RestaurantsCornwallPadstowPL28

survey result

Summary

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The original and still the best” – the Stein family’s veteran flagship can claim more longevity than most UK destinations and it continues to wow many reporters even after all these years. “Despite it being a large space” the staff show “attention to detail” and the food is “always reliable with an excellent variety of seafood”. “Yes, many of the dishes have been on the menu for years, but the exceptional quality of the fish and their careful presentation of the dishes make this a genuine treat.”

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Harsher reports say the Stein family’s “large and buzzing” HQ near the harbour wall (but without any views) is “overpriced and you’re paying for the name”. But, a more representative view on the cradle of Rick Stein’s TV celebrity is that “despite the close proximity of the tables in the dining room, it’s still worth a visit”. Yes, probably there are restaurants “just as good but cheaper elsewhere in Cornwall” (and it’s not in the same league as Nathan Outlaw’s restaurants down the coast), but most reports still acclaim its “good choice” of “fantastic and well-prepared fish”, agreeable atmosphere and “friendly, knowledgeable staff”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Harsher reports say the Stein family’s “large and buzzing” HQ near the harbour wall (but without any views) is “overpriced and you’re paying for the name”. But, a more representative view on the cradle of Rick Stein’s TV celebrity is that “despite the close proximity of the tables in the dining room, it’s still worth a visit”. Yes, probably there are restaurants “just as good but cheaper elsewhere in Cornwall” (and it’s not in the same league as Nathan Outlaw’s restaurants down the coast), but most reports still acclaim its “good choice” of “fantastic and well-prepared fish”, agreeable atmosphere and “friendly, knowledgeable staff”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We’ve been coming for many years and still it ticks all the boxes”, according to fans of TV Rick’s original HQ, who say this “brightly-lit and buzzy room” near the harbour (but without views to speak of) “continues to be the jewel in the crown of his empire and is a must-try if you’re in the area”: “not cheap, but delivering well-cooked, top-class seafood, including all the classics”, plus some more “interesting flavour combinations” (with lots of Indian and Asian tastes). Rapturous reports are relatively few, though, and the overall verdict is a little more middling: “Love Rick but they cram in punters at very high prices”.

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No dress code
110
3+

Seafood Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Seafood Restaurant Restaurant in PL28, Padstow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Seafood Restaurant restaurant.
Iain H
Set lunch menu is excellent value for money...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"Set lunch menu is excellent value for money. Limited choice but you must try if in for lunch."

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Valerie F
Loved the peanut butter cheesecake! Scallo...
Reviewed 3 months, 12 days ago

"Loved the peanut butter cheesecake! Scallops were delicious and so was the lobster thermidor (not as large as I thought it would be)."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £39.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£26.20 £29.50 £8.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.50
Filter Coffee £3.20
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Riverside, Padstow, PL28 8BY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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