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The Journeyman Restaurant & Cookery School

Mellingey Mill | St Issey, Padstow PL27 7QU, England
+44 1841 540604
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (62 reviews)
“balti” (29 reviews)
“naan bread” (20 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mellingey Mill | St Issey, Padstow PL27 7QU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We regularly visit the area and love this restaurant. Delicious fresh food and lots for vegetarians.

1  Thank 44pia777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to this fantastic restaurant by friends , a 6 min taxi ride from Padstow, this is up there with all the best restaurants in the area, The food is just wonderful the owner a really nice friendly man living the dream, his...More

1  Thank nkharding
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is tiny but produces some excellent Indian, Malaysian and Thai food. We had great, quick service with chicken pakora to start, shared Nepalese lamb and wild garlic curry and a Goan beef stew, plus saag gobi, mushroom rice and naan with three beers....More

1  Thank DelCrookes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to this FANTASTIC eatery we usually try to book for the last night of our annual vacation to Padstow The ambience of the restaurant is amazing , Steve & his staff are very attentive & 'go the extra mile' My...More

3  Thank a14alj2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food excellent in quality and quantity. Wonderful setting in an old mill and a quirky decor for the location. Excellent service . Book early to avoid disappointment !!!!!!!

2  Thank penk21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another excellent meal. There are some great selections of Asian dishes on the menu and not all the standard dishes, so you can always find something interesting.

1  Thank 22Nelly22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt a hidden gem, the curry is the best you can get. Service is great and it’s great you can meet the chef, who’s created a really flexible menu. We can’t go to Cornwall without going here! (Ps please use coconut in the...More

1  Thank robynhearts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t often feel compelled to leave reviews, but after dining at the journeyman on the last eve of our Cornwall holiday, I felt it only right to spread the word about our amazing experience. Not only was the service impeccable, but everything that we...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends last night, by their recommendation as we fancied a curry. A fantastic choice on the menu and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic. In fact, the best Dhansak I have ever had. Will definitely re-visit next time we’re down -...More

2  Thank karenlouiselewis
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Our friends own a cottage across the road so we went here one evening. The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant and not too crowded and I guess that bookings are esssential. We all had a great dining experience but I must highly commend the...More

1  Thank AlanMichaelWard
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Lynda M
12 May 2016|
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Response from Steve-JourneymanChef | Property representative |
Hi We're midway between Little Petherick & St Issey 1/4 mile off the A389 3 miles from Padstow. Regards The Journeyman Restaurant.
NikkiMMiami Beach
1 February 2016|
Response from sailor sam J | Reviewed this property |
yo. the journeyman has a web site of the same name.....all the information about the restaurant ,,the cookery school ,,and the head chef ,,I have not done a school with him as yet ,,but having eaten there I most certainly... More
Shelley B
19 September 2015|
Response from Steve-JourneymanChef | Property representative |
No, dog's aren't allowed sorry. Regards Steve Owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellingey Mill | St Issey, Padstow PL27 7QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 540604
  • E-mail
Did you know? Despite not being an Indian restaurant, The Journeyman was recently shortlisted at the British Curry Awards and voted in The Independent Newspaper's survey of the top 50 restaurants to eat curry in the UK! Our location on the historic Saint's Way in the picturesque hamlet of Mellingey is a short 5 minute drive from either Padstow or Wadebridge & only 1/2 mile from St Issey. We have a large, free car park on site. We're ideally placed for that special night out, a family occasion, or just a chilled evening with friends. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant's mill dining room on long summer evenings or cosy autumn nights. The Journeyman's extensive menu offers something for everyone with over 40 dishes selected from the world's finest cuisines.
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