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“A Nine for Fifteeen” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
On The Beach, Newquay TR8 4AA, England
+44 1637 861000
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Ranked #44 of 189 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $48
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In 2002, Jamie Oliver created a social enterprise called Fifteen, which has grown into a family of three destination restaurants with big hearts. Aside from cooking delicious and inspiring food, each restaurant uses the magic of food to empower young unemployed people, with the kitchen skills and experience to flourish in the world of work and become the chefs of the future. There are now Fifteen restaurants in London, Cornwall and Amsterdam.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“A Nine for Fifteeen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were positively greeted on a rather speculative Saturday lunchtime visit to Fifteen Cornwall. It was busy but by no means full and we two were generously seated at a table for four with a full view of beautiful Watergate Bay. For those without reservations who can not be accommodated, there is seating at the antipasti bar.

Perhaps foolishly we were planning to eat well in the evening and were consequently rather circumspect with our menu choices. There seems to be no theme as such and that lack of cohesion extends to the decor so that there is no obvious identity to the place. Whoever chose the light fittings in whatever is the restauranteurs equivalent of the BHS lighting department must have been welcomed with open arms and left with an empty wallet.

An empty wallet or slightly scorched credit card is also a risk at Fifteen because it certainly is not cheap. Restrained portion sizes serve to underline this but the food is of very good quality and presented beautifully. On another positive note, I would suggest that the servings allow the comfortable digestion of a three course meal and minimise the food wastage which shames western society.

We shared buffalo mozzarella and tomato which was of excellent quality but not large. We had ordered bread which was very good and used with the remarkable olive oil which, although without additions, had a slightly shocking peppery taste which arrives a little late. My cauliflower risotto with anchovy pangretta was both unfamiliar and near-spectacular. I am not a fan of actual anchovies, finding their flavour far too strong and consulted the waiter carefully before choosing. The dish had a strong but very pleasant flavour of cauliflower and an incredibly well judged presence of anchovy. The pangretta lent an additional texture not usually found in a risotto. It was a dish to think about as well as savour. My partner's duck with lentils met with approval. He thought the lentils could have been cooked a little more but I disagreed.

The pannacotta dessert was no less than perfect. This is a dish done badly or at least inadequately in many places especially when the chef waves the gelatin wand too firmly. The accompaniments of strawberries and shortbread were equally good.

Overall, taking into account the service and view as well as the food it was value for money of sorts but wine drinkers would be facing a substantial bill. Go.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous dining experience with a fantastic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is a bit out of the way, but is well worth the journey. The view from the restaurant overlooks the beach and gives you a fantastic view of the sunset.

We had the 5 course taster menu, each choosing different dishes for each course so that we could sample everything. There wasn't one dish that either of us thought was anything less than excellent. My favourite was the tempura courgette flower stuffed with cream cheese. Simply divine!

The table was ours for the evening and we enjoyed taking our time over the meal. It was not cheap, at £80 per head including wine, but worth it for a. Special occasion.

Visited August 2013
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“Stylish restaurant in a beachfront setting, with professional and beautiful staff who give good service, outstanding food as you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a modern and stylish restaurant with good views over Watergate Bay. The (beautiful) staff all make you feel very welcome and service is excellent. The drinks menu is eclectic with good non-alcoholic cocktails, Cornish beers and wine. The food as you would expect is outstanding, an interesting combination of ingredients and flavours combined with talent. The food is quite expensive but the set menu is better value. Overall I would recommend this as a treat whilst in the North Cornwall area. However don't expect it to be a cheap night out.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A real treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Food was extremely good and the setting amazing with views over Watergate bay.

My husband loved the lamb ragu starter and my steak was the best I've ever had. Quite a limited menu but what they do they do well and its nice to see the calm kitchen operations whilst your eating.

Staff are very friendly and the restaurant comfortable with a great atmosphere. Definitely a treat in terms of price but well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Glad to return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We popped in for lunch, we had booked! Perfect table by the window, the staff were attentive, efficient and friendly the food was delicious, the ladies had Buffalo Mozzarella and I had Seafood Tagliatelle followed by Rib eye which was perfect the ladies had Hake and a special vegetarian crepe, the ladies then followed that with Rhubarb Cake and White Chocolate Cheesecake, they both thoroughly enjoyed their food as I did. We will return.

Visited September 2013
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