They say that one can study the rich history of a place just by tasting the food that is offered in the locality. The richness of flavours and the selection of choice ingredients give an impression of whether the place has remained true to its character or has slowly embraced the multicultural nature of the world. In Newquay, being one of UKs favourite holiday destinations, its multicultural nature can be seen from its eclectic mix of restaurants offering a variety of regional cuisines all over the world.
From Asian to Mexican to Mediterranean and other world cuisines, you can get them here in the holiday resort of Newquay in Cornwall. Here are the top 5 restaurants in Newquay that offer international cuisine.
The Maharajah If you crave for Indian cuisine, then the Maharajah is the restaurant to dine in. Situated next door to the Rocklands Newquay holiday complex, the restaurant has been serving both locals and visitors for the past 3 decades and has never failed to impress even the palates of the most discerning diners. With its richly distinct Eastern flavours, this is not for the faint-hearted because of the spices that Indian cuisine is famous for. Get ready to have fennel, turmeric, curry, cardamom, and garam masala explode in your mouth as you dig-in into mounds of pure Indian richness. The window seats offer great views over the dramatic Cornwall coast and Newquay beaches.
Señor Dicks Mexican Restaurant If you are thinking of Margaritas, enchiladas, carnitas, fritas, tequila, and tacos this side of the UK, then you simply have to visit Señor Dicks. They have an excellent array of authentic Mexican dishes but have been seriously tamed for the British palate. As the heat from the habaneros, poblanos, jalapenos, serranos, and guajillos may be overpowering to some individuals, the chefs at Señor Dicks can sure tone down the heat to your liking. Otherwise, you can always go for the fire-breathing ones.
Kahuna Restaurant If you love Indian food but with more of a Southeast Asian flair, then you need to visit Kahuna Restaurant. This is the restaurant to go to if you crave for Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian food such as beef rending, pad Thai, and nasi lemak, among other dishes. Asian flavours are entirely different from those in the British Isles and as such should be interesting to see how you would fare acclimatising to these rich flavours. Honestly though, people love the food at Kahuna.
Little Italy Restaurant Italian cuisine is largely known for its freshness and the use of olive oil, basil, tomatoes, and cheese in many of their dishes. Now you can sample a piece of Italy at the Little Italy Restaurant where they serve classic and traditional Italian cuisine including the archetypal Neapolitan pizza. While there are plenty of pizza variants all over the world, nothing beats the progenitor of them all. And what better way to enjoy the classic than at an authentic Italian restaurant while enjoying the view of the Atlantic.
These five restaurants may serve foreign cuisine. But they do signify the multicultural nature of Newquay. It only goes to show that this quaint city is not only a magnet among Britons, it is also a hit among foreigners.