We’re so blessed here in Padstow with the amazing eateries to match the gorgeous costal views and walks. Padstow has been called North Cornwall’s Premier Destination and we’re right behind that claim!
One of the big attractions in Padstow is the incredible choice when it comes to dining out, and of course the famous Rick Stein restaurants. We’ve shared some of our favourite places to eat out in Padstow on the blog before, but this time we want to take you on a ferry ride across to Rock.
Heading out from the short ferry to rock takes you over to some of the wonderful walks and views in our area and we recommend checking it out.
From Padstow harbour (which dates back to the 1800s) it takes you just 5-10 minutes which is far quicker than driving round which will take you about 30 minutes and of course you’ll then need to park.
Leave the car, walk to the harbour, and head to Rock!
… and when you get there, here are four fab places to eat.
The Rock Inn
The Rock has some amazing views because as they say, they’re perfectly perched on the Camel Estuary. Like most of the restaurants in the area, the food is fresh, local and delicious. With selections available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this could well become a favourite of yours too.
Breakfast prices start at just £4 and the lunch menu is ideal after a long walk on the Camel Trail or just because! Dinner can be taken inside in their fine dining restaurant or on their divine elevated decking area that overlooks the harbour. Perfect!
Exciting news coming for spring 2019 is that Paul and Emma Aisnworth have taken on The Mariners to build on their already well-established and respected footprint in the area.
The Mariners is situated just across the Camel Estuary, a mere leap from the pair’s four other restaurants including the Michelin starred ‘No.6’ and Rojano’s in the Square. This will soon become another go-to place for us no doubt, and it’s one to watch.
Promised for the new look Mariners are a brand-new menu and of course award-winning beers from Sharps Brewery, who own the building.
No 1 Rock Road
No 1 Rock Road is right opposite the Padstow ferry and offers the views and experience you’d expect. Well known for seafood platters alongside Lobster, Oysters, Squid, Mussels and Flat fish which are all locally caught, owners Rohan and Emma Kelly are well known in the area for quality and experience.
Also featuring a breakfast menu with everything from oats to mackerel, No 1 Rock Road is worthy of your ferry trip. Why not take in the sights on the terrace, sit back and enjoy the fresh sea air?
Looking for something a little less formal? Padstow and the surrounding area are well known for their fine dining, but you’ll also find plenty of places like Blue Tomato which offers fine food but with a more relaxed atmosphere.
Blue Tomato has been with us for over a decade now and the café culture fused with fine food cooked with passion and self-confessed obsession is something you have to try. “More than a café” is their tagline, and it certainly is that!
And then you can return on the ferry for afternoon or evening drinks!
It’s just a short hop to Rock but you’ll be amazed at the places you’ll find there. Do check the ferry times and also be aware that tides will affect the service although you’ll find that the ferry is frequent and reliable.
Hopping over is totally worth the planning though, so do let us know how you get on.