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Padstow - Exceptional Dining





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Padstow Restaurants

Padstow offers an unrivalled variety of eating options, from Michelin-starred fine dining to wholesome pub grub, and of course great fish and chips!  There are restaurants from Padstow and TV's Rick Stein, including the famous Seafood Restaurant, plus his other establishments such as the Café and St Petroc's Bistro.


Padstow is also home to the Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth where you will find an unforgettable dining experience at his restaurant No. 6 (booking essential) or great pizzas at Caffe Rojano. Across the Estuary in Rock you will find former Idle Rocks chef Guy Owen at the St Enodoc Hotel, and for the fish lover, Nathan Outlaw holds three Michelin stars between his two restaurants at nearby Port Isaac, making that an unmissable trip. Here are a selection of our favourite places to eat and drink in and around Padstow!


Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep.  Head chef, Stephane Delourme and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes. We have a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi. No reservations are required for the bar and you can order anything from the a la carte menu.


Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro

From our 28 day dry-aged aged Chateaubriand to our Devon Ruby Red steaks, choosing something from the grill is a must when you visit St Petroc’s Bistro in Padstow. Enjoy drinks in our new cocktail bar Ruby's, our relaxed lounge or dine in our pretty garden courtyard. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar.


Rick Stein’s Cafe

Lunch & dinner – With fresh fish landed right here on our doorstep, our café creates simple seafood dishes with imaginative flavours. Our menu changes daily with influences from afar including dishes such as pad Thai noodles, salt and pepper prawns and cod curry. Breakfasts, cakes and coffees – From the classic full English breakfast to layered granola compote our breakfasts are the perfect way to start the day. Join us at our café in Padstow for a mid morning treat and enjoy homemade cakes and freshly ground coffee.


Paul Ainsworth at Number 6

Our Michelin Star restaurant is located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Padstow. We serve modern British food with a focus on especially sourced Cornish produce. Fantastic service in our warm and friendly surroundings awaits you.


Caffe Rojano

From the family that brought you Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Caffè Rojano serves a menu of seasonal small plates, deli sandwiches, beautiful sourdough pizzas and fresh pasta dishes. Led by Chef Director Jack Clements, Caffè Rojano is a flexible, fun and relaxed restaurant.


Prawn on the Lawn

A fully licensed fishmonger and restaurant, with 24 covers and a daily changing menu which in 2017 was named one of the Times Top 100 restaurants in the UK and also featured in the Michelin Guide.


Image: The Old Custom House, Padstow

In addition, Padstow's pubs and cafes all offer hearty food and great value options, so everything is catered for from the special occasion to the evening where you just don't feel like cooking at home.


The Old Ship Hotel

The fresh fish landed at Padstow is among the best in the world and the menu at The Old Ship has plenty of superb local seafood to choose from. Our specials board features the best seasonal, Cornish produce, from crab, lobster and Dover sole, to fresh vegetables and meat from local farms. Every meal is cooked fresh, which means that any special requests or dietary requirements can often be catered for. Also the number one pub in Padstow for rugby fans!


The Golden Lion

We are a friendly oldie-worldly pub, with an open fire and parquet flooring in the public bar. There is a family room where children are made very welcome and a lounge bar to the rear. At the back of the pub there is a patio area which can be covered if required.


The Old Custom House

The Old Custom House sits directly on the harbourside in Padstow. With a family-friendly bar, fine ales, great food and now with the addition of The Cally - a stylish oyster and shellfish bar, this pub in the heart of Padstow welcomes all. Renowned for its pretty medieval harbour, fishing boats and famous fish restaurants, a weekend break in Padstow is the perfect Cornish retreat. Unique boutiques, quirky tearooms and boat trips all add to the romance and charm.


The Harbour Inn

Families & dogs welcome, Daily specials board, homemade pies, locally caught fish & shellfish with much more on the full menu. Excellent choice of cask mark traditional beers, Local ciders & lager, Full range of teas & fresh coffee. Pool table, Comfy sofas, Real fire, Sheltered smoking area


The Shipwrights 

This traditional brick pub built originally to serve the fishermen and tradespeople of the bustling historic port of Padstow. With harbour views, award-winning beers and a reputation for its fresh pub food The Shipwrights provides a great stopping off point to explore the Cornish coast.


The Mariners 

Paul and Emma Ainsworth relaunched The Mariners pub in Rock, Cornwall in May 2019. The 130-cover local, which looks over Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, is back open with a new menu and interiors to match. As ever, Sharp’s Brewery lead on the beer offering!


The Cornish Arms 

Based on Rick’s famous recipes and overseen by head chef Alex Clark, The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn, offers a simple British pub menu, with dishes like real beef burgers, mussels and chips and scampi in the basket. Expect some of St Austell Brewery’s best ales and a great selection of wines.


You can discover more about the local area and its history here...






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