There is so much choice of where and what to eat in and around Padstow, from a delicious Cornish cream tea in a harbour side café or Rick Stein’s upmarket takeaway fish and chips (it is dressed with a slice of lemon and a sprig of parsley!) to fine dining in a Michelin star restaurant.
Here are some suggestions based on where we as a family have eaten and enjoyed good, well presented food with good service and a pleasing ambience.
The Seafood Restaurant
Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant needs no introduction, it certainly lived up to our expectations. Book well in advance for summer Tel: 01841 532700 http://www.rickstein.com
Rick’s café is well worth a visit but again book early as it is a small café and gets very busy in the summer. The café is cosy, informal and reasonably priced and we like it a lot! Tel: 01841 532700 www.rickstein.com
Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin star number 6 is a wonderful dining experience for a special celebration or whenever you want to push the boat out! Tel: 01841 532093 www.number6inpadstow.co.uk
Co owned by Paul Ainsworth of Number 6, Rojano’s is a family friendly Italian restaurant, pasta, pizza and so much more to tempt you ..try the delicious tomato bread or devilled whitebait. Rojanos offers a delivery service. Tel: 01841 532796
Pescadou overlooks the harbour and serves fresh local produce we have eaten the most delicious new potatoes there which were grown locally, we ate there over Easter and I had the most delicious meal, perfectly cooked fillet of hake with lemon and dill butter, saffron potatoes and the best samphire I have ever tasted yum! Tel: 01841 532359 www.oldcustomhousepadstow.co.uk
Cherry Trees Coffee House
A little gem right on the harbour! Friendly, inviting little café, serving breakfast and hot food and homemade cakes throughout the day. Go ..you will not be disappointed! Tel: 01841 532934
The Shipwrights Inn
Good old fashioned pub grub with a welcoming atmosphere, it has a garden at the back and tables and chairs in front overlooking the harbour. Tel: 01841 532431
Stunning views of Padstow and the Camel Estuary can be enjoyed here on the outside terrace while you enjoy homemade food or a cup of tea and a cake! Try a round of crazy golf there, such fun! There is putting for the more serious golfers. Tel: 01841 534834
A small bistro serving locally sourced Cornish seafood meat and vegetables. Book well in advance Tel: 01841 533441 www.margots.co.uk