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Austell's

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10 Beach Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell, England
01726 813 888
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Austell's is an open planned restaurant with a raised level eating area...
Austell's is an open planned restaurant with a raised level eating area for the guests to view the chefs working! We pride ourselves in innovative cuisine with an informal, relaxed service!
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting restaurant

A small but very friendly restaurant producing very interesting and beautifully presented meals at a reasonable price. The owner works in the kitchen and takes pride in what he produces. The staff are friendly and helpful. A limited but interesting wine list. The house wine is good value. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
JonesRon
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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732 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A small but very friendly restaurant producing very interesting and beautifully presented meals at a reasonable price. The owner works in the kitchen and takes pride in what he produces. The staff are friendly and helpful. A limited but interesting wine list. The house wine is good value. The restaurant has a modern ambience. Well worth a visit. I will... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Emma always greets us as though we are the most important guests. Brett cooks lovely food that we can never fault. There is never anything to fault at Austell's. If we fancy different vegetables with our main course then that is no problem. We regularly eat at this wonderful restaurant as it is hard to beat on every front. Even... More 

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London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Staying at the nearby Carlyon Bay Hotel we were lucky to find this fabulous restaurant tucked away in the most unlikely of places. The food was inventive, exquisitely cooked, and fairly priced. The service was pleasant. They're obviously making a big effort which is paying off. Highly recommended.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As regulars diners in this lovely restaurant we are always very impressed with the menu choices, the waiting staff, the kitchen staff and watching our meal being created- Over the last 4 weeks we have visited weekly with our visiting family and guests from around the UK; all of our guests were so impressed with everything the restaurant offered from... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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313 reviews 313 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Austell’s strives to satisfy. The manager was very keen to speak with us as we left to discuss our experience: it is clear that written and other comments given during the evening are taken seriously and reviewed with staff at the evening’s conclusion. The restaurant seems to get mixed reviews: and we had a mixed experience. Our shredded hake starters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This week we are enjoying a short holiday in Cornwall and in between relaxing in our accommodation (well the weather isn't being very kind to us at the moment) we also met up with a couple of our ex Army friends who live in this area. We invited them to join us for Sunday Lunch somewhere and like a shot... More 

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Tunbridge Wells
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Booked this restaurant based on previous reviews. Unfortunately experience was spoilt by the fact that there was a big party celebrating a family birthday with several young children involved. Their running around spoilt what should have been an intimate dining experience. Waiting times between courses was obviously affected by the needs of the large party. Apart from that the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was the best meal we have ever had in St Austell. Delicious, beautifully cooked and well presented. The staff were great and looked after us well. Can't wait to go back!

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St Austell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Advertised as fine dining, but wouldn't get as far as the first round of masterchef. Dreadful menu poorly executed, measly portions, horrendously overpriced with very poor service. Other than a complete farce of a restaurant it is fine.

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bradcapa, Manager at Austell's, responded to this review

Hi martin I'm so sorry for your poor experience, I didn't believe we upset somebody so much. Is there any chance you can tell me what we did wrong. We strive to meet and exceed customer expectations in the positive way not the negative way. I sure you understand that when you deal with the public you may stumble from... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I booked Austells to celebrate my dads 90th birthday and even when booking they were attentive and informative. We had 2 children in our party of 10 of us and the birthday boy who can't drink because of medication, so they took great care to look after us - offering us a pasta dish for the children if there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Beach Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: 01726 813 888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Austell's is an open planned restaurant with a raised level eating area for the guests to view the chefs working! We pride ourselves in innovative cuisine with an informal, relaxed service!

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