Padstow in Cornwall

Where to eat & drink in Padstow

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Explore food and drink at the best Padstow restaurants

Padstow is Cornwall’s number one food and drink destination with a variety of great restaurants and bars. Here, you’ll find a list of the best Padstow restaurants and bars you have to try when you are in town.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy fresh, harbour seafood, delightful Cornish Cream Teas, fantastic local produce, homemade ice cream, and the classic Cornish pasty. You can dine at a beachside cafe, relax in a country pub with a roaring fire, or enjoy a top restaurant that honours local heroes like Rick Stein, or Paul Ainsworth.

There are at least four Stein restaurants in Padstow, including the landmark Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein’s Café, and his fish and chip shop.

However, Padstow offers much more than seafood. Whether you enjoy Cornish beers and wines or local cheeses, cream teas, or meats, there’s something for everyone!

Continue reading to discover these charming places to eat in Padstow and their menus…

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  • oysters and red wine at restaurant

    Prawn on the Lawn

    11 Duke St
    PL28 8AB


    A seafood restaurant offering small plates and daily specials using fish caught in and around Padstow.

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  • Rafferty’s Cafe and Wine Bar

    St Merryn
    PL28 8NA

    01841 531112

    An enticing restaurant and wine bar located in the picturesque village of St. Merryn, serving tapas-style small plates of freshly prepared regional cuisine.

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    Rick Stein’s Café

    10 Middle St
    PL28 8AP

    01841 532700

    Rick Stein’s Café is a popular restaurant located in the heart of Padstow, Cornwall. The restaurant is part of the Rick Stein restaurant group, which is known for its focus on fresh seafood and traditional Cornish cuisine.

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    The Cornish Arms

    St Merryn
    PL28 8ND

    01841 520288

    If you’re after classic pub grub with an opulent twist, look no further than The Cornish Arms. The dog-friendly restaurant resides in Churchtown near Padstow and offers plenty of seating indoors and in its beer garden.

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    The Dining Room

    Pavilion Buildings
    PL27 6JS

    01208 862622

    A family-run restaurant that offers exquisite cuisine in a hidden spot, located in the quaint coastal village of Rock in Cornwall.

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  • The Ivy House Restaurant

    St Merryn
    PL28 8NB

    01841 520623

    The Ivy House Restaurant is a Cornish farmhouse two miles inland from Padstow with Asian and 1970s influences.

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  • The Journeyman Restaurant and Cookery School

    Mellingey Mill
    PL27 7QU

    01841 540604

    A beautiful 17th Century Mill serving traditional English, European, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine alongside cookery classes.

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  • The Mariners Public House

    The Slipway
    PL27 6LD

    01841 532093

    A luxury British pub and restaurant that offers stunning views of the Camel Estuary in Cornwall.

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  • friends with cocktails at mowhay cafe

    The Mowhay

    St Merryn
    PL28 8NA

    01208 863660

    A unique restaurant in Polzeath serving locally sourced, Cornish seasonal cuisine.

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    The Old Mill House Bistro

    Little Petherick
    PL27 7QT

    01841 540388

    A 16th-century converted corn mill in Little Petherick which serves locally-sourced Cornish delicacies and afternoon teas.

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