It’s well-known for its quirky shops and quaint harbour, but Padstow is also foodie heaven, attracting thousands every year to its restaurants and cafes. Check out some of the best places to eat out in Padstow, whether money is no object or you’re looking for something more affordable.
The Seafood Restaurant
Opened in 1975 by Rick Stein and wife Jill before he became a household name, this flagship restaurant right on the seafront specialises in the very finest fish and shellfish.
One to add to the wish list, even if you only eat here once because of the prices!
“Excellent lunch on our way home from from a very enjoyable week in Cornwall. Food was 1st class, service excellent and friendly. Langoustine bisque was to die for!” Keith C, TripAdvisor review
Journeyman Restaurant & Cookery School
Not your ordinary restaurant, this rustic stone-built eatery is based in an old mill, around 15 minutes from the centre of Padstow.
The chef specialises in serving world cuisine including Thai, Indian and Chinese dishes.
All meals are prepared and cooked on the premises, using locally sourced and authentic ingredients. You can even learn how to bake some of the dishes yourself at the on-site cookery school.
“The flavours were terrific and the North Indian Lamb and Wild Garlic curry I had was one of the best I have ever tasted – and I have had a lot of curries! Lovely service, reasonable pricing and a lovely location. Thank you.” Gareth E, TripAdvisor review
Pucelli’s Italian Restaurant
Based in the heart of Padstow, this contemporary restaurant offers breath-taking views over the harbour and some of the finest Italian food in the county.
An extensive seasonal menu ensures there is always something new to try, and the daily specials offer plenty of variety.
“Wonderful local restaurant in Padstow! Superb service, superb food, nothing too much trouble. Lovely… And we will be back! Thank you” J Wilisims, TripAdvisor Review
This little place is as much about the drink as it is the food. It’s essentially a wine bar that also offers coffee, snacks and a small menu, to be enjoyed on the terrace or inside the shop.
The reason we included it here is because of the outstanding service and the in-depth knowledge of wines shared freely by the friendly staff.
“Spent a lovely few hours drinking nice wine and eating lobster rolls and dressed crab watching the world go it is a small and very friendly place with people waiting to have you seat as this is a place worth visitin.” Aileen V, TripAdvisor review
Walkers Fish & Chips
If you’re looking for traditional Cornish fish and chips, you’ve found it at Walkers. Located in the heart of Padstow on the quay overlooking the boats, it offers good food, fast.
“Beautiful fish and chips. We went to this great fish and chips cafe whilst on holiday two weeks ago in Padstow. The fish was so fresh it was like I had just caught it and ate it fresh, delightful. Nice staff too.” Shirl123, TripAdvisor Review
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