Paul and Emma Ainsworth announce bold new plans for Padstow Italian

Paul and Emma Ainsworth have announced a full refurbishment and menu overhaul at Caffè Rojano in Padstow, Cornwall.

The pair have bought the freehold of the restaurant, which sits on a cobbled square not far from the village harbour.

Caffè Rojano will again serve Italian food, though will also incorporate inspiration from New York diners, with a 1920s Art Deco design and and all-day dining experience.

Chef director Jack Clements has been working alongside the Ainsworths to create a menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Breakfast will feature dishes including French toast, crumpets with smoked salmon and a poached egg, and chicken waffles.

The à la carte menu will feature sourdough pizzas, pasta dishes such as ox cheek ragu, as well as more adventurous plates including duck hearts persillade, chargrilled campaillou and devilled mayonnaise, and Smoked cod’s roe, beef dripping crisps and smoked paprika.

“After nine fantastic years of Rojano’s in the Square, Emma and I have decided to re-launch the restaurant as Caffe Rojano as well as buying the freehold,” said Paul.

“This has been a huge decision for us, but we’re confident that we can create a new family-dining experience here in Padstow. I’m incredibly excited to reveal the new interiors and menu inspired by the incredible Italian food scene in New York.”

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