As an avid foodie, the first thing I do when visiting somewhere is research some good food and drink places to visit. For our visit to Newquay, it took a little patience to scroll through the endless surfing photos to find its best bars and eateries, but some collective group searching led us to some great place!
Here are some of the best drink and food places in Newquay, as told by a trustworthy Espresso Martini and food-lover!
1. Box and Barber
One of the best parts of going on holiday, even if only for a little ‘staycay’, is going out for breakfast or brunch. If you’re a fellow brunch-lover and searching for an Instagrammable or good breakfast place in Newquay, Box and Barber is a must-visit.
Their natural food and artisan coffees are the best way to fuel up your day in Cornwall, and if it’s sunny, you can grab a lovely spot outside. It’s so good that we visited twice, and I think that says it all! (You ain’t tasted Avo like it, trust me).
Now this is a restaurant I have been lusting after ever since our visit! Kahuna is a Pan Asian restaurant with rave reviews on Tripadvisor, and for good reason.
They offer an extensive menu of some of your favourite Asian dishes and the flavours are pretty spectacular! We tried their Massaman Curry with Jasmine rice and it’s the best I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve tried a few Massaman in my time! The restaurant itself has a lovely decor and the service is on point, so I can’t recommend this place enough.
3. Lusty Glaze
What better way to enjoy Newquay than with some great food and drinks on one of its most spectacular beaches?! Lusty Glaze’s bar and restaurant is a hidden gem but not one to miss.
Book a table at sunset and you can enjoy some fresh food and lovely wine, and once you’re finished, move to their marquee to watch the sun go down and listen to some live acoustic music. It’s the definition of vibey! We were lucky enough to visit on the most beautiful sunny evening and it’s one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.
4. Tom Thumb
There really is only one cocktail bar to be at in Newquay and that’s, without a doubt, Tom Thumb.
This quirky bar oozes character and their unique cocktail menu won’t disappoint, but their Espresso Martini is undoubtedly the main event! Classing itself as a speak-east, its owners and bar tenders both have such a passion for great drinks and they’re always on hand to offer advice on events going on in the local area!
5. 55 Yards
This micro-brewery and bar is hidden down a side street but well worth putting into your maps. It’s slap bang in the middle of Newquay’s town centre and is a great spot to try their very own gin in a great environment.
It’s close to one of Newquay’s beaches so a great stop off on your way to or from the waves! Don’t worry if you don’t like gin, they have plenty to offer all drink preferences.
6. 12 Beach Road
If you’re exploring Newquay, you’ll need some good grub to fuel your visit! 12 Beach Road is a fantastic beach-side lunch spot with a pretty great brunch and lunch menu. From tacos to burgers and fish finger sandwiches, their tasty offerings are made all the better if you manage to bag yourselves a seat on their lower or upper terrace. Views for days!
This was our last lunch spot before heading home and it was a great place to catch the last of the Newquay sun before heading back to Yorkshire!
So, if you’re planning a trip to Newquay, get these establishments on your must-visit list. It must also be said, visiting Cornwall in September is a great time of year to visit. The temperatures are fantastic and there was a great atmosphere without it being too busy. I think it definitely helped to visit after the school holidays were over too!