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The Great Western, Newquay R7 2NE, England
+44 1637 872010
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Went here last Saturday and the atmosphere was great. Lovely food and a reasonable price. Only problem was young children running and shouting around constantly while we were dining which was very irritating

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has the best views, daytime and evening, the food and portions are brilliant, check out the specials board too. Good service too and very well stocked bar

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Thank MikeR1947nhs
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Went here for dinner with the family. Although it looked really inviting outside when we got inside it was bright with no ambiance and stacks and stacks of tables. It felt more like we were in a weatherspoons. If you were just after a drink the bar area was nice and the tables towards the front door looked more comfortable... More 

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Thank Mandy D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went here last Saturday and the atmosphere was great. Lovely food and a reasonable price. Only problem was young children running and shouting around constantly while we were dining which was very irritating

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Thank afwimbury
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I stopped in for a meal early on a Saturday evening and was rather disappointed by the food. The atmosphere and views were nice but my starter seemed overcooked and my fish and chips didn't taste of much. It was fine, but only fine, and I was expecting better.

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Thank LeChatGourmand2
Lymm, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Just popped in for some food at the Steam. I know this place can be very busy in the summer, but being winter was very quiet. The food was excellent, well presented and hot. All staff very friendly. All in all a nice place to eat an evening meal.

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Thank Rattler52
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Steam bar firstly has excellent views of Newquay stunning coastline. The staff are very attentive to your needs and made us feel very welcome. The decor was very nice and modern and the tables are kept very clean and tidy. There was a delay in getting our food but this was made clear from the onset how long we would... More 

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Thank Debbie C
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here for 2 meals during a recent holiday in Newquay. Breakfast was average. Coffee was expensive. The gas was off so we could only have scrambled eggs which was a small fault and not the chef's fault. We also had dinner there one night. The chilli special which 2 of us wanted was off (the chilli was not removed... More 

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Thank GREEBOBABE
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Kids menu was good, but food for adults was over priced basic pub grub, also drinks a bit pricey too, but I guesse you pay for the view which was great, service was friendly! So over all not bad!

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Thank Mick T
Dursley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

had a meal with the family here, able to take dogs on the hard floor areas which is great for dog lovers and ones who don't like them, food came out quick and was filling and off good quality and seemed to have more ingredients than on the menu which was nice to have extras. Would recommend

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Thank Barry K
Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stunning views over the bay whilst you eat your meal, Have eaten on many occasions both inside and outside on patio area. You can also take you well behaved dogs inside which is very unusual. Meals may take a little longer to come out, but they are freshly cooked and are ample portions. We had fish and chips and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Great Western, Newquay R7 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view

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