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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%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (62 reviews)
“balti” (29 reviews)
“naan bread” (20 reviews)
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 yesterday 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

1  Thank karenlouiselewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best curry we have tasted so far in Cornwall.Fresh authentic ingredients, excellent service and beautiful location.

1  Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate inside but if you go on a warm evening then you should definitely ask for a table outside, the gardens are lovely and you might catch sight of an otter

Thank valer1e143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week during our holiday to Perranporth. We had starters and main courses. The meals were very tasty and one of the best curries we have had. Staff were brilliant and chef came out to ask if we wanted a break before our...More

1  Thank pandrEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on holiday in the area and looked up what was nearby and came across The Journeyman. Tried twice to book and they were full - midweek too! Third time lucky. Checked out the menu on internet beforehand and thought it had an unusual...More

3  Thank Starsx3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being bought a cooking lesson from my family for my birthday, I went along for a morning lesson with my partner. The experience was brilliant, Steve provided us with everything we needed, along with his brilliant cooking skills, teaching us to make proper curry....More

1  Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal here last night. Small room on ground floor of old mill, specializing in Indian and Asian cuisine. All dishes cooked to order and great quality. You need to book ahead as its very popular and has few covers. Highly recommended

1  Thank GrahamL-S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A lovely secluded setting, Asian and Indian are the main menu choices, however your idea of "temperature" ie spice heat are requested on ordering. The Salmon was enjoyed, not being of the above ,and more traditional by my wife. I loved the sizzling chicken ....More

Thank carl h
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away down a little lane but is well worth the trip. The setting is lovely, in the ground floor of an old water mill and the food was delicious. As each dish is made fresh as you order it, and the...More

Thank ChownA64
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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
31 January 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$20 - US$40
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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