Eating & Drinking in Padstow

As Cornwall’s number one foodie destination, there are a lot of great places to eat and drink in Padstow. These are some of our favourite bars and restaurants you must try when you are in town. Many of the recommendations are extremely popular eateries, so please try to book ahead if you can.

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Lobster Box Cornwall

Order yourself a ‘Lobster Box’ to be delivered to your accommodation on a Friday or Monday, book online now as numbers are limited.
Location: Newquay
Website: https://www.lobsterboxcornwall.co.uk/

Restaurants in Padstow

Rick Stein's Cafe

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The Seafood Restaurant

One of Padstow’s longest standing restaurants, this Rick Stein establishment is a firm favourite with visitors to Padstow. The stylish restaurant serves locally sourced fish and seafood dishes. It’s always busy, so book well before your stay.
Location: Riverside, Padstow
Website: https://www.rickstein.com/restaurants/the-seafood-restaurant/

Paul Ainsworth At No6

Expect top-quality fare at this Michelin Star restaurant in the heart of Padstow. Overseen by acclaimed chef Paul Ainsworth, this restaurant serves modern British food with a focus on locally sourced Cornish produce.
Location: Middle Street, Padstow
Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/number6/about/

Greens of Padstow

With its panoramic views of the estuary, this is perhaps the most scenically situated restaurant in Padstow. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant has tables inside and out and is a lovely place to soak up the scenery while enjoying great food.
Location: North Quay, Padstow
Website: https://greenspadstow.co.uk/

Rick Stein’s Café

This informal, family-friendly café is a relaxing space for lunch or dinner in the middle of Padstow. Staples include locally sourced fish and seafood, plus dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around the world.
Location: Middle Street, Padstow
Website: https://www.rickstein.com/restaurants/rick-steins-cafe/

Caffè Rojano

An authentic Italian restaurant right in the heart of the town, Caffè Rojano has long been a favourite for locals and visitors alike. It’s a perfect stop for hungry families looking for top quality pizza and pasta.
Location: Mill Square, Padstow
Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/cafferojano/about/

Barnaby’s

This is an intimate and inviting dining space in the centre of Padstow, which delivers local seafood, meat and vegetarian options with bold and interesting flavours.
Location: Duke Street, Padstow
Website: https://barnabyspadstow.com/

Restaurants Out of Padstow

The Pig Restaurant in Harlyn

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Prawn on the Lawn

During the summer, the tiny Prawn on the Lawn restaurant relocates to a larger setup in a smart marquee overlooking the estuary on a nearby farm. Known for its fantastic fish and seafood, plus laid back atmosphere, Prawn on the Farm is well worth a visit while on holiday in the area.
Location: Trerethern Farm, near Padstow
Website: https://prawnonthelawn.com/restaurant/padstow/

The Pig Restaurant

This exciting new restaurant is part of a new boutique hotel, created in a renovated 15th-century country house in Harlyn. The sumptuous dishes are put together using ingredients from the restaurant’s own walled garden and local farms and fishermen.
Location: Harlyn Bay
Website: https://www.thepighotel.com/at-harlyn-bay/eat-padstow/the-restaurant/

Mariners, Rock

Located on the other side of the estuary in Rock, this waterside gastropub is part of the Paul Ainsworth Group, so you can expect exceptional food and service in an exclusive setting.
Location: Slipway, Rock
Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/the-mariners/about/

The Cornish Arms

Part of the Rick Stein group, this gastropub has a fantastic menu and has become a foodie destination in North Cornwall. But it’s also a great place for a drink inside the bar or in the large beer garden at the rear.
Location: St Merryn
Website: https://www.rickstein.com/restaurants/the-cornish-arms/

Raffertys Café and Winebar

This is another inviting place to eat and drink in St Merryn. With its relaxed atmosphere, fine food and wonderful wines, it’s a lovely place to tuck into the surf and turf menu featuring locally sourced meat, seafood and vegetables.
Location: St Merryn
Website: https://raffertyscafewinebar.co.uk/

Cafés and Takeaways in Padstow

Craftworks Secret Garden

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Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips

Situated on the quay on the main route to and from the car park, the smells emanating from this fish and chip shop make it hard to resist. As well as its famous battered cod, they have other varieties of fish served battered or grilled alongside hand-cut chips. You can dine inside if there is space, otherwise takeaway is available.
Location: South Quay, Padstow
Website: https://www.rickstein.com/restaurants/steins-fish-and-chips/

