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“Set lunch Menu worth a go.”
Review of St Petroc's Bistro

St Petroc's Bistro
Ranked #19 of 92 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: From our 28 day dry-aged aged Chateaubriand to our Devon Ruby Red steaks, choosing something from the grill is a must when you visit St Petroc's Bistro in Padstow. Enjoy drinks in our cosy snug bar, our relaxed lounge or dine in our pretty garden courtyard. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Enjoyed the set menu for £18, well worth the money. Nice surroundings, acceptable service, food was very good.

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Thank Beakerbob
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We booked a special family meal for our holiday. They forgot to cook the children's meals, but told us they would be with us in moments and left us sitting almost 25 minutes with 3 meals served waiting for the other 2. The children's meal came with lemon cordial which when unavailable was replaced with drinks charged extra. The food was fine but sadly let down by waiting staff who really just didn't know what was going on or how to manage mistakes. I won't return. There are lots of other lovely places to eat with good service.

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Thank Judith P
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We booked accommodation and were recommended St Petroc's by the Rick Stein people. We paid £270 per night for bed and breakfast. The room a short walk from the bistro, up a side street through an anonymous locked door. Much in need of refurbishment, we climbed stairs past waving, dead looking grasses, and a hand rail whose varnish had worn off some time ago. Through into a tired looking building with 4 rooms. Ours was on the top floor in the previous roof area. Quite spacious but in bad need of refreshing.

Craning one's neck round the corner was a sea view from the sitting room. The bedroom window gave onto a damp, blank wall. Two TVs and a large bathroom. All the electrics controlled by a panel in the wall - except that the staff member who showed us to our room said it didn't work, and we should just ignore it.

The temperature on a not particularly hot day reached 26C overnight, and no air conditioning had been installed despite the fancy panel and floor mounted lights. We roasted. The next day, we complained and returned to find a large fam had been installed to stir around the hot air presumably. And the winter weight duvet had been changed to a blanket. All this for £270!

We complained again, and were moved to St Edmund's House. Which was much better, but we were fortunate that there was an alternative which might not often be the case.

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Thank Wrightreverend
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

My partner and I booked in for dinner at relatively short notice and were really looking forward to our evening, which made it so much more disappointing when the service, menu and quality of food turned out to be poor and everything was so overpriced.

The menu was limited, with every element of your main course charged at an additional cost. If you want a steak, that will cost upwards of £20 on it's own, with chips, new potatoes, etc all costing extra amounts each. We wouldn't have minded this, if it had been worth it, but when the food came out, it was not!

We both ordered steak for our main and asked for it to be cooked medium rare. When the meals arrived, the steaks looked more on the rare to very rare side, but not wanting to write it off before trying any, we started to eat......but it was almost inedible. Chewy beyond belief! It actually made my partner feel sick. And then when the waitress came to ask if everything was ok and we said, "the steak is chewy", her response was to tell us, it's meant to be like that!

We've eaten steak a million times before and never, have we ever, been fed a line like that. I've never met anyone who liked chewy steak, or ordered steak hoping it would be chewy!

We actually went out the following evening to a lovely pub down the road, that cost half the price and wiped the floor with this place.

Disappointed is an understatement.....did not live up to the hype by any measure.

3  Thank Ria M
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We booked Sunday lunch for our family of 5 a few weeks before our holiday in Cornwall, and were very much looking forward to it. Arriving 15 mins early, we were shown directly to our table by a couple of very friendly and attentive staff members. The restaurant was busy but not full, and the ambience and atmosphere very pleasant, relaxed and cool on a warm summer afternoon. Our three boys (11, 10 and 6) ate off the standard kids menu which at a tenner a go for main course, homemade lemon drink and ice cream was great value: all three cleared their plates. My wife had the crab and prawn cocktail to start, and the chicken for her main course; I had the scallops and 10oz rib eye steak. Both of us found the food absolutely superb, fresh and perfectly cooked. Side dishes of courgettes and new Cornish potatoes were an excellent complement to our main courses. A superb experience, very pleasant and enjoyable. Total bill was £107 which was great value. Overall rating: 5 out of 5.

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3  Thank GaryMooreRIP
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