Good Hotel Guide Review
If you can't get enough of the freshest of seafood at this restaurant-with-rooms, you can learn to prepare your own lobster for grilling and the perfect hollandaise sauce at Rick Stein's cookery school across the road. It is some 48 years since the newly married Rick and his first wife, Jill, launched a harbourside bistro that would spawn a mini-empire and earn this buzzy town the nickname Padstein. Bedrooms, designed by Jill with a mix of panache and practicality, range from ‘cosy and comfy’, with a power shower, to master rooms with a roof terrace and sublime views of the Camel estuary. Some have a modern four-poster; all have fresh milk, good coffee, Stein’s biscuits, Jill Stein Porthdune toiletries. In the restaurant, with its zinc-topped seafood bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, fillet steak finds its way on to the menu alongside dishes such as fish and chips, Indonesian seafood curry, lobster salad and Singapore chilli crab. On sunny days, you can also dine on the terrace. At breakfast, fish plays a starring role again, with dishes including kedgeree and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, plus a complimentary sausage for your dog.
lift (to bedrooms), restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), EV-charging, some parking, restaurant and toilet wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £30, no under-3s in restaurant.
allowed in all but 4 bedrooms (£30 first night, £5 additional nights), in conservatory at breakfast.
B&B doubles/singles from £180. À la carte £65. 3-course set lunch £30 (not available June-Sept). 1-night bookings refused Sat.