There’s nothing more quintessentially British than feasting on fish and chips with an ocean view. And where better to do it than in one of Cornwall’s most celebrated seaside destinations?
Here in Newquay, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect, traditional fish and chips that would make your grandparents proud. In fact, with our bustling harbour and access to the best local produce around, expect the freshest, flakiest battered fish and fluffy chips that Cornwall has to offer.
Whether you’re a local or you’re just visiting for the week, enjoying fish and chips in Newquay is an institution – which is why there are so many options to choose from. Don’t worry, though, we’ve summed up the best spots, right here.
Rick Steins: Wave watching at Fistral Beach
You can find Rick Stein’s overlooking Newquay’s popular surfing beach of Fistral, and, today, the restaurant is a hot spot for beachgoers looking for a tasty lunchtime bite. Located at the top end of the beach, the restaurant has a veranda with outdoor seating, which is ideal for watching those waves crash in – come summer or winter.
Don’t forget to make the most of a variety of homemade sauces and dips, including tartar sauce and aioli for that extra bit of flavour.
Francine’s Fish & Chips: Newquay’s prettiest beach spot at Lusty Cove
It’s not just about the food – it’s about the experience, too. That’s why taking your fish and chip supper to Lusty Cove could be the cherry on top of your visit to Newquay.
The walk down to the beach is a steep one (be warned!), but the view is worth it when you’re feasting on Francine’s Fish & Chips and watching the sun go down. As Newquay’s prettiest cove, we would absolutely recommend adding this one to the bucket list!
The Harbour Chippy: Watch life go by at Newquay Harbour
If you enjoy a spot of people watching while you eat your dinner, head to the Harbour Chippy. Here, you can take a moment to enjoy your food and watch as life goes on in the harbour below.
Watch as the fishing boats sail in and out of the harbour, while families jump in for a dip at high tide. There’s plenty of life happening here, and this is your chance to take a break and enjoy the view.
Jon Bouys: Enjoy the views and bustle at Towan Beach
Located in the heart of town and at the top of Towan Beach, Jon Bouys is a popular destination for fish and chips, with views over the coast and across to Watergate Bay. Sit here on a summer’s day to make the most of the holiday buzz, or easily access the beach to enjoy your meal on the sand.
Flounders: Make the most of Newquay’s popular Killacourt
This family-run fish and chip shop has been a Newquay staple for 14 years, and is perfect for those looking to grab a takeaway and enjoy their food at the Killacourt – a newly-revamped green space in the heart of Newquay.
Sit on the grass here and enjoy your meal with stunning ocean views and, if you time it right, enjoy the many events happening here throughout the year (including live music on the band stand!).
Lewinnick Lodge: Panoramic views from Pentire Headland
Soak up the panoramic sea views at Lewinnick Lodge when you tuck into our catch of the day at Lewinnick Lodge. A step up from your usual takeaway, enjoy light, battered fish, paired with minted-crushed peas, triple cooked chips, lemon and tartare sauce.
Our ocean-facing restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows where you can make the most of the view no matter the weather (perfect for those who love a spot of storm-watching with their food). Or why not step out onto our cliff-side terrace, where you can enjoy your fish and chips with a crisp white wine in the last warm rays of the day? Book your table today.
The Plume of Feathers: A rural dining experience in the heart of Cornwall
If you’re looking for a proper country pub dining experience, look no further than The Plume of Feathers. Located in the heart of Cornwall in the quiet village of Mitchell (a short drive from Newquay), our 16th Century coaching inn offers a charming rural foodie experience, and is regularly celebrated for its hearty fish and chip dinner.
Did you know The Plume is also the perfect base for those adventuring around Cornwall, no matter the season? Book your stay here and plan your Cornish country getaway this summer.