Foremost in Padstow’s food and drink culture is Rick Stein’s restaurant The Seafood.
A harbour side eaterie promising the finest of British fish and chips, Rick Stein’s is a must for any Padstow visitor. In addition to this we have a refreshing variety of traditional pubs: The London Inn, The Golden Lion and The Old Harbour House to name three. Padstow has that perfect seaside mix of rest and relaxation combined with exquisite cuisine and delicious local ales. Feel at home when you stay in Padstow.
Also sample the daytime food and drinks with cafes such as Green’s and The Basement Café, serving four-star local delicacies. Walk it off with a stroll around the harbour and a summer-refreshing ice cream.
The Seafood Restaurant
Riverside Padstow – 01841 532700
Very famous restaurant owned by TV Chef Rick Stein. It is superb for fish and quality of service. You will have to book well in advance to secure a table in the summer, but we will always endeavour to help our guests achieve that late booking! Let us know if you would like a reservation and we will try our best. Out of season, for that special occasion it is a definite must and stays open all the year round. The restaurant is deceptively large, very bright and airy with a wonderful ambiance which makes dining there a truly memorable experience.
St Petroc’ Hotel 4 New Street – 01841 532700
The Bistro has recently been extended and is very busy. It has a small, well presented menu with the accent on fish. It is informal and has a lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
10 Middle Street – 01841 532700
Lovely varied menu with tasty fishy bits and interesting dishes for a quick good value meal. A favourite lunch time spot. There is a nice little courtyard garden to sit in, in the summer.
11 Duke Street Padstow – 01841 533441
A charming little Bistro that serves a well cooked menu, innovative dishes at reasonable prices. The bread is home baked and delicious. Open for lunch and dinner every day, but phone and make a reservation as there are only 20 covers and it does get very busy. www.margots.co.uk
Strand Street Padstow – 01841 532359
This is a bistro that will cater for all the family. It has more flair than most pub restaurants, and it certainly does not look like one. It has a small menu with popular items also very popular so do book
9 Mill Square Padstow – 01841 532796
Tucked away in a lovely little square this Pasta and Pizza restaurant is for all the family. It’s reasonable and very good, the pizzas are divine and they will even deliver to your door. Do book as it is very popular.
The Drang Padstow – 01841 532846
You can dine on decking overlooking the harbour with huge red umbrellas and patio heaters. Lovely menu serving local produce and exciting bar/bistro food. Very young and trendy. Great for lunches, one of the few places you can sit outside in Padstow!
Middle Street Padstow – 01841 532093
Padstow’s newest eaterie, certainly worth a visit, exciting cuisine in modern comfortable surroundings. Great service with touches of London flair. This is a restaurant that is plainly after the top dining awards Do book as it is becoming very popular.
The Drang Padstow – 01841 532022
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 to eat at one of the many restaurants in Padstow. Sit and look at the harbour, chat to the owner, David about wine – a subject he will enjoy talking about until the boats come in!
All the restaurants tend to get very busy so it is advisable to book.
Local pubs to try
The Golden Lion
Lanadwell Street Padstow – 01841 532797
a friendly oldie-worldly pub, with an open fire and parquet flooring in the public bar. There is a family room where children are made very welcome and a lounge bar to the rear. At the back of the pub there is a patio area. They offer a selection of home cooked food including daily special boards with homemade soups pies and fish dishes
North Quay Padstow – 01841 532451
The best burgers around. Hand crafted with West County beef or prime chicken fillet, we then chargrill our meat for a great flavour. With a range of exciting toppings to choose from, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
The Cornish Arms
St Merryn, Padstow
The chef at the Cornish, Luke Taylor, has worked for Rick for over 10 years now and is delivering a simple British pub menu which is going down well with the locals and visitors.
The Pickwick Inn
St Issey – 01841 540361
Set in the grounds of the award-winning Pickwick Inn, near Padstow, this exclusive five pitch touring site boasts stunning views across the Camel Estuary and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Pickwick Inn and Oliver’s Restaurant is open seven days a week for delicious locally-sourced cuisine ranging from home-made bar snacks & local catches to full a’la carte.
The Ring O’Bells
St Issey – 01841 540251
The Ring O Bells is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s glorious north coast. Good food, prepared to a very high standard using fresh locally sourced ingredients
Whitecross Wadebridge – 01208 816444
Enjoy lunch or dinner in picturesque slate courtyard during the summer months, or by a roaring fire when the weather turns colder. The food is freshly prepared to order on the premises and there is something for everyone, whether it’s fresh local fish, prime Cornish steaks, daily vegetarian specials, or delicious home made puddings.
Things do change, new restaurants are popping up all the time. If you need more information do ask and we will do all we can to help with information and bookings.