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Rick Stein's Cafe

10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
+44 (0)1841 532700
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Ranked #20 of 71 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $53
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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Devon
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a takeaway from the Rick Stein Café and I must say it was fab so tasty and affordable. If ever I was in Padstow again I would make a reservation sooner to make sure I got a table.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

When staying in Cornwall over the New Years period, my wife and I, together with my Mum, booked dinner here for a treat, having heard that it was among the best restaurants in the area but not wanting to go all out and head to The Seafood Restaurant. We weren't disappointed. We each ordered the set menu and we each... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ate Saturday night and had been looking forward to the experience. The evening menu whilst limited offers enough choice if you either love fish/seafood or Rick's now renowned spicy cooking. The ambience is good and the place was full. Firstly the good stuff... 1. Great Starters - Orecchiette crab with tomato, chilli and garlic and Salt and pepper prawns. Both... 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 such a detailed review which we do appreciate. Rick will be delighted with your comments on the curries. However, we do apologise about the service and are disappointed to hear of the shortcomings as we usually pride ourselves on high standards of both food and service. We would welcome the opportunity to... More 

Northants, UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited Padstow on a very cold and dull day - a pleasant surprise after some other well known Cornish villages at this time of year. They were largely dormant, scruffy and unwelcoming. Padstow by contrast was clean, welcoming and open for business - despite the weather! We went to the cafe for lunch without a reservation (it was surprisingly... More 

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

Thank you so much. Warming and delicious curry and best ever moules frites is just what we like to hear and an outstanding cappuccino too! We are sorry you don’t live nearby but hope you will visit again when you are next in the area. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The title (almost) says it all. The food is just fantastic, always consistent. The staff are all lovely and so friendly. Coming here for lunch is a joy, and really not expensive.

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

What lovely compliments. Your feedback is very welcome and thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased our food is fantastically consistent and well-priced too! More 

Taunton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

All I can say is WOW. As a group of 7 we went to Rick Steins for a New Year's Eve lunch and we were not disappointed. From start to finish we were treated so well including our poor waiter Simon having to put up with our constant questions on the menu and our banter. The food was incredible as... More 

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

We are very happy with WOW! It’s great to hear you all enjoyed yourselves so much and thought the food and wine were incredible. We will pass on your thanks to Simon and the team and hope to see you again. More 

Bude, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely food served by excellent staff in a pleasant setting. I had the Thai noodles with King Prawns as a starter and not only was it an exciting dish with wonderful flavours and textures but it was almost enough for lunch without a main course. We will certainly return several times during the year.

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

Thank you for your review which is very much appreciated. We are delighted to know you had such a great lunch and will look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Been a while getting round to writing this, but felt I had to. Went back in October with family for dinner and found this to be the highlight of the week, service was impeccable and the food stunning. Had the Pau Bhajee and Cod Curry (which as advised by staff was indeed very hot!), I have cooked from some of... More 

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

Thank you so much for the brilliant recommendation. It doesn’t get much better than stunning food and impeccable service and we do appreciate your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely Food very proffesionaly Served ,Staff Very Friendly.Children Made Welcome .we were in the Resteraunt almost Four Hours ,because of the size of our Party ,.we were not rushed in any way at all.

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

What a great review - lovely food, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your birthday celebrations so much and do hope you will return. Thank you. More 

Witney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fabulous dinner at the cafe, curry night amazing food, brilliant flavours, a perfect treat after a full on new years eve! Service is excellent. Only slight negative is the chairs, not hugely comfortable but this place still gets 5 stars from me!

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

Thank you for your five stars. It’s so good to hear that you thought our curry was amazing and the service was excellent. Sorry if you found the chairs uncomfortable and we have shared this with our restaurant manager. More 

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Additional Information about Rick Stein's Cafe

Address: 10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1841 532700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
Average Prices: USD 50 - 53
Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Spanish, Café

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