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Samphire

Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
+44 1637 872211
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef shin” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was pretty nice, however not the best in town. Service was really slow though, only managed to get one drink throughout a two course meal, we would have easily had more if anyone was there to take our order. Waited a little while for...More

Thank Magda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of the Headlands Hotel. Everything was to the high standards that we expected. Food was inventive and different. Service to our table was very good, albiet that other visitors did find issues to bring to the attention of the staff. It...More

Thank Terry C
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Terry Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your experience so much and I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Headland in the near future. Yours sincerely Lucy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a Storm Watching Cottage Escape package at The Headland Hotel, Newquay which we really enjoyed, with the exception of one element. Our cottage was all that the hotel’s website claims, pure luxury on windy winter’s days with views to match....More

Thank chrismparvin
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read your wife did not enjoy the Salmon. I can assure you, as a confit salmon, it is slowly cooked at a low temperature - cooking it this way yields a delicately flavoured dish...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant on a trip to Newquay for his 21st birthday, I did all the booking and planned the meal as a surprise for him. When we arrived my coat was taken for me and the chair pulled out, the...More

1  Thank ge0rgiah0dgkiss
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Georgia It was a true delight to read your lovely feedback - thank you so much! We are all so glad that your boyfriend's birthday dinner was such a success and that you are still mentally savouring our food. That is the most fantastic...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

First of all I will be honest, I mystery shop and review for a living. However the three times I've stopped for tea here I wasn't working,and I'd rate it the best afternoon tea I've had. They serve afternoon tea on the tiered cake stand,...More

Thank duosceleste
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Wow - what a five star review! Thank you so much. You MUST come back to try the Witches its Excelsor-lent ; ) Best wishes Lucy

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Our first time there for Sunday lunch. A good choice with traditional roast and excellent service backed by soft jazz from a piano and sax duo. Our seven year old granddaughter was well looked after. A very nice ambience.

Thank MichaelH694
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Michael I am delighted to read you enjoyed our Sunday lunch - I will certainly pass on compliments to the whole team. I do hope to see you again at The Headland very soon. Best wishes Lucy

Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is where you take breakfast plenty of choice, ate here a couple of evenings and had the Lamb cooked to perfection the choice of meals on the menu is wide and varied including vegetarian

Thank Lesley H
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Lesley Thank you for a fabulous review - we have just released our new menu so you must come back to sample the new tastes! I do hope to see you back at The Headland very soon. Best wishes Lucy

Reviewed 7 October 2017

All the food is well cooked and presented imaginatively. There is a varied menu with something for everyone. Service is excellent.

Thank Gill H
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Gill You must come back! We have just launched our new menu in Samphire which is even more delicious. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and we hope to see you back at The Headland again soon. Yours sincerely Lucy

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Chose this restaurant for a romantic meal after reading the reviews. Arrived early to be greeted by a fab guy who took our coats, chatted with us and led us to the bar area. Then went to the restaurant - given a choice of delicious...More

Thank 277carinac
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am so sorry to read about such a disappointing service. I also completely agree how frustrating it would have been to be told about the Picanha. Please be assured, this will be further addressed with the Restaurant...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

You seriously need serve hot food, the food is delicious but was only just warm. Breakfast is amazing with great produce but again hardly warm.

Thank j0susie
TheHeadlandHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Samphire, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

I am delighted you found the food delicious but mortified the temperature was not not sufficient. Please be assured this will be addressed with the Chef. Yours Sincerley Lucy

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Response from Kim E | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for late reply, no code that I’m aware of as it’s pretty much a holiday destination but smart casual for dinner in restaurant I would imagine. Not sure about allergen info but almost certainly can help you. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Headland Road | Fistral Beach Complex, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872211
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Description
Relaxed dining with a stunning ocean view of the the Atlantic Ocean forming a jaw-dropping vista towards the setting sun, this is a relaxed restaurant offering the finest Cornish breakfasts, dinners and Sunday lunches. There is a strong emphasis on serving locally sourced produce, such as Newquay Bay lobster or Carnanton Estate pheasant. You will be served by friendly and knowledgable staff, who have been known to point out dolphins frolicking in the waves outside.
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