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Summary

“We have been visiting this restaurant since Paul took over around ten years ago and it’s now difficult to find words for how wonderful the experience is” – such is the typical view we have published year in, year out on Paul Ainsworth’s “small”, “intimate” and “atmospheric” townhouse, which often beats more famous names locally in our diner survey. This year, however, it inspired an unusual amount of flak for “pushing it” with “sky high prices” and portion sizes that are “a joke” (although even some such critics acknowledge that the “set lunch is a bargain”).

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“WOW!” “The new-look No. 6 is better than ever. What an achievement!” Paul Ainsworth’s tiny townhouse has “kept all the bits which were already fantastic” while undergoing an “urban-chic makeover” (and “adding a bar upstairs to make your pre-dinner drinks so much more comfortable”); and the “amazing” cooking, especially of fish, makes it “the very best choice for a foodie in Padstow” (despite all the local competition).

£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Easily the best fine-dining restaurant in Padstow” – and some would say even better than Nathan Outlaw down the coast in Port Isaac – Paul Ainsworth’s tiny old townhouse “makes you feel special” and delivers “a short menu” of “absolutely superb” cuisine – “tried and tested dishes sit alongside new and interesting offerings and the attention to detail is phenomenal”. Top Menu Tip – “the bread ’n’ butter pudding has star quality”.

£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A jewel in Padstow’s crown” – Paul Ainsworth’s “sparse”, café-style venture, in a “tiny” townhouse, out-guns its more famous neighbour with “top notch” cuisine, “whose freshness takes a lot of beating”, and “informal and friendly” service. It helps that the man himself is much in evidence and “totally unpretentious”. Top Menu Tip – “it’s easy to see why the Trip-To-The-Fairground pudding won on The Great British Menu!”

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Menu
20, 10
Mon closed, Tue - Sat 10 pm, Sun closed
45
4+

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 Restaurant in PL28, Padstow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 restaurant.
Damian C
Everything you hope a Michelin starred rest...
Reviewed 1 months, 21 days ago

"Everything you hope a Michelin starred restaurant will be. Interesting and innovative food that tastes great, good wine list, knowledgeable and relaxed staff (just the right blend of attentiveness and informality and all at a price that feels right. We love going here and visit every chance we get."

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6 Middle St, Padstow, PL28 8AP
Opening hours
Monday9 am-6 pm
Tuesday9 am-6 pm
Wednesday9 am-6 pm
Thursday9 am-6 pm
Friday9 am-6 pm
Saturday9 am-5 pm
Sunday10 am-3 pm

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