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Newquay Restaurant Guide

by Jeffa

Newquay’s restaurant scene has exploded in last few years, leaving us spoilt for choice on where to eat. To make the most of your stay and explore what’s on offer we’ve included a range of our favourite spots to grab a bite in the evening (all tried and tested!).

Pizza Jockeys

Whilst Fore Street cafe serves your brunch needs during the day, by night it opens it’s doors as a pizzeria, serving sourdough based pizzas garnished with an array of toppings.

Best for: Pizza!, Late Opening for food

Location: Fore Street Cafe, Fore Street, Newquay

Newquay Street food on the Beach (The Harbour)

Going out as a group? Can’t decide amongst yourselves what to eat? The Newquay Harbour is a fantastic option. It has a range of independent food trucks with cuisines from around the world serving all things from locally sourced fish, to Thai Takeaway and Mexican tacos n’ tings (there’s even a waffle truck). It’s a cosy nook of Newquay to nestle into and view the  expanses of ocean, from Newquay bay all the way to Trevose Lighthouse. 

Best for: Sea Views, Street Food, Catering for all needs

Location: Newquay Harbour, S Quay Hill

A selection of independent food catering trucks. 

The Stable 

The stable at the North end of Fistral Beach is renowned for it’s menu of Pizzas, Pies and Ciders (+ fresh salads). Another spot where you can grab a view of the ocean whilst feasting on delicious nourishment. 

Best for: Pizzas, Pies and Ciders

Location: North Fistral, Headland Road, Newquay (Parking available at North Fistral)

Small restaurant chain

Rick Stein Fistral

If the stable doesn’t quite take your fancy but you still fancy sea views over Fistral Beach then Rick Steins fish and chips might just tickle your taste buds. Afterall, you are at the British seaside so Fish + Chips might be a tick off on your holiday checklist. Beware of the Seagulls, they are notorious over the summer season for stealing from unsuspecting beach goers. 

Best for: Fish and Chips, Takeaway, Sea Views

Location: North Fistral, Headland Road, Newquay (Parking available at North Fistral)

Restaurant Chain

Gilmores Mexican

Gillmore’s has always been a solid favourite with the local’s since it opened. Before Newquay’s cafe and bar scene exploded in the last few years, Gilmore’s was already providing us with delicious burritos, fully loaded fries balanced with a selection of fresh cocktails. Whilst waiting for food you can jump in on a round of mini golf! 

Best for: Burritos, Mini Golf, Cocktails

Location: Tower Road, Newquay

Local Independent Business


Seaspray is another cafe that turns itself into a restaurant by night. They offer burgers and loaded fries done right. Based at South Fistral, you’ll get maximum opportunity to soak up the coastal views. 

Best for: Sea Views, Burgers and easy free parking

Location: Esplanade Road, South Fistral (Parking available on Esplanade Road)

12 Beach Rd

A relaxed and light atmosphere with views across Newquay Bay, 12 Beach road is a great choice for a mellow evening meal. If you’re unsure of what you’re after, we’re sure you’ll find something on the menu you’d like to eat here. Great for larger groups and will take bookings online.  

Best for: A good all rounder with Burgers, Tacos, Pizzas and “Restaurant Classics”

Location: Beach Road, Overlooking Towan Beach

Independent Business


An Australian take on sushi in a cornish town accompanied by a fusion of asian tastes. We love what Sushea has to offer; whether you fancy bao buns, a poke bowl or your classic sushi spread, there’s definitely something on the menu that will catch your eye. 

Best for: Sushi, Asian fusion dishes

Location: Fore Street, Newquay

Local Independent Business

Lewinnick Lodge

There’s not many places that can rival Lewinnick for it’s location. Located on the end of Pentire Headland you can experience Newquay and the ocean from a different perspective. Lewinnick offers a high quality dining experience with a menu to match. Booking in advance highly advisable. 

Best for: High quality dining experience, seasonal menu, the views

Location: Pentire Headland, Newquay (Parking onsite)

Local independent

Dough Selecta

Most Thursdays we head here for our Surf Sistas social. We’ve chosen Dough Selecta as aregular jaunts for its moorish pizza, good energy and equally delightful drinks menu. If you fancy heading up there early then you can book in for a sauna session at Water and Stone Wild Spa, located on the same site. (The do pizza and sauna deals!). 

Best for: Pizza, large groups, sit in or takeaway

Location: C Space, The Crescent, Newquay

Local Independent


Prow Park, on Trellogan industrial Estate, has become a recent foodie destination spot. From all things brunch, to bakery and street food. We could exhaust this guide with all the places to eat but we suggest you explore the offerings at Prow Park yourself (see their website for full list of food options). One special mention go to Babu, as it offers something a little different. Their modern style kebabs are quite the contrast to the stereotypical connotations the word kebab is associated with. These are kebabs and wraps done right. We strongly advise pre-ordering through their website

Best for: Takeaway street food, Modern Style Kebabs

Location: Prow Park Business Village, Tretherras, Newquay (Parking onsite)

Local independent

If you’ve enjoyed your time out and want the evening to roll on, then check out our guide to pubs and bars in Newquay.