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The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, , Seafood
39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
+44 1637 850007
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sunday roast” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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British, Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable evening here , live band were playing, they were really good, And a young girl called Emily sang too,. Drinks reasonably priced, have been told that the food here is exceptional but we only had drinks.

Thank SotonJust
Reviewed 29 October 2017

As we live locally we have visited the Dolphin in the past and throughly enjoyed their Sunday lunch, today was not comparable, the menu stated stuffing with the belly pork which did not materialise, the broccoli was raw I enjoy broccoli with a little crunch...More

Thank mjp256518
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Waitresses were very efficient, sadly was not impressed with my dish of mussels over indulged with cream and burnt bread, a salad thrown on a plate albeit in a pretty pattern, no dressing. Very disappointed. Main course mussels overpriced, hence my choice as a starter...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best roasts I've had around Cornwall, everything was perfect. Great starters and a perfectly cooked calimari 👌 definitely recommend this place for a Sunday meal.

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been to the Dolphin bar & restaurant this evening on my own. When i made a booking on the phone the gentleman was very helpful. The waitress was very accommodating, happy and lovely. The food came quickly and it was delicious!! I had...More

1  Thank Eve W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Went here late season and like everywhere else the crowds had diminished as the kids had gone back to school - excellent!! We didn't eat here as we'd already booked elsewhere but the food we saw at close quarters looked good and smelled great and...More

Thank pr0ccy
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I saw some terrible reviews on here for this restaurant, but we tried it due to a personal recommendation. The service was good, the food was excellent, the staff were friendly. the atmosphere was good. The only slight disappointment was that there was no longer...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was a favourite of mine whist serving in The RAF in Newquay back in the early 70's. It used to be a very romantic atmosphere with show case cooking. It has now changed. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The menu is limited,...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Far too expensive for the quality of food but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Don't misunderstand me, the food was ok but that's it and all I can say was very disappointing.

2  Thank ciboz1
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Visited with a huge party of 17 after booking in advance. The staff could not have been more helpful on the phone and the Sunday lunches were amazing. A few of us have eaten here previously and always enjoyed the food which is cooked well,...More

Thank corinnenuttall
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14 March 2015|
Response from Jane J | Property representative |
Hello! Our menus can be found on our website, a Google search for Dolphin Newquay Menu will provide the menus page. We hope that helps! With kind regards, Jane Jakeman The Dolphin Bar & Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 31
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Fore Street, Newquay TR7 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 850007
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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.
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