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WAX at Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall

WAX at Watergate Bay

4.0
4
521 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

WAX is Watergate bays newest venue. The Bar and Kitchen offers you a chance to experience amazing food and drink while overlooking the iconic bay.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–21:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:00 Sun 17:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01637 860353

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Newquay

  • Parking Details

    Cornwall Council Carpark opposite WaxFree from 4pm between April-OctFree ALL DAY Nov- March

  • Public Transit

    First Bus A5 Route Newquay-Padstow

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Baked Chorizo & Mozzarella Salad£7.00

    With rocket, cherry tomatoes and pesto dressing

    • Surfers Soup£7.00

      Homemade hearty soup of the day, served with a cheese dipping soldier

      • Crispy Squid£8.00

        Freshly dusted squid with a green salad and sweet chilli dip

        • Mushroom Alfredo£7.00

          Woodland mushrooms in a creamy garlic and cheese sauce served on toasted garlic bread

          • Wax Sharing Platter£14.00

            Peri Peri chicken skewers, spicy beef nachos, mozzarella sticks, seasonal slaw and sweet potatoe fries. Wax Works Great For Sharing

            • Nachos£9.00

              House Special Nachos topped with melted cheese, guacamole, Mexican salsa, sour cream and jalapeno peppers. Wax Works Great For Sharing

              Mains

              • Indonesian Chicken Curry£16.00

                A blend of fresh herbs and spices, chicken breast, butternut squash and coconut milk, served with naan bread, poppadoms and a mango salsa. Vegetarian option available

                • Cod And Chorizo£14.00

                  With bean stew and crusty bread

                  • Wax Burger£12.00

                    Cornish 6oz Beef Burger, Monterey Jack cheese, crispy smoked streaky bacon, lettuce, caramelised red onion and 'Wax Sauce' served with chips and beer battered onion rings

                    • Fish & Chips£13.00

                      Atlantic cod cooked in Skinners beer batter served with chips, minted peas and homemade tartar sauce

                      • Vegetarian Burrito Bowl£11.00

                        Mexican beans, tomatoes, chillies, red onion and spicey brown rice topped with cheese, server with toasted garlic tortilla

                        • Wax Superfood Salad£12.00

                          Spinach and local root vegetables tossed in toasted seeds and feta then dressed with lemon oil. + Grilled chicken or falafel

                          • Mussels Mariniere£15.00

                            Locally sourced mussels served in a creamy white wine, thyme and garlic sauce served with chips and ciabatta

                            • Butternut Burger£11.00

                              Butternut squash, beetroot & goats cheese burger, crispy lettuce, roasted peppers and onions with a garlic mayo

                              • Wax Burger Double Up£16.00

                                Double everything in your burger

                                • Chick Burger£12.00

                                  Chicken breast fillet, smoked streaky bacon, beer battered onion rings, crispy lettuce, tomatoes, pesto mayo

                                  Pizza

                                  • The Watergate£11.00

                                    Parma ham, pineapple and mozzarella

                                    • The Veggy£11.00

                                      Courgette, butternut squash, olives, mozzarella and fresh basil

                                      • The Smokey£12.00

                                        Chicken, smokey streaky bacon, mushrooms roasted peppers and onions, smoky BBQ sauce and mozzarella

                                        • The Bandit£13.00

                                          Spicy beef, mixed fresh chillies, jalapenos, pepperoni, mozzarella

                                          • The Meaty£13.00

                                            Spicy meatballs, pepperoni, ham, ground beef, red onion, mozzarella

                                            • The Cheesy£10.00

                                              Classic cheese pizza

                                              Sides

                                              • Sweet Potato Fries£4.00

                                                • Fries£3.00

                                                  • Garlic Flat Bread / Cheese£5.00

                                                    With garlic butter

                                                    • Onion Rings£4.00

                                                      Crispy rings of onion deep fried in beer batter and served with a smoky BBQ dip

                                                      • Crispy Rocket And Tomato Salad£4.00

                                                        Served with a balsamic glaze

                                                        • Mozzarella Sticks£5.00

                                                          Chunks of mozzarella fried in herby breadcrumbs and served with tomato salsa

                                                          Desserts

                                                          • Double Chocolate Brownie£6.00

                                                            With salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

                                                            • Banoffee Pie£6.00

                                                              Thick toffee pie, topped with chantilly cream, fresh banana, chocolate sauce and toasted almonds

                                                              • Affogato£6.00

                                                                A double shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with crushed amaretti

                                                                • Cornish Sharing Cheese Board£8.00

                                                                  Selection of Cornish cheese, served with an assortment of biscuits, grapes and quince

