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10 Beach Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell PL25 3PH, England
+44 1726 813888
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked ahead and looked forward to dinner here for a few days - often expectation exceeds the reality, but here the reality exceeded our expectations. We had a fabulous meal with great service (attentive but not in our faces, knowledgeable but not patronising). Tastes were great combinations, beautifully presented and the menu was varied and we each could have... More 

Thank Leo J
Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't be deceived by the external appearance! It's situated in what the Americans call a Strip Mall...kind of an ugly row of modern retail establishments. Actually even when you get inside it's kind of too bright! BUT the food is fabulous, the cocktails are beautifully mixed, the staff are attentive. I loved it....unlikely to be in the neighbourhood again for... More 

Thank fiftyandfabulous2014
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014

From the outside it looks undistinguished set in a small parade of shops. Once inside the attentive and friendly service takes over in a very simple interior design. We had a tasting memu as it was a Sunday. This was superb and it went down with a nice bottle of wine. Would be very happy to eat there regularly other... More 

Thank BlueGuru5000
Par, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were really looking forward to our meal after reading the reviews but it was really disappointing. The website said they us fresh locally sourced food yet in September the menu included; spring pea sauce & imported green beans. The menu stated the lambs was served pink, which is exactly how we wanted it but actually it was raw and... More 

3 Thank KnR66
bradcapa, Manager at Austell's, responded to this review

Id like to start by saying im sorry for your disappointing experience with Austell's! Working through your points! Local ingredients! firstly we use locally sourced where possible, all of our meats are within a 30 mile radius, all of our fish apart from salmon comes from the Cornish coast. all of our vegetable are west country where possible! There's quite... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014

As mentioned don't be put off by its surroundings, once inside the floor is raised so the view is of the town of St Austell in the distance. Great food and friendly staff. Imaginative tasty dishes with delicious flavours. We went on Pot luck night (Sundays) but had 6 dishes to choose from. When we visit the area again we... More 

1 Thank Ramona L
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

Last week this was one of the finest dining experiences I had ever had. Tonight was the second. Yes, went back. Imaginative food combinations well presented. Service excellent. Relaxed, informal atmosphere. Portion sizes just right so one can enjoy a three course meal. Not the cheapest option but excellent value for money for this up and coming chef. Dont be... More 

1 Thank lizaid
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to Austells for a celebration meal for my fiancée's birthday. The food was amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection and there was enough of it, unlike some of the other posh restaurants where you comeback feeling like you need to cook again when you get home. The service was also really good and attentive. I would definitely go again... More 

Thank John L
Nottingham England
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2014

As you approach Austell's you wonder if you are at the right place as it sits in what looks like a small shopping precinct. Don't be put off this restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, great food and service and very aware of gluten-free requirements.

Thank Skell_8
Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have the lamb rump! Best bit of lamb Ipmy husband and I have had in years! Great service, friendly staff and most importantly...fantastic food. If I was going to criticise anything I would say the tables/chairs need updating to meet the standard of the food. Minor detail though. Overall we will be going again on another occasion!

1 Thank Rupy2014
Stone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

We ate here as a couple, in late August 2014, whilst on holiday in Charlestown. The experience was great and we are likely to return. The menu was varied and reasonably priced and the wine list catered for all budgets and tastes. The crab risotto starter was exceptionally good (£9 ish) and the portion size was generous. My husband had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Beach Road | Carlyon Bay, St Austell PL25 3PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 813888
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?