Padstow Food and Drink

When chef Rick Stein’s series appeared on our TV screens in the mid nineties, Padstow suddenly found itself a food lovers’ destination. Today, as well as the Stein culinary empire, Padstow is full of fantastic places to eat and drink, from high-end bistros to cosy old pubs. And of course, there are always plenty of chippies, pasty shops and ice cream kiosks for those Cornish holiday must-haves.


There’s a choice of Rick Stein establishments in Padstow: the Seafood Restaurant where it all began, or the relaxed St Petroc’s Bistro, where Ruby’s Bar serves cocktails. 

Rick Stein also runs The Cornish Arms pub in St Merryn, a cafe in the centre of town, and the fish & chips restaurant and takeaway by the quay. As you can imagine, all serve perfectly prepared seafood, along with other delectable Cornish produce.

Looking for a more relaxed meal out? Padstow and the surrounding villages have more than their fair share of cosy old inns, where you can enjoy a pint of local ale along with proper pub classics. In town, try the Old Custom House or the London Inn.

Drinks wise, don’t miss a pint from the local breweries, Sharps of Rock and Padstow Brewing Company (also try their Sunshine Cider), and there’s always plenty of St Austell’s finest on tap. Padstow is close to Camel Valley Vineyard, which produces award-winning wines. A glass of their chilled sparkly on a warm evening is a true Cornish pleasure.

Planning something special? Try No.6, a Michelin-star restaurant from the Paul Ainsworth family, housed in an elegant Georgian building and offering a modern British menu. Caffè Rojano is a real locals’ favourite, serving authentic Mediterranean dishes. 

The Pig at Harlyn is definitely worth the short taxi ride. This country house restaurant grows a lot of its food onsite, the chef and gardener working as a team to create wonderful seasonal dishes.


Padstow Food and Drink

17 Duke Street

17 Duke St, Padstow PL28 8AB, UK

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Ben’s Crib Box Cafe

South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, UK

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Caffè Rojano

9 Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AE, UK

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Cherry Trees Coffee House

West Quay, Padstow PL28 8AQ, UK

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Jojo’s Kitchen

14 Duke St, Padstow PL28 8AB, UK

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Mussel Box

11 Broad St, Padstow PL28 8BS, UK

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No.6

6 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AP, UK

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Old Custom House

South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, UK

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Padstow Tasting Room

8 Duke St, Padstow PL28 8AA, UK

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Prawn on the Lawn

11 Duke St, Padstow PL28 8AB, UK

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Pucelli’s Restaurant

9 South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, UK

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Rick Stein’s

Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, UK

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Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant, Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, UK

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Ruby’s Bar

18 Broad St, Padstow PL28 8BS, UK

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St Petrocs Bistro

4 New St, Padstow PL28 8EA, UK

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The London Inn

6-8 Lanadwell St, Padstow PL28 8AN, UK

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The Old Ship

Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AE, UK

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