Dining Out in Padstow, Cornwall
Originally opened in 1993 by Mike and Elaine (Margot) Meredith, the chef/owner is now Adrian Oliver, assisted by his wife Julie. There are only 8 tables which makes for a cosy sort of atmosphere. The staff are friendly and efficient and the cuisine could be described as good local materials produced in a no-nonsense manner. There is a good balance between fish and other items. As they say themselves ‘we prefer to talk to vegetarians and cook for them individually, rather than giving them nut cutlets’.
Tel. 01841 533441
Number 6 Restaurant, Padstow
No.6 restaurant and private dining rooms are set in the heart of Padstow. The chic style and modern décor complements the Georgian town house with its many charming characters and creates a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant was established in December 2005 and is a fine dining restaurant with two beautiful individually designed private dining rooms seating up to 22 guests. Head Chef Paul Ainsworth creates unique menus showcasing the finest seasonal and local produce which consists of classic and innovative dishes together with the ambience of the restaurant and attentive service creates an informal but exciting dining experience.
Tel. 01841 532093
Padstow is renowned for its good restaurants and fine cuisine, and Pescadou restaurant is a jewel in the crown. Fashionably blending ancient with modern design, Pescadou caters for every eventuality from the celebratory dinner to the casual lunch. Call in at any time from breakfast, mid morning, lunch or through the evening and you will be welcomed into one of Cornwall's most popular and fashionable eating establishments. Whether you want a cake and a coffee or to enjoy a fantastic, freshly prepared meal, Pescadou is hard to beat. Using fresh local produce and fish often straight from the quay outside, Pescadou offers an extensive menu of fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes complemented by a fine selection of wines.
Tel. 01841 532359
Rick Steins Seafood Reastaurant, Padstow
Since opening in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant has established an international reputation for imaginative cooking of the very freshest fish and shellfish. The restaurant is situated just across the quay from where the lobster boats and trawlers tie up and much of the fish comes, literally, straight off the boats and in the kitchen door.
Tel. 01841 532700
Rojano's is a Mediterranean style cafe situated just off the harbour in the centre of Padstow in Mill Square. Recently brought into the portfolio of local chef and restauranteur Paul Ainsworth of the nearby No.6 restaurant.
Personal Recommendation: We decided to try Rojano's after finding some other recommended restaurants were shut for the day as it was early in the season. We were not disappointed.
We found the interior bright and airy and the service professional and efficient. It had a great atmosphere and we were made to feel welcome. The food was well presented in good sized portions and was piping hot. Overall a very nice experience on a hot day. We will visit again when in Padstow.
9 Mill Square, Padstow. PL28 8AE.
Tel. 01841 532796
Rosel & Co, Padstow
Rosel & Co. is a new restaurant in St Merryn, near Padstow, formed by the previous head chef and front of house management team of Ripley's Restaurant. Housed in the dining room of The Dog House Wine Bar, our aim is to provide high-standard food, based upon classic marriages in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The menu is a small choice of original recipes, with regular changes and international influences. Open: From 17th February 2012
Tel. 01841 521289
St Petroc's Bistro, Padstow
The atmosphere is bustling and lively where bold, modern paintings brighten the white walls of the bistro. There is a courtyard and pretty garden for al fresco eating albeit with parasols and space heaters to compensate for the variable weather. When we first opened St Petroc's Bistro more than 10 years ago, I served ‘elbows on the table’ food like Petit Salé, Duck Confit, Navarin of Lamb and Soups laden with garlic and lentils. Over the years the menu has become more modern and, while I don’t want to lose the best of those dishes, I want to reintroduce some classic bistro dishes like Bayonne Ham with Celeriac Remoulade, Moules Marinière, Steak Frites and Toulouse Sausage with Lentils.
Tel. 01841 532700
The Basement, Padstow
The Basement formerly known as 'The Basement Cafe' is set in a small shopping area called ‘The Drang’ just off the quay in Padstow and boasts stunning views across the quay from its outside, covered and heated alfresco area. Inside has very comfortable, cosy seating designed with a subtle nautical theme. The Basement is widely regarded as having the best coffee in Padstow and with our rigorous training for our baristas its no wonder why. The food is aimed at rosette level with local produce at its heart. We believe there is nothing better than sampling some of a regions best seasonal produce in a relaxed informal way. The service is friendly, welcoming, unobtrusive, yet efficient. We like you to sit, relax and enjoy what the Westcountry has to offer on the plate and feel at home with our ever pleasing staff and relaxing surroundings.
The Basement is the perfect place to eat, drink, socialize and people watch at all hours of the day weather it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a social coffee/cream tea or just a quick beer.
11 Broad Street, Padstow. PL28 8BS.
Tel. 01841 532846
The Quies Restaurant, Padstow
Treglos Hotel, Constantine Bay, Near Padstow. There's nothing quite like the invigorating Cornish sea air for working up an appetite, and nothing quite like their award-winning, rosetted restaurant for satisfying it, either. In recent years, Cornwall has undergone a renaissance as far as its reputation for great food is concerned, and the restaurant at Treglos is renowned for its use of local ingredients, expertly handled by the team. The menu is changed daily, as well as seasonally, to make the very best use of all the fantastic fresh Cornish produce on their doorstep. To maintain the air of a special event, they ask that jackets or ties are worn in the restaurant after seven in the evening.
Tel: 01841 520727
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