                                                                  • WAX Ice Cream Sundae£8.00

                                                                    Vanilla & honeycomb with popcorn, marshmallows, toasted nuts & salted caramel sauce. Wax Works Great For Sharing

                                                                    • Chocolate or Cheese Sharing Fondue

                                                                      • 2-4 People£15.00

                                                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                    What 521 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                    4.0
                                                                    4 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4Food
                                                                    • 4.2Service
                                                                    • 4Ambience
                                                                    • 3.7Value

                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                    Loved For

                                                                    • Cornwall

                                                                      Child Friendly

                                                                    • Cornwall

                                                                      Outdoor Eating

                                                                    • Cornwall

                                                                      Scenic View

                                                                    • Cornwall

                                                                      Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                                    1. SK

                                                                      SylwiaK

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                      Lovely spot near the beach. Always friendly staff and good food. Would like a bit more interesting pizza varieties.

                                                                    2. IW

                                                                      IanW

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great food, good service and a lovely view, what’s not to like.

                                                                    3. LH

                                                                      LaurenH

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Loved it as always! Good food and good table location!

                                                                    4. CR

                                                                      ClaireR

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                      overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                      Disappointing, nothing like website makes out. Expensive for what you get. All really greasy :(

                                                                    5. R

                                                                      Rewdi

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food and service as always. Lucky to have on our doorstep

                                                                    6. P

                                                                      Pidge

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fantastic food as always with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Views are stunning also.

                                                                    7. C

                                                                      Colinj865

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                      We’ve been many times over the years. Didn’t like the menu changes and feel that the rises in prices are extreme. There were no pudding options for our allergy child and no one came to ask how our food was or ask if we wanted any more drinks etc either!

                                                                    8. ND

                                                                      NatashaD

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Great food and service, will recommend. The burgers are very good!

                                                                    9. M

                                                                      Marisa

                                                                      Cambridge

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Had a great meal at Wax. Love the new decor. So nice to sit outside but be protected from the elements with the canopy. Will be back.

                                                                    10. GC

                                                                      GillC

                                                                      Surrey

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                      Great location, dog friendly but the online menu didn’t match the actual menu. Cheesy pizza a bit too cheesy for our kids liking. But otherwise great.

                                                                    11. DD

                                                                      DebbieD

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                      Great fun place. Very laid back atmosphere. Dogs very welcome

                                                                    12. MW

                                                                      MadeleineW

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great service although the wait was long for food and noise level quite high as restaurant very busy. Friendly and polite staff - very welcoming. Food delicious and good portion sizes as well as great choices for kids.

                                                                    13. D

                                                                      Danny

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                      Old menu online and not the up to date one, prices have risen from the past few years which is understandable but the quality has gone down....staff were friendly and very helpful.

                                                                    14. NW

                                                                      NickiW

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great place, very attentive staff, bought water for dog & made him feel welcome 🙂

                                                                    15. WK

                                                                      WendyK

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 April 2022

                                                                      overall3food1service3ambience5

                                                                      Over priced, bland meat-feast pizza. Dry chips. Shockingly bad gluten-free pizza. Sent back once as cold in the middle then the 2nd pizza was inedible, like cardboard, hard and tasteless. Don't waste your money. Staff were friendly but didn't care about the quality of the food or our experience. No one acknowledged us when we left. I got the impression this place is just a money spinner, founded on the huge number of passing tourists, lack of places to eat in Watergate Bay and its proximity to the beach. They don't need repeat business. Overall overpriced for beige tasteless frozen food.

                                                                    16. LW

                                                                      LouiseW

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Met up with friends for a walk at Watergate Bay followed by lunch at Wax- very friendly efficient staff, lovely food and nice atmosphere- worth booking a table during school holidays. Very dog friendly- we will be back! Highly recommend a visit

                                                                    17. NG

                                                                      NonaG

                                                                      London

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fabulous place for dinner stayed in the bay for 7 days and ate here 4 times!! Great value and the katsu loaded fries were amazing - really friendly staff and lovely chilled atmosphere minutes from the beach 👍👍

                                                                    18. A

                                                                      Anet

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Food was tasty and service was very pleasant. We ordered burgers which were ok but buns were bit dry for £17 per piece and kids pizzas. In overall, we enjoyed the visit.

                                                                    19. s

                                                                      suzannep

                                                                      Essex

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                      Very misleading when booking as was told very warm on the decking area but was freezing. Was also told we would be able to watch the sunset (which is why we booked it) but cannot see from the restaurant. Queued for ages at the bar to order food. No atmosphere. Food was very goid.

