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Food for Thought Restaurant

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4 Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
+44 (0)1726 832221
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

We always end up here, it never disappoints. Great location right on the rivers edge. Dog friendly in the outside terrace that's ok because it's under cover. Staff attentive and the specials are often good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Dennis W
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Kirkby Mallory, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Fowey on 3rd October 2015 for 1 week. Very disappointed and disgusted to see the state of Food for Thought. Fowey is a beautiful place. Have previously enjoyed meals there

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Thank Liz W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware that Food for Thought has now closed. Allegedly, the owner was charged with stealing rather than paying for his gas over a number of years and hence, the site is a very sad one as you go onto the quay.

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Thank foodfan1003
Hythe, United Kingdom
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We always end up here, it never disappoints. Great location right on the rivers edge. Dog friendly in the outside terrace that's ok because it's under cover. Staff attentive and the specials are often good.

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Thank Dennis W
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Visited this restaurant in the begining for July and I have to admit that it was one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Main dish was very tasty and dessert absoultly delicious. Definietly recomend it.

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Thank Mal410
St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I took my mother and daughter here for a special treat. The food, as usual, was 10/10. We chose the coconut rice with some kind of curried prawn dish, which was just divine, it had so much depth to it. The wine was also great as was the service as usual. The Tiramisu pudding was gorgeous. This is absolutely my... More 

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Thank Karen O
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place! Got a great seat with a view. Food portions HUGE - great value. I had the "simple" fish and chips which I expected to be much smaller. Husband enjoyed the steak baguette. Chips with both were great. Much nicer than one of the pubs we looked at nearby and quieter so better service. Recommend!

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Thank R S
Brighton
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We came here on our last holiday to Cornwall in 2014 and were so impressed with the food we came back this year. As the title of this review states this is no understatement, it really is top notch with local clam, red mullet, mussels and monkfish. I dont think I could bring myself to eat anything else if I... More 

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Thank Simon_brighton23
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went in mostly because it looked good and had a great view. The service problem started immediately; I said I was waiting for my partner and was given a menu. Two minutes later another waiter put down another menu and left. Before my partner arrived 10 minutes later another two menus were piling up. We ordered and I asked if... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A lovely spot, right on the harbour, and we were able to sit outside enjoying the views, which was lovely. Dog friendly outside and delicious sea food, we were really spoiled. The Crab and Clam Spaghetti was really tasty, as were the Scallops. My only request would be that the bread (although plentiful) was rather hard on the outside -... More 

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Thank LJC174
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited in July for an evening meal having not been for many years - but having fond memories. Front of house service was slow and although there were smiles there was lack of knowledge regarding the menu and a language barrier to obtaining information. The wrong wine was brought (not a big problem in itself but I think reflective of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1726 832221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 69 - 69
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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