Chip Ahoy

If the queues are too long at Rick Stein’s, head to the local’s favourite fish and chip shop in the centre of town. This is a traditional fryer with some of the best fish and chips in the area. There are a few tables outside, otherwise, wander across to the harbour to eat your meal with a view.
Location: South Quay, Padstow

Craftworks Secret Garden

Craftworks is a pop-up, outdoor eatery located in a holiday village just outside Padstow. Operated from converted shipping containers, this restaurant prepares gourmet burgers, tacos and burritos which can be enjoyed outdoors or under the canopy of tipi tents.
Location: Padstow Holiday Village
Website: https://www.craftworkskitchen.com/padstow-1-1

Embers

For wood-fired pizza, Embers is the place to go. There are only a few tables inside, otherwise takeaway is available for delicious home-cooked pizza with an array of topping choices. Alongside pizzas, this eatery also offers a selection of pasta and tex-mex dishes.
Location:
Website: https://www.emberspizza.co.uk/

Cherry Trees

This charming little café on the harbour attracts passersby with its window display of amazing cakes. But Cherry Trees also does delicious coffee, as well as a wide range of tasty sandwiches, baps and burritos.
Location: West Quay, Padstow
Website: https://cherry-trees-christmas.myshopify.com/

Treviskers Kitchen

Open for breakfast, lunch and evening takeaway, this hidden gem deserves a look-in on the way to or from the beach. Located in a garden centre, just outside Padstow, Treviskers Kitchen is well known for its amazing chips. But they also do superb steak, burgers and battered fish, alongside specials such as Goan fish curry.
Location: Trevisker Garden Centre
Website: https://treviskers.com/

Bars in Padstow

Padstow Tasting Room

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Padstow Tasting Room

Sample the latest beers from the Padstow Brewing Co ( as well as wine, gin and cocktails) at one of two tasting rooms in Padstow. Accompanying nibbles and food platters are also available.
Location: Duke Street and Broad Street, Padstow
Website: https://www.padstowbrewing.co.uk/

Ruby’s Bar

This snug and sophisticated cocktail bar serves classic cocktails, as well as boutique gins and wines. It’s a lovely place for pre or post-dinner drinks.
Location: Broad Street, Padstow
Website: https://www.rickstein.com/restaurants/rubys-bar/

Ci Ci’s Bar

Book a slot at Ci Ci’s cocktail bar for an exclusive treat. Located upstairs at Paul Ainsworth’s No6 restaurant, the plush bar has a dedicated sommelier on hand to serve up classic cocktails with a local twist.
Location: Middle Street, Padstow
Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk/number6/ci-cis-bar/

Padstow Wine Shop

Taste some of the sublime wines on offer at this shop come wine bar. The store has a couple of tables where you can enjoy a drink or two and watch shoppers pass by.
Location: Duke Street, Padstow
Website: https://padstowwinecompany.co.uk/

BinTwo

Bin Two is another wine shop that doubles as a bar with outdoor seating where you can enjoy a glass or two overlooking the harbour. It’s a great place to soak up the early evening atmosphere in Padstow.
Location: The Drang
Website: https://bintwo.com/

Pubs in Padstow

London Inn pub in Padstow

London Inn pub in Padstow

Shipwrights

This historic pub was originally built to serve the town’s fishermen. It’s a beautiful pub with low ceilings, a good selection of beers and outdoor seating on the harbour. They do great food too.
Location: North Quay, Padstow
Website: https://shipwrightspadstow.co.uk/

The Old Ship

The Old Ship is another old pub in the heart of Padstow, which has plenty of seating, as well as a large covered courtyard outside. The food is good here too with many fresh fish and seafood dishes on the menu.
Location: Mill Square, Padstow
Website: http://www.oldshiphotel-padstow.co.uk/bar-padstow/

The Harbour Inn

The Harbour Inn is a traditional pub that has been serving the town folk for as long as anyone can remember. Enjoy a fine selection of local beers, ciders and lagers, as well as homemade pies and fish and chips.
Location: Strand Street, Padstow
Website: https://harbourinnpadstow.co.uk/

The Old Custom House

Occupying a prime position overlooking the harbour, this pub is a firm favourite with visitors to Padstow. The menu is a mix of pub classics, Mediterranean inspired dishes and locally caught fish.
Location: South Coast, Padstow
Website: https://oldcustomhousepadstow.co.uk/

The London Inn

This is a tiny, traditional pub and a long-time favourite with locals. Originally a row of fishermen’s cottages, the cosy pub oozes traditional charm, atmosphere and character. A great place for a pint and real pub grub.
Location: Lanadwell Street, Padstow
Website: https://londoninnpadstow.co.uk/

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