RestaurantsCornwallPadstowPL28

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Little sister to the Islington Prawn, and inhabiting a venerated Padstow site (formerly Margot's, RIP), this tiny fishmonger-cum-restaurant shows off what's on today's menu in the shop window.

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Low on pretension; high on panache” – Rick and Katie Toogood’s “wonderful seafood tapas restaurant goes from strength to strength”, having moved in 2015 from Islington to Padstow – where “there’s lots of competition but they stand high for their imaginative food and use of best local produce”. “The very best businesses don’t just survive adversity, they thrive from it” – in their case, operating a successful summer residency in a marquee at nearby Trevathan Farm. “POTL will live long in the memory – without doubt the culinary highlight of our trip to Cornwall.”

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just brilliant, incredibly fresh seafood” is the payoff for a visit to Rick & Katie Toogood’s “very small” and “cramped” venture (24 covers), which – since they made the move from Islington in 2015 – has shown it can compete with the best of the best in this foodie enclave. (They still also own the restaurant of the same name in N1).

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just brilliant, incredibly fresh seafood” is the payoff for a visit to Rick & Katie Toogood’s “very small” and “cramped” venture (24 covers), which – since they made the move from Islington in 2015 – has shown it can compete with the best of the best in this foodie enclave. (They still also own the restaurant of the same name in N1).

Summary

£59
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A little gem!” – Rick & Katie Toogood’s “exceptional” seafood specialist, an offshoot of their Islington original, serves “the freshest of fish cooked simply but superbly”. It’s “very small (24 covers), so booking is essential”, but worth it as a “good laid back alternative to The Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth at No 6” (and more enthusiastic fans this year feel it “beats its more famous Padstow neighbours by a country mile”). “There’s an on-site fishmongers, which you can choose from if you don’t fancy anything on the small menu”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £22.00 £4.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm
Friday12 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm
SundayCLOSED

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