cafe

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Trenance Lane, Newquay TR7 2HX, England
01637 872703
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    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
One of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten - Cod witha crab rarebit

Great all round, great ambience, great service and fantastic food - all made for a lovely evening. Don't let the outside of the venue make you think its just a cafe!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jules T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great all round, great ambience, great service and fantastic food - all made for a lovely evening. Don't let the outside of the venue make you think its just a cafe!

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Thank Jules T
Newquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry ..can't rate this place highly, we dropped in for coffee and the waiting time was just silly. After sitting there an unacceptable length of time for the arrival of our order the waitress seemed oblivious that keeping a customer hanging around for 25 minutes just for coffee is ridiculous. It was not really that busy and she certainly was... More 

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Thank icarus777
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and friendly staff and the food was fresh and tasty . You also have the Bonus of a view over a pretty lake

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Thank Kerryinns
St Austell, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful find. Come for a cuppa or lunch, the atmosphere is relaxed and you can chill out in front of the fire for hours! Went in a group for lunch, had the fishcakes and then shared the sticky toffee pudding (portions were excellent). The food was freshly cooked and the quality was excellent. The salad had a good variety... More 

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Thank Rebecca P
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my son, his fiancee and my granddaughter for my son's birthday meal last Saturday evening. Our booking was for 7.30 and the cafe was already busy. The choices and specials were difficult to choose from because it was varied and all sounded enticing. We all enjoyed our choices and had a very pleasant evening, and the bill was... More 

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Thank SallyB69
cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our walking group of eleven stopped at the Lakeside Cafe for dinner. The cafe was fairly busy, but the friendly staff pushed tables together, so we could dine as a group. The young lady who took our order was intelligent and engaging. We felt welcome and valued. The food was tasty and well prepared. I will go there again and... More 

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Thank cornishpixieCornwall
Truro, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We decided to drop by for early eve meal and found it to be really nice, I've passed this cafe lots of times whilst out walking but never went in but I'll def come back it's warm cosy and friendly, we ordered rump steak which was delicious the steak was huge, when a bowl of chips was brought out I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Looking at the other reviews I was a bit unsure of visiting here but I'm glad I chose to ignore them. The place doesn't look very much from the outside especially on a bleak day but the inside is furnished very nicely for a "cafe" everything is super clean and little touches made this a place to visit again and... More 

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Thank Adam R
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I wish we hadn't bothered! It was our second visit and again it felt that a table for two was just too cramped and although the food was ok and the decorations lovely I just think it's more of a 6 person party place to eat!

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Thank Lillytan
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We came here for a cream tea at lunchtime, it was very good. Nice view of the lake with comfortable seating and interesting décor. We noticed that on a Thursday it was pie night, not having had a pie in Cornwall we decided to try it so booked a table for 5 of us. We were surprised and slightly disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trenance Lane, Newquay TR7 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: 01637 872703

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?