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Rick Stein's Cafe

10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
+44 (0)1841 532700
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Ranked #23 of 67 restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $55 - $58
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Spanish, Café
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

On the last day of our walking day we wanted to treat ourselves with some proper food. Sad to notice the chef had an off-day. A strange tomato soup, dry fish and had to send the chips twice back (a first for me). Sorry Mr. Stein, this was a bit of a deception.

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Broseley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We spent a week in Padstow in June, knowing that Rick Stein runs several establishments in the town and our table at the fish restaurant was booked in advance. We knew of the existence of the cafe and eventually visited three times, always for breakfast. Without exception, the food was superb and the service was exceptional. We had breakfast at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is more of family place to enjoy good quality food with younger children and reasonable prices , Nothing negative to be found only wish bigger place

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We couldn't find fault in our dining experience at all. The staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the dishes. My husband had the anchovy bruschetta to start followed by plaice, I had the pad Thai noodles followed by the Cod curry with a side of tarka dahl - Absolutely splendid, my taste buds were dancing for joy and I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Firstly the waiter serving was very professional and could not be faulted. I had the three course a La carte menu. Course 1. Pad Thai with king prawns. Noodles were over boiled and adding 2.5 king prawns did not make an below par dish exceptional. Course 2. Cod curry. Lots of heat but not overpowering. Spices tasted a little burnt... More

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London, UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Qualifier: The 1 star review is related to the expectation that a Stein establishment would deliver exceptional quality. If this had been a normal restaurant, the rating would 3 stars. We decided to go the Cafe rather than Seafood restaurant as we were expecting good quality at an affordable price. We shared the calamari starter, which was good but not... More

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were out for lunch without the kids looking forward to a lovely meal with friends. Been to the main restaurant and loved it but this was a completely different experience. The service initially was very good by our waiter but it went downhill quickly when the food started to arrive. The waiter explained that the chef was a lover... More

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

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your meal at the Café and will pass on your comments to our feedback manager. If you would like to discuss the matter further please email feedback@rickstein.com. Thank you. More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we enjoyed this more than the seafood restaurant for better value and a more intimate cosy atmospeher

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Booked in advance and were taken straight to our table. Service excellent - really friendly and down to earth waitress. Had the 3 course set lunch and it was delicious - the lobster thermadore fabulous! It does get pricey as you have to pay for sides on top of the set course. We were brought olives and lovely bread included... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Outstanding quality, for a reasonable price. Food was simply sublime. Everything from the sea Bass to the Biscotti was aromatically flavoured. The staff were very personable, knowledgeable, and encouraged us to ask questions, making our visit all the more enjoyable. Decor had subtle quality. Seaside style without the cliches, fresh and light with touches of warmth in the red cushions.... More

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