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Planning Your Michelin Star Restaurant Tour in Padstow 2020

Planning Your Michelin Star Restaurant Tour in Padstow 2020

Padstow is blessed not only with fabulous views, walks, arts, and beaches, but it also plays home to some stunning cuisine. In fact – it’s famous for it.

With the sea right on our doorstep, the harbour of Padstow is still very much sticking to its roots with some of the best seafood restaurants in the UK calling Padstow their home.

Michelin have been awarding restaurants with their prestigious ‘star’ rating since 1955. After creating a guide for motorists in the early part of the 1900’s, the French tyre company then added the now highly recognised star rating that can make or break the success of a restaurant by indicating its superior quality.

A Michelin star is the mark of a truly astounding restaurant and we have some incredible Michelin Star restaurants in Padstow in the 2020 guide.

Looking to visit them all? Well it IS possible to fit them all in in a short stay in Padstow, but you’ll need to plan ahead as booking is essential. These places can get booked up due to their excellent reputation! For now though, here are the Michelin Star restaurants in Padstow to get your taste buds excited.


1. Paul Ainsworth at No.6

Paul Ainsworth is a well-known chef and Padstow businessman. He’s worked with Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, and Marcus Wareing! No.6 has been on many people’s bucket list to dine out in Padstow since it opened, mainly due to its high-quality dining and fine wines.

What Michelin Say:

“Dishes arrive attractively presented, ingredients are first class and flavours are robust and clearly defined.”

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2. Prawn on the Lawn

Katie and Rick moved to Padstow from London’s trendy Islington in 2015 to set up their second sea food restaurant. Islington’s Prawn on the Lawn did so well it made sense to bring the magic to the home of seafood dining.  

What Michelin say:

“If you like seafood then you’ll love this modern fishmongers-cum-seafood bar with its beautiful display of super-fresh fish out front and its tasty tapas-style sharing plates of shellfish and fish.”

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3. Rojano’s on the Square

Rojano’s offers delicious rustic Italian and Mediterranean food in truly decadent surroundings. Despite that, the prices are reasonable for the high-quality dining. In the summer it’s the perfect place to enjoy your favourite Italian wines and meats.

What Michelin say:

“Italian dishes are hearty and full of flavour and Cornish ingredients are to the fore.”

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4. St. Petroc’s Bistro

St Petroc’s Bistro is chilled and laid back and made for wining, dining, and relaxing. With a cosy snug bar, relaxing lounge, and also a great outside drinking space in the summer, you’ll love the oak-furnished bistro and terraces and stunning townhouse features which is just yards from the harbour.

What Michelin say:

“The menu offers simply prepared classics with a Mediterranean slant and an emphasis on seafood and grills.”

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5. Seafood

Visiting Padstow and not coming to Rick Stein’s restaurants: does that even count? The aptly named ‘Seafood’ is often thought of as THE seafood restaurant down here and its popularity (like all on this list) means that booking is essential. Rick’s been a strong part of Padstow since 1975 and Seafood has claimed its high reputation because of its fresh fish and local shellfish.

What Michelin say:

“Classic dishes sit alongside those influenced by Rick Stein’s travels; perhaps Singapore chilli crab or Madras fish curry.”

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6. Rick Stein’s Cafe

And he’s here again. Rick Stein’s Café in Middle Street is a more relaxed and laid-back approach to dining but one that still impresses Michelin. Choose from coffee and cake, light bites, and a lunch and evening menu full of fresh fish caught right here on the Cornish coast. It’s a different experience from ‘Seafood’, but sublime all the same.

What Michelin say:

“The concise, seasonally changing menu offers unfussy dishes which display influences from Thailand, Morocco and the Med.”

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Padstow… more than just beaches and a harbour

If you’re a foodie, then you simply must book a stay in Padstow soon. The delights we have down here would keep you dining out for months.

You’ll have to book several trips… but you’ll love getting to know this beautiful area and you’ll soon start to feel at home!

Fancy a Michelin tour to end all? Book a stay in Padstow now and get reserving your seats in one of (or all) the Michelin Starred Padstow Restaurants. Cheers!

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