                                                                    20. JC

                                                                      JanC

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Lovely meal and nice atmosphere. Staff friendly and helpful.

                                                                    21. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Always have a great time in Wax. Good food, very attentive staff and a great atmosphere.

                                                                    22. JC

                                                                      JanC

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Great place for a burger and a beer or three!! Really friendly staff.

                                                                    23. BE

                                                                      BEES2020

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                      It took almost an hour for the food to arrive and when it did it was decidedly average, lacking in taste and ‘freshness’ at £16 for a chicken burger I would expect it to be excellent, sadly it was not

                                                                    24. K

                                                                      Kierankw11

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 29 March 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Brilliant atmosphere, lovely views and great customer service. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic, definitely recommend!

                                                                    25. RA

                                                                      RayA

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Booked for two for Mother’s Day lunch, very friendly greeting, great service and food was hot and tasty. Will definitely return

                                                                    26. A

                                                                      Aloxon

                                                                      Oxford

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                      overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                      We regularly visit Wax when staying in the area ..first time been here since the revamp..no longer serving St Austell ales ..Sharps instead..ordered 2 chicken burgers that took a long while ..and really quite disappointing..chicken was dry, not enough sauce or guacamole (as listed), served on smallish rectangular plates ..so chips etc disappeared over the edge! V expensive now for what you get ..much better places more locally ..a great shame as used to be really good 😬

                                                                    27. JL

                                                                      JohnL

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Lovely place. Good food and great location. Dog friendly as well which is awesome.

                                                                    28. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Easy simple nice friendly not expensive. Happy client

                                                                    29. J

                                                                      Jack

                                                                      Manchester

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great food and service. Would definitely go back there

                                                                    30. E

                                                                      Ej19

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                      Overpriced for what it is. Pizza is extremely thin and almost on a wrap. Very cold inside

                                                                    31. KC

                                                                      KateC

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                      Great staff and lovely relaxed atmosphere. Totally awesome that you can take dogs there and they are so welcoming. Brilliant service and very tasty food. Now I have a locals card for 20% off it’s great value too. Thank you Wax, we’ll be back!

                                                                    32. KB

                                                                      KateB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                                      overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                      Food had no seasoning. Pizza was sooo thin that it it could hold any toppings. Staff didn’t tell us we had to order at the bar Staff didn’t do any table checks Overpriced for what it was. Watergate Hotel is cheaper with a nicer atmosphere.

                                                                    33. R

                                                                      Rachel

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Great burgers, v tasty and quick service. Would def recommend.

                                                                    34. S

                                                                      Sim76

                                                                      London

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Nice relaxed atmosphere good food and great kids menus

                                                                    35. JI

                                                                      JodyI

                                                                      Yorkshire

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great food and service!

                                                                    36. S

                                                                      Suzyp

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Best restaurant experience in a long time. Superb food.

                                                                    37. KP

                                                                      KatieP

                                                                      Cornwall

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Lovely food with good service. Recommended for families and groups

                                                                    38. NH

                                                                      NickyH

                                                                      Lancashire

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                      Another amazing meal at WAX. Lovely people and great food. Always a fabulous place with a nice atmosphere.

                                                                    39. L

                                                                      Lizzie8

                                                                      Gloucestershire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                      overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                                      The whole place needs updating; tired furnishings and grubby appearance, not to mention the cleanliness of the surroundings. The food is overpriced for the quality of produce.......I guess because it is near the beach and not a great choice of restaurants. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone!

                                                                    40. S

                                                                      Sarah

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                      We took advantage of the 50% offer to take the dog away from the proximity of the firework display at NQY sports centre. Very good value and the food was great. However we waited ages to be asked if we wanted a drink and I actually went to the bar thinking it was still order there! Strange concept to ‘take a photo’ of the menu before sitting down snd can hardly read it on my phone. Husband finished his beer but had to ask for another … never offered. Plates so small and chicken burger so big had to dismantle it onto a napkin. Just little things to consider but as locals who recommend restaurants regularly need to be really on it in this competitive market. Manager very friendly and nice touch bringing the dog a bowl of water but staff need a bit more training.

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                                                                    WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4 stars by 521 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                    Booked 9 times today
                                                                    Google Map for WAX at Watergate Bay

                                                                    Watergate Bay Newquay, Cornwall T48 4AB

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Area

                                                                      Newquay

                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                      Daily 11:00–21:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:00 Sun 17:00–19:00

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                      Business Casual

                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                      Cornwall Council Carpark opposite WaxFree from 4pm between April-OctFree ALL DAY Nov- March

                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                      First Bus A5 Route Newquay-Padstow

                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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