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“Great place for lunch”
Review of The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut
Ranked #19 of 233 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Beach Hut is well known as one of Cornwall's best beach-side hang-outs. Right on the sand at Watergate Bay, it's an easy, relaxed restaurant serving seasonal food amongst the hustle of beach life. Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu is classic. The views are fantastic. Rarely quiet, The Beach Hut is a vibrant venue where the buzz of conversation rivals the sound of the sea. Cornish fish will always be on the daily specials board and the menu is focused around steaks, burgers and shellfish with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce. Try the grilled Cornish rib-eye steak, the pulled pork sandwich or perhaps the Sri Lanka mussels with a side of sweet potato fries and chilli sea salt.
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

An informal and relaxed place to eat with good food and generous potions.
The views are excellent over the beautiful beach so you can was the surfers.
Service is friendly and good without being too much.

Visited December 2013
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English first
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Unlikely to return, even for coffee: scruffy place, cold, empty, no atmosphere”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I found the service fine, but the place was almost empty on a Friday evening, it lacked any atmosphere; the lighting was very bright, the place was cold and significantly, it wasn't clean; I noticed it scored 4 on the scores on the doors and am genuinely surprised: food was passable - brownie pudding poor. Unlikely to return, just hope the Watergate Hotel food is better as they share the head chef. Prefer The Herring Restaurant up the road at Bedruthan Steps.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank ruby2sh0es
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Misterton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good & Bad at The Beach Hut”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amazing venue and location. However can concur with the comments of previous people - waiting staff are in need of training. This is unfortunate because when the food does come it is simply great. We had the crab soup - amazing, the fish cakes - small but tasty and the calamari - good. It was just watching people send back their drinks because too cold, people complaining re the pouring of their beers - he did it himself in the end, and the sheer time it took just to order the food and drinks. Keep the food, keep the chefs and TRAIN UP your waiting staff PLEASE!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank _lindastill
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere on an autumnal evening”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We turned up on spec early evening for a meal and although the restaurant was fully booked, we were shown into the small bar area which suited us better. Overlooking Watergate Bay on an Autumn evening, the seating area is edged with lights which, when it gets dark, adds to the atmosphere. We were served promptly and the food arrived quickly - great tasting burgers! Not too expensive either. The bar staff were friendly. The only slight criticism I would make was concerning the tables in the restaurant - despite being told they were fully booked, there still seemed to be a few vacant tables by the time we left an hour later. Hmmm???

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank kernowsurfgirl
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't order a starter”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Warning first - the portions are enormous. Food is simple but delicious (fish and chips, pasta) but I had the pulled pork sandwich - or at least as much of it as I could stuff in after my huge calamari starter.

We had brought a birthday cake and the staff were very happy to light candles, sing the song and present the cake to the table - all very helpful. It was quite empty, which was a shame, but I suppose on a Sunday in November that's to be expected. Hope to return one day.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank the992
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