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“Excellent holiday dinner on Tuesday 13th March.”

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Ranked #8 of 91 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Padstow for a multi-repeat week's visit and decided to treat ourselves to just one night out on this occasion. The welcome by the staff set the scene and what followed was sheer delight. Highly knowledgeable waitress described the menu and the amuse bouche and our choices were delicious - only slight comment would be the market-price fish which was a rather small piece of monkfish with a high percentage of bone which at £43 was overly expensive. The wine list is also a bit rich but the Don David Argentine Torrentes was well-chosen at £34 and very good with both the fish and my lovely venison dish. It would be good if the restaurant employed a no-mobile rule as all three on the adjacent table spent more time photographing and texting about their food than actually talking to each other. The excellent and friendly staff and superb food deserve better than that.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner last night 2years after my first visit for lunch should have done it sooner, the restaurant has been refurbished & the kitchen can be viewed whilst one is dining, the new bar area is delightful
All the staff are very knowledgeable , enthusiastic, friendly & helpful notably Anna-front of house-Sarah -wine expert
The chefs are a credit to Paul the food was really wonderful with the crowning glory going to the bread & butter pudding absolutely fabulous evening
David A

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went for lunch. Very gracious welcome and first class service from the front of house staff. The food was perfect and such good value. We had the set menu and from start, oysters, to finish, coffee and the chocolate box there is nothing to criticise just praise and admiration for the talented chefs, attentive waiting staff and the ambience. Thank you for a truly remarkable and memorable lunch.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We came back for a 2nd time last Friday and once again we had the BEST experience. The food was incredible, just a celebration of skill and flavour. But the one thing that always amazes me are the team in hand. My wife is pregnant and is not a fish eater, but the team moved the mountains to accommodate her needs. We possibly won’t be back for a while but when we do it will be a highlight for that year. Wonderful staff, wonderful food. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We visited No. 6 as part of a package deal with hotel and meals included. Paul Ainsworth’s includes a great hotel and an Italian as well as No. 6.

The restaurant is snug and not too formal and the staff are very welcoming and knowledgable about everything on offer.

We arrived early and went upstairs to the cocktail bar first before our table was ready. Almost as soon as we sat down with menus to peruse we’d been given a superb fried oyster and a glass of Champagne - a great start.

The menu isn’t particular verbose so one needs to take advantage of the waiting staff’s knowledge here. Every dish sounds brilliant and the two we chose certainly were - ‘pigs head fritter’ and ‘sea bream’

Main courses aren’t huge but honestly this cooking is so rich that you don’t want huge piles of it. Be prepared to be surprised by some of the flavours; it’s quite adventurous at times.

The wine list is good although a little pricey but i guess if you’re here then you’re treating yourselves rather then nipping out for a quick, cheap meal, right?

Puddings are great. Try the one named “cheese” if you visit and it’s still on the menu (seasonal and depending on availability)

As coffee arrived our waitress produced a cabinet of chocolates, truffles and whatnot. It tipped us over the edge. Wow!

Thank Rich M
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