We have so many different types of restaurant in Newquay it is very hard to offer a complete guide. All we can do is tell you that we or some of our guests have recommended the ones that we list here. Restaurants in Newquay range from  traditional British to Japanese and from steaks to vegan we are sure you will find one to your taste. Competition is fierce so only the best survive.  

The Harbour Fish And Grill

The Harbour Fish And Grill



If you’re staying in a dog-friendly apartment above a dog-friendly beach in a dog-friendly town, do you really want to eat your fish and chips out of paper on a bench at Killacourt? While it’s a great choice, and one that we’ve made ourselves many times, there are other options. For something more sophisticated, we recommend calling Aaron Janes and booking a table for you and your furry friend at The Harbour Fish and Grill, one of our favourite restaurants.If you decide to book, please let them know if you’re bringing a dog, as they have a room for people who prefer a dog-free environment. Overlooking the harbour, with views across seven beautiful beaches, it’s an experience not to be missed.
Aaron’s philosophy is to keep it simple yet elegant when working with the great fish we have in Newquay. This means you’re in for something special. Start with the Spider Crab Claws with Gremolata Butter or indulge in a main course of Roast Pollock, Shellfish Mash, Piperade, Mussel, and Chorizo Flamand. If you’re not quite full, the Orange Brioche Pudding with Clotted Cream is a perfect dessert to fill a gap.
Aaron is a local celebrity, having appeared on TV and headlined the Newquay Fish Festival while raising funds for the RNLI.
You’re on holiday, so why not treat yourself to real food cooked by a respected chef?

Tel.  01637 839308

North Quay Hill TR7 1HF 

Thanks to The Harbour Fish and Grill for the images.



Toast is technically a wine bar, but we have put it in our Restaurant section because the food is so good.
Family-run and independent, this is one of the best Tapas restaurants in Newquay. They serve food from 6 pm until 9.30 pm and are open for drinks until 11.30 pm.
Toast has a great atmosphere with friendly staff serving good food, at reasonable prices.
Look out for the midweek tapas specials or the gin-tasting board.

Dog friendly

Tel. 01637 871252

Central Square TR7 1EU 

Thanks to Toast for the images 

The Fish Bar Newquay


The Fish Bar Newquay specialises in seafood tapas, friendly service and dogs. The menu is packed with your favourite seafood tapas dishes but with a Fish Bar spin put on them.
With plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices, nobody is left out. With all of the dishes coming with a raciones option for those who want to share, this is a great place for a family get-together.
Your best mate is also well catered for, with whitebait dog tapas, water, and a nice mat to lie on.

Morfa Hall , Cliff Rd TR7 1SG

Tel. 01637 874152

Thanks to The Fish Bar for the images.

Cove 24


Cove 24 is one of the newest restaurants in Newquay, but it has already established an enviable reputation. Whether you visit the lounge, terrace, or restaurant and bar, you can be sure that you are in the hands of knowledgeable staff.
The menu doesn’t offer pages and pages of options, but a select group of specially chosen dishes that are prepared to order, not pulled from a hot plate. Whenever possible, the menu showcases Cornish foods from Cornish suppliers. While you’re here, you must sample some of the expertly crafted cocktails that are available.

24 – 26 Fore st  TR7 1LN

Tel. 01637 856024

Thanks to Cove 24 for the images 

Bush Pepper


t Bush Pepper, Australia meets Cornwall in a fusion of flavours, but don’t expect an overwhelming number of novelty dishes. Instead, the menu offers a sophisticated selection with a brief nod to traditional Australian cuisine. You’ll find kangaroo steaks and damper, as well as wild mushroom linguine with chilli cream, tempura oyster mushrooms, pangrattato, parmesan, and lemon. They also offer small and large plates, making it easy to enjoy a tapas-style meal.
Make sure to save room for the homemade desserts, which are a must-try after indulging in your main course. The drinks menu is where you’ll find a majority of Australian items, including a great selection of modern Australian wines.
Whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, or have other dietary needs, Bush Pepper has plenty of options to accommodate. With exceptional food and drinks, this restaurant has quickly earned a reputation as one of Newquay’s best dining spots.

6 Fore Street TR7 1LN

Tel. 01637 852530

Thanks to Bush Pepper for the images.

The Boathouse


The Boathouse in Newquay Harbour is a casual street food market that offers a variety of global cuisine and fresh Cornish seafood. Visitors can enjoy a selection of Cornish lagers and ciders, wines, cocktails, barista coffee, and chilled soft drinks at the bar.

As they don’t accept bookings, simply head down and find a table on their covered decking, outside seating, converted lobster tanks, or one of their picnic tables on the beach. All dishes are served in recyclable takeaway boxes, making it easy to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy your food on the beach.

This concept is perfect for enjoying a diverse range of foods in a relaxed setting. Dining on the beach is a luxury that must be experienced, and The Boathouse is a great choice for a laid-back restaurant that complements the beach culture.

Don’t miss out on this unique dining experience!

South Quay TR7 1HR

Tel. 01637 874062

Thanks to The Boathouse for the images

The Fish House Fistral

The Fish House Fistral


When you’re at the seaside, fish restaurants are a must-visit, and Newquay has plenty of excellent fish chefs. Paul Harwood is a prime example. He’s been in Cornwall for 25 years and is an avid surfer. He honed his seafood skills while working with Rick Stein in Padstow for 14 years.
Stop by for lunch and try the open fish finger sandwich or Cornish crab with homemade mayonnaise. The Fish House is dog-friendly at lunchtime, and the breathtaking views over Fistral Beach are a real treat.
In the evening, savour Balinese skewered monkfish or Indian fish curry. While they do offer a rib-eye steak, it seems like a missed opportunity with so much super-fresh fish available.
This is one of the best fish restaurants you’ll come across, and if you check out their website, you’ll find an impressive list of awards.

Unit 5 International Surf Centre, Fistral Beach TR7 1EW

Tel. 01637 872085

Thanks to The Fish House Fistral for the images.



Kahuna’s dynamic husband and wife duo have spent over a decade refining their craft in the restaurant industry and consistently serving top-notch Pan Asian cuisine. Drawing inspiration from their global travels, Ryan and Kelly have crafted a unique Asian-inspired menu that is constantly evolving.
Don’t expect the same old dishes year after year, as the menu is frequently updated to offer only the freshest and most delicious options available. Rather than having just one vegetarian option, Kahuna boasts an extensive range of delectable dishes that are often vegetarian or vegan-friendly in their own right.
And don’t forget to save room for dessert! Kahuna’s dessert menu is simply divine.

Station Approach TR7 2NG

Tele. 01637 850440

Thanks to Kahuna for the images

Rick Stein Fistral

Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach
Rick Stein Fistral is a casual and laid-back restaurant that serves Rick’s famous fish and chips alongside dishes that are inspired by flavours from India and the Far East. You will find cod, haddock, lemon sole, fish chilli burgers, and Rick’s famous homemade tartare sauce, aioli, and authentic curry sauce on the menu. Other dishes that are inspired by Rick’s travels include Goan chicken curry, lamb karahi, pad Thai noodles, nasi goreng, and vegetable makhanawala.
The restaurant is dog-friendly at all times, and while they don’t take advance bookings, the turnaround times are excellent. At busy times, you can always take your food to the beach and enjoy the stunning view.

Fistral Beach  TR7 1HY

Tel. 01841 532700

Thanks to Rick Stein Fistral for the images

Butchers Bistro


The basics for a good restaurant are simple; Great produce, well cooked. Then you have a winning formula. At Butchers Bistro, they understand this, which is why the fish is Cornish, the meat is Cornish, and much of the bar stock is also Cornish.
I have to be honest and say that we have not visited here yet, but one of our guests had an anniversary meal here and highly recommended it. Watch this space for an update.

Cliff Rd TR7 2ND

Tel. 01637 874470

Thanks to Butchers Bistro for the images 

Senor Dicks


For over 20 years, Senor Dicks has been Newquay’s favourite Mexican restaurant. Whether it’s Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas topped with spring onions & melted cheese or Prime 10oz Cornish Rump Steaks, you can be sure that this family-friendly restaurant won’t disappoint.
If you’re in the mood for a celebration, try one (or more) of their delicious cocktails.

East St TR7 1DB

Tel. 01637 870350

Thanks to Senor Dicks for the images