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“Proper customer service from the outset!”

The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 233 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: British, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
London, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Proper customer service from the outset!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had booked to eat here on Sunday while we were out searching for somewhere to eat on Saturday night. In the end, we didn't manage to get here as a result of being on the road. The bar and restaurant is warm and welcoming and although we did not actually eat here looks as though there were many satisfied customers. We were in touch with the staff there and they were very accommodating in helping us with our booking.
Small entrance by the arcade, don't miss this one!

Visited April 2014
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easter Sunday”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was visiting Newquay over Easter and stumbled across this great restaurant. We are specifically looking for a roast and this catered perfectly. The staff were polite and friendly and food was excellent. I was at first put off by the front door but once in pleasantly surprised

  • Visited April 2014
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Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely hostess”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Don't be fooled by the outside this place is a tardiss. Good menu something for everyone. A bit slow with the cocktails so the hostess took them off the bill without us even mentioning it. Food was excellent our party raved about the Cornish mussels.
We will be back.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Jo M
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“sunday lunch”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

As usual a lovely Sunday lunch..........friendly service, staff always helpful and cheerful. Large portions......never enough room for a pudding! Always very busy with loads of locals which is a good sign. Sometimes a little wait for the food, but i think its a combination of freshly cooked food, and the number of people eating, so for me its not a problem, (and food is worth the wait). Its great to have somewhere in town that consistently serves lovely Sunday Roast........(we have the vegi option, roast red onion and goats cheese tart)

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food, great service!”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Eaten here a couple of times now and as always, the food is absolutely superb which is complimented by great service!

  • Visited April 2014
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