• The Seafood Restaurant (0.5 miles) Highly recommended

      Very famous restaurant owned by Rick & Jill Stein for the past 40 years. It is superb for fish as you would imagine. In the summer you will have to book in February to be sure of a table!  In the winter, it is easier and worth every penny.  Everything about the food is fantastic, not fussy ‘haut cuisine’ or Michelin Star stuff but the fish at its freshest and finest – the menu for the day is only decided when the catch comes in that morning. The service and the quality of wines is what you would expect at one of the country’s finest restaurants.  The restaurant is deceptively large, bright and airy...

      Tel. 01841 532 700 Riverside, Padstow 

      You can now hire the ‘Seafood School’ for parties and events; it can be expensive but beautifully done – call the Seafood Number (01841 533 700) for details.

    • Rojano’s (1/2 miles) Recommended

      Hidden at the end of the narrow lane to the left of Barclays Bank, you will find this very good pizza and pasta restaurant revamped in 2011. Run by Paul Ainsworth, consequently, good quality and good value, very Italian and very busy! You will love the innovative Italian dishes and a busy atmosphere. Take away menu available.

      Tel. 01841 532 796 9 Mill Square, Padstow 
    • Bin 2 (1/2 miles) Recommended

      Not a restaurant, but a charming little wine-bar with just nibbles and lots of wonderful wines and a few Continental bottled beers to try, mostly ‘al-fresco’. Very good place to have a drink on a sunny evening before going on to eat at one of the many restaurants in Padstow. Sit and look at the Harbour; chat to the knowlegeable staff about wine - a subject they will enjoy talking about until the boats come in!

      Tel. 01841 532 022 South Quay, Padstow Harbour 
    • Burger & Fish Restaurant (.5 mile miles) OK

      Up the steps from the road leading from the Harbour. The burgers are well designed and delicious, however, there has been some issues with the buns for the burgers that have bothered us – they do get a bit soggy! But the menu is different and quite diverse – not your normal fancy burger joint!  

      Tel. 01841 532 884 1A The Strand, Padstow, PL28 8AJ 
    • RICK STEIN’S BISTRO Recommended

      The Bistro is where you will experience dishes from Ricks travels around the world. It has a small, well presented menu with a fish accent but also wonderful steak dishes. It is informal and has delightful ‘chatty’ staff.

      Tel. 01841 532700 in St Petroc Hotel, 4 New Street 
    • RICK STEIN’S CAFÉ Recommended

      Good, quick food at very good value. The Café has recently improved in quality and has an intimate feel about it. There is a nice little courtyard garden to sit in the Summer.

      Tel. 01841 532 700 10 Middle Street, Padstow 
    • Paul Ainsworth at No.6 (1/2 miles) Highly recommended

        Paul Ainsworth is one of the country’s best celebrity ‘super-chefs’, and his restaurant boasts a Michelin Star. The menu is very well set out, some dishes you will know but wonderfully de-constructed; some re-designed comfort food; some highly innovative dishes and puddings to die for. Leave some room for the pudding! The service is very attentive and the dishes beautifully presented, the flavours are so well crafted. Paul with his head chef, John Walton produce some of the best food in the country, possibly in Europe! Closed Sunday evening and Monday. ...

      Tel. 01841 532 093 Middle Street, Padstow 
    • Prawn on the Lawn (1/2 miles) Recommended

      New restaurant. (Formally Margot’s), with a branch in London, this is a tiny fish bar that also serves fresh monger at very good prices. Simply delicious fish dishes. Two sittings – about 12 covers to a sitting, so book early.

      Tel. 01841 532 223 Duke Street, Padstow 
    • THE BASEMENT CAFÉ (1 miles) Highly recommended

      A nice little café/bistro with beautifully cooked food – nothing too adventurous and very good value. The fish dishes are fabulous and on hot and balmy days and nights, or even cold winter nights, you can sit outside looking at the harbour, in a conservatory (with heaters for winter).

      Tel. 01841 532 846 South Quay, Padstow 
    • Rafferty's Café Wine Bar (2 miles) Highly recommended

      The 'up and coming' venue in the area. Opened Saturday 6th October 2012, by friends of Woodlands. Simple, short winter menu being serve Wednesday to Sunday (close for food Sunday night to Tuesday in winter); summer is like a party every night, busy and lots of music. A menu with tapas, steaks cooked to perfection and great value. Ed Rafferty, being the consummate Irish host, has built a bar with ‘atmosphere’ and a bit of style thrown in!

      Tel. 01841 521 561 The Dog House, St Merryn, Padstow 
    • THE IVY HOUSE (1.5 miles) OK

      Plain and simple with well known bistro dishes. Recently up-graded the décor and al-fresco area. Excellent for a family supper at very good prices. Set in a delightful old Cornish farm house. Closed in the winter.

      Tel. 01841 520 623 St Merryn Church 
    • THE OLIVE TREE (2 miles) OK

      New to St Merryn in 2011 (formerly 7 Bays Bistro), a little, well presented bistro serving pasta, pizza and steaks at a good standard. Lovely special dishes each day at a reasonable price, served in a friendly atmosphere. A nice place to go to out of the melee of Padstow. Open for Brunch and Dinner.

      Tel. 01841 521 560 Crossroads, St Merryn, Padstow 
    • Bistro at The Old Mill (2.5 miles) Recommended

      Adrian Oliver, late of the wonderful Margot’s in Padstow, has set up shop in the charming B&B, beside the bridge, in the pretty village of Little Petheric – on the way to Wadebridge. All Margot’s great favourites and in a very lovely setting. The restaurant is ‘olde-worlde' and spacious. The food is, as usual, in a cross between inovative and comforting. Home made bread baking welcomes you, and gentle efficient service, makes this a very godd place for an intemate dinner. 

      Tel. 01841 540 388 Little Petherick 
    • THE BRIDGE BISTRO Recommended

      Opened in May 2010, this is a lovely little bistro in Wadebridge in an old chapel with high ceilings, solid white walls and arched gothic windows. Phil and Vicky are experienced young restaurateurs; Phil in the kitchen and Vicky front of house. The menu is short, well put together and the well cooked dishes are nearly all changed daily. Keep room for pudding! Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

      Tel. 01208 815 342 4, Molesworth St, Wadebridge 
    • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Highly recommended

      This is a relatively new venture for Nathan, moving from Rock to Port Isaac. Fine dining at its best that not only boasts 2 Michelin Stars but has been voted one of the best fish restaurant in the country by Good Food Guide! A tasting menu with or without a range of partnered wines, beautifully cooked by Nathan himself (he will not open the restaurant if he is not there).

      Tel. 01208 880 896 6 New Road, Port Isaac,  
    • JAMIE OLIVER’S 15 CORNWALL Worth a try

      Fifteen Cornwall is part of a social enterprise, founded by Jamie Oliver. They aim to inspire people through food, whether it’s the apprentice chefs in the kitchen or the diners in the restaurant. A tasting menu in the evening and your choices for lunch. Only worth it if you can get a window table. Expensive for what it is but very good quality.

      Watergate Bay 
    • The Pickwick Inn (3.5 miles) Recommended

      This is a Pub/hotel and restaurant, has recently undergone redevelopment, to take advantage of the wonderful views of the country side and the Camel Estuary. The large menu is not adventurous but the dishes are very well cooked and delicious. Well made, comfort-food at its best. The fish is, as expected in these parts, very good. If you have room, the puddings are a must. Children are welcome and there is a play-ground area. A marvelouse place for lunch, family parties or an intimate dinner for two. It takes about 10 minutes to drive there.

      Tel. 01841 540 361 Burgois, St. Issey PL27 7QQ 


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