The Seafood Restaurant
Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1974, The Seafood Restaurant in foodie haven Padstow has gained an international reputation for its simple dishes and classic flavours. Featuring the freshest local fish and shellfish (often straight off the boat), the restaurant has a seafood bar where you can watch chefs putting together huge platters of oysters, langoustines, and sashimi. Situated just minutes from the bustling harbour, you can combine a visit with an afternoon browsing through the local art galleries, a bike ride along the Camel Estuary, or even a culinary lesson from Rick Stein’s Cookery School. Advance booking is highly recommended, but the restaurant also welcomes walk-ins at both lunch and dinner.
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
Offering spectacular views across the rugged Cornish coastline, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is located at the top of Port Isaac (which has made headlines in recent years due to the commercial success of sea shanty group Fisherman’s Friends). Exclusively serving a set seafood menu sustainably sourced off the Cornish coast by small local boats, the restaurant offers an intimate dining experience that is perfect for smaller parties looking for exceptional food and service. It is the only Cornish restaurant to ever hold two Michelin Stars – an honour that is reflected in the menu price.
Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Another Michelin Star dining experience, Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 restaurant is situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse in the centre of Padstow. Serving modern British food with a focus on Cornish produce, Ainsworth regularly changes his menu to reflect the season. Since taking over the restaurant in 2008, he and his wife Emma have launched several other local dining establishments, including Rojanos in the Square, Padstow Townhouse, and The Mariners.
Despite the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group early in 2019, Fifteen Cornwall in Watergate Bay is still open for business. Overlooking Newquay’s beautiful Watergate Bay, the restaurant offers an Italian-influenced menu with a Cornish twist. With a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, Fifteen also gives diners the feel-good factor of knowing that any profits go to the Cornwall Food Foundation – a registered charity that creates career opportunities for unemployed local young people.
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