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“My New Favourite Place!”

Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 253 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tucked away in a private, secluded cove with breath-taking views & food to match, Lusty Glaze Beach Bar & Restaurant is the epitome of relaxed and cosy dining. Recently crowned Britain’s Best Beach by The Sunday Times, this oasis on the North Cornish Coast is nestled just a short walk from Newquay’s centre & is a unique setting for lazy lunches, cosy coffees, & seaside suppers. Whatever the weather, the view from your table is stunning. Sit on the terrace & soak up the sunshine in the summer or cosy up by a roaring log burner on wild winter days. Serving the freshest seafood & locally-sourced Cornish produce, it’s beachside soulfood at its finest. Super tasty seasonal specials & classic steak hot rocks are firm favourites with locals and tourists alike. With legendary Headliner Sessions in summer & free weekly Woodburner Sessions throughout the year, there’s no better place to enjoy a local beer, delicious food & live music than this Cornish beach at sunset.
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have just spent a week in Corwnwall with my Husband and 2 daughters aged 7 and 13. We went to Lusty Glaze on the first day of our holiday to attend the BBQ and Dodgeball event. The beach is one of the most beautiful I have seen, not too big, very clean, lots of different seating areas, an outdoor bar and icecream hut, deck chairs, & sun loungers. There is also plenty of room if you want to pitch your beach tent/shelter or just throw a blanket down. We were lucky to have such perfect weather for the whole duration of our stay. The sea at Lusty Glaze was so blue it was mesmerising. The Dodgeball event was great fun and the BBQ food was delicious. My daughters were made to feel very welcome. They also do fantastic cocktails, the English Garden one was my favourite.

I loved Lusty Glaze so much we decided to go back for an evening meal on the 3rd day of our stay. I am so glad I did. The restaurant is so relaxed and pretty, particularly at night. We were seated right by the beach with a perfect view of the ocean and the surfers. There are lots of little lamps with candles in and light up patio heaters which just adds to the atmosphere. There was plenty of choice on the menu but my husband and I decided to try the hot rocks experience which is where you are given volcanic hot rock plates and you cook your steak, fish or halloumi to your required taste. My husband opted for the fillet steak and I opted for the halloumi and it was fantastic. It was also really good fun to cook on the hot rocks. Again I sampled a few of the cocktails. They have a decent children's menu with fish fingers, chicken goujons, pasta etc.

We watched the sunset whilst eating our meal and it was so beautiful it made me emotional. I have noticed a few people have mentioned in other reviews that you wait a while for your meal to be served, we waited in 40-50 minutes in total, but due to the superb location you are in, the range of drinks and the lovely people, you hardly notice the time and its such a chilled out atmosphere that waiting a little while did not bother me in the slightest, and it was totally worth the wait. The dessert choice is also good and all of our desserts were fantastic. Definitely recommend the chocolate torte.

We decided to go back to Lusty Glaze on our final night to have a couple of drinks and watch the sunset. We arrived at around 7:30pm and took a seat it the deck chair area and enjoyed some more of the cocktails. There was a group of men playing a relaxed game of football, surfers in the sea and a few families just chilling out. It was so lovely to just sit back and watch it all. They served paella on the beach which was delicious. We stayed and watched the sunset until around 10pm, it was the perfect way to end our holiday.

So, as you can tell, I loved Lusty Glaze so much I visited 3 times in a week and would have visited every day if we did not have such a jam packed week of activities to squeeze in. It is now one of the places I will be telling everyone I know about and all my friends who have seen the photo's we took have said it is on their bucket list!

Thanks so much for such a lovely experience, you should be very proud to own such a wonderful place. We will be coming back to Cornwall next year and Lusty Glaze will be first on our to do list.


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Thank MelMilDurham
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Milly97, General Manager at Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review - and thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed report.

We work extremely hard to make sure our guests leave Lusty with memories that will last a life time and it is great to know that for you we have succeeded!

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


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Reviewed July 26, 2014

A beach restaurant with 140 step access to the beach cove where it is located - picturesque, but bear on mind footwear and clothing for the walk down and then back up afterwards. Gaining a deserved reputation for beach concerts held just in front of the restaurant during July and August. The chef has recently changed and this is seen in some interesting / creative dishes. For our early dinner - appetizers of mixed olives, dipping olive oil and deep fried soft shell crab, a starter of Cornish scallops seared and presented with a garnish of baby raisins and capers - my partner's being a type of Gazpacho neither of us had ever seen before (with the appearance of an onion soup but the taste of guacamole!!), a main of pan fried cod with a crust of parmesan and dill. Cornish Cheeseboard to finish. A good but pricey Californian Rosé to accompany the meal. Fresh produce prepared and served well on a busy night. Efficient, friendly staff.
It is July and it is on the beach - beware that some diners decide to bring their children for an early dinner and while this is most welcome if the kids are well behaved (because the parents are well behaved), you may draw the short straw and end up sitting next to an excited mini kindergarten during your dinner, which can trash the idea of a romantic soirée for two. All in all a positive experience and we will no doubt return.

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Thank Jackbradley222
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excelent location good food great band on the night we visited.
A warm evening good food and drink music and the family or friends with you its hard to beat !
But be careful how much you drink there are around 140 or so steps down and back up after the evening!

Thank ducker450
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

From start to finish a great experience for a family members birthday. Loved the food and the hot rocks cooking would highly recommend and all great value oh and don't forget the view. Amazing thanks....

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Thank MrTEA75
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ideally situated right on the beach at Lusty Glaze, this informal beach bar has a varied and reasonably priced menu. We popped off the beach for a lunchtime snack. Although very tempted by the fish finger sandwich, we opted for mezze platter. Really good value at 7.95, a variety of meats, olives, feta cheese, stuffed peppers, homemade hummus and pickles, it was really lovely. View to die for of course.

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Thank Patricia H
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