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“50th Birthday Treat”

The Breaks Tolcarne Beach Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #32 of 231 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newquay, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“50th Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Booked a couple of days in advance for the wife's birthday. Firstly this restaurant is in a fantastic position practically on the beach. We had a prawn and chilli starter which was delicous. A little messy but the waitress brought over a bowl to wash our fingers.

My wife has the plaice for main course and I had the sea bass with risotto. Both were excellent and to cap it off they serve chilled San Miguel.

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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“May bank holiday weekend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the 137 steps down to and back up after a few nice cold beers and The Mezze board! Delicious and plenty for one person!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location, that's about it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Worth the effort to get down to the beach, the restaurant is located in a lovely location. The staff are friendly but since we (7 people) came on a busy night, the service was slow to get to us and rushed when they did. The knowlegde about the menu and drinks was limited and regularly the staff had to go back to the bar/ chef to get more details. I ordered the sirloin steak for a pricey 18 pounds which should put it at a higher end quality....this was not the case. Requested rare, it came medium and although it has a good flame grill taste it was a very small steak and too chewy, side plate red onion mix was small and too bitter...the chips were lovely as a positive. Friends had similar reviews on their dishes which included more of a fish and seafood variety. I think the price hike is purely down to location and so on a hot sunny summers day this will probably be worth it, but for an evening meal after the sun has gone down, the mediocre quality of the food does not justify the high prices.

Thank peekabooroo
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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed just off Tolcarne Beach and spent a couple of nights drinking at Breaks. The service is excellent and all the staff are very nice and the view couldn't be much better either, for the patio overlooks the sea and is just about the perfect place to have a beer!

Visited April 2014
Thank DanC87
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16 reviews
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“Mixed review! ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table for 8, 3 weeks before but when we turned up they didn't have our booking. It didn't matter there was only 1 other table eating so plenty of room. Starters of ribs were average, tasted like the ones you can buy in Aldi.
There was a vegetarian with us & not one veggie option on the menu, when we asked the waitress who checked with the chef we were given one option of a vegetarian stir fry, not very imaginative. This was literally vegetables with a sweet chilli sauce and noodles. The steak was well cooked with no complaints. 2 had the chowder which went down well. The Thai green chicken curry was really bland, no spice at all and just a really watery sauce, the chicken was generous but way over cooked and dry, with noodles & sundries tomatoes??? I was really disappointed.
I don't think I will go back out of choice which is a shame as it's a great location

Thank Clariscoop1983
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