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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.

Summary

“Padstow’s best dining experience” is to be had at Paul Ainsworth’s backstreet operation, which is “amazing on all counts”; “there’s a real passion to ensure you enjoy your meal” and the “original and surprising” cuisine is “superb”.

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very 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+
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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