RestaurantsCornwallPadstowPL28

Breaking news

The diminutive Padstow restaurant is moving for the summer, from July 22, to Trerethern Farm, Padstow, Cornwall (01841 532223; prawnonthelawn.com) and will be known there as Prawn on the Farm.

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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.

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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”.

Summary

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

A “great addition to the Padstow food scene” – this “quirky” two-year-old sibling to the Islington original is a great choice for “innovative and delicious” seafood; you can opt to enjoy it in the slightly “cramped” 24-cover dining room, or cart it away from the on-site fishmongers.

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Prawn on the Lawn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Prawn on the Lawn Restaurant in PL28, Padstow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Prawn on the Lawn restaurant.
Mark C
The very best businesses don't just survive...
Reviewed 15 days ago

"The very best businesses don't just survive adversity, they thrive from it. POTL have dealt with market conditions by setting-up shop on a nearby farm, complete with nifty rebrand and Covid friendly measures, and the results are spectacular. The entire experience, from welcome to departure was a joy and the small plate menu was outstanding - and we tried a fair amount of it! The seared tuna with soy and mirin, and the cod with feta and pine nuts will live long in the memory - without doubt the culinary highlight of our trip. Date of visit - 21/05/21"

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Trevor B
During covid the restaurant has decamped to...
Reviewed 8 months, 10 days ago

"During covid the restaurant has decamped to a nearby farm where they continue to serve first class fish dishes. The small plates taken as tapas to share are a delight and are served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. The only down side is that they seem to have failed to consider the weather turning the car park into a quagmire and making the journey outside to the portaloo somewhat of an issue. The could have obtained better quality temporary facilities but as they return to the restaurant in November hopefully not a problem. This does not alter the fact that they are still serving the most amazing menu."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£10.00 £22.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
11 Duke Street, Padstow, PL28 8AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday10 am‑12 am
Wednesday10 am‑12 am
Thursday10 am‑12 am
Friday10 am‑12 am
Saturday10 am‑12 am
Sunday10 am‑12 am

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