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“Simply fantastic”
Review of Lakeside Cafe

Lakeside Cafe
Ranked #27 of 240 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Newquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Simply fantastic”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The food here is great. Perfect setting with a great atmosphere in modern surroundings. We were here for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Great, reasonably priced wine and the portions are huge. We run a lodge in Newquay and would not hesitate to reccommend this place to any of our guests.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Coulsdon, UK
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“More of a restaurant than the usual cafe”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This lovely restaurant was recommended to us by Mark at our B&B Hartson House. He said it's where he and his wife like to go and is regularly frequented by the locals. So much so that it stays open and, more importantly, is busy the whole year around. We went on a Friday evening and had to book a table.

The proprietors are a husband (in the kitchen) and wife (front of house) team. They were both working at a local hotel before they took on this place for themselves. They're doing a great job.

The restaurant is beside the boating lake in Newquay and has great big floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The decor is minimal which creates an informal environment with a real quality restaurant feel.

The menu is extensive and the food of exceptional quality. Our group fo 4 all had something different, steak, chicken, fish, salad and we all cleared or plates. Really tasty stuff!

We really like a good restaurant, but we dislike feeling formal and stuffy. This place was ideal for us. Smart casual attire is the order of the day, but another party wore more formal dress. It just all seemed to feel acceptable.

It's a shame we don't live locally to this wonderful restaurant - It would definitely become a regular haunt.

Try it, but book ahead to avoid missing out.

Visited May 2013
Thank cheshire2000
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Firm Favourite”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Love this place. I visit regularly for either coffee, breakfast, lunch or an evening meal. Always take my visitors there as it never disappoints.

Visited May 2013
Thank Sue S
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Upper Tantallon, NS
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

A great restaurant with lovely view of the lake.
The food is fantastic, all freshly prepared and good sized portions and very reasonably priced. Children well catered for too.
Book early as gets very busy, which says it all!
The platypus family.

Visited June 2013
Thank VandM_9
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Redruth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best meal I have ever had”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Recommended by a friend, glad he did.
Situated by the Newquay boating lakes the place was updated a few years ago.
Very pleasant experience.
The food was delicious served in a relaxed atmosphere in lovely surroundings
Staff very nice.
This is no ordinary cafe, a restaurant at night, with a great menu.
One is one of the best meals I have ever had!

  • Visited March 2013
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