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Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant

Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, England
+44 (0)1841 532700
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Ranked #14 of 69 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $122
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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STAFFORDSHIRE
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I booked this restaurant as a surprise for our wedding anniversary . Our booking was for 10pm for 2 people . On arrival we were asked to wait which was no problem , although there were several empty tables. Another very loud and gregarious diner came in some time after us and was greeted with " how nice to see... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This really is worth a visit, the decor is outstanding, a lovely little conservatory area to sit and peruse the menu and have a drink . The lighting is wonderful. Service spot on, as you would expect. Yes, this is an expensive restaurant, but if you are celebrating an occasion or want to treat yourself, a must. The food is... More

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Fowey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having dined at this restaurant several times before, and on each occasion the service, the seating, the food and above all the ambience was so impressive, we couldn't wait to share it with our visiting family. Instead, we entered a catalogue of chaos! The reservation was made well in advance, and for midday. Despite being practically empty, our table wasn't... More

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing visit recently and we have let our manager know the details. Please accept our apologies and if you would like to discuss this further please email feedback@rickstein.com. Thank you. More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The three course set lunch was simply exceptional. I felt that I could only be disappointed after my sublime starter of ragout of turbot cheek with scallops but the main of hake with beurre blanc and local Cornish kale delivered again for taste, freshness and presentation. The dessert of raspberry pavlova with mascarpone cream and pistachio ice cream was again... More

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

To hear that your visit to The Seafood Restaurant was one of your favourite dining experiences ever is a massive compliment – thank you! Excellent food and faultless service too! We look forward to welcoming you back. More

Ripponden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My title sounds silly - but the service was very " boom - boom - boom done" I didn't feel relaxed and felt we were expected to be in and out in readiness for the next cover. Food was lovely, wine- good selection.... But all very professional and it took the edge of a relaxed fun time for me.

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know the food was lovely but sorry you felt it wasn’t as relaxed and fun as you had hoped. We will certainly let the manager know your comments. More

Swallowfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to dine here and it definitely didn't disappoint. Beautiful meal, and fabulous service. Well worth it, give it a try.

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Beautiful meal and fabulous service – that’s just what we like to hear! More

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were so excited we love Rick Steins and have been here several times, sadly this time although good didn't meet all the criteria, it just lacked something especially when it is sooo expensive. Maybe the whole menu needs some TLC and the staff too , we will be back, portions maybe need to be a little bigger too.

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience at The Seafood Restaurant as much as usual and we’ve let our manager know your views. We’re glad to hear you will be visiting again and look forward to welcoming you back. More

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had been told what fantastic fish and chips you were served at this restaurant and were really looking forward to our visit. It was pricey and the food was distinctly average - very disappointed :(

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Please email feeback@rickstein.com if you would like to discuss further and we have let him know your comments. More

Pewsey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Not great, air con too cold, my husband sent his chips back (raw in the middle) and they returned just as bad. Very expensive for what it was, so next time we return it will be at lunchtime for the set menu which is delicious and good value.

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We’re glad you think the lunch menu is delicious and good value. We have passed on your comments to the feedback manager about the chips and air conditioning and we’re sorry for the disappointment. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, wonderful food. What's not to like? Not the cheapest place in Padstow but this IS Rick Stein! Loved it!

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Jane R, Guest Relations Manager at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We’re very happy to know you loved your meal and hope you’ll visit us again. More

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