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Rick Stein's Cafe

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10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
+44 (0)1841 532700
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The is great! Just superb

Beautiful food! Loved every single bit of it! The service has to improve though. Had to ask over and over again for different things. And they were keep forgetting to bring it even though it wasn't very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Maria D
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food! Loved every single bit of it! The service has to improve though. Had to ask over and over again for different things. And they were keep forgetting to bring it even though it wasn't very busy.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We called on the off chance in August. They were busy but took my mobile number and said they would ring when a table was available. They were as good as their word and we were seated within the hour. The food was excellent. The three members of staff that we spoke with were all enthusiastic and spoke highly of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went for an early dinner. Having booked in advance, we were greated by name on arrival, which was already a nice touch. The menu consists of some simple fish dishes and we wend for mussles, fish cake, salmon and hake which was all excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. The most surprising was the bill... More 

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leeds
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have visited Rick Steins Café and the second time we have given this place top marks. It just never fails to delivery and for only £23.50 per person for a 3 course set meal I defy anyone to show me a better value for money meal in the UK. The wife opted for the... More 

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Painswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've visited the Cafe many times over the years, where today it's as comfortable and relaxed as ever, however I did find the food very ordinary compared to the past. The bread and butter was great, but olives vastly over salty. Steak OK, but chips no different to plan frozen oven chips - not what you would expect from Mr... More 

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and we are pleased the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. We are sorry that the food wasn't up up to the standard of previous visits and we have passed your comments on to our head chef. Please accept our apologies and we do hope this will not put you off... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We booked online in advance for the first night of our holiday, and we're really impressed. Staff were really friendly and welcoming, restaurant ambience relaxed and outside Al fresco courtyard tables as well as inside. Menu varied with good fish and specials. Food was excellent and drinks/cocktails great too. We thought prices were extremely reasonable for very good bistro food,... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a fantastic three course evening meal. We opted for the three course set menu and found it to be excellent value for money. The sardine starter was delicious and cod curry was equally as good. Despite being called a cafe this definitely had the feel of a resturant. Although small we were able to book... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We managed to get a table here on a Saturday night at very short notice and we were so glad that we did. We asked for an outside table so that our dog could come with us and we were seated at a lovely little table next to the heaters. We both ordered the three course special which was fantastic... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic family dinner, we had pre booked in advance of our holiday to Cornwall as this was during the height of the season. The menu choice during our visit was great and it was a little hard to choose what to have from the selection on offer as it all sounded so great. The staff were fantastic... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited here in September 2014, and had a lovely lunch with our 3 yr old daughter. We had in the same week visited the St Petroc's bistro, but fancied another treat of a different style. It is a more relaxed kind of place (although St Petroc's is relaxed as well), and people visit at all times of the day for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1841 532700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 54
  • Cuisine: Indian, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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