The restaurant is designed with the views in mind. Floor to ceiling windows run the length of the room, and you’ll struggle to find a table without a sea view here. Whether cosying up by the fire, or grabbing a stool at the bar, even on a drearier day the setting has a special feel.
The bustling interior serves food which is is inspired by the beachside location; the menu is full to the brim with seaside classics, including breaded scampi, seafood linguine and steamed Fowey mussels, while a mouthwatering selection of grilled meats includes a slow-cooked pulled pork burger, and moroccan lamb shoulder with roasted vegetable couscous.
The fish-focused specials board changes twice daily to allow the chef to feature the freshest seasonal produce supplied by local farmers and fisherman that day.
Dogs are welcome to eat with you in the bar area and can join you anywhere outside, including the large timber terrace, where you and fido will find the best vistas. Don’t forget to pick-up a treat for your pup from the bar, to stave off any hunger pangs post walk.
If sunrises are more your thing than sunsets, breakfast is served from 8am every day – treat yourself to some American-style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, or choose your preferred style of eggs while the sun makes its way over the headland.
An enticing selection of sandwiches and salads are served from noon until 5pm daily. Try the confit duck with watercress, hoi sin and sesame, or dressed crab served in the shell with a roasted potato salad.
The terrace is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Atlantic coast. You’ll need a sundowner to go with it, of course. Try an Elderflower Fizz, a Dark & Stormy, or take your pick from the thoughtful, and very reasonably priced, wine list.
A children’s menu is available with a number of options available for little ones.
There are also a number of dog-friendly rooms on offer.
The coastal path is right on the doorstep of Lewinnick Lodge. A 15-20 minute walk east will take you and fido to the magnificent Fistral Beach; your dog will have a coastal playground right at his paw tips, and it’s dog-friendly all year round. Famed for its waves, a number of international surfing events are held here, so if your pooch is a fan of a paddle he’ll have more than a few wet-suited friends to keep an eye on.
From mid-May to mid-September, heading west will take you to Crantock Beach in around half an hour (including a short ferry hop over the clear waters of the River Gannel – available between 10am and 6pm).
Away from the beach, North Cornwall has an abundance of dog-friendly activities for you and fido to enjoy together. Please see our North Cornwall Guide.
For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.
Address: Lewinnick Lodge, Pentire Headland, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1QD
Lewinnick Lodge is less than a 3 mile drive towards the coast from where the A3075 joins the A392. The drive will take you up on to the clifftop, with views over Fistral Beach to your right. There is plenty of parking available at the restaurant.
For those arriving from further afield for a day by the sea, Newquay station is a 45 minute walk away, and services are fairly infrequent, so you’d be better arriving by road if possible. Local bus services from Newquay will also drop you a 10 minute walk from the venue.
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