Padstow is known for being a foodie town and there are some great choices. Due to the high level of competition, generally you cannot go wrong. We would highly recommend booking a restaurant in advance as most get fully booked by the evening, especially during peak tourist times and wondering around in the might result in disappointment.

Rick Stein

Rick Stein and family have restaurant options to suit all budgets and taste buds from Stein’s Fish & Chips, Rick Stein’s Café, The Cornish Arms (pub in St Merryn), St Petroc’s Bistro, and for a special treat The Seafood Restaurant. All highly recommended and as you are in Padstow we would recommend trying at least one on your holiday. Furthermore, they have recently opened Ruby's Bar offering a wide selection of gins, wines and beers.

Paul Ainsworth 

Paul Ainsworth is the other main chef in town with Michelin Star restaurant Number 6, Italian restaurant Rojano’s in the Square and the Mariners pub in Rock

Other Great Choices

Prawn on the Lawn

Superb seafood sharer plate style restaurant and a Fish Monger during the day


Sister restaurant to Prawn on the Lawn, equally intimate bistro style food.

Burger’s and Fish

The description is in the title, a more relaxed atmosphere

The Basement Café

Great for brunch/ lunch or a coffee outside if the sun is shining

Old Custom House

Our favourite for Pub grub which also has a more formal restaurant attached


Arguably one of the best view in town - more relaxed family Italian atmosphere.

Greens of Padstow

Also one of the best views in town - excellent for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Open some nights for dinner. A larger space and a lift for those with buggies.


For eat in or take away Pizza

Outside of Town

Rafferty’s Café & Winebar

Tapas in St Merryn

Buttermilk Fudge Shop

A local artisan fudge shop located in the centre of town

Roskilly's Ice Cream


Rick Stein's fishmonger and Prawn on the Lawn.


Chough bakery and Stein's patisserie


There is a large Tesco on the edge of town, a spa convenience shop in the centre and a short drive outside of town is the Padstow Farm shop (Trethillick Farm, PL28 8HJ).

Chough's bakery also sells some local produce as well as Stein's Deli.

Padstow Kitchen Garden

The produce grown at the local farm is superb and supplies most of the local restaurants. If you feel like cooking while on holiday or want to take some of the goodies home with you we recommend picking up their veg box. Email Ross at least a day before to pre-order it.

For coffee my favourites are:


Greens and BinTwo



Morning sunshine

Greens and Down by the Ferry shop

People watching

Take away from Cherry Tree or Steins Patisserie and a seat at the harbour front or the Basement Cafe


Cherry Tree

Padstow Coffee Company

Purchase some locally roasted coffee blends to make at home.

Padstow has no shortage of Pubs all centered around the harbour.

Ruby's Wine Bar

(see above) the newest addition to the Stein empire.

The Padstow Brewing Company

is a craft beer brewery a short drive outside of town (PL28 8RW) and now with a Tasting room and shop around the corner on Broad Street. 

Bin Two

In town you will find Bin Two wine merchant with a wide selection.

Camel Valley Winery

Along the river between Wadebridge and Bodmin you will find the Camel Valley Winery.

Trevibban Mill

Outside of Padstow you will find Trevibban Mill Vineyard and Orchards. (our favourite being the lightly oaked Constanstine White).