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Rick Stein's Cafe

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10 Middle Street, Padstow PL28 8AP, England
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the cafe today with my dog but had to sit in the courtyard which would be pleasant enough if it was sunny, but was quite cold today. Dogs are not allowed in the cafe, despite it being advertised as dog friendly. I have a BLT toasted sandwich and coffee both of which were delicious and the service was... More 

Thank Jane H
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch and pleased to see the menu had been revamped. It's a nice cost restaurant and is especially pleasant out of season. I ate the squid in semolina batter, served with aioli. Simply fantastic, light and beautifully fresh. My husband tried the Toulouse sausage served in a bed of thinly sliced tomatoes and capers. He said it... More 

Thank moses_karibu
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a few years since our last visit and we had good memories. This time we felt it was not nearly as good in fact we thought the food we had was very average. My calamari starter was tasty but a very mean portion (I suspect the kitchen thought we were ordering off the three course menu deal... More 

Thank hughol
Swansea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with my parents recently and it was fantastic. Matthew was such a great help in assisting us with our food choices. All the staff go out of their way to make the evening enjoyable. Food sensational!

Thank Pen244
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wow, what can I say ? Went to Padstow for a 4 day break for our anniversary. Wanted to go somewhere special for our anniversary meal and chose Steins Cafe (thought the Seafood Restaurant was a bit too pricey) We left it late in booking a table and the telephone reservation service had closed so reserved online and got a... More 

Thank nickip69
Esher, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at the cafe was part of our weekend package while staying at The Seafood Restaurant. I had the Squid, Plaice on the bone and Rice Pudding! Simply Perfection😋

Thank lynnefudge
Wigan, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at the cafe every time we are in padstow. We had such an great experience at the weekend that I just had to write a review. The staff are just lovely (Andrea and Elliot) they are both so pleasant and helpful. Matt the manager is an asset to the team at the cafe he can't do enough to... More 

Thank pennybambi
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never been to Padstow my husband and I felt duty bound to visit one of Rick Steins restaurants. We decided on the cafe - looked cosy and friendly We checked out the small menu a few days earlier and were told that it changed every day. It doesn't !!! Never mind the food was good. However, the service was... More 

Thank Pat M
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early for our table 19:10 and settled straight into looking at the menu. When the waitress came to ask for drinks we also asked about various dishes. I ascertained that the hake dish just came with some lettuce. Questioning this I got a few looks from my wife which said please don't start it's our 32nd wedding anniversary... More 

Thank Colette H
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish and chips and probably the best chips in Cornwall,really are that good the only bugbear was having to pay for the car park but then again I'm a Yorkshire man so extra cost will always be my downfall,but on a more serious note it really is worth the visit if not for padstow it's self

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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
US$41 - US$44
Cafe, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?