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The Seafood Restaurant

Riverside, PADSTOW, PL28 8BY

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Rick Stein's culinary globetrotting for the Beeb has certainly been good for business: perennially buzzing with life, the flagship is an expansive space of blond wood, white walls, colourful splashes of contemporary art, and linen-dressed tables spread around a central altar of shellfish and crustaceans. Global influences garnered from exploration of the world's cuisines all feed into the menu, providing a glow of the Med here, a hit of Asian fire and spice there, as well as classics that you just don't mess with - Dover sole, for example, grilled whole and served à la meunière with nutty brown beurre noisette. It's all built on piscine produce that's as good as it gets. A decadent starter of lobster and foie gras is leavened with crunchy green beans and avocado, and revved up with a zesty lemon dressing. Mains keep things pretty simple, too; witness braised fillet of brill with slivers of Wiltshire black truffle, potato ribbons, mushrooms and a sublime butter-rich sauce, or Stein's travels could be reflected in stir-fried Singapore crab with garlic, ginger, chilli and coriander. To finish, chocolate fondant is matched with salted caramel and toasted sesame ice cream. The wine list brings home good ideas from every continent, rather like the boss.

Further information

Tel: 01841 532700
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 25-26 Dec
Days closed for dinner: 24 Dec

Restaurant information

Cooking type: International Seafood
Chef: Stephane Delourme
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 3 yrs.


Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £31.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Follow signs for Padstow town centre, onto Station Rd signed Harbour car park, restaurant opposite
Nearest station: Bodmin Parkway

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