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Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
+44 1637 872211
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“potatoes” (6 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful views of the coastline make this an ideal location for an enjoyable high tea or for a leisurely Sunday brunch. The staff were pleasant and friendly.

Thank jimbrody01
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The children were thrilled when we pulled up as they are a massive fan of Roald Dhal and were convinced that if they ordered the soup they would turn into mice! We were sat in a booth by the huge windows that offer amazing views...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Stayed at the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis and ate in Samphire in the morning. Fabulous choice of buffet or off-menu. Amazing Trelawney sausages. Fabulous friendly staff. A view to die for. What more could you ask for.More

Thank JaxGallaghan
TheHeadlandHotel, Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so much for a superb review! A stunning breakfast with a view to die for - I don't think there is a much better combination! Dinner is just as fabulous so please do come back to sample the delights of our Executive Chef...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We ate here whilst staying at the hotel, the menu is quite small but still enough to make you question what you want for dinner for some time. The options are quite fantastic and encourage you to try something new. The service was impeccable. Drinks...More

Thank Aimsrose
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Which dish did you try? Our house menu complemented with our A la Carte does give the perfect amount of choice and all absolutely yummy! I look forward to seeing you back at The Headland to...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Quiet night for the restaurant as it is the low season probably, we handed up to the bar. We have been served amazing cocktail made for us from Baptiste, definitely ask him. It was on top 3 of the best cocktail we ever had. Then...More

Thank RomulusVitalis
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you so much - what a review! Your comments have already been shared with Matt, Baptiste and the team. There are certainly more cocktails to try and a new menu in the Samphire and Terrace! I do hope to see you back at The...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

This restaurant deserves all the plaudits that it gets. The menu is interesting and the cooking sublime. Service is cheerful and helpful (Matt was excellent). We ate dinner here on two nights - the menu changed completely from one night to the next - and...More

Thank Leigh C
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Dear Leigh Thank you so much! Your review is simply wonderful and I shall certainly make sure your comments regarding Matt and the kitchen are passed on. I have taken on board your feedback about the Little Headlanders and will make sure we work on...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Being allergic to milk and eggs I had to order ahead. Reasonable number of choices and I have to say the food was amazing! Service wasn’t particularly good, had to wait quite a while from being seated to my partner’s order being taken. Waitress serving...More

Thank Helen C
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Dear Helen Thank you so much for your review and for your feedback on the service. Please be assured I will pass your comments onto the Restaurant Manager. Do come back to try other dishes we have available on that menu - all of which...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Staying in one of the Chalets at this 4 star hotel and had a meal in the restaurant. Positive - Nice Ambience, Tables nicely apart, Food expertly cooked and presented. Manager friendly. Negatives - Had to wait very many minutes before being acknowledged at the...More

Thank 206franciscan0211
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for your review. Absolutely not normal for the Samphire - we are very proud of the service and team however it does sound like a few teething problems with a new member of the team which we will rectify. Your feedback is most...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We're staying at the Headland hotel and thoroughly enjoying our stay. Yesterday we walked down to the restaurant for breakfast and was greeted by friendly staff and had a table overlooking the sea. Amazing. This morning we ordered room service and enjoyed our full Cornish...More

Thank Darcy T
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Good Morning Darcy Yes - I saw you lovely note on the card this morning : ) I am delighted you are enjoying your stay and the most important meal of the day so much. The team were delighted to see your message this morning...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty nice, however not the best in town. Service was really slow though, only managed to get one drink throughout a two course meal, we would have easily had more if anyone was there to take our order. Waited a little while for...More

1  Thank Magda C
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Magda Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the delay in responding to you. I am extremely disappointed at the poor and slow service you received during your lunch. I have spoken to the Restaurant Manager who would also like...More

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Helen C
20 October 2017|
Response from Kim E | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for late reply, no code that I’m aware of as it’s pretty much a holiday destination but smart casual for dinner in restaurant I would imagine. Not sure about allergen info but almost certainly can help you. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872211
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Relaxed dining with a stunning ocean view of the the Atlantic Ocean forming a jaw-dropping vista towards the setting sun, this is a relaxed restaurant offering the finest Cornish breakfasts, dinners and Sunday lunches. There is a strong emphasis on serving locally sourced produce, such as Newquay Bay lobster or Carnanton Estate pheasant. You will be served by friendly and knowledgable staff, who have been known to point out dolphins frolicking in the waves outside.
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