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The Boathouse

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South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
+44 1637 874062
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

Great for eating the freshest seafood in town. Located next to the harbour, you can have a look at the -still alive- seafood you're going to eat, when walking in. The service was great and the food delicious. You better book in advance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
blondezora
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great for eating the freshest seafood in town. Located next to the harbour, you can have a look at the -still alive- seafood you're going to eat, when walking in. The service was great and the food delicious. You better book in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must for seafood lovers. Nice location next to the harbour. Tasty and well cooked. Friendly and polite staff, great service

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious whole crab, which was hard work to extract, as crab can be, but well worth the effort. Also a fab battered pollock. The seafood chowder lacked enough seafood flavour which was disappointing. Good service, great heating in the outdoor area. Great menu. Well worth the visit, would have been 5 stars but we were disappointed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I came here with my daughter for lunch as a treat as she loves shellfish, we shared the Fruit de Mer but asked for a whole Lobster instead of a half which was no trouble and a fair price for the extra. The food was superb, perfectly cooked and nicely presented, we opted for a dessert which we had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Newquay to go visit Fistral, but decided to get a bite to eat first. We ended up staying a while, it was so laid back and relaxing. There were seven of us and we had a wide range of main courses and drinks, all of which were readily accommodated by the friendly staff. I had the lemon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I had the best meal out that we have had in ages. Everything about this restaurant is good. It is a great location on the harbour, the staff were really friendly and the food amazing. Pollock on garlic mashed potato was fab, and my daughters steak was literally melt in your mouth stuff. While not cheap, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for a drink and possibly dinner but unfriendly unhelpful staff changed our minds. Shame as we would of had dinner here.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Superb location over looking the beautiful harbour. Spectacular food and service in a truly relaxing environment. Highly recommend. It doesn't get much better than this!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The most stunning place to visit. What's more amazing that you can choose your own lobster / crab should you wish to point out which one you want. Great place for families, get together and also for admiring a beautiful views right on the beach. Delicious food, very friendly staff and great menu. Highly recommend to visit for lunch or... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

You cannot get any better than this restaurant for their fresh shellfish. They are swimming around in pools nice and happily as you walk in. Was great to see. We come to this restaurant every single time we come to Newquay and have never been dispointed. The staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. Lovely views of Newquay harbour and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 874062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 67
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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