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The Seafood Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Stylish, laid-back, local institution – dominated by a large pewter-topped bar. Daily menus showcase fresh fish and shellfish. Classic dishes sit along...
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About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, British
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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A rather big space, tables a little close together. We were one of the first tables in the restaurant, when everyone started to arrive they were placed right next to us and on it went until 3/4 of the restaurant was empty and a large...group of tables cluttering up one corner! Rather odd. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was very nice, tasty hake and curried sea bass. Fab peanut butter and chocolate pud. With drinks the bill came to £128 which wasn't too bad for Padstow. We will go again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed today via mobile

Tricky when 4000 rave and 157 dont, but I don't have a Rick Stein prayer mat or wear Rick Stein's underwear brand. Sunday lunch but no one there - switch on your own romantica candle - fish soup (warmed from yesterday) - oh so you...want a bowl to serve into from the turine, hang on a minute. Soup spoon ? - no we don't have those any more across the group, use a dessert spoon. Shirt ruined. Bread ? Oh we have four micro biscuits from the supermarket with the soup- enjoy. Dover sole - overcooked - awful. Potatoes- undercooked and tasteless. Salad - supermarket value line mixed leaf going out of date, brown at the edges and emptied into a bowl. Manager - nice chap - french accent of course, held hands in the prayer position- sorry about that sir but 'c'est la vie'. Nice wine £50 (£21.50 next door in the shop) lovely lobster risotto - beautiful turbot. No desserts thanks - not worth the risk - let's get out of here. Want a proper fish meal ? go to El Pescador the Marina, Swansea (next night). Observed the wall notice on the way out to the effect that we don't pretend to be gastronomes here - agreed. Dr Richard Morgan Perth AustraliaMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another of Rick Stein's Padstow collection. It's got too many seats to be intimate but I had no reason to think the food wasn't completely fresh and prepared to order. The staff were very good, attentive and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was so looking forward to our visit. First impressions pretty good and we were seated quickly. Pre ordered drinks arrived but it took a while for us to be asked what other drinks we would like with dinner. Food was fairly good although I did...expect more from my fish and chips - I ordered that as I thought it would be sublime. It was ok and to be honest, I have had much better. Husbands meal was better. I guess the key thing missing was attention to detail - just little things like a bowl to pop your olive stones in, not refilling wine/ water glasses and a lack of attention. I think when paying a premium rate, your expectations are fairly high and in all honesty, the experience did not live up to the hype.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was great, well cooked and plenty of it, scallop starter was superb and my husband loved the lobster risotto. It is a seafood restaurant so you would expect it to be well cooked which it definitely is. Unfortunately, service is fine but not the...level you would expect from a Michelin Star restaurant, staff are not attentive and it is difficult to get their attention to get extra drinks etc.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely relaxed evening enjoying very tasty food after a day on the beautiful Cornish north coast. Service was exceptional and the waitress was very attentive whilst unobtrusive. To start we had new season asparagus followed by escalopes of salmon and Dover sole - just...delightful.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time ever eating Sushi so I thought I should taste the best! and I did. A fantastic place to eat if you like seafood and fish, although you may struggle if you don't however the name sought of gives you a clue. They...even had my favourite Japanese whiskey!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. We booked months before travelling to the UK and we are glad we had. Interestingly they serve meals all day so you need to book and be prepared to eat at perhaps a different time they you would normally We...were served Melissa and she was a delight. Great knowledge of the menu and an engaging manner. The food, was superb, well all but the sweets. They were just ok. So glad we went.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing evening with everything absolutely perfect from start to finish. Service was faultless in every way, Owen the sommelier and Hugh the waiter went above and beyond. Staying in St Petrocs dog friendly room yellow, so nice, cannot fault a thing !

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of food was excellent, the staff were superb and the attention to detail was second to none, I look forward to a return visit when I next visit Padstow

Date of visit: May 2022
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GoPlaces371430
14 February 2022|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for my late response but no dogs are allowed, with the possibility of guild dogs but I am not 100% sure Trust this helps. Paul
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euroboy5580
11 August 2021|
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Response from Love2travel401 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a bar in the centre of the restaurant with high stools , give them a call to check availability with how things are at the moment !
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puttockc
8 March 2021|
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Response from Jac8351 | Reviewed this property |
I think that’s last orders
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Yes, The Seafood Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5