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WAX at Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall

WAX at Watergate Bay

4.1
4.1
559 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.

If your looking for a table of 6 or more please give us a call 01637 860353

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2 people

21:00


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

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What 559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Child Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Hot Spot

  • Cornwall

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal in a great location - definitely recommend
  2. NB

    NickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and I love paying at the bar, so that there isn’t any unnecessary waiting!
  3. JD

    JamesD

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We booked a table at 8pm, understandable they were very busy, 45 minutes delay on food, I had the chicken burger , bun was over toasted, part of bottom of the bap was so bad that you could not eat it, the bacon was so burnt you could smap it. No table check , chef was clearly not checking food and the strain was showing. Only offered a free dessert , which we did not take.
  4. ST

    SamanthaT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointing experience after Wax was recommended to us. Average food, average service & price was high for what we had. I wouldn’t rush back again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food & atmosphere good
  6. JS

    JamesS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good solid option for family meal. Slower service when really busy. Worth a go for sure.
  7. h

    htsurrey

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Big burgers!! great spot by the bay, we were upstairs, great for people watching, staff friendly, toilet clean. Would go back.
  8. n

    nickb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely to see Wax back at their best. Without the covid staycation customers from last year who just didn't get Cornwall and did nothing but moan the staff can really feel appreciated and shine. Such a happy hardworking crew and we really appreciate all your efforts
  9. S

    Stocks

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Had the wax chicken burger it was very dry, no guacamole or cheese in the burger as described, the cutlery was brought to the table in a dirty pot which also had used, open sachets of salt and sauces. No unused sachets, had to go and ask for some
  10. LB

    LynnB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Staff helpful, dog friendly, brought our dog water and a treat. Would have liked to have option of a starter
  11. R

    Romeers

    London

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Basic menu for a midweek dinner Really friendly staff Good quality food at good prices
  12. E

    Eleanor

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good, burgers were great and chips lovely. However, my husband’s bottled beer was warm and we were disappointed to have to wait 50 minutes for our food to arrive after ordering, most other diners were finishing, so it wasn’t the busiest time.
  13. SH

    StephenH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal here. After a long drive from Sheffield food was hot didn't have to wait long. Plate was full. Would recommend anyone to go there for food and drink with a amazing view over the bay
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff. Had fish and chips, was really great quality
  15. LS

    LucyS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The WAX pizza was lush and love the views here! :)
  16. CP

    CharlotteP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere would highly recommend. Great veggie choice!
  17. F

    Froggy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great pizzas, lovely chilled vibe. Easy (and free after 4:00pm) parking at the council car park.
  18. AO

    AmyO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and service in Wax, the staff are really friendly and helpful and the food is always beautiful. Plus the view of watergate is gorgeous, love coming here whether it's for food or just a wee drink
  19. H

    Hapoy

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was lovely, great service, and reasonable pricing.
  20. AT

    ArthurT

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The menu bore little relationship to the one on this website. Had we seen the menu proper we would not have dined there. The place is basically self service , the food was fundamentally burgers and pizzas.
  21. MW

    MicheleW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good good,reasonably priced Easy to book,friendly staff
  22. LR

    LeeR

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great meal at wax food was lovely and staff very friendly 5 star service
  23. ZA

    ZAD72

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Easy to reserve a table online. Had a nice quiet table in the corner, out the way, with our dog. Staff were friendly & competent. Our dog was offered water 😊. The beer was nice but the veggie burgers disappointing at best. The moving mountains burger was fine but the spicy bean burger was not nice. Burger itself didn’t taste of much but the curry sauce was horrible. I didn’t finish my meal. No one asked if the food was ok or not. We have visited Wax many times before over the years & the burgers have definitely dropped in standard. Bring back the sweet potato burger please! Difficult to say whether I’d recommend Wax now. It’s easily convenient in Wategate Bay but v disappointed by the food.
  24. SR

    SarahR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely adored our trip to Wax and can’t wait to go back. Their food was exceptional — particularly the grilled chicken salad, Wax Burger, fries and onion rings! Our dog also felt very relaxed there. Highly recommend!
  25. RM

    ReahMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening, the wagu burger was amazing and the salted caramel sundae topped it off!! The staff were friendly, attentive and it’s dog friendly which is perfect.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of our favourite places 🌞
  27. a

    amandaa

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, burgers are massive and very tasty
  28. TM

    TMoo

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great location but no parking so have to use the pay and display. Sitting on the decking was nice. Imagine its really good in the right weather. Food was average. Burger was a little overly flame grilled. On the high end of price range for fairly standard food but would probably go again if in the area.
  29. JP

    JenniP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice setting, good food & friendly, but not intrusive
  30. V

    Vera

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very busy when we went, but fortunately had booked a few weeks before. Great atmosphere with a variety of families, groups etc. Food was great , if a little slow, but we were ok with that as we weren't in a rush. Sat upstairs, plenty of room and able to look outside as it was windowless and also a warm evening. Attentive staff. We were on holiday, and hopefully will re book next year.
  31. SW

    ScottW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Location great Food poor basic burgers burnt, kids couldn’t eat
  32. D

    Dissapointed

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    You pay upon ordering (inc service!) but 15 mins later were told one item we’d ordered wasn’t available. Made another choice but was 45 mins from ordering before food arrived. No apology. As we left, they’d started warning guests when ordering it was a 45 min wait. Burger arrived without bacon. Salad without dressing. Food was expensive, even more so for what arrived after a long wait. Won’t be returning.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked the day before. Easy to book online. Beautiful setting. Food delicious and tasty. Highly recommend.
  34. S

    Srednew

    Devon

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I love Wax, have had many brilliant meals there but this time was a let down. Everyone has an off day but our meal was extremely late with no one explaining why (it looked like a big group had ordered ahead of us), nothing but burgers in the burger buns, not even a solitary leaf of lettuce. Delicious food but not the really the level of dining experience one would expect for the price they’re charging.
  35. PJ

    PriyaJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff we ace and the place had a great beach vibe! Food was delicious.
  36. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall, it was a lovely dining experience with exceptional food.
  37. GD

    GeorginaD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dog friendly, relaxed atmosphere very welcoming. Would recommend.
  38. RC

    RobertC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The menu that is on line was nothing like the choice we had which was only burgers,pizza or breaded chicken and fish and chips. There were no starters it was just a lunch time snack place. Very disapointing
  39. SK

    SylwiaK

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely spot near the beach. Always friendly staff and good food. Would like a bit more interesting pizza varieties.
  40. IW

    IanW

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service and a lovely view, what’s not to like.

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WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4.1 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


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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