The Seafood Restaurant

Padstow, Cornwall

The words Padstow and Rick Stein go together like fish and chips, and his flagship restaurant offers stylish rooms so you can totter up to bed after your fill of the sea. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The words Padstow and Rick Stein go together like fish and chips, and his flagship restaurant offers stylish rooms so you can totter up to bed after your fill of the sea. Opened in 1975 by Rick and his former wife, Jill, and overlooking the Camel estuary, the restaurant, with its zinc-topped seafood bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, serves tip-top fresh seafood simply cooked. Perhaps kick off with langoustines or grilled scallops followed by bouillabaisse or lemon sole veronique. On sunny days, dine on the rooftop terrace. Bedrooms, styled by Jill, are fresh and uncluttered with milky-white walls, clean-lined contemporary furniture and pops of breezy colour in blanket throws and cushions. There are books, Roberts radios, simple pot plants and home-made biscuits while two have inviting terraces with wooden loungers and views over the river. Bathrooms are sharply modern with natural toiletries. Breakfast offers freshly squeezed juices, fruit compotes and home-made granola and hot dishes including kippers, smoked haddock kedgeree and smashed avocado on toast. If the food has fired you up, book in to the Cookery School.

Hotel details

Address

Riverside
Padstow
Cornwall
PL28 8BY
England

Telephone

01841 532700

Bedrooms

16.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

lift (to bedrooms), restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), restaurant and toilet wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £30, no under-3s in restaurant.

Dogs

allowed in all but 4 bedrooms (£30 first night, £5 additional nights), in conservatory at breakfast.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles/singles from £170. À la carte £50. 1-night bookings refused Sat.