Padstow over the years has earned itself a reputation as a hot spot for food lovers, attracting visitors from all around the world to sample the culinary delights on offer. Padstow is home to the famous Rick Stein Seafood Restaurant, Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin starred No 6 and an array of excellent restaurants serving fresh local produce. There are also some great cafes to serve you delicious Cornish cream teas (jam first of course!), a number of local Cornish pubs, a wine bar and more recently a cocktail bar to enjoy those pre-dinner drinks.
The town is extremely busy in the summer months and at weekends; we would strongly advise pre-booking restaurants in advance of your visit.
The eateries featured on this page are highly recommended. See our blog post on our Padstow’s best Restaurants to find out our top 5!
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Part of the Paul Ainsworth family, formally Rojano’s in the square, Caffe Rojano reinvented itself in 2020. Serving a menu of seasonal small plates, deli sandwiches, beautiful sourdough pizzas and fresh pasta dishes Caffè Rojano is a popular and relaxed restaurant.
01841 532 846
Located quayside with stunning views of Padstow harbour. Formally The Basement, the Mussel Box is a restaurant focused on quality, fresh, locally sourced food and you guessed it mussels! A varied menu along with friendly staff and a relaxed welcoming atmosphere make this an excellent dining option.
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Perhaps the most famous of Padstow’s restaurants, The Seafood Restaurant, opened in 1975 has established an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish. The menu features simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes. St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Steins Café and his fish and chip shop are just a few of Rick’s other food outlets in Padstow.
01841 532 093
This Michelin Starred restaurant is well deserved of its accolade for its incredible food and real attention to detail. located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Padstow, NO.6 Serves modern British food with a focus on locally sourced Cornish produce. If you’re after a fine dining experience, this fantastic restaurant is pretty hard to beat.
01841 532 223
A deservedly popular restaurant, Prawn on the Lawn opened in 2015, this fishmonger come restaurant is small but perfectly formed. Using the freshest seafood Cornwall has to offer, they serve a mouth-watering selection of small plates and sharing platters as well as fish to take home. The menu changes daily and aims to be as sustainable as possible. With only 24 covers this is definitely one to book ahead! Barnaby’s Bistro their bijou sister restaurant across the road also comes highly recommended.