A local’s guide to food in Newquay and beyond
If you’re visiting Newquay and the surrounding area, you’ll have a great pick of excellent places to eat. To help you sift through the bunch, we’ve put together a local’s guide to restaurants that are worth making the trip.
Rick Stein, Fistral
You’ve seen the great man on television, so why not pay a visit to his place on Fistral Beach — possibly his most scenic restaurant. In classic Stein-format, the menu offers fish & chips along with dishes inspired by his travels of the Far East. Oh, and it overlooks the beautiful Fistral Beach where the sunsets are just magical.
The Fish House, Fistral
The Fish House restaurant offers the freshest of seafood on a seafront location. Head chef Paul Harwood has also curated a seasonal menu with non-seafood and vegetarian options that are equally as delicious as the extensive fish dishes. They also have a cracking wine menu. All that, and a sea view? What’s not to love!
Bowgie Inn, Crantock
For those looking for something a little more relaxed, try the Bowgie Inn. This place is famous for one thing — the epic view of Crantock Beach and the Pentire Headland. Offering humble pub grub and chilled vibes, this is a great pitstop on a coastal walk, and a great place to take the whole family.
Lusty Glaze Beach Bar and Restaurant
Get a front-row seat to Newquay’s most secluded beach. Offering everything from a cosy-coffee to a seaside supper, Lusty Glaze is a relaxed escape from the hustle and bustle of the town.
Top tip: Lusty Glaze hosts live music every week, all year round — a great backdrop for watching the sun set over the Atlantic.
Scott & Bab’s
Seven miles out of Newquay, near Mawgan Porth – Scott and Babs’ is totally worth the taxi fare. With an ever-changing, spontaneous menu, you could dine on perfectly cooked seafood, deliciously tender meat (often smoked in the barrels you can see outside) or fantastic wood-fired pizzas. Tables fill up super quickly for this gem, so book as soon as you can.