Harden's survey result
Mixed feedback this year on the Stein empire’s informal hotel-restaurant; fans find the “food can be very good” and a “hidden garden” adds to its charms, but the “poor table layout” continues to irk and “service could improve” – “come on Rick you could do better”!
While it usually attracts some flak, this outpost of the all-conquering Jill & Rick Stein empire received (almost) uniformly positive reports this year – from the “lovely informal atmosphere” to the “classic refined cooking” and “comfortable beds”… “but oh, the size of those tables!” (dinky and packed like sardines).
At its best, this Stein-empire property can deliver “a memorable experience”… “a Cornish treat” featuring “excellent” fish and seafood. Its performance is perennially uneven though, and this year’s crop of reports also included gripes about “uninspiring food and wayward service”.
4 New Street, Padstow, PL28 8EA
Lunch 12noon â€“ 3pm | Dinner 5.30pm â€“ 10.00pm
Last orders: 10 pm