This is probably Padstow's finest restaurant. The food is inventive, delicious and provides a great dining option in the town.
Favorite Dish: I had Scotch eggs that were filled with smoked salmon and a curried egg... fantastic and that was just the starter.
We wanted to go to one of Rick Steins restaurants in Padstow. We decided that a more informal place would suit us better and so pre booked a table here rather that at the "Seafood Restaurant" which is on of his other more formal places.
We had three course meal here and it was excellent. We had booked the table a few weeks in advance and this was a wise choice as the place was pretty packed.
Favorite Dish: We both had the haddock for the main course and it was really tasty.
It's not all fish on the menu and the steaks looked rather god as well. I'll be back for those next time.
A nice touch was that you could have you after dinner coffees in the lounge.
Padstow is also known as 'Padstein' as it seems celebrity chef Rick Stein has taken over the town with his various eating venues and food establishments. We decided not to shell out for a meal at his expensive Seafood Restaurant, but opted instead for a relaxed lunch at Stein's Fish & Chips, which offers take away and also has an eat-in section.
You may need to ask directions to find the place, as its address of 'South Quay' is not particularly helpful, and it is located away from the main harbour and the majority of restaurants/cafes, though only a short walk.
When we arrived there was a queue, but after only a couple of minutes wait we were seated in a prime position at a high bench looking out the window. This was perfect for the two of us, as all the other seating is at communal tables and was a little cramped.
Favorite Dish: We ordered a Haddock & chips and a Plaice & chips, both with sides of mushy peas. The food arrived fairly quickly, casually served in cardboard take away boxes.
The fish was obviously fresh and well cooked, though I wasn't too keen on the batter, and the chips were under-cooked and too starchy.
The line up was out the door....all day! What more can you say about this fish and chip shop?
I didn't actually eat here...you can only fit in so much food and between the huge lunch I had plus the cream tea I just couldn't fit any more in. However it was popular and I was disapointed to miss out on what would have been a great meal.
Favorite Dish: I looked at the prices and a piece of fish was about 6 pound which was in my reckoning very expensive!
In Aussie currency that works out to be about $15. An average piece of fish at home is around $4.
However I am sure it was worth it!
I went into this delightful shop and took ages to decide what to get. There were some very nice cakes, slices and pastries to choose from.
Prices all round were higher than average but the place was quite busy.
Their bread also seemed popular.
Favorite Dish: I ended up choosing a white chocolate mango concoction which turned out to be delicious.
It sounded and looked like it could be a bit rich and sickly but it lovely!
Throughout Padstow there are quite a few bakeries selling delicious Cornish Pasties. You can't go to Cornwall and not sink your teeth into this yummy treat.
Even walking around you will smell the distinct aroma of the pasties...very tempting!
Favorite Dish: There are lots of pasties to choose from plus other pastries as well.
This restaurant was right on the harbour and it was nice sitting out street side watching all the activity.
Favorite Dish: I just had a coffee here but the selection was tempting.
Have a look at picture 2 to see the menu.
The first thing I thought was how under decorated and plain the interior was. Very basic but nice.
It was busy but not overly crowded and the service was excellent.
Favorite Dish: I had afternoon tea at the cafe and chose the 'Cream Tea' which was extremely good.
I actually asked if they had any scones without sultanas and the girl said she didn't think so but went to check. They were a little while coming so I expect they cooked some specially for me. When they arrived they were lovely and warm with a crunchy top. They came with a generous serving of cream and some tasty jam and a pot of tea.
Cost was about 6 pound but worth every cent.
I chose this pub for lunch because of the tempting menu on display out the front. And it just looked so nice with all those flowers covering the facade.
There was a nice little dining room out the back and I think some sort of courtyard for those wanting an outdoor experience.
Favorite Dish: It all looked good but I chose the Seafood Crock and when it came it was delicious.
A crock full of crab, scallops and prawns and topped with cheesy mashed potato! It also came with a really nice salad, some yummy coleslaw and a baguette!
It was one of the best meals I had in Britain!
For a look at the menu see picture 3...
A fine selection of food.
Very well priced, considering food prices have escalated due to fine dining establishments popping up in the town.
Fast, Cheap & Cheerful.
Traditional Chinese cuisine.
Favorite Dish: Try the beef dishes!
Hosted by The Tregea Hotel in High Street, The Estuary Seafood Restaurant has got to be worth a visit. Whilst being off the beaten track tucked up in the quieter part of Padstow this quaint little 20 cover restaurant is patiently serving high quality fresh fish and shellfish at sensible prices. There are also a few alternatives for the non seafood lovers to did into including a couple of vegetarian options.
This super little restaurant is all about what good food should be, simple dishes well cooked and in surroundings that are friendly and comfortable.
Favorite Dish: The Seafood Cocktail (Main Course) Big prawns, roasted salmon, large crevettes, salad and a seafood sauce to die for. Presented in a fishbowl style glass......heaven in a glass!!!!!
Like pretty much everyone that goes to Padstow we had intended to get a take away from Rick Stein's place but such were the queues that we changed our minds. There is a huge number of food outlets in Padstow but we eventually settled on Walker's.
It has no tangible ambience - it's clean and simple. Modern but unfussy. A faintly upclass cafeteria.
There is an upper floor which afford views of the harbour and of the Cornish countryside beyond.
Favorite Dish: We all had fish and chips and mighty fine they were too. The batter was perhaps a little greasy but that is true of nearly all battered fish. The chips were sublime - and I speak as one who doesn't like chips. Neither soggy nor hard they struck the balance just right - fluffy on the inside and crackly on the out.
They did lots of other types of food too - salads, jacket spuds etc.
Chish and Fips were £6.99 each.
The one down point is that the condiments came in those really irritating little plastic sachets which are a nightmare to open - especially one handed due to balancing a baby on one's lap.
WOW!!!! Gotta say, the fish and chips here are simply the best i have ever tasted!!!
The queue was a bit long so it took a while to get them, but they were well worth the wait. Not a lot more expensive than a regular chip shop, despite mr Stein being pretty famous nowadays. I think average price was about £5.50 for fish n chips. The selection of different fish to choose from was far superior to your normal chip shop though, anything from your regular cod, haddock... to tuna, swordfish, bass etc.... and then a choice of either fried in batter or the more healthy grilled option.
There are tables and chairs in the shop, but expect to wait a while to be seated as it is a popular place to get your lunch.
Favorite Dish: Just simply the best fish n chips i have had from anywhere.
The restaurants food is made from local produce where possible. It's a mixture of modern and traditional.
Favorite Dish: Garden Pea and Ham Hock sop with a Grain Mustard Cream
Grilled Fillets of Royal Bream on Saffron Mash with a light Casserole of Vegetables, Chorizo Sausage and Butter Beans
Sticky Date Pudding with Rich Toffee Sauce & Clotted Cream
The Seafood Restaurant is renowned through Britain for imaginative cooking of fresh fish and shellfish.
Favorite Dish: I haven't been here yet, (I was only 8 when I last visited). You can choose from Fruits de mer, Monkfish, Langoustines, Seabass, Oysters and a lot more.