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The Seafood Restaurant

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Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, England
+44 1841 532700
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent! To the waiters/ waitress on Monday evening ( 20/02 ) thank you all for the excellent serviced :) ...... and of course to the chefs well done and thank you !

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with my wife for my birthday, from the moment we stepped through the door the service was exceptional. The food was out of this world, never tasted anything so good! Thank you for making it a lovely birthday

Thank Paul L L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drive from Manchester to Cornwall for a weeks holiday but with the aim really of eating here. Was worth it. Chilli crab huge, beautifully cooked. Goan cod curry beautifully flavoured and rich. Service lovely. Will visit again one day. Thank you.

Thank tescoqueen
Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic food served by knowledgeable, friendly staff in beautiful surroundings! All we could ask for!

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Widdington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went along with great expectations, which were not met. The restaurant was gorgeous and the staff impeccable. My starter lacked some of the ingredients and was not nice at all. I was offered an alternative but declined. This was taken off the bill. We then had Turbot. It had no taste at all and for £45 you would expect something... More 

1 Thank Gill F
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another fantastic meal at The Seafood restaurant, simple food so elegantly prepared, cooked and served by smart enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. This restaurant should be put on your 'bucket list'! We will return again very soon.

Thank The B
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took ourselves and the mother in law to Cornwall for my birthday. As a birthday treat she booked us a table at Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant. We had spent half the day in Padstow having lunch walking by the sea etc. We had even found Stein's Patisserie and hoped it wouldn’t be an omen when we... More 

1 Thank Daniel A
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful night at The Seafood Restaurant. We had booked a one night dinner, bed and breakfast in a 'comfy' room but on arrival we were upgraded to a room with a huge terrace and views of the estuary. What great service! Loved the food, the decor and the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Leigh-on-Seasider
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this as a treat during our holiday to Cornwall and had really been looking forward to it. Unfortunately I came away feeling completely disappointed! My first course was Dover sole which came out raw! It was slightly cooked on the outside but was not cooked at all when I turned it over. I had to embarrassingly point this... More 

3 Thank DianaRoss1
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During set lunch time of year the restaurant is very popular. This compares with other restaurants in Padstow which seem to close or shut for refurbishment between New Year and half term. Having booked well in advance we were looking forward to our meal. This restaurant knows how to do it, friendly and knowledgeable staff create the right first impression,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 532700
Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep. Head chef, Stephane Delourme and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick's recipes. We have a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi. No reservations are required for the bar and you can order anything from the a la carte menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?