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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 118
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  • 41
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  • 32
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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
Most recent review
Resting on their laurels

The one star review reflects the fact that this is supposed to be a Stein establishment which prides itself on delivering quality food. We were travelling from Exeter and I decided to book supper well in advance at the cafe as a birthday surprise for my husband. He was attending the Thai course... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
9Gem15
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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724 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The one star review reflects the fact that this is supposed to be a Stein establishment which prides itself on delivering quality food. We were travelling from Exeter and I decided to book supper well in advance at the cafe as a birthday surprise for my husband. He was attending the Thai course the following day at the Stein's cookery... More 

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Worcestershire
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not a fan of Rick Steins I was not expecting to enjoy this so much. Relatively well priced and very tasty. I was expecting a Michelin fine dining experience with lots of pretence but it really is not. More like visiting someone in their house for dinner. Simple and clean with the emphasis on good local produce

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely food, great staff.. wall seats a little uncomfortable, with only throw cushions for back support, otherwise couldn't fault it!

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

It’s good to know you couldn’t fault your meal at the café. Sorry if you found the seating lacked back support and we will pass this comment on. We hope to welcome you back again. More 

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had breakfast here 3 mornings as part of our hotel and we enjoyed it everyday. Great selection of bread for toast, the best coffees and I loved Rick's Breakfast Bhaji. We would have probably tried it out at lunch if we hadn't had breakfast there.

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

Rick will be delighted you enjoyed the Bhaji at breakfast and our selection of bread which is homemade in Padstow. A great breakfast every day is just what we like to hear – thank you. More 

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had dinner at the Cafe last week. Slightly disappointed that it was curry night for the set meal which isn't my favourite spice with fish. However the mussels were good for starters and we settled for curried lamb which seemed more appropriate. It was a good evening, and with a carafe of house wine, relatively inexpensive, friendly and informal

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

We always aim to be friendly and informal so we’re glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. We’re pleased the mussels were good and that you liked Mr Singh’s lamb curry. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped here a number of times for a morning coffee. Coffee is very good, maybe not the cheapest but the ambience and service are excellent. What was great value were the mini croissants we ordered with the coffee £1.60 ish. Every time they have been superb. Really tasty. The young man who served us was friendly and helpful making the... More 

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

It’s great to know the service was so good at our café and we will pass your kind comments on. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more coffee and croissants. Thank you. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A busy lunch time venue for Padstow visitors so be flexible about when you eat to ensure you get a table as no reservations are allowed. The food is of good quality and is primarily seafood based and include Spicely alternatives from India or Thailand. My wife loves the salt and pepper prawns and chips and the mussels cooked in... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review – we do appreciate the feedback. It’s good to know you enjoyed the food not only at our café but at St Petroc’s Bistro and our fish and chip shop too. It is such a lovely view across the estuary and we do hope you will visit us again. More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had dinner at Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant one evening in Jan and had lunch at the cafe the day after (oooops=) Its tiny inside but beautifully decorated. The service was excellent and food just perfect, full of colour, flavour and textures. Reasonably priced too, if I lived near Padstow I'd spend a lot of time testing out the menus... More 

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

Excellent service, perfect food and reasonably priced too. Thank you for your review – what a shame you don’t live closer to Padstow! More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Nicely prepared delicious seafood, one of the best I had in my life! Highly recomended! Atmosphere was also nice!

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

Thanks for the lovely compliments and the great recommendation. We hope you’ll be back again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Brilliant quality all round - food, drinks, decor, service. Very good value for money too. Have only ever had breakfasts here - which I cannot recommend highly enough - so have no idea on lunch and dinner service.

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

Thank you for the great recommendation. We’re very pleased you think the quality is brilliant and that our breakfasts are good value for money. 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, Seafood, Spanish, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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