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Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant

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Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, England
+44 (0)1841 532700
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 112
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent staff

If you do not mind paying a lot of money for your meal in a setting that does not allow privacy at your table read on: Cannot fault the food, which is well presented and served. Excellent attention to detail by all staff. Everybody seated in a row with very little space between the tables so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
SolihullBob
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Solihull
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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2,247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Solihull
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285 reviews 285 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you do not mind paying a lot of money for your meal in a setting that does not allow privacy at your table read on: Cannot fault the food, which is well presented and served. Excellent attention to detail by all staff. Everybody seated in a row with very little space between the tables so that it is embarrassing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I liked everything about this resteraunt. Food, service and location. Don't miss it. We booked well in advance. Food was creative and interesting. Oysters were outstanding. We had an outstanding Bordeaux from 1988 and it was very good value. Staff were helpful and just everything worked!

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us have just had the 30.00 lunch menu an it was fab the staff go out of there way to make your meal even more enjoyable !!! The food was one of the best food i have ever had thank you to you all from kitchen to front of house we will be back an a big hello... More 

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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked dinner and an overnight stay as a treat for my partner and me during our holiday in Cornwall. We loved the whole experience. The restaurant is fabulous; the decor, ambience and energy is fantastic. We were lucky to have an exceptional table that allowed us to soak in the entire atmosphere. We enjoyed the most amazing food with... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Everything was very very good, and the fish was cooked to perfection. Stand out dishes were turbot in hollandaise sauce, crisp smoked mackerel starter, the Indonesian fish curry and rice pudding. Even the vegetables, especially the kale, squash and beans, were outstanding. Delicious viognier to wash it down. Service was charming, intuitive, efficient and perfectly paced. We were lucky to... More 

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Wilmslow
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant last week for a friend's birthday. Firstly we waited for an hour in the reception area before being shown to our table. The service once seated was very good although there were long delays of 25 - 30 minutes between each course. My lobster bisque starter was mediocre and had lobster shell in it which wasn't... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our third visit here and it certainly didn't disappoint. I had the hot shellfish, he had the squid salad. We both had the delicious lobster thermidor and thick chips main. Dessert was a rice pudding and a cheesecake. It was all lovely! The service, atmosphere and wine were all great too. Not cheap but a must for seafood lovers!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stayed here as a treat after visiting family. We stayed in one if the rooms above the restaurant. The rooms are very welcoming and comfy. Then we had our meal - we recently visited the Winchester restaurant - but this is on a different level - absolutely delicious and the staff very friendly and professional. The... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Once again, a delicious meal in lovely surroundings. Having been here with friends a few years previously, we came here with our daughter. Delicious food; turbot, Indonesian fish curry and fish and chips of the best quality. The decor is stunning with colourful art and an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories. Our waitress had just the right demeanour, friendly... More 

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

We are very pleased you were not disappointed by your second visit to The Seafood Restaurant and that your meal was delicious with friendly, helpful service in lovely surroundings. It will be good to welcome you back for your third visit! More 

Sussex, UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My partner and I promised ourselves that next time we were in Padstow we would visit this restaurant and we were not disappointed with the lunch we had there. Starters, mains and desert all delicious. I enjoyed every mouthful. The staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. There is a nice relaxed ambiance and although not the cheapest it was in... More 

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

Well – your heading says it all! We’re very happy you had such a delicious lunch and that the service was helpful and friendly. It is good to know too that the atmosphere was relaxed and you felt it was good value for money. We will look forward to welcoming you back again – thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 112
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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