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10 Beach Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell, England
01726 813 888
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Ranked #1 of 105 Restaurants in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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96% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Just great food, wine and service! Doesn't appear much from the outside but this must not put you off booking. Busy even on a Tuesday night so book ahead. You won't be disappointed!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We booked Austell's for a special Anniversary meal and it did not disappoint. Our B&B owners kindly gave Austell's a heads up that we were coming for a special occasion and they certainly pulled out all of the stops. Upon arrival we were thoroughly spoilt and the hostess Emma was a delight. We picked our food while sat in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The welcome, service and atmosphere was great! Hidden gem, in amongst a parade of shops on a housing estate! Recommended by golfing friend or we wouldn't know it was there.Fantastic food, very interesting menu.Loved it. My husband wished we sat nearer the open kitchen as he wanted to watch the chefs as he loves cooking. Highly recommended.Well done to all... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. We booked at the last minute and were graciously accommodated even though they were full, and made to feel very well welcome. The food (marinated salmon for starter, duck and lamb for mains) was flawlessly executed and the service superb.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The location is rather off putting for a start; in the middle of a housing estate and next to a Chinese take away. Hmmm, nit well thought out. Once inside a friendly greeting awaits; efficient front of house staff take real good care of you. Unfortunately the food was the disappointing element. We sampled different starters each and they were... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I'd normally always go for a meat starter but I'm so glad I had the wild mushroom broth...incredible. The main course was great too and even though I was stuffed, managed to fit in a lovely dessert too. Restaurant was full but staff were attentive and efficient. Perfect meal.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant had been recommended to us by a friend in St Austell, by our hosts at the B&B we were staying at (Harmony Homestay q.v.) and of course it's #1 on Trip Advisor. From our visit on a Sunday evening, it's hard to disagree. Don't let the rather unpreposessing exterior put you off, it is located in what is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited here for my wife's birthday and it was amazing! Lovely little touches for her, birthday decorations, a sparkler in the pudding and a free drink... The food was superb, simply the best i've ever eaten. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to anyone

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited here for our anniversary. The food was delicious and presented beautifully and there is a good choice for vegetarians.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been to Austells on several occasions and it never fails to come up trumps. I wish other local establishments used Austells' customer service as a template. Just mentioned at beginning of visit that we were celebrating hubby's birthday. His dessert came out with Happy Birthday written in sauce or choc on plate accompanied by a sparkler and rendition... More

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