The best places to eat and drink in Newquay

It’s a given that Newquay’s beaches offer up world-class beach and reef breaks, making it a surfing mecca for many. Not a water-fan? No problem. You’ll find plenty of wonderful gastropubs, restaurants and eateries across Newquay that will keep you preoccupied all holiday long. 

Best Cafe

Box & Barber

Start your day of exploring with a delicious brunch at Box and Barber, located in the hustle and bustle of Newquay town. This unique, Australian-inspired cafe serves dishes such as breakfast burritos, spelt pancakes and colourful smoothies that will fuel any adventure. Did we mention that they also have Da Bara Bakery’s famed almond croissants stocked there?

Best Afternoon Treat

Ladyvale Bakery

We guarantee that Ladyvale Bakery will stop you in your tracks. This bakery is quite the sight, with a display stacked high with meticulously decorated cakes, stuffed cookies, colourful meringues and savoury pastries. We guarantee you won’t be leaving empty handed...

Best Restaurants

The Fish House

Enjoy beautiful seafood at The Fish House, situated in prime position overlooking the famous Fistral beach. The team takes great care in serving up some of the best Cornish seafood - expect local mussels, garlic king prawns and crispy squid. Best served with Fistral’s famed fiery orange sunsets.

Jam Jar Jess at Crantock beach

Crantock beach is in walkable distance from the centre of Newquay and is well worth a visit. Known for being a surfing paradise, this idyllic Cornish village also serves some of the best pizzas and spritz’s in Cornwall. A popular spot with locals, thanks to delicious dishes such as fig and brie pizza, spicy nduja croquettes and dough balls straight from the pizza oven. We promise you'll be dreaming about it forever. 

Best Bar


Tom Thumb Bar

When the sun sets there is only one place to go. Tom Thumb serves exquisite cocktails in their smart bar which is well worth visiting for expertly shaken and stirred beverages. Enjoy their extensive range which includes unusual combinations such as rose and hazelnut, or ask the expert bartenders to mix up a cocktail of your liking. This is a must visit for any cocktail connoisseurs.