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Rick Stein's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always have lunch here when we go to Padstow. Informal, friendly staff and especially nice out of season. Not surprisingly the fish is great, and they do good deals too. You can't usually book so get there early!

Thank Rosie D
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Starter, main and desert for less than £24 each, with a drink £30 each. Good portions. Divine food which is well presented. Any questions you have are answered. The staff are really lovely and just want you to have a good time. The venue is lovely, linen table clothes. Nice seating. Hot Toulouse sausage starter, hake with a spring onion... More 

Thank Caroline B
southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

busy on Saturday night .... had to wait a while to be seated despite reservation... then waited 40 minutes after our order...reminded waiter...admitted he'd forgot...free drinks up to that point...luckily included 2 glasses of champagne! From there on great evening.

Thank Robin M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was not that impressed by the food. My tomato sauce my mussels were in were so salty that I had to pick out the mussels and leave the sauce. My husband had a dish that he said was okay. I ordered a Bloody Mary, and had to send it back as it was gastly, far too much angostura bitter.... More 

Thank 569fiona
Porirua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to dinner on our first night of our Winter holiday in Padstow. We watch Rick Stein on TV so our choice of restaurant was based on reputation and curiosity. Staff were great and the food was good. Definitely recommend.

2 Thank Gregory F
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Padstow for Years, we have been eating at Rick's other place for years but never been into his cafe. The food was amazing for the money. The staff were excellent and could not fault them especially the lady who served us. Outstanding place we will be back

Thank ashley8277
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for dinner one night and enjoyed it so much, we returned for breakfast in two day's time. For dinner, we ordered (at our table) the padron peppers (special), fried squid, madras gunnard curry, and pad thai. Everything was absolutely perfectly cooked. My son (8) didn't like what was on the menu, so the waiter spoke with the chef... More 

Thank Kelly H
west sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As Fish fans this cafe is perfectly placed to offer just that.The staff are kind and very patient, this is a busy place!Our food was so well cooked and flavoured with herbs, spices and sauces, the Gurnard curry was exceptional(I ordered it on two occassions). The treacle tart was the best!So much so that I had an extra one to... More 

Thank Amanda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and 2 year old daughter for coffee and cake. It was quiet, but the staff couldn't have been more welcoming, pleasant and professional. The coffee was good, cake lovely, and my daughter enjoyed sucking on her biscotti whilst colouring in at the table. If I was going to nitpick, some customers might find the toilet facilities... More 

Thank emitchell@1976
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really delicious three course lunch of salt and pepper prawns, gurnard madras and treacle tart. I love fish so really had to do one of Rick Stein's places while in the area. I was not disappointed and it was surprisingly good value. I wish we had one near home.

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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
$41 - $43
Cafe, Seafood, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?