We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Do not miss it !!!”

The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 240 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We purchase food locally and cook fresh in our kitchens each day. We have a popular Sunday Roast each Sunday, as it is freshly cooked roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, green vegetables and melt in the mouth meat, plus vegetarian and vegan options, it's usually very busy. We also offer a takeaway Sunday roast, call and collect. Friday night is Burger Night where we serve the Dolphin Gourmet Burgers, that too has become extremely popular, the menus are on our website and we offer online booking. The restaurant itself is a 75 seater restaurant with a nice friendly bar and lots of sofas dotted around the bar. It's been under new ownership since November 2016 and has been receiving rave reviews and sometimes sold out on Sundays with over 160 meals served. The Dolphin is the oldest trading restaurant in the beautiful Cornish town of Newquay and is a traditional yet vibrant venue, with friendly staff and a strong focus on sustainable and ethical practice. All produce is fresh and is locally and responsibly sourced, allowing for an exciting and dynamic food menu that appeals to people of all tastes. The lounge bar provides a relaxing area to enjoy well maintained draught lagers, ales and ciders, a carefully chosen range of wines and spirits. Serving from our Main Menu items such as Tapas, Seafood and Grill as well as our hugely popular Sunday Roasts, where we offer a takeaway roast on Sunday (from 26 November 2016) to meet the overbooked demand. The Dolphin is situated near to the Harbour in the centre of the town, just a minute from the beach and is surrounded by absolutely gorgeous beaches famous for their golden sands and world-class surf conditions on the North Cornwall coast. Adjacent to the restaurant is a pay and display car park whilst street parking is also available within a few minutes walk. Sainsburys also operate a time limited (1.5 hours at the time of writing) car parking facility, it is an automated time register driving in and driving out so allow a few extra minutes to get back to your car and exit their car park.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Do not miss it !!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We went there on a thursday night with my husband. It was our first visit to Cornwall and we were staying in Newquay. For 4 nights, we were trying to find a place to eat proper food . Finally i had to check it on the internet and Dolphin popped out. We decided to try.
Very nice and cosy restaurant with a bar. They have really confy
sofas. Out waitress Ruby was very friendly and helpful. And the food... Oh my god delicious and filling food with perfect presentation! What do you want more? Price was really good as well . Overall , we enjoyed our dinner very much. If i go to Newquay again , i will eat at Dolphin all the time. Definitely recommend it!!! :))

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Pelinfatih
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca H, Owner at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for your review we really appreciate feedback. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we are very passionate about our food and it's lovely to read that it went down well. We are very proud of our staff, they are all exceptional human beings. Ruby is an absolute sweetheart, we are very lucky :) Bex
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

306 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    213
    58
    17
    7
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing roasts”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Best roast dinner we've had in a long time, quality food and friendly staff. Highly recommend the pork although I'm sure everything else is as nice

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank George_gallant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca H, Owner at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your review, it is much appreciated. If you liked the pork wait until you try the gammon! ;) We are glad you enjoyed your Sunday roast :) Bex
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice food”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice food, enjoyed the steak.
Was a pleasant evening, got busy from about 9pm Saturday night.
It was helpful in a large group to be able to order drinks from the bar directly.
Would go back for sure

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Vid991234
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca H, Owner at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for your review which is very greatfully recieved. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future. Bex
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jaipur, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“The best roast in Cornwall, better than my moms!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had two different roast dinners, turkey and veggie.
Both of us were overwhelmed by the portion and quality of the obvious home cooked food. Amazing tasting throughout.
New chef and owner so get in here before it goes crazy. It's old fashioned decor but staff were welcoming and food was easily the best I've had in a long time.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank NewquayMatt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca H, Owner at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed it (although I hope your mum doesn't use trip advisor) that is high praise indeed and we are very grateful to you for sharing it. The decor is something we are working on slowly, we are hoping to update it over the winter, for now we are settling with keeping it simple and clean. Watch this space! ;) Bex
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newquay
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic value for money”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Superb quality food, big portions, excellent service. A new venture which deserves to do well. Newquay needs restaurants of this quality. Would recommend to anyone

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank NewquayJankelly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rebecca H, Owner at The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your review Jan, it is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon :) Bex
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant also viewed

 
Newquay, Cornwall
 
Newquay, Cornwall
Newquay, Cornwall
 

Been to The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing