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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Perfect Again

We came here almost 12 months ago and for the 2nd time of visiting this restaurant was perfect again, especially our waitress Beth

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Thebudgiesmuggler69
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came here almost 12 months ago and for the 2nd time of visiting this restaurant was perfect again, especially our waitress Beth

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food we had here was very tasty. The Singapore chile crabs were fantastic, for instance. However, the ambiance of the place was lacking. It was neither formal, nor informal, and the room very very loud. Even more disappointing was the service. The staff never seemed to communicate with each other, there were long spaces when no one checked on... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth the queue. Fish very tasty and the chips were heavenly. All cooked in beef dripping - the way forward. Quite expensive but is lovely for a treat and no visit to Padstow should be without a visit to Rick Stein

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I came here with a group of friends for a special occasion. 5 adults 6 kids so we were a little apprehensive as to how the meal would go. I have to say from start to finish the staff were exceptional and made the kids extremely welcome and the adults put at ease. The surroundings as contemporary and the staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made an impromptu visit to Padstowe last Saturday.An impromptu visit simply because Saturday had relatively 'good weather' after days of rain. We went into the restaurant with no booking at about 13-45pm to be met at the reception by three charming receptionists. We were advised that it would not be possible to have a table but... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Yes it's expensive, yes it's easy to grumble when you know the owner's a celeb chef and is clearly raking it in, but the food here is really very nice. I can never resist black squid ink risotto, but this was the best I've had. My wife's razor clam starter was also excellent. Our mains (Indonesian curry and John Dory)... More 

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Royston,Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although on the pricey end of the scale our experience one lunchtime in July was fabulous and worth every penny.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've watched & read Rick Stine for years and I've imagined creative flavors in any dish associated with Rick Stein. Our families first experience at his restaurant and the menu listed wonderful worldwide dishes. I had the Indonesian Fish Curry and it was somewhat bland. The staff were young and helpful, but it seemed to me the senior staff weren't... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and our planned our Cornwall holiday in March and once we had finalised our accommodation in Padstow we booked Rick Steins restaurant. We are both huge seafood fans and both love cooking so were really looking forward to this treat. We were both very impressed with Padstow. It's a very attractive, cosmopolitan seaside town and the town totally... More 

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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 and for letting us know that your starters could not be faulted but please accept our apologies for the disappointment with your main course. We are pleased to hear the maître d' looked after you well and we have made the management team aware of the circumstances. We are sorry we didn’t live up to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Really looked forward to eating here but found it to be very disappointing. The staff were very keen and seemed to be on the ball I was very impressed how smoothly it was all going and how professional everything seemed. Neither of us thought the menu was inspiring or creative. The first course a sushimi and a soufflé. The sushi... More 

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

We are sorry that you felt disappointed by your recent visit and have passed your comments on to both the restaurant manager and head chef. The food and service was obviously not up to our usual standard for which we apologise. If you would like to email feedback@rickstein.com please do so quoting reference number SFR8017. Thank you. More 

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Additional Information about Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant

Address: Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1841 532700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
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
Average Prices: USD $117
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 $117
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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