Cornwall is renowned for its ever-growing food scene and with so much to choose from, the county has become a hub of delicious food and drink. We’ve picked out a selection of nearby restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds.
Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow
Situated in the heart of Padstow, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is the first restaurant in the town to have earned a Michelin star. The restaurant sources seasonal, local ingredients to create modern-style dishes with a Cornish influence.
All of the food is hand-crafted, including Paul’s Taste of the Fairground (right) which was made famous as the winning dessert on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011.
The restaurant welcomes children over four and there is no dress code.
www.number6inpadstow.co.uk | 01841 532093
St Kew Inn, St Kew
A five minute drive from The Olde House is the St Kew Inn, a traditional Cornish pub with a reputation for great food and tasty local ale. Alongside its ‘legendary’ steaks, the pub specialises in smoked meat and fish which is made with their very own smokery. During the summer months St Kew Inn throws barbecues for their customers in the beautiful pub garden.
www.stkewinn.co.uk | 01208 841259
Rojano’s in the Square, Padstow
Rojano’s in the Square is one of two restaurants owned by Padstow chef Paul Ainsworth. Located right in the centre of the fishing town, it is particularly family-friendly with a menu of Italian-influenced food at affordable prices. The ingredients are locally sourced where possible and the menu includes authentic Italian wine, pasta and pizza flour. There’s a special menu for children and a classic cocktail menu for the grown-ups.
www.rojanos.co.uk | 01841 532796
Rick Stein, Padstow
World-famous Rick Stein, the man behind “Padstein”, has four restaurants in nearby Padstow: The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café and Stein’s Fish & Chips. His food brings visitors from all over the country, especially his renowned fish and chips which are melt-in-the-mouth delicious.
www.rickstein.com | 01841 532700
Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has panoramic views over the stunning Watergate Bay in North Cornwall. The chic and modern interior includes an open kitchen which is centred around the charcoal-fired Josper oven. The food has a rustic, Italian theme and focusses on high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. There is an antipasti bar if you just fancy some nibbles and a delicious menu of cocktails to go alongside. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
www.fifteencornwall.co.uk | 01637 861000
Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac & Rock
With three restaurants in Cornwall, one in London and one in Dubai, Nathan Outlaw has become a household name. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac has been awarded two Michelin stars for four consecutive years. It provides one seafood tasting menu for diners which showcases the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by day boats. There is a vegetarian option available if prearranged.
For more casual dining, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, serves small, original seafood dishes in a relaxed seaside setting. The Mariners Public House overlooks the Camel Estuary in the heart of Rock. Working closely with trusted growers and suppliers, Nathan and Head Chef Zack Hawke deliver a seasonal menu featuring the best of Cornish produce, complemented by Sharp’s Brewery’s skillfully brewed beers.
www.nathan-outlaw.com | 01208 880 896
The Maltsters, Chapel Amble
The Maltsters is a cosy 17th century restaurant at the heart of Chapel Amble village. It is just a two minute stroll from The Olde House, perfect for those who want great good but don’t fancy travelling far to get it. Its spacious and family-friendly nature means it is popular within the local community.
01208 812 473
The Waterfront, Polzeath
The Waterfront boasts fantastic views looking over Polzeath Beach and Pentire Point. It is great location for a lazy lunch, especially in the summer with its terrace overlooking the beach. The menu is globally inspired, featuring seasonal produce and locally-caught seafood.
www.waterfrontpolzeath.co.uk | 01208 869655