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Rick Stein's Cafe

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10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When booking Cornwall Rick Steins Cafe was on the top of the list of things to do.. I was excited to come here but left underwhelmed. We had a table for 7 which we waited about an hour for - on arrival a drinks order was taken and drinks arrived promptly.. starters arrived about 20/30 mins after ordering - I... More 

Thank shellbee2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Rick Stein's Cafe on a Wednesday evening and had a great experience, the food was really tasty, using fresh, local produce and three courses cost £23.50 each. The restaurant was full and booking prior to visiting is a must as people were being turned away. Service very professional and friendly, we would definitely return in future.

Thank Alex H
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been before, this time last year, we were looking forward to our breakfast out. But service was slow, despite restaurant being no more than half full and then when the food arrived we were all a bit disappointed. Either the plates have got bigger or the portions have got a lot smaller. Not only smaller, but each element was... More 

Thank toby f
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was 2.45, the cafe was packed and it shuts at 3.00 pm. The staff welcomed us, found a table and acted as though they were just coming on shift not off. There was no rush and we enjoyed shared main courses (salt and pepper prawns, masala mussels), both unusual and delicious. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, every detail... More 

1 Thank Palitana
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So I rate this restaurant three star and say good but why only three star. Well My own opinion is this. I think of five star as outstanding in both food and restaurant staff etc. four star if the restaurant staff or food is slightly lacking but everything else is great and three star if all was ok but not... More 

Thank Richard M
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely ambience, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Small choice for each course but food was superb. I chose salt and pepper prawns which came whole with shells on, succulent. Main course was plaice fillets on a bed of sticky coconut rice and a tomato salsa, I was sceptical about the combination but it worked so well. Dessert was a cheesecake with... More 

Thank JK47
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at the cafe earlier this evening. First our drinks order was forgotten, order of bread and oil forgotten both arrived at the same time as the starter which was plonked on the table with a "there you go" couldn't be bothered remark by the overweight "waiter". Starters were nice (salt and pepper prawns and... More 

Thank Miss_Redddd
Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed previously at the seafood restaurant , I was disappointed with this hotel . Unfortunately we could only stay one evening and at the seafood restaurant you had to stay a minimum of two nights I did not like the whole thing of no reception and you were above the cafe We could hear the kitchens and the chatter... More 

Thank Diane U
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were about the third table to arrive at lunchtime. We were given menus and brought drinks fairly quickly then we waited.. and waited.. and waited. Two adjacent tables (who arrived after us) gave their orders and eventually I asked for our order to be taken. We ordered sourdough bread and olives as a starter and these eventually arrived. (As... More 

Thank linden-s
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On my bucket list was wish to eat in all Rick steins establishments and we ate here on our first evening . Superb food and the staff were attentive and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $43
Cafe, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: 441841532700
With fresh fish landed right here on our doorstep, our café creates simple seafood dishes with imaginative flavours. Our menu changes daily with influences from afar including dishes such as pad Thai noodles, salt and pepper prawns and cod curry. Breakfasts, cakes and coffees - From the classic full English breakfast to layered granola compote our breakfasts are the perfect way to start the day. Join us at our café in Padstow for a mid morning treat and enjoy homemade cakes and freshly ground coffee.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?