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The Boathouse

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$$ - $$$
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South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
+44 1637 874062
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told to go there for fish and it didn't disappoint. A fairly quiet Monday evening but a lovely atmosphere overlooking the harbour. Staff brilliant, fish and chips brilliant too. Varied menu for the more adventurous. Definitely be back!

Thank mick H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I found this place on trip advisor as we were searching especially for a fish restaurant. The menu drew us here and I am so glad we made the right choice. We pretty much had all of the starters to share and my word they really were stunning!! Best fish I have ever had. Cooked and seasoned... More 

Thank Kimberlina1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived quite late on a Tuesday night, had not booked but restaurant only had one other table of diners. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the views of the small harbour are stunning. The service was good and the waitress was very friendly. I went with two friends and we all ordered the same meal, scallops to start and... More 

Thank carolinedoh
Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal whilst on a girls weekend away and found this a perfect place for a seafood lover! The food was excellent and very fresh with the crab and lobster being selected from the pools just outside! Despite the rain the view was lovely too overlooking the harbour. They had no problems accommodating 12 of us and... More 

Thank rachdean2017
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by locals to come here and we were glad they sent us. Leaving it until late afternoon to enquire about availability was not the wisest option. With the restaurant being booked out until 9pm, we were told to leave our name and they would contact us should availability open. Thinking this would not happen, we got the... More 

Thank Sean C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never usually write reviews but this truly is a hidden gem in Cornwall! The staff were attentive and warming, with the food being absolutely perfect! Me and my partner had a massive platter full of lobster, crab, and mussels in a creamy sauce..which we both enjoyed getting our hands dirty with the tools and learning how to remove the... More 

Thank Goldielocksssss
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You couldn't wish for a better location than the Boathouse in Newquay, it's right on the harbour wall overlooking fishing boats. The wooden structure is cosy and rustic. When we arrived it was packed with diners and that's always a good sign. The four of us all had the Hake on bed of herb mash...excellent. On the way in there... More 

Thank johnmelhuish
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this understated restaurant by accident on our first night here. Wow! Friendly staff, and seafood so fresh you walk past it on your way in, still swimming! Rick Stein, eat your heart out. This place is rustic, stunning food and with all the relaxing party atmosphere that Rick used to have before he became famous. The lobster is... More 

Thank Tony01UK
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by chance as was in the car on the way to a hotel and our dogs needed a run, so it was the nearest stretch of sand. They loved their run and when settled back into the car, my other half suggested lunch here. It was perfect. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was tasty... More 

Thank Bluehousebysea
Bangkok, Thailand
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were quite disappointed in Boathouse after being quite expectant. My wife was looking forward to Oysters which had run out then ordered another dish, also run out. We really should have run out then ourselves, but persevered. Restaurant was chokka and we were at the end next to a family enjoying a very noisy and active. Kids running around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$67
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 874062

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?