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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food albeit the staff are a little bit pretentious

We ate here on Monday 8th June in the evening, the food was absolutely first class and the service was excellent. All four of us chose different meals and all of us enjoyed every course. The turbot and pea risotto that I had for main course was delightful, my wife had the lamb which was cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Ian B
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a festival, staff were excellent, food was excellent, view was excellent, bathroom facilities were excellent. Need I say more, go see for yourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We dined at the restaurant whilst staying in lovely Fowey. The meal was delicious, lots of choice and a great atmosphere. Service was very good, prices not too bad for a restaurant in prime position on the town quay

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant delighted our group. We had excellent fish soup, mussels, scallops, clam pasta, fish and chips and an delicious bass dish. The ambience was lovely and cosy and the service excellent. The only issue was that the paella which we had heard was a speciality was not available, in spite of it being pictured on the website. We think... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here for lunch a few times over the years and enjoyed crab sandwiches outside watching the world go by. This time we had booked elsewhere on the Saturday evening but weren't impressed by the menu so I managed to get the last table at Food for Thought and we were really glad we did. The lamb was lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate here on Monday 8th June in the evening, the food was absolutely first class and the service was excellent. All four of us chose different meals and all of us enjoyed every course. The turbot and pea risotto that I had for main course was delightful, my wife had the lamb which was cooked beautifully. We drank the... More 

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So this is not a cheap restaurant in Fowey but the adage you get what you pay for is very true. My husband and I enjoyed a gorgeous Sea Bass and Oriental Duck with tasty vegetables. The vanilla panna cotte with blueberry coulis didn't touch the sides (him) and the strawberry shortbread cheesecake was divine (me). Wine was beautiful. The... More 

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Fleet, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wandered around Fowey before catching the Boddink ferry, big choice of restaurants down Fore Street and around the Quay. We eventually chose Food for Thought as had spare tables in a great spot. We both had an excellent fish lunch, I had the fish soup which was outstanding, full of flavour and of fish and shellfish. The Aoili and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We didn't stop for lunch but bought take away ice cream that was so yummy I had to write a review. It's homemade and there are a few different flavours, I'd recommend Cornish cream tea. Quite cheap and a nice big scoop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The staff were friendly but not intrusive. The food was delicious, everything was good, but the bouillabaisse was excellent. The seafood and juices was full of flavour, yet delicate. It needed none of the extra offerings, but I added a little of the Parmesan. At my request they have promised to send me the recipe!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great views and very well served and tasty food,the steak sandwich was superb,well cooked and presented ,only downside was the price £65 for 4 sandwiches and 5 drinks? May visit again.

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Address: 4 Town Quay, Fowey PL23 1AT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1726 832221
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
Average Prices: USD 69 - 69

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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