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The Great Western, Newquay R7 2NE, England
+44 1637 872010
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent sea views

Brilliant sea views from this restaurant and an excellent outside eating area which has a covered area too. We enjoyed afternoon tea with scones which were lovely and had an enjoyable evening meal in the restaurant early one evening the staff are very attentive and the service was excellent cannot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Karen C
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant sea views from this restaurant and an excellent outside eating area which has a covered area too. We enjoyed afternoon tea with scones which were lovely and had an enjoyable evening meal in the restaurant early one evening the staff are very attentive and the service was excellent cannot fault it.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely cream tea here we ordered two actually but had no idea two cream teas was two beautiful scones each couldn't finish them but had a good try, they were lovely on another night we had an evening meal here I had a chicken and bacon Caesar salad and my husband had a burger. The salad was... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped for a bite on a day out, not knowing what to expect during the off-season in Newquay. This pub is perched on a cliff overlooking Great Western beach, and has the most amazing views to take in while having a great lunch of nicely prepared pub grub! We had burgers, they were fantastic. The staff... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed in Cornwall last week with my wife for our Wedding anniversary. Called in for the Sunday lunch which happened to be pork that particular day. I had 3 superb, thick slices of roast pork, stacks of roast potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and a very dainty parsnip stack! This was accompanied by a freshly made huge Yorkshire pudding. The veg... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited Steam as we were staying at Great Western Hotel. Decided to try the sharing starter. It was awesome with the biggest onion rings I've ever seen. We were even given a bowl of lemon water to rinse our fingers. Really nice touch. The staff were very friendly and nothing seemed to much bother. We visited again in the morning... More 

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Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Excellent service, tasty food of good quality. Beautiful views across the sea and out on the bar terrace

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Newquay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

About a month ago, I had lunch at Steam, choosing a dish off the Menu which sounded very tasty, Cornish Sausage with onions on a soft roll, chips and coleslaw. When it came it was nothing but a glorified Hot Dog on a long bread roll which had either been defrosted from the freezer or stale. The chips tasted like... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at steam bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I am sorry that the Western Hound was not to your taste. Our food is freshly prepared using ingredients from local suppliers and the Western Hound is our Cornish version of a hot dog with the sausage from Brian Etherington and the soft roll from Chough Bakery in Padstow, with our own... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The bar and restaurant service was great. The food was Wetherspoons-like. Very little care and attention paid to the quality. Not why anyone would want to pay ott prices for food that can be bought for a fraction of the price down the road.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You could easily walk past this place and just think its a hotel...Don 't! We spotted the beach bar sign and headed round the back to find a great terrace looking over 2 beaches and views out to Newquay town and harbour. You then venture inside to a well decorated and spacious bar with great staff. So went back at... More 

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Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a great venue for meeting friends over coffee and cake or a cheap and cheerful lunch. It's currently my favourite place to hang out whilst on maternity leave as it's also very child and baby friendly. I often come here alone with the baby in the afternoons and don't feel uncomfortable at all to just sit on 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

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