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WAX at Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall

WAX at Watergate Bay

4.0
4
538 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 10 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

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What 538 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. LR

    LeeR

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. ZA

    ZAD72

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. SR

    SarahR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!

  4. RM

    ReahMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely one of our favourite places 🌞

  6. a

    amandaa

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food, burgers are massive and very tasty

  7. 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.

  8. JP

    JenniP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice setting, good food & friendly, but not intrusive

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  16. GD

    GeorginaD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Dog friendly, relaxed atmosphere very welcoming. Would recommend.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. LH

    LaurenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  21. 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 :(

  22. R

    Rewdi

    Devon

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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 🙂

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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 👍👍

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. JC

    JanC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal and nice atmosphere. Staff friendly and helpful.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

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WAX at Watergate Bay is rated 4 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 10 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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