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


You’re in a dog friendly apartment, above a dog friendly beach, in a dog friendly town, do you want to eat your fish and chips out of paper on a bench on Killacourt? If you do that’s a great choice and one that we have made ourselves but it’s not your only option. For something a little more sophisticated  may we suggest you ring Aaron Janes and book a table for you and your dog. Its one of our favourite restaurants.  

If you do decide to book please tell them if you are bringing a dog, as they have two rooms, one is for people who don’t like dogs!!!
Overlooking the harbour and with views across 7 beautiful beaches this is something not to be missed.

Aaron`s philosophy is keep it simple but elegant and when working with the great fish that we have in Newquay, this means you are in for something a little special. Try Spider Crab Claws,and Gremolata Butter to start or make a meal of Roast Pollock, Shellfish Mash, Piperade, Mussel and Chorizo Flamand. Not quite full ? Orange Brioche Pudding and Clotted Cream.  

Aaron is one of our local celebrities, having appeared on TV but more importantly headlining in the Newquay Fish Festival and in raising funds for the RNLI.

You’re on holiday treat yourself to some 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 there is.Serving food from 6 pm until 9.30 pm. Open for drinks until  11.30 pm

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 full of your favourite seafood tapas dishes but with a special Fish Bar spin.

Plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices. 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 well catered for as well with white bait 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 Newquay`s newest restaurants but it is already carving out 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 page after page of options but a select group of specially selected dishes that are prepared to order not pulled from a hot plate . Whenever possible the menu is showcasing  Cornish foods from Cornish suppliers 

Whilst your here you have to sample some of the expertly created cocktails that are available 

24 – 26 Fore st  TR7 1LN

Tel. 01637 856024

Thanks to Cove 24 for the images 

Bush Pepper



Australia meets Cornwall at Bush Pepper but don`t expect lots of novelty dishes on the menu it is an  influence from down under not a take over bid. 

Bush Pepper has  a sophisticated  menu with only a brief nod to the British idea of  Australian  cuisine.

Kangaroo steaks are there as is damper but so is  wild mushroom linguine with chilli cream, tempura oyster mushrooms , pangrattato, parmesan and lemon.  They also do small and large plates so  you can have a Tapas style meal  if you prefer.

Perhaps you should stick to the small plate anyway. The home made dessert menu is a bit special and should not be missed because you have over indulged on your main course.

The drinks menu is the only place you will find a majority of Australian items but with the modern Australian wines being so good that is hardly surprising!  

Lots of gluten free and vegan options available.  

6 Fore Street TR7 1LN

Tel. 01637 852530

Thanks to Bush Pepper for the images.

The Boathouse


The Boathouse is a relaxed street food market in Newquay Harbour, offering fresh Cornish seafood and a varied selection of global fare. Behind the bar they serve a menu of Cornish lager & Cider, good wines, lovely cocktails and barista coffee plus a delicious selection of chilled soft drinks.

They don’t take bookings so just go down and find a table on their covered decking, converted lobster tanks, outside seating or one of their picnic tables on the beach. All food is served in recyclable takeaway boxes so you’re welcome to bring a picnic blanket and get set up on the beach in our beautiful harbour.

Personally i think this is a great idea allowing lots of diverse foods to be served to you in a relaxed setting. Eating on the beach like this is a luxury that you have to experience.

One of our more laid back restaurants that fits in perfectly with beach culture.

South Quay TR7 1HR

Thanks to The Boathouse for the images

The Fish House Fistral

The Fish House Fistral


You’re at the sea side, fish restaurants are going to be high on the agenda. With so much great fish readily available, Newquay is bound to attract some top fish chefs.

Paul Harwood is a case in point. 25 years in Cornwall has made him a keen surfer, 14 years working with Rick Stein in Padstow has honed his skills as a seafood specialist. Call in at lunch for an open fish finger sandwich or Cornish crab with homemade mayonnaise.

 Dog friendly at lunch time, and with great views of the famous Fistral beach, it’s definitely a treat that you should try.

In the evening try Balinese skewered monkfish, or an Indian fish curry. You could go for a rib eye steak, but with all this super fresh fish I personally would think it a lost opportunity.

One of the best fish restaurants you will find.

Unit 5 International Surf Centre, Fistral Beach TR7 1EW

Tel. 01637 872085

Thanks to The Fish House Fistral for the images.



The husband and wife team at Kahuna have been working in restaurants for thirteen years and consistently deliver high quality, Pan Asian food. Inspired by their travels throughout the world, Ryan and Kelly have developed their own style of Asian menu.

If you enjoyed a meal last year and are hoping to order the same again, then there could be a problem as the menu changes frequently to ensure it is the best available option.
Kahuna don’t have “the vegetarian option” they have a range of great food much of which comes as a vegetarian or vegan option.

If you are ordering a takeaway, remember to quote code: “KAHUNAKIDS” (kids eat free).
Have a look at the deserts menu, it’s a bit special.

Station Approach TR7 2NG

Tele. 01637 850440

Thanks to Kahuna for the images

Rick Stein Fistral

Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach

Rick Stein, Fistral is casual and laid-back where you’ll find Rick’s famous fish & chips on the menu as well as flavours from India and the Far East.

Cod, haddock and lemon sole all feature as well as fish chilli burgers and Rick’s famous homemade tartare sauce, aioli and authentic curry sauce. Dishes inspired by Rick’s travels include Goan chicken curry, lamb karahi, pad Thai noodles, nasi goreng and vegetable makhanawala.
Dog friendly at all times , they don`t take advance bookings but turn round times are quite good and you can always go eat on the beach at busy times. 
Did we mention the view? I guess it goes without saying it`s pretty good

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 and 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 made in Cornwall.

I have to be honest and say 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 up date. 

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 its Sizzling Fajitas,Enchiladas topped with spring onions & melted cheese or Prime 10oz Cornish Rump Steaks you can be sure that this family friendly restaurant wont disappoint.

If your in the mood for a celebration then try one (or more) of their delicious cocktails. 

East St TR7 1DB

Tel. 01637 870350

Thanks to Senor Dicks for the images