Following the disruption caused by the first wave of COVID-19, restaurants are at different stages of re-opening. We are trying to keep information current, but please check opening times and any important menu details on booking.
Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsCornwallPort IsaacPL29

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
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.

“Fabulous, small plates of fishiness”“each mouthful a truly memorable experience” – help inspire nothing but praise for Nathan Outlaw’s “tiny and atmospheric” spin-off venture, which has a “fantastic location”, “set on the quayside” of this Cornish fishing village and “doing full justice to the locally caught produce”. Compared with his posh gaff, dishes are “simpler, but just as fine in their own way”, and even fans of both establishments may feel that “although it’s not as pricey or fancy as his main place in town, this is actually better value and more enjoyable”.

Summary

£63
  £££
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.

“A delightful tiny restaurant with a tiny kitchen serving tiny plates of deliciousness” – Nathan Outlaw’s “casual”, more affordable spin-off provides “an exciting and appetising tasting menu” of “extremely good” fish and seafood “tapas”.

Summary

£37
    £
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.

“It’s worth queueing outside in the rain for an unbookable lunch table in this intimately cramped room” – Nathan Outlaw’s more affordable spin-off, serving “fabulously tasty” fish tapas (“I always wonder how they do this in such a tiny space but they do”). But even fans acknowledge that “prices are on the high side”.

Summary

£36
    £
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Nathan Outlaw’s “crushed, tiny, no-bookings” venture has a “gorgeous”, “quaint” location in this “busy, touristy village”, and inspires adulation for its “cracking” small, seafood dishes. When it comes to the portions though, “for small read minuscule!”

For 29 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen?

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu

Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen Restaurant in PL29, Port Isaac by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen restaurant.
Paul A
We are not devotees of the small/shared pla...
Reviewed 4 months, 1 day ago

"We are not devotees of the small/shared plates formula but the promise of a Nathan Outlaw adaptation was too much to resist and we were more than pleasantly surprised by our experience here. With just 8 tables the restaurant is more or less obliged to have two sittings and we were on the early shift so it did strike us that we could be rushed. However, all was relaxed and the dishes on the “to share” menu were nicely spaced out so that we were able to proceed at our normal leisurely pace. We went for the recommended wine and to our surprise the South African Albariño proved to be very well up to the job with zing and body enough to match the various fish and their cures. We attacked a delicious shared mackerel dip and sweet cucumber with mustard seed with some very good sourdough toast which also served to mop up the pastis soured cream backing up the superb brill which came just as it was cured and also with a light touch of orange, of all things, as well as interesting pickled fennel. The rest of the dishes came as one portion each, which we were happy to see, the first being superb cured gurnard with a brilliant chilli oil which had an amazing boost of lime. Then came the dish of the evening - crispy spiced monkfish, the coating with a hint of curry and just perfect light texture, and a lovely coriander cream. The “side” of Cornish potatoes with garlic and parsley butter provided a suitable background to the outstanding fish although we did rather think a slightly less garlicky version would have gone better with the following dish. And what was effectively the main course gave us another treat in the form of a whole Dover sole, perfectly cooked and so easy to take off the bone and beautifully matched by excellent lemon and caper butter to give us a modern classic meunière. Finally our palates were tickled by a baked Alaska with its very good Italian meringue, passion fruit and peanut. It is a truism that good professional service to back up good cooking gives rise to satisfied customers, and true to Nathan Outlaw form that is what we enjoyed here. Dining experience rating: 17/20"

Report this comment
Tim J
Visiting the same day as Prawn on the Lawn ...
Reviewed 6 months, 13 days ago

"Visiting the same day as Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow set up an interesting comparison. Both with striking cooking, clearly celebrating local produce, Fish Kitchen possibly a bit less boldly inventive than Prawn. Tiny cosy and evocative dining room, probably would have been awkward if we'd been taller!"

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen?
Post your own review of Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £14.00 £4.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
1 Middle St, Port Isaac, PL29 3RH
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

Best Fish & seafood restaurants nearby

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
Fish & seafood restaurant in Port Isaac
£173
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
Port Gaverne Hotel
International restaurant in Port Isaac
£55
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Seafood Restaurant
Fish & seafood restaurant in Padstow
£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Stargazy Inn
British, Modern restaurant in Port Isaac
£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
Port Gaverne Hotel
International restaurant in Port Isaac
£55
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
St Enodoc Restaurant
British, Modern restaurant in Rock
£59
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good