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Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel

4.7
4.7
99 Reviews
£41 and over
British

The restaurant at Porth Beach Hotel has now closed for the season. We will re-launch for Spring 2022. Watch this space for launch dates, new menus and bookings.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Global, International, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 18:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01637 838225

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Andrew Durham

  • Area

    Newquay

  • Cross Street

    Overlooking Porth Beach, 1.7 miles from centre of Newqauy

  • Parking Details

    Limited parking at rear of Porth Beach Hotel reserved for hotel guests. Pay and display car park opposite the beach promenade at the entrance of Porth Beach Holiday Park

  • Public Transit

    Bus A5 - Newquay to Padstow, exit at Porth Car Park

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cornwall

    Notable Wine List

  • Cornwall

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cornwall

    British

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  1. B

    Ben767

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    The meal started off good with a good amuse bouche apart from a odd red dipping paste which just tasted off. Next came the starters which was the high light of the meal with some fresh scallops served with a pork shoulder which was perfectly cooked and some apple puree, only thing i would say is that the portions of this starting was tiny looked more like a tasting menu than a starter. After this it was the mains which i went for the lobster , first of all the lobster was over cooked and black burn marks on it some how?? Even though it was poached?? The lobster also had a weird saffron taste to it which was totally unneeded, after this i tried the rice which was basically a ball of mush and was so over cooked it was a joke. Also included in this main you get a side order of the curry sauce with the veg which was totally unnecessary do to the curry not going with the lobster anyway. The curry just tasted way too spicy so you could even taste any seasoning the chef put in. Really disappointed with the main especially when you charge an extra £15 for this one and only have 4 mains on the menu they should all be perfect. Next was desert and all credit to the pastry chef the desert did not disappoint, i had the chocolate delice which was incredible but i will say i did try someone else crumble and it had no flavour to it due to it had be over cooked. To finish they bring little chocolate bites and to be honest i wish they kept them in the kitchen due to it taking the lovely flavour of the desert out of your mouth and replacing it sour taste of jelly in your mouth. I dined at this restaurant on 16/10/21 and i will say this i feel the chef is good but needs to reel it in with all the flavours on the main and just check more on what he is sending it because sometimes less is more and you may just say I'm a customer and don't know what I'm talking about however I used to work in a Michelin star kitchen in one of the best hotels in the world so do know a little bit.

  2. FF

    FionaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very beautiful food indeed with great flavours. Loved the concept of smaller tasters mixed in with the courses. Oh, those crab “ice cream cones” and the whipped beetroot and feta, both divine. Top notch service provided by Becky. Andrew deserves to go far with food like this. We will certainly return.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food by Andrew, real art!! Chilled and relaxed atmosphere as usual, thank you for yet another amazing experience.

  4. FS

    FabienneS

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience Food super delicious

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food!!! Good value and drinks reasonably priced. Took my partner there for our first date night after our daughter arrived last Dec - what a great place to start getting back out to eating out!!! Staff were very helpful and friendly - attentive but not suffocating. Will definitely return! Glad we got in without too much fuss before the secret gets out!

  6. WW

    WendyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing evening here every thing was so well thought out with exceptional flavours

  7. a

    ams401

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great prix fixe meal with lots offoods goods we'd never experienced before, emphasizing local fish and shellfish. Even got to tour the kitchen and meet the chef!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing all round

  9. NW

    NickyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food, would highly recommend, 5*

  10. AB

    AntB

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    Amazing food and big gaps between courses. Also were sat in a draft eventually solved by closing a skylight. So near to being lovely but, at this price, expected better.

  11. F

    Food1e

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food the ambiance was great all round good experience.

  12. K

    Kenny

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great view, charming service and absolutely outstanding food. Can’t recommend it enough!

  13. DQ

    DamianQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow !! The best food I've ever eaten,you have got to try this place

  14. CH

    CeriH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty and beautifully prepared food and great service.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was second to none and the service was faultless and you were made so welcome you didn,'t what to leave will go back again.

  16. GA

    GillA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    For a special treat highly recommended. Some may think the choices limited but I thought the choices were very good. The food was fantastic and thankfully enough time left between courses to fully digest and appreciate what you had just eaten. It is in a stunning location overlooking the bay and beach at Porth. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed. If you want huge portions and lots of chips forget it, this is not the place for you!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic all round, our first meal together with friends since 2019 and it reminded us why restaurants need to exist - innovative, fresh, great-tasting food, friendly service and a great atmosphere. Thank you!

  18. LE

    LegalEagle

    Worcestershire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Our meal was underwhelming and we wonder if the main man wasn’t in! This is the second time in a couple of months we had eaten here and the first occasion was great. This time we noticed: The menu choice was more limited. The courses themselves seemed mean and small. I had the beef as the main course and the gravy was eye wateringly salty. A choice of 2 sweets was poor. Sorry but if this restaurant is going to complete with the big boys it’s going to have to up its game. Regards Chris B

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, lovely view and nice surroundings with friendly efficient service! The food was great and the main courses being the stand out dishes here! The beef and plaice we had were both so good with depth of flavour and amazing sauce cookery. A master chef for sure! We really enjoyed it and would recommend. The hotel looks nice too so may well be back Thank you

  20. JR

    JoyceR

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely Fabulous. We were delighted to support a former Forces personnel with his new venture and wish him every success. The evening set menu was divine in every respect accompanied by delightful serving staff, Kirsty and Becky. Stunning setting. A credit to all. If I had to choose a last meal ever I would wish Andrew Durham to cook it! Congratulations on having the courage to set up a fantastic new venture in such difficult times.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the set menu on our second night and it was an amazing experience. The very high quality of Andrew's dishes was presented to us by a extremely friendly and cheerful team who made sure our evening went with a smile. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending the restaurant and extremely relaxing hotel to anyone.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere was lovely but the menu is very restrictive. We hadn’t appreciated that there would only be a limited set menu to choose from which meant we had very little choice and had to order more food than we really wanted. Nice experience and staff were friendly but it pays to be aware of the menu before booking.

  23. PC

    PennyC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    When we arrived the place was nearly empty due to last minute cancellations. We also realised the menu wasn’t appropriate for our teenage son but we were lucky that as it was quiet our waitress asked if the chef could make something off menu which he did. Our waitresses were great - very knowledgable on what was being served coupled with a stunning view. The food was faultless and very tasty - more expensive than our other meals but it was a real treat and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Son’s quote was the best steak he has ever eaten. Thanks again and good luck for the summer season ahead of you.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal personal experience x

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girlfriends birthday , amazing food and service

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic menu, delicious food. Great venue, brilliant service. Highly recommend.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience from start to finish, great staff, beautiful atmosphere and views, amazing level of food from Andrew who gave the time to ask for feedback on his cooking. Definitely one to return too

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Friendly staff and delicious food (lobster dish was absolutely superb!)highly recommended!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The restaurant was beautiful and the staff were incredibly attentive and kind! We went for my parents anniversary and they had a fabulous time. Sadly the food for us was not up to scratch. The food had some beautiful elements but there were some definite faults. Both my partner and I found the starters to be really interesting but the cocktails were not up to par and the mains for both of us were too salty and sadly disappointing. Make a couple improvements and we’d return! If not, book a table at a restaurant in falmouth.

  30. MS

    MrSQ

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly staff. Very much enjoyed my evening and of course the fabulous food.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After struggling to find somewhere available to eat for my partner's birthday we were recommended Andrew Durham at Porth Beach via this app.Although slightly pricier than our normal eat outs we opted for here.We were not disappointed. From the friendly welcome and the professionalism and knowledge of the staff to the excellent presentation and fabulous tasting food(absolute works of art)we were definitely treated to a luxurious evening,and myself personally tasted things I'd never tasted before.Thank you to all and best wishes for the future Rob and Karen

  32. SH

    SimonH

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner here on opening night since the remodelling of the hotel. A few hiccups along the way but nothing that wouldn’t be expected from any restaurant that’s finding it’s feet. Staff did a wonderful job in looking after us and did their best in situations that were out of their control Food was excellent with an amazing view. I’ll definitely be returning when we are back down in Cornwall I don’t think you’ll find better cooking in the Newquay area Best of luck to the entire team

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening. Food was incredible, staff were very friendly and welcoming, great atmosphere with beautiful scenery.

  34. T

    Trudles

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very accommodating and lovely to speak Andrew himself when he came to the table. Will most definitely return.

  35. NR

    NickR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic experience, met the chef in person. The staff were welcoming and engaging. Would certainly recommend.

  36. N

    Neil

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Exceptional food and hope to hear dine here again when it re opens.

  37. FS

    FabienneS

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best lobster dish ever !!! We had a fabulous dinner and can’t wait to be back

  38. T

    Txxx

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal food was superb. Staff did their very best in the current circumstances to be friendly and helpful

  39. DD

    DeborahD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Warm welcome on a very blustery night. Food was fabulous, service was unobtrusive- just right. Thank you for making our 34th wedding anniversary dinner one to remember

  40. JS

    JamesS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic dining experience and highly recommended

FAQs

Andrew Durham at Porth Beach Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Cross Street

    Overlooking Porth Beach, 1.7 miles from centre of Newqauy

  • Area

    Newquay

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 18:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    British, Global, International, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Limited parking at rear of Porth Beach Hotel reserved for hotel guests. Pay and display car park opposite the beach promenade at the entrance of Porth Beach Holiday Park

  • Public Transit

    Bus A5 - Newquay to Padstow, exit at Porth Car Park

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Andrew Durham